Another social networking experiment from Google after the flop shows like Orkut, Wave, Buzz etc. Today I got my Google Plus account activated and spent the whole day played with the brand new Social network. First impression shows that, plus is almost an imitation of Facebook in terms of appearance and features.  Just see the comparison of Google Plus and Facebook home page screenshots. I’ve marked the clone portions.
google plus thumb Google Plus  A Facebook Clone?
You can see the clones of Wall, Newsfeeds, Notifications,Facebook like, Share menu (Link, Video, Images, Places) etc in Google Plus. Facebook list is cloned as Plus Circles
Google Plus is more emphasized on Circles (A clone of Facebook lists) and Privacy settings. An easy to use drag and drop interface makes the categorization of contacts comfortable. Now the pages are advertisement free . By default, your Google contacts are linked with Google Plus account and you can also import the contacts from other email services like Yahoo, Hotmail etc. Privacy setting is much simpler and comfortable than Facebook. One can very easily decide what to share with whom. Your Picassa account is linked with Plus profile to share the albums and photos with your friends and circles.
A new Hangout Feature is a noticeable difference from Facebook . Facebook permits simple text chat only, but with the power of Google Voice and Video Chat, Plus Hangout feature  allows  to do Group Video Chat and streaming.
Google Plus Hangout thumb Google Plus  A Facebook Clone?
It is too early to reach in a verdict that whether it will beat Facebook or not. Facebook has changed the face of social networks and now it’s a synonym of social networking. Google knows this fact better than anyone and I feel that they’ve launched this product by learning from their past flop shows in this field.



To install Macbuntu, you can either manually download the archive, extract it and then run the “” script via a terminal or copy/paste the following commands in a terminal to download and run it:

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx:

wget -O /tmp/Macbuntu-10.04.tar.gz tar xzvf /tmp/Macbuntu-10.04.tar.gz -C /tmp cd /tmp/Macbuntu-10.04/ ./

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat:

wget -O /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz tar xzvf /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz -C /tmp cd /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10/ ./

Then you’ll be able to select what to install / tweak:

macbuntu installation script running

After Macbuntu finishes setting everything up, restart your computer and enjoy your new MacOSX-looking Ubuntu.

If you’re upgrading from an older Macbuntu version, replace “” in the commands above with “”.

>How To Upgrade To Ubuntu 11.04


The Ubuntu developers are rapidly moving forward with the Ubuntu 11 project. The Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 3 release is now available as an Ubuntu upgrade. It is an initial release to give common users and open source developers a taste of the final product which will be released in April 2011. In this post we will tell you how to upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04.

To start the upgrading process, Press ALT+F2, type update-manage –d and click Run.

Step 1

This will open the Update Manager where a message will be visible explaining that the New Ubuntu 11.04 is available as an upgrade. Click Upgrade to continue.

Step 2

Before you can continue further, you will be provided with the Ubuntu release notes. The release notes clearly state that this is an Alpha release and should not be installed on production machines. ClickUpgrade to continue.

Step 3

Shortly after continuing, you will be prompted to enter your password, after which the upgrade process will proceed further.

Step 6

During the upgrade process, the unsupported packages will have to be removed. For that a prompt will appear with a list of the packages that will be removed during the upgrading process. Click Start Upgradeto continue.

Step 7

After the upgrade is complete, you will be prompted to restart your computer.

Step 10

This will upgrade your system to Ubuntu 11.04. In case you would like to confirm the version of your Ubuntu machine, open a Terminal from Applications –> Accessories and enter the following command:

lsb_release -a

Step 11

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  • Latex - GUI front end for latex -Texmaker


    Texmaker is according to its site:

    Texmaker is a free LaTeX editor, that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application

    And according to Wikipedia its features are:

    • a unicode editor to write LaTeX source files (syntax highlighting, undo-redo, search-replace, spell checker...)
    • the principal LaTex tags can be inserted directly with the "LaTeX" and "Math" menus
    • 370 mathematical symbols can be inserted in just one click
    • wizards to generate code ('Quick document', 'Quick letter', tabular, tabbing and array environments)
    • LaTeX-related programs can be launched via the "Tools" menu
    • the standard Bibtex entry types can be inserted in the ".bib" file with the "Bibliography" menu
    • a "structure view" of the document for easier navigation of a document (by clicking on an item in the "Structure" frame, you can jump directly to the corresponding part of your document
    • extensive LaTeX documentation
    • in the "Messages / Log File" frame, one can see information about processes and the logfile after a LaTeX compilation
    • the "Next Latex Error" and "Previous Latex Error" commands let you reach the LaTeX errors detected in the log file
    • by clicking on the number of a line in the log file, the cursor jumps to the corresponding line in the editor
    • an integrated LaTeX to html conversion tool

    texmaker preview

    Installing Texmaker

    apt-get install texmaker

    Useful shortcuts

    F2 = LaTeX (Will compile the .tex document, using latex)
    F4 = Dvi to PS (dvips command line equivalent)
    F8 = PS to PDF (equivalent to command line ps2pdf)

    And those are the commands you need to have a PDF file if you are inserting images, if are not doing to that, you will get a PDF directly by pressing

    F6 = PDFLATEX (equivalento pdflatex command, at the command line)

    Latex - My first document

    On this second part of the document we will start to see the structure of a LaTeX document.

    As our first step we will install the necessary software

    apt-get install texlive-latex-base

    Then to create the document we first declare the document type and the letter type (at least)


    The document will 10pt letter, and will be an article, you can also define the size of paper here:


    Or make it two column (like books)


    After that we can go with the author title and date of the document.

    \author{Guillermo Garr\'{o}n}

    \title{Hello World}

    \date{November, 2007}

    From here with all that defined we can start writing the document itself.


    This is the control sequence to start the document,


    To insert the title on the document


    To start a new page for the document.

    We can use sections, subsections, subsubsections, bullets and numbering, here are the control sequences for that.

    \section{Part 1}

    \subsection{Part 1.1}

    \subsubsection{Part 1.1.1}

    These are the main sections of a simple document.

    To use bullets

    \item First item
    \item Second item

    And to use numbering

    \item First item
    \item Second item

    To make this file a pdf file create your document as TXT file with .tex extension, then enter these commands.

    latex my_first_latex.tex

    The output will be my_first_latex.dvi

    dvipdf my_first_latex.dvi

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