>Ubuntu/Debian: Latest Wine Version

>Although the ubuntu repositories get updated quite often, there still might be some old stuff there. And that’s the reason I’m writing this right now, the Wine version…. But never fear! Peppoj has come to rescue you! ;-)

So to ensure you have the latest version of Wine you first need to head over to WineHQ and check the version number of the development version (yeah i know), The next step is to type the following command in to the terminal:

wine --version

you should see something like:

wine-1.*

If it doesn’t mach with what you saw at WineHQ, then you know you got an old version!

To get the latest version, you need to type the following commands in the terminal:

You can skip the first line if you didn’t have Wine installed.

Good Luck!


Remove: sudo apt-get purge -fy wine && sudo apt-get -fy autoremove


Add The Key: wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- sudo apt-key add -
Add The Repositories:
For Ubuntu 7.10: sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/gutsy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list
For Ubuntu 8.04: sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list
For Ubuntu 8.10: sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/intrepid.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list
For Ubuntu 9.04: sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/jaunty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

Update The Repositories: sudo apt-get -f update
Install: sudo apt-get install -ymf wine

>Speed up web browsing with Firefox/Swiftfox

>Here’s a little article, like many others about firefox, on how to speed up the web browsing a little (specially if you are using a proxy). I will not go over what all the different parameters and settings mean, I’ll leave that for your googeling goodness :)
Lets get cracking!

1.
First of all you need to locate your firefox profile.

On Linux systems it’s usually: /home/[USER]/.mozilla/firefox
On MS Windows systems: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles (i think)

2.
Next, open the “profiles.ini” (%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\ on Windows) file and check for the profile that has the name “default”, and enter the “Path=” directory (%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles on Windows)

3.
Now, create a new file with your favorite text editor and name it “user.js” and paste this in:

user_pref(“network.proxy.socks_remote_dns”, true);
user_pref(“network.dns.disableIPv6”, true);
user_pref(“network.ftp.idleConnectionTimeout”, 300);
user_pref(“network.http.request.timeout”, 300);
user_pref(“network.http.keep-alive.timeout”, 600);
user_pref(“network.prefetch-next”, false);
user_pref(“network.proxy.failover_timeout”, 900);
user_pref(“config.trim_on_minimize”, true);
user_pref(“content.notify.backoffcount”, 5);
user_pref(“dom.disable_window_status_change”, true);
user_pref(“browser.cache.memory.capacity”, 65536);
user_pref(“browser.sessionhistory.max_entries”, 0);
user_pref(“browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers”, 0);
user_pref(“browser.sessionstore.enabled”, false);
user_pref(“browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash”, false);
user_pref(“dom.disable_open_click_delay”, 0);
user_pref(“plugin.expose_full_path”, true);
user_pref(“gfx.color_management.enabled”, true);
user_pref(“network.http.request.max-start-delay”, 0);
user_pref(“network.http.pipelining”, true);
user_pref(“network.http.proxy.pipelining”, true);
user_pref(“network.http.pipelining.maxrequests”, 6);
user_pref(“ui.submenuDelay”, 0);
user_pref(“content.interrupt.parsing”, true);
user_pref(“content.max.tokenizing.time”, 2250000);
user_pref(“content.notify.interval”, 750000);
user_pref(“content.notify.ontimer”, true);
user_pref(“content.switch.threshold”, 750000);
user_pref(“nglayout.initialpaint.delay”, 0);
user_pref(“network.http.max-connections”, 40);
user_pref(“network.http.max-connections-per-server”, 6);
user_pref(“network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy”, 12);
user_pref(“network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server”, 6);
user_pref(“browser.cache.memory.capacity”, 65536);

…and save

Now all you have to do is start up firefox (restart it if you had it open) and enjoy a faster browsing experience!

You can play around with these settings if you want to, and remember to restart firefox everytime you change one of these settings.