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How To Create And Install Your Own GRUB Splash Image

How To Create And Install Your Own GRUB Splash Image

Grub is the most commonly used bootloader in Linux system. When you boot up your computer, the default Grub screen comes with a black background and white text. If that is fine with you, then this tutorial is not for you. On the other hand, if you wish to beautify it with your favorite image, […]

Virtualbox: Fix Mouse Integration Issue In Ubuntu Intrepid Guest

Virtualbox: Fix Mouse Integration Issue In Ubuntu Intrepid Guest

If you have installed Ubuntu Intrepid as a virtual machine in your Virtualbox, you will find that the mouse integration does not work, even after you have installed the guest addition. If you are having this problem, here’s the fix: First, make sure that the guest addition is already installed inn your Ubuntu Intrepid guest. […]

How To Create And Install Your Own Usplash Theme In Ubuntu

How To Create And Install Your Own Usplash Theme In Ubuntu

I am not sure how many of you like the default usplash screen of Ubuntu, but I am definitely one of those that dislike it and find it dull and boring. I prefer to have some images that are beautiful and able to make my first impression (when turning on the computer) a pleasant one. […]

How To Boot And Install Windows 7 From USB Flash Drive

How To Boot And Install Windows 7 From USB Flash Drive

Updated: An updated version of this tutorial can be found here, featuring an easier and faster way to create a Windows 7 USB installer drive. The Windows 7 beta has been released for quite a while now. If you want to follow the crowd and test it in your system, but do not want to […]

8 Ways To Improve Your WordPress’s Loading Time

8 Ways To Improve Your WordPress’s Loading Time

If you have been blogging for quite a while, you will find that as your traffic increases, your blog’s loading time become slower and slower. This could be due to inefficient coding, too many images (or advertisement) or just that you have activated too many plugins that take up your valuable server resources. If the […]

How To Install And Configure Cairo Dock In Ubuntu Intrepid

How To Install And Configure Cairo Dock In Ubuntu Intrepid

Cairo dock is a Mac OSX dock-like application that you can install in your Linux machine. One of the advantage that it has over other docks is that it does not require any compositing window manager to work. Even on a low-end PC, it will still work fine. This is not possible for docks like […]

5 Powerful Video Converters For Mac That You Can Use For Free

5 Powerful Video Converters For Mac That You Can Use For Free

There are many occasions where you need to convert a video from one format to another. For example, you want to convert a video to iPhone format so you can transfer to it and watch it on the move, or you want to convert the raw footage of your outdoor video shoot into a format […]

Sync Your Passwords Across Different Browsers With LastPass

Sync Your Passwords Across Different Browsers With LastPass

It is not surprising to see that most browsers come with their own password manager to allow you to save all your login passwords. The only problem is, they are not cross-browser compatible. What you stored in your Firefox browser can’t be used in Internet Explorer or Safari. In addition, if you are out travelling […]

Make Your Windows XP/Vista Functions Like Windows 7

Make Your Windows XP/Vista Functions Like Windows 7

If you have downloaded and try out Windows 7 beta on your computer, you will know that it comes with plenty of useful features and an improved usability over its previous version. If you like the features very much and would like to implement them to your existing version of Windows (XP or Vista), here […]

How to Dual Boot Windows Vista And Windows 7

How to Dual Boot Windows Vista And Windows 7

For those of you who have waited long for the beta release of Windows 7, Micosoft has finally released the link for you to download a copy to test. In case you have not downloaded, here is the link: Windows 7 beta 32-bit version Windows 7 beta 64-bit version (the download is no longer available) […]