Building my new desktop system

As I had access to great workstations at my previous labs, I never needed a personal desktop system to do heavy duty operations such as running simulations, photo/video editing etc. But now that I moved out of graduate school and have some money to spend, I am finding myself more in need for a good desktop system. My plan with a new system is to make more tutorials on plasmonics and do more photo editing (now that I own a Nikon D5100). I currently have three old laptops, but all of them are just good enough for browsing but not Read More …

My list of most used packages for ubuntu

To install octave, gnuplot,numpy,scipy,matplotlib,gcc-4.2-base, gfortran sudo apt-get install octave gnuplot \ ipython python-numpy python-scipy \ python-matplotlib wine gcc-4.2-base gfortran-4.2 To install graphics programs: gimp, imagmagick and inkscape sudo apt-get install inkscape gimp imagemagick To install most of the multimedia requirements  sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg \ gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mpegdemux \ gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse \ gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse w32codecs To install Microsoft fonts sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts To install latex relates stuff, kile sudo apt-get install texlive kile texlive-latex-extra texlive-xetex lmodern To install utilities: sudo apt-get install subversion unrar kdiff3