Ubuntu: How can I download the latest version of Dropbox

Sometimes, the Ubuntu Software Center doesn’t have the most up-to-date version of a particular software.

I encountered this the other day with Dropbox and Ubuntu 14.04.

While trying to switch accounts on my old installation of Dropbox, I got a message that I had an older version of Dropbox and needed to upgrade. When I checked the Ubuntu Software Center, the latest version of the Dropbox still wasn’t there.

In this case, you can always download the latest version of Dropbox by going here.

Alternatively (this method is easier), I recommend that you install Dropbox via the command line. The Dropbox daemon works fine on all 32-bit and 64-bit Linux servers. To install, run the following command in your Linux terminal.

1) Open Terminal

2) For 32-bit, type the following:

$ cd ~ && wget -O – “https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86″ | tar xzf -

3) For 64-bit, type the following:

$ cd ~ && wget -O – “https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64″ | tar xzf -

4) Run the Dropbox daemon from the newly created .dropbox-dist folder by typing the following:

$ ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

Configuring Dyn and Untangle for Remote Access

After completing the setup of an Untangle firewall for your network, one of the first things you will probably want to configure is remote access.

To configure remote access of your Untangle firewall, follow these steps below:

1) Enable HTTPS administration.

2) You will have to spend approximately $25/year (as of 2014) the “Remote Access” option at Dyn in order to associate a hostname with a Dynamic IP address.

3) Create a hostname to correspond to your Untangle firewall.

4) Install Dyn Updater on a PC on your network. This will keep the Dynamic IP Address of your ISP router in sync with the hostname you created in Step #3.

5) On your ISP router, enable Port Forwarding or access from the internet to HTTPS (port 443).

Ubuntu 13.10 How to install Canon Pixma MX452

1) Download this – http://support-sg.canon-asia.com/contents/SG/EN/0100515301.html

2) Extract and copy directory to Desktop

3) Open Terminal and type “cd Desktop”

4) Type “cd cnijfilter-mx450series-3.90-1-deb”

5) Type “chmod +x install.sh”

6) To run install.sh script, type “./install.sh”

7) Plug in printer to USB and follow prompts.

Windows XP: Launch the Add Printer Wizard from the Command Line

Why would anyone want to launch the Add Printer Wizard from the command line? Wouldn’t it be easier to just click Start –> Control Panel –> Printers and Faxes –> Add a printer? Well, not if you’re logged in as a user without administrative privileges, and you can’t click Start –> Log Off –> Switch User and log in as Administrator because you’ve hidden the Administrator from being displayed in the Welcome Page, and pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del twice in the Welcome Page doesn’t seem to work.

So, what you do, is to click Start –> All Programs –> Accessories, then right-click Command Prompt, select Run as…, select “The following user” radio button, and key in the Administrator password. Then, at the command prompt, type:

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /il

(PrintUIEntry is case sensitive)

And you’re on your way.

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