Crossover Office and SimpleMind Desktop for Windows on Linux

It took a while to find out the big difference between Wine and Crossover Office. I use a Mind Mapping software SimpleMind Pro on an Android device to create mind maps to learn new subjects rapidly. SimpleMind Pro saves files direct to Dropbox or Google Drive and you can open these files on any Windows . . . → Read More: Crossover Office and SimpleMind Desktop for Windows on Linux

How to install and run Turbo C 2.01 for DOS in DOSBOX in linux

After sooo many years, discovered that students in India were asked to do projects in Turbo C 2.01 in DOS. Amazing, but true!

That being the case, you can download Turbo C 2.01 for MS DOS from http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/20841 for free. It is antique software and embarcadero acquired it way back. They offer it as a . . . → Read More: How to install and run Turbo C 2.01 for DOS in DOSBOX in linux

Use Grive to sync files or folders between the Linux computer and Google Drive

It’s been more than a while waiting for Google to come up with a Google Drive sync client for Linux. While the clients are available for Android, Windows, Mac and more, Linux does not have an ‘official’ Google Drive client.

If you need a PC application to synchronize files and folders between your computer and . . . → Read More: Use Grive to sync files or folders between the Linux computer and Google Drive

How to calculate the Anaerobic Threshold

Maximum Heart Rate = 220 – Your Age Anaerobic Threshold = Maximum Heart Rate * 0.65

So for a 50 year old: 220 – 50 = 170 170 * 0.65 = 110.5

Work out at this level for 3 days a week for 45 – 60 minutes

Work out at 0.85 for 30 minutes on . . . → Read More: How to calculate the Anaerobic Threshold

How to install Dropbox on Linux desktop

Setup a free Dropbox account for yourself at https://www.dropbox.com/login

Download the deb file for your distribution from https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx and install, if you use Ubuntu, using: $ sudo dpkg -i dropbox* <enter>

Start it from Applications Menu->Internet->Dropbox. Next up, will be a screen as follows.

Figure 1: Dropbox daemon Start

Click on the Start button . . . → Read More: How to install Dropbox on Linux desktop

Why Sony Xperia ZR Android 4.3 firmware upgrade is very slow

Sony Xperia ZR upgrade to Android 4.3 was rolled out recently. I decided to upgrade. First off, I am a Linux user, who was forcibly sold Windows 8 by Lenovo, when I bought their Z580 laptop. In hindsight, this was a good thing, as I find to my chagrin, that the Sony Xperia ZR Android . . . → Read More: Why Sony Xperia ZR Android 4.3 firmware upgrade is very slow

How to use GIT to publish project / source code to github

Git is a very good tool that allows you to publish your project or source code to the github web repository. It allows others to view your code / project and make changes, with one of the best version control systems around.

I will use the MumbaiStock project on github as an example to illustrate . . . → Read More: How to use GIT to publish project / source code to github

Install Windows 8.1 Preview in VirtualBox

Windows 8.1 Preview cannot be installed and run directly in VirtualBox. It displays the following error message (some text like this):

Error Code: 0x000000C4 Parameters: 0x0000000000000091 0x000000000000000F 0xFFFFF80238F5BA80 0x0000000000000000

After you have downloaded Windows 8.1 Preview from the Microsoft Website, set up a new Virtual Machine in VirtualBox. In my case, I named the machine . . . → Read More: Install Windows 8.1 Preview in VirtualBox

Use VoIP on Linux and your Android Phone – linphone and sipdroid

Most of us use the popular solution to voice calling on the internet, called Skype. However, there are very good alternatives available that work more or less hassle-free. They use SIP to allow you to have a similar set up like Skype, but only over the SIP protocol. One the the good SIP services is . . . → Read More: Use VoIP on Linux and your Android Phone – linphone and sipdroid

View DICOM medical images in Linux – use AMIDE

DICOM images are created by sophisticated medical scan equipment. These images are special formats that cannot be read by normal graphics viewers. Therefore, to read DICOM images in Linux, you can use a software called AMIDE in Ubuntu. AMIDE is open source and is available at http://amide.sourceforge.net/

You can install AMIDE to your computer in . . . → Read More: View DICOM medical images in Linux – use AMIDE

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