Add NetBeans IDE to Ubuntu 14.04

We want to add NetBeans to Ubuntu.  So first we need to install Java:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

Once the installer is finished, confirm your java version:

java -version

Now go to Netbeans, and download your version.  I am using the PHP/HTML version:


Download the archive and make it executible. 

chmod +x /netbeans-8.0-php-linux.sh

Now start the installer:



Add Viking to Ubuntu

Viking is a free/open source program to manage GPS data. You can import, plot and create tracks, routes and waypoints, show OSM, Terraserver, Bing Aerial and other maps, geotag images, see real-time GPS position, get wikipedia points, OSM traces, control items, etc.


Here's how to get it installed on Ubuntu 14.04

Add the Repo:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:rw-norris/viking


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Make on Garmin GPS available in Ubuntu 14.04

For some time, Garmin USB devices are only available to root users of Ubuntu.  Here's a simple recipe for making your Garmin device available to all users.

You need to create a UDEV rule that specifies your device:

Create a new file for the rule,  you will need to use SUDO to save the file.  I use Sublime editor, so I use SUBL as the editor name:

  • sudo subl /etc/udev/rules.d/51-garmin.rules

Just add this line to the file you created:

Real Offline Cloud Storage

Bitcasa is an offline storage service.  Unlike Dropbox and other such services, Bitcasa is REALLY offline storage.  Instead of syncing your content to your local drive, you access your files via WebDav.  

This is good news for anyone with a device with a small SSD drive, you can have gigs of data on Bitcasa that take up no space on your host device.  

The bad news is that when you don't have an internet connection, you don't have ANY data.  

Here's how to add a Bitcasa drive to your Ubuntu machine so it's available at bootup:

Installing SASS on Ubuntu 14.04

First Open terminal and install Ruby :

  • sudo apt-get install ruby

Then we have to install NodeJS :

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install python-software-properties python g++ make nodejs

Now Bower :

  • sudo npm install -g bower grunt-cli

Install foundation and compass

  • sudo gem install foundation
    sudo gem install compass
    sudo gem install sass




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