Disable Ubuntu services autostart

How to prevent Ubuntu services autostart when boot-up your system

Liked another OS, Ubuntu (Linux) has many services running after booted into workspace. A Ubuntu service is an application that is either runing in the background waiting to be used, or carrying out essential tasks. When you install Ubuntu or softwares, there are many services which are enabled by default. Whenever Ubuntu starts, it also starts all these services, there could be so many services which you are no longer using or you have never used them before, so do you think that there is any need to start these services every time on the system boot up? The answer should definitely be “No” because these services are consuming your system’s resources and also slowing your system’s boot process.

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Linux Canon Printer Driver in Ubuntu

How to install Linux Canon Printer Driver in Ubuntu

By default, the Canon Printer driver not available in Ubuntu. However, Canon kindly provide Linux drivers for their inkjet printers.
After hours of searching and trying various methods I finally found the solution! I managed to get my Canon LBP2900 installed on Ubuntu 11.4!
These instructions will help get your LBPxxxx Canon Printer driver installed and automatically starting with monitor on:

  1. Ubuntu 11.04 – Natty
  2. Ubuntu 10.10 – Maverick
  3. Ubuntu 10.04 – Lucid

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Install Adobe AIR in Ubuntu

How to install Adobe Air in Ubuntu 11.4 64-bit

Installing Adobe AIR 64-bit on Ubuntu can be quite tricky if you’re not quite familiar with the commands and if you’re new to Linux/Ubuntu. So for the sake of those users, I’m sharing this short step-by-step tutorial on how to install Adobe AIR 64-bit on Ubuntu.

Linux Mint 11 - Katya

Linux Mint 11 has been released, it does not use Unity or GNOME 3

Linux Mint 11, codenamed “Katya” was released earlier this week. One of the main talking points of the release was not a new feature – rather the lack of it. Although Linux Mint is based on the recently released Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system and is powered by Linux kernel 2.6.38, X.Org 7.6 and classic GNOME 2.32 desktop.

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GTK vs Qt

What is difference between GTK and Qt?

GTK+ and Qt (only on Linux) are open-source cross-platform User Interface toolkits and development frameworks. These are the two most popular frameworks in use for Linux and BSD because they are open-source and give developers a powerful toolkit to design Graphical User Interfaces. Qt is C++ based but it uses C++ in its own way because of its cross-platform nature (through a special preprocessor) and GTK is C based but it uses its own “object oriented” approach but has bindings for just about every popular language in use today.
Sometimes, when you install a new softwares you will see GTK+ or Qt on they name. What is it? What is difference between GTK+ and Qt? For the applications I have experienced with, I don’t think there’s a difference in quality between QT and GTK applications, just as Evolution, ThunderBird…

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