Friday, June 24, 2011

UNetbootin - USB key iso installer

UNetbootin is a tool for installing live Linux iso files to your usb thumb drive, as is stated on their website at

"UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD.

It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

You can either let UNetbootin download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file if you've already downloaded one or your preferred distribution isn't on the list."

I personally like to use it for my usb key, with something that already has flashplugin installed and is fairly rounded out, like Simply Mepis.

If you are interested in the program, you can download it here:

Or If you have a Linux distribution like Ubuntu, you can use a package manager, or from terminal you can install it via apt: (sudo apt-get install unetbootin).

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Radio Tray: A Shoutcast Linux app

Radio Tray is an online radio streaming player that runs on a Linux system tray. Its goal is to have the minimum interface possible, making it very straightforward to use.
Radio Tray is not a full featured music player, there are plenty of excellent music players already. However, there was a need for a simple application with minimal interface just to listen to online radios. And that's the sole purpose of Radio Tray.
Radio Tray is Free Software, licensed under the GPL.


plays most media formats (based on gstreamer libraries)
bookmarks support, with sorting
easy to use
supports PLS playlist format (Shoutcast/Icecast)
supports M3U playlist format
supports ASX, WAX and WVX playlist format

*Preceding images and information about Radio Tray from the Radio Tray website:

I personally am a fan of the program because of it's minimilistic nature.

I set it to start automatically. (I add it to System > Preferences > Startup Applications on Ubuntu.)

A station i suggest is anything from the series, including their awesome 80's station. I also like Highway 181.

Here are the addresses of my favorite channels: Classic Hits -

977 Classic rock -

977 80's - 80's - 70's -

And my favorite, a channel from An excellent classic country station:

If your interested, you can download Radio Tray here:

There is no apt-get option (or synaptic, for that matter) available for this program as of Ubuntu 10.04/10.10, but their is a .deb package that will work just fine for Ubuntu.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Watchtower Library 2010 in Ubuntu under Wine, Updated...

Their have been enough updates to my Watchtower Library 2010 in Ubuntu article to warrant an update notice. the original article including all the updates is available Here.

The article solves problem with the Library not running, and the blocks instead of text error.

I hope this is informative and helpful, and if there is any questions you can contact me via