I recently fresh installed Linux Mint 12 (Lisa), which is based on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric). I almost immediately bumped into a problem with gdebi, the graphical package installer. The message I received was:
"Could not open XXXX.deb.
The package might be corrupted or you are not allowed to open the file.
Check the permissions of the file."
After a lot of searching, I found this solution in linuxmint forums. Works like a charm:
[code]sudo apt-get install xz-lzma[/code]
I recently almost hosed my windows 7 installation, when I tried to install Internet Explorer 7 instead of Internet Explorer 9. The reason I tried to do that, was that I needed to have access to a really ancient corporate site, that looked hopelessly scrambled in IE9.
What I hadn’t realised was this was a recipe for disaster; IE7 is incompatible with Windows 7!! After IE7‘s installation failed (obviously), I was left with an impossible situation: I could not start any program and I could not even open up a folder with windows explorer. Instead, I would get a pop-up window with title “Explorer.exe”, and the very friendly message “No such interface supported“. Περισσότερα
I’ve tried almost all browsers available, and my favourites are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. In this post I’ll list the Firefox addons that I consider indispensable, and which are the reason I stick with Firefox, most of the time!
- HTTPS Everywhere – encrypt the web! This is an initiative by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, to make the web a more secure communication medium. This plugin will always attempt to use a secure, encrypted connection to any web page you try to visit, so that third parties cannot eavesdrop (or make it harder for them to do so, anyway).
- Add to Search Bar. Very handy plugin, especially in combination with “Organize Search Engines“, of the same developer, as well as with InstantFox. In fact, I would consider “Add to Search Bar” and “Organize Search Engines” as one addon, made of two components. What it does, is that whenever you are on a page with a search box (e.g. an eshop, a dictionary, a forum, whatever), you can right click in the box and add the particular search functionality into your custom search engines. Περισσότερα