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Running Internet Explorer on Mac

Running Internet Explorer on Mac

Internet Explorer is the proprietary product of Microsoft and getting it to work in Linux and Mac can be a hassle. It is not that I care or love IE, but the fact that every time I designed a Web site or WordPress theme that looks great in Firefox, Safari and Opera, I can be […]

Install KDE 4.1 in Ubuntu Hardy Heron

Install KDE 4.1 in Ubuntu Hardy Heron

The KDE community has officially announced the release of KDE 4.1. This second feature release of the KDE4 contains many bug fixes, added more applications and also polished up the Plasma desktop to make it even more stunning. On the same day, the Ubuntu team has also released a package for its users to upgrade […]

Add a Personal Favor To Your Firefox

Add a Personal Favor To Your Firefox

Creating a Firefox theme has always been a designer and coder job. If you are one of those who wanted to create your own theme, without learning the coding skill, then Personas For Firefox is going to make it very simple for you. Personas For Firefox is a Firefox extension that allows you to easily […]

Desktop Drapes: Another GNOME Wallpaper Changer

Desktop Drapes: Another GNOME Wallpaper Changer

We have covered several wallpaper changers for GNOME. Here is another one to add to the list. Desktop Drapes is a simple wallpaper manager application for the GNOME desktop. It can automatically pick up any new wallpapers you have added to a directory and randomly change your wallpaper at regular interval, or whenever you fell […]

Make Your Ubuntu Desktop Rotate As a Cylinder/Sphere

Make Your Ubuntu Desktop Rotate As a Cylinder/Sphere

For Linux users those who like to impress their friends with the the awesome Compiz eye candy and desktop effects, here is another new trick that you can show: make your desktop rotate as a cylinder or sphere. With the release of latest version of Compiz Fusion 0.7.6, many new plugins and eye candys have […]

WordPress 2.6 Theme Changing Issue

WordPress 2.6 Theme Changing Issue

If you have upgraded to WordPress 2.6, some of you might find that when you change theme, the preview page shows a blank page rather than the actual design. I have highlighted this when I was writing a review on WordPress 2.6 beta 2. It seems that there is some conflicts between the plugins and […]

8 Web Apps That Can Easily Replace Your Desktop (Apps)

8 Web Apps That Can Easily Replace Your Desktop (Apps)

Initially I thought that Web apps are just applications on the Web and they should not replace the desktop apps. How wrong am I. As I spent more and more time online and started to collaborate projects with other bloggers, it is then that I discover the true mobility and flexibility of the Web apps. […]

Turn Your Ubuntu Hardy to Mac OSX Leopard

Turn Your Ubuntu Hardy to Mac OSX Leopard

Updated: The updated version of this tutorial for Ubuntu Intrepid can be found at Turn Ubuntu Intrepid into Mac Leopard. You can’t really turn a Linux system to a Mac, but you definitely can make your Ubuntu Hardy looks like a Mac OSX Leopard. If you want to change this into , follow the steps […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Use VirtualBox Over VMware Server

5 Reasons Why You Should Use VirtualBox Over VMware Server

Ever since I started using Ubuntu two years back, I have been an avid user of VMware server. It fascinated me to a great extent that I could actually run an OS inside an OS. Recently, I tried out VirtualBox, another virtualization software like VMware server, and I was greatly impressed by it. Even though […]

Toodledo: The Killer Task Management Application

Toodledo: The Killer Task Management Application

Toodledo is a simple and easy to use online task manager which aims to help you become more organized, stay motivated and more productive. While there are many to-do list applications around, Toodledo stands out among the rest because of it has plenty of ‘killer‘ features. Read on for the review.

10 Free Mac applications You Can’t Live Without

10 Free Mac applications You Can’t Live Without

There are thousand of great applications for the Mac OSX, and many of them come with a price. For someone who are used to using open-source software, or just don’t feel like paying the money for every single app, here is a list of the top 10 free applications that you (seriously) cannot live without. […]

KeyTouch: Regain The Full Functionality Of Your Keyboard

KeyTouch: Regain The Full Functionality Of Your Keyboard

It can be very frustrating to buy a brand new keyboard with tons of function keys only to find out that your Linux OS does not support them. Although your keyboard package might come with a CD-ROM that contains the configuration software, it is most likely to be Windows-based and there is no way you […]

WattOS: A Lightweight Ubuntu For Your Old Computer

WattOS: A Lightweight Ubuntu For Your Old Computer

If you love Ubuntu, but wanted a lightweight version for your older computer, then WattOS maybe what you are looking for. WattOS is a new lightweight Linux distribution that has low power requirement and can be used on computer with older hardware. It is in fact, a stripped down version of Ubuntu, with many of […]

Useful Shortcut Keys In Ubuntu

Useful Shortcut Keys In Ubuntu

For those shortcut key lovers out there, here is a long list of keyboard shortcuts for Ubuntu Hardy. Most of them should work in the previous version of Ubuntu as well. Enjoy the list.

Get a Panorama Desktop With 360Desktop [Windows]

Get a Panorama Desktop With 360Desktop [Windows]

360Desktop released their first public beta a week back. It is a Windows-only software that extends your desktop to a360 degree panorama view. In other words, it allows you to have a lot more desktop space to place all your files, shortcut icons, widgets etc. If you are one of those who always run out […]

Java Not Working On Your Firefox 3? Try This Simple Fix!

Java Not Working On Your Firefox 3? Try This Simple Fix!

After upgrading to Firefox 3, if you find that you cannot get java to run and you are 100% sure that you have already installed the latest version of java, here is a simple fix (for Ubuntu Hardy Heron). Open up your Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). Type the command sudo apt-get autoremove icedtea-gcjwebplugin to remove the icedtea-gcjwebplugin […]

[Mac]: Keeping Your Application Window ‘Always On Top’

[Mac]: Keeping Your Application Window ‘Always On Top’

What seems to be a simple task in Linux turns out to be almost impossible in Mac. One of my favorite feature in Ubuntu is the ability to keep some of my application windows ‘always on top’ so that I can refer to them easily. When I switched to Mac, it turns out that this […]

How to Transfer Music From iPhone/iPod Touch to Your PC

How to Transfer Music From iPhone/iPod Touch to Your PC

iPhone/iPod Touch users will know that while it is easy to sync music from iTunes to your iPod, it certainly does not work the other way round. It may be a great security feature by Apple, but it has definitely caused lot of inconvenience to its users. Luckily, there are lots of easy way to […]

Reconstructor: Creating Your Own Ubuntu Distribution

Reconstructor: Creating Your Own Ubuntu Distribution

Reconstructor is an Ubuntu GNU/Linux CD Creator that allows you to modify an existing Ubuntu distribution and save as your own Linux distribution. It uses the Desktop(Live), Alternate(Install), or Server disc as a base, and then allows for user customization. You can basically customize the entire environment, such as add/remove software, change the default look […]

WordPress 2.6 Beta 2 Review

WordPress 2.6 Beta 2 Review

Before you have fully accustomed to WordPress 2.5, The WordPress team is releasing the version 2.6 soon. I took the opportunity to download the WordPress 2.6 Beta 2 and give it a test drive. While there is no change to the design and interface, there are quite a number of improvements and new features that […]