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Thaana Fonts Package for Linux (.deb)

Vishaah shared the file is mailing list. 

The package installs the following fonts:
Mv Elaaf Formal.ttf
Mv Elaaf Lite.otf.ttf
Mv Elaaf Normal.otf.ttf
Mv Iyyu Formal.ttf
Mv Iyyu Nala.ttf
Mv Iyyu Normal.otf.ttf
Mv Radhun.ttf

Download: dv-mv-fonts_1.0-1_i386.deb

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MOSS Monthly - Your Monthly FLOSS Magazine

There is a growing community of FLOSS. MOSS decided to publish a monthly magazine for FLOSS Community. 2 Issues are already out.

MOSS Monthly Issue #2

MOSS Monthly Issue #1

To contribute, Submit your articles to before 31st of each month. 

#Important Links:

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Translating into Dhivehi

The work on Ubuntu Dhivehi Translation recently have picked up speed with new members joining in the team and contributing.

We request all individuals who are willing to contribute to join us in helping with the translations. You can join the team by clicking here and registering yourself as part of the team.

You would be able to get more help and participate in the discussions here.

Upgrading to Ubuntu 9.04

Ubuntu is a Linux-Based Operating System that is perfect for Desktops, Laptops and Servers. Ubuntu is one of the best and popular Linux distributor.

Follow this post to Upgrade your Ubuntu version to Ubuntu 9.04 (Most Recent Release) [Code Name: "Jaunty Jackalope"). In this post I'll only include "Network Upgrade for Ubuntu Desktops" which is most recommended one.

  1. Start System/Administration/Update Manager. (If you do not see "Update Manager" in the list, launch the Synaptic Package Manager and install the "update-manager" package.)
  2. Click the Check button to check for new updates.

  3. If there are any updates to install, use the Install Updates button to install them, and press Check again after that is complete.

  4. A message will appear informing you of the availability of the new release.
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  5. Click Upgrade.

  6. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Source: (Ubuntu[dot]com)
For more info on upgrading Ubuntu, Visit the Source link.

Free Open Source Video Editor for Linux

I've seen many open source video editors for Linux. But Acidemux is better than all of those video editors i have used.

Acodemux is specially designed for simply cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports allmost all the file types. (Including: VI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF)

This program is written and available for almost all distributions of Linux that are capable of compiling C/C++, GTK+ and the SpiderMonkey ECMAScript scripting engine.

Key features of Acidemux include

  • User Friendly interface
  • WYSIWYG cutting, appending, filters and re-encoding into various formats
  • mux and demux audio streams into and out of video files
Download Avidemux 2.4.3

Ubuntu Muslim Edition (UbuntuME) 8.10

What is UbuntuMe?
UbuntuMe is a customized version of Ubuntu. Its useful and targeted for Muslim users using Ubuntu.

UbuntuMe comes with Islamic Softwares.

More Information & Download - Here


Ubuntu - Best Linux Distributor?

Few weeks back Lifehacker posted a poll, Whats the Best linux distributor? so far Ubuntu got more votes.

Nowadays Ubuntu has become too popular in Maldivian Teens.

Run Windows Apps 100% Seamlessly on Ubuntu!

I know that most of us Linux user usually cringe whenever we need to *god forbid* use a Microsoft WIndows machine. So we created applications like Wine in an effort minimize the contact with that horrid machine. With Wine a big percentage of Windows only apps could run on Linux, which more or less takes Windows out of the equation and lets us interact directly with our favorite App. Another solution of course would be installing Windows on a virtual machine.

But running an app on a virtual machine doesn’t eliminate Windows from the equation. Right? So I will show you now how to run Windows apps 100% seamlessly on Ubuntu. You know something like this:


  1. Windows installed on Vmware. ( I assume you have one or know how to create one)
  2. rdesktop, you can grab that from apt-get or directly download it from their site
  3. SeamlessRDP, download it an extract it in your Windows VM in c:/seamless

What to do:

In Windows VM

  1. In the Windows VM, get the local IP address of that machine using the Ipconfig command in DOS.
  2. Also give that machine a static IP (Not DHCP). This will help you later when invoking the launch command, you won’t need to change the IP everytime
  3. Create a new Windows admin user, let’s call it Linux for now (Password:123123)
  4. Finally, we want to make Windows launch without a Desktop. So launch your registry editor (regedit in run) and navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer. Once there create a new DWORD entry and call it “NoDesktop” and then change it’s value to 1.

On Ubuntu Linux

Right click on your desktop and choose “create launcher”. In type, keep it as is (application), for name name it whatever you please (I named it Windows-VM), and in command type in “rdesktop -A -s ‘c:\seamless\seamlessrdpshell.exe c:\windows\explorer.exe’ -u linux -p 123123?. Of course you will need to change the IP to your IP and the password (123123) to whatever password you chose. Thats it! Double click on the launcher and you will shortly get a the Windows taskbar on the bottom. Of course if you want to totally get rid of MS nuisance, just enable the autohide option ;)

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