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How to Remove OpenOffice Splash Screen For Good

How to Remove OpenOffice Splash Screen For Good

I have been using OpenOffice for the past few years and on the whole, I am very happy with it. If there is anything that is causing me frustration, it has to be the splash screen that forcefully take over your desktop when you load an OpenOffice application. If you are feeling the same frustration […]

Gmail: Create Custom Signature For Different Accounts

Gmail: Create Custom Signature For Different Accounts

While Gmail allows you to set up and manage multiple email accounts within itself, the Gmail team seems to have overlooked the fact that each email account is meant for different purpose and you will need a different signature for each account. For sure, I don’t want to include all my business contacts when I […]

Manage Your Synchronization And Backup Easily With Conduit For Linux

Manage Your Synchronization And Backup Easily With Conduit For Linux

Let’s face it, with a large bunch of files/folders/playlists/documents etc all over the places in different computers, USB drives, various Web servers, it can really be a tedious task to get everything synchronized and put them all in places. Conduit makes it simple for you to do so. Conduit is a synchronization application for GNOME. […]

Access Google Contact from your Desktop

Access Google Contact from your Desktop

Windows only: iContact is a free software that allows you to access your Google Contact from your desktop. For those who are an active user of Google contact, you will find this small application particularly useful.

8 Ways to Maintain a Clean, Lean Ubuntu Machine

8 Ways to Maintain a Clean, Lean Ubuntu Machine

Once in a while, you may want to do some maintenance on your Ubuntu machine and clean up unnecessary files that are chunking up large storage space in your hard disk. Here are 8 ways that you can use to clean up your Ubuntu:

How to Compress and Split Files in Ubuntu

How to Compress and Split Files in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, the Archive Manager (or file-roller) has make it easy for anyone to compress and zip up a file or folder, but if you have a large file, say 20Gb, and you want to back it up to the CD/DVD, you will find that no amount of compression can you reduce the file size […]

How to Play Super Nintendo (SNES) Game In Ubuntu Hardy

How to Play Super Nintendo (SNES) Game In Ubuntu Hardy

Previously, I have talked about the way to play playstation game in Ubuntu. For those who are a fanboy of Super Nintendo (SNES), I didn’t forget about you too. Here is how you can play SNES game in Ubuntu Hardy. There are several popular SNES emulators for Linux, namely: ZSNES, SNES9X, BSNES, SNEmul. We will […]

Having a boring day? Try Playing Tetris On Your Mac Terminal

Having a boring day? Try Playing Tetris On Your Mac Terminal

After a long boring day at work, what about taking a short break and play some cool tetris game on your Mac terminal? Yes, you hear me right, I am referring to the black, ugly, unglamorous terminal app that you never want to open, and you can play tetris on it. Here’s how:

Extend Your Start Menu Functionality With Vista Start Menu

Extend Your Start Menu Functionality With Vista Start Menu

Windows only: Vista Start Menu replaces the traditional Start menu on your desktop and present you a much easier and faster way to locate your files and applications. If you are always looking for ways to get things done faster, then this application might just be the one for you.

Share Your Virtualbox VM Across Different OS

Share Your Virtualbox VM Across Different OS

While creating a virtual machine in Virtualbox is an easy task, sharing the virtual machine across different OS is not. If you are dual-booting your computer and have created a virtual machine in one of the OS partition, due to the difference in file structure among the different OS, you will not be able to […]