How to Install PlayonLinux under Ubuntu

PlayonLinux is based Wine and you don’t need to have windows license to play. It allows to run windows games under linux

wget -O playonlinux.deb http://goo.gl/JK0nR
sudo apt-get install p7zip-full
sudo dpkg -i playonlinux.deb
sudo apt-get -f install && sudo rm playonlinux.deb

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Install latest Skype 4.1 in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu12.04 Precise/11.10 oneiric/11.04/10.10/10.04/9.10/Linux Mint Versions

Skype allows people to communicate with each other by messaging, voice calling and video calling over internet. Skype also provides services for phone calls on the telephone networks. Everybody can call on Skype network free of charge there is no limit of call, on the other side Skype charge users for calling to land-line and mobile phones. Skype becomes popular among users for its additional features, like file sharing, screen sharing, video conferencing.To install skype in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

How to change default search engine in Firefox

In Firefox type about:config in the address bar and press ENTER.

Search for Keyword

Locate and double-click the entry for keyword.URL

Modify it by add the below set of values :

Yahoo: http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=

Ask: http://www.ask.com/web?q=

Bing: http://www.bing.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=

Google: http://www.google.com/search?&q=

use  this for UK http://www.google.co.uk/search?&q=