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Free CAD software for Linux, Mac and Windows


DraftSight is a free 2D CAD product that lets you create, edit and view your DWG files.

Based on an advanced architecture, DraftSight has a small footprint, should take less than a few minutes to download, and runs on multiple operating systems including Microsoft® Windows XP®, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 (general release), Mac® and Linux®** (Mac and Linux currently in Beta).

You can download your copy HERE.

How Running Photoshop CS5 with Wine In Ubuntu 10.10 !!


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Let’s get started :

1 — > Download Photoshop CS5 Portable : Click here

2 –> In your Windows machine, download (if you don’t own a copy) and install the Photoshop CS5.

Once the installation is completed, go the Start menu and type “regedit” on the search bar. The registry window will appear. Navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Adobe“, right click the Adobe folder and select “Export”. When prompted, name the file “adobe.reg”.

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Back to your Ubuntu Maverick machine, we will need to install wine and the Microsoft true type fonts

  1. sudo apt-get install wine ttf-mscorefonts-installer
  1. winecfg

This will create the “.wine” folder and prepare wine for usage.

Next, we are going to perform some hacks

  1. sh winetricks msxml6 gdiplus gecko vcrun2005sp1 vcrun2008 msxml3 atmlib

Copying Photoshop files from Windows

Since we can’t get the installer to work in Ubuntu 10.10, we have to copy the core files from Windows to the Ubuntu machine. Folders/files you need to copy/paste are listed down below:

Copy the following folders/files from Windows and Paste to Ubuntu
C:\Program Files\Adobe\ -> $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Adobe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe -> $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Adobe
C:\Documents and Settings\$USER\Application Data\Adobe -> $HOME/.wine/drive_c/users/$USER/Applications Data/Adobe
C:\windows\system32\odbcint.dll -> $HOME/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/odbcint.dll

Lastly, save the “adobe.reg” file to the Home folder. In your terminal, type:

  1. wine regedit adobe.reg

This will import the “adobe.reg” into the wine registry.

That’s it. Now go to “Home -> .wine -> drive_c -> Program Files -> Adobe ->Adobe Photoshop CS5“, right click on the Photoshop.exe file and select “Open with Wine Windows Program Loader”.

Photoshop CS5 should load. You can also add a shortcut to the Application Menu for quick access.

Note:

1. Some people have mentioned that Photoshop CS5 in Ubuntu crashed with the text function. This has been fixed with the addition of atmlib.dll file.

2. Complex PSD file should load without problem.

3. The above mods were done with wine version 1.2.1. and Photoshop CS5 trial version. If you are using other version of wine or Photoshop, there is no guarantee that the above method will work.

Alternative to Photoshop CS5

For those who can’t get Photoshop CS5 to work, or find it too heavy for your daily usage, you can try out PhotoShop CS5 Portable. This is the unofficial portable version of Photoshop CS5 (not released by Adobe) and the installer work fine with wine. You will still need the atmlib.dll file for the text function to work.

PS: Download Photoshop CS5 Portable : Click here

 

KDE 4.6 Is Released !


KDE Plasma Desktop, Gwenview and KRunner in 4.6

KDE is delighted to announce its latest set of releases, providing major updates to the KDE Plasma workspaces, KDE Applications and KDE Platform. These releases, versioned 4.6, provide many new features in each of KDE’s three product lines. Some highlights include:

Plasma Workspaces Put You in Control

The KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.6.0The KDE Plasma Workspaces gain from a new Activities system, making it easier to associate applications with particular activities such as work or home tasks. Revised power management exposes new features but has a simpler configuration interface. KWin, the Plasma workspace window manager, receives a new scripting and the workspaces receive visual enhancements. Plasma Netbook, optimized for mobile computing devices receives speed enhancements and becomes easier to use via a touchscreen interface. For more details read the KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.6 announcement.

KDE’s Dolphin Adds Faceted Browsing

The KDE Applications 4.6.0Many of the KDE Application teams have also released new versions. Particular highlights include improved routing capabilities in KDE’s virtual globe, Marble, and advanced filtering and searching using file metadata in the KDE file manager, Dolphin: Faceted Browsing. The KDE Games collection receives many enhancements and the image viewer Gwenview and screenshot program KSnapshot gain the ability to instantly share images to a number of popular social networking sites. For more details read the KDE Applications 4.6 announcement.

Mobile Target Makes KDE Platform Lose Weight

The KDE Development Platform 4.6.0The KDE Platform, on which the Plasma Workspaces and KDE Applications are built also gains new capabilities available to all KDE applications. The introduction of a “mobile build target” allows for easier deployment of applications on mobile devices. The Plasma framework gains support for writing desktop widgets in QML, the declarative Qt language, and provides new Javascript interfaces for interacting with data. Nepomuk, the technology behind metadata and semantic search in KDE applications, now provides a graphical interface to back up and restore data. UPower, UDev and UDisks can be used instead of the deprecated HAL. Bluetooth support is improved. The Oxygen widget and style set is improved and a new Oxygen theme for GTK applications allows them to seamlessly merge into the Plasma workspaces and look just like KDE applications. For more details read the KDE Platform 4.6 announcement.

 

KDE 4.5.3 Is Released !


KDE has released a series of updates to the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Platform. This update is the third in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.5 series. 4.5.3 brings bugfixes and translation updates on top of KDE SC 4.5 series and is a recommended update for everyone running 4.5.2 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone. KDE SC 4 is already translated into more than 55 languages, with more to come.

 

To download source code or packages to install go to the 4.5.3 Info Page.

4.5.3 brings a number of improvements:

  • KSharedDataCache has cache invalidation bug fixed that caused stability when daylight saving time changed.
  • Icon overlays in Dolphin are now positioned correctly after adjusting the zoom level.
  • Okular, KDE’s universal document viewer has seen improvements in the DjVu and XPS backends.

The changelog lists more, if not all improvements since 4.5.2.

The KDE Plasma Netbook Workspace
The KDE Plasma Netbook Workspace

Note that the changelog is usually incomplete. For a complete list of changes that went into 4.5.3, you can browse the Subversion log. 4.5.3 also ships a more complete set of translations for many of the 55+ supported languages.

To find out more about the KDE 4.5 Workspace and Applications, please refer to the KDE SC 4.5.0KDE SC 4.4.0KDE SC 4.3.0,KDE SC 4.2.0KDE SC 4.1.0and KDE SC 4.0.0 release notes. 4.5.3 is a recommended update for everyone running KDE SC 4.5.2 or earlier versions.

 

KDE SC, including all its libraries and its applications, is available for free under Open Source licenses. KDE software can be obtained in source and various binary formats from http://download.kde.org or with any of the major GNU/Linux and UNIX systems shipping today.

 

Ubuntu 10.10’s new default wallpaper DOWNLOAD NOW


t’s evolution rather than revolution on the Ubuntu 10.10 default wallpaper front – but is the image below really the default wallpaper or will there yet be a surprise found waiting on the desktop at a later date?

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Either way this is, for now at least, Ubuntu 10.10’s new default wallpaper. Thoughts? You can download this and the 17 other newly selected photo wallpapers for Ubuntu 10.10 .

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