Thursday, November 25, 2010

How to play DVD of mdf and mds files in Linux

mdf and mds files are special format of CD and DVD image files. In Linux, it can be played using VLC Media Player.

gmountiso: mount ISO in Linux

Gmount-iso (gmountiso) is a small tool written using PyGTK and Glade. It allows you to easily mount your cd images.

In Ubuntu, it can be installed easily by using Synaptic Package Manager:
Start Synaptic Package Manager from Administration on top menu of ubuntu, type gmountiso in the Quich Search box. Right click on gmountiso and mark it to install. And then click Apply.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

How to install Chinese Input Method in Ubuntu

Here is the steps to install Chinese Input Method on a fresh new Ubuntu 10.10

- Click System > Administration > Language Support

- You will be asked to install the complete language support, just install.

- In the Language and Text dialog, select ibus in Keyboard input method system, and click the button Install/Remove Languages.

- In the Installed Languages dialog, scroll down to select Chinese and click Apply Changes.

- You will be ask to enter your administrator password to install the applied changes.

- After installed, close the Language and Text dialog, log-out and log-in again, a little keyboard icon will be shown on the menu bar.

- Click on the keyboard icon, select Preferences.

- Click on Input Method tab, Chinese and select your desired input method.

- and click the Add button.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Playing DVD VIDEO_TS in using VLC

VLC is a open-source multimedia framework, player and server.

The media player that fulfills all your needs. It handles DVDs, (S)VCDs, Audio CDs, web streams, TV cards and much more.

With VLC, there is no need to continually update many different codec packs. VLC comes with nearly every codec built in!

And whats more, VLC can play back your files, even if the media is damaged! Missing or broken pieces wont stop VLC. All the video and audio information that remains can be played.

It can be download here:

or install using Synaptic Package Manager.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Salix OS

Salix OS
Salix is a linux distribution based on Slackware that is simple, fast and easy to use. Salix is also fully backwards compatible with Slackware, so Slackware users can benefit from Salix repositories, which they can use as an "extra" quality source of software for their favorite distribution. Like a bonsai, Salix is small, light & the product of infinite care.

There are three editions of Salix; the Xfce, LXDE and KDE editions, each edition featuring the respective desktop environment.

Network Security Toolkit (NST)

Network Security Toolkit (NST). This bootable ISO live CD/DVD (NST Live) is based on Fedora. The toolkit was designed to provide easy access to best-of-breed Open Source Network Security Applications and should run on most x86/x86_64 platforms.

The main intent of developing this toolkit was to provide the network security administrator with a comprehensive set of Open Source Network Security Tools. The majority of tools published in the article: Top 100 Security Tools by INSECURE.ORG are available in the toolkit. An advanced Web User Interface (WUI) is provided for system administration, navigation, automation, geolocation and configuration of many network and security applications found within the NST distribution. In the virtual world, NST can be used as a network security analysis, validation and monitoring tool on enterprise virtual servers hosting virtual machines.