Happy 2 Ubuntu years..



Nearly two years have  passed since my move to Ubuntu

gotta say, It’s an interesting BSOD-less experience 😛

Of course I won’t claim it’s perfectly stable but for me it’s way more stable than windows.

kind of I had some problems most are solved, others needed workarounds, but mostly what i need to do is done at the end thanks to ALLAH

The continues problem was that my surrounding colleagues are not Ubuntu familiar/users and I’m working on that problem right now ;D

Anyway, I’ll list now the apps I found useful during those 2 years and I use them frequently.

First, for archiving purposes, this is my current desktop screenshot


With Ubuntu [A Fresh Install]


No, the old install didn’t crash !!!

i just was very anxious about the new Ubuntu release (Karmic Koala), so i installed the RC version

and as u know i hate to install a fresh install of any OS until the currently running one crashes, hangs and cries to let it die 😀


OUUUUUF….. At Last !!! (Hotmail & POP3)


at last i can access my hotmail mail through any mail client that supports the POP3

where i’m using Evolution

just configure it as shown in those screenshots

For sending:


How to configure ur hotmail account on Evolution [ubuntu]


hey hey….. before you read… check thisOUUUUUF At Last !!! (Hotmail & POP3)


here are the steps to configure your free hotmail account on evolution mail client as a POP3 mail in ubuntu

well.. open a terminal and copy & paste those commands or write them ..as u like 😀

first make sure that your system is up to date

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install inetutils-inetd
sudo apt-get install hotway hotsmtp
sudo gedit /etc/inetd.conf

the last command will open u a file “inetd.conf”