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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 […]

Create a Private Encrypted Folder On Ubuntu Hardy With eCryptfs

Create a Private Encrypted Folder On Ubuntu Hardy With eCryptfs

eCryptfs is a encryption application for Linux that you can use to encrypt your files/folders and prevent others from viewing it. eCryptfs does not require its own partition. You can easily create a dynamic encrypted private directory on your Home folder that will shrink or grow in size according to the files you add to […]

How to Change The Displayed Time to 24 Hour Format In Windows

How to Change The Displayed Time to 24 Hour Format In Windows

Windows by default uses a 12 hour time format to display the time on the taskbar. For those who want to change it to 24 hour time format, you will find that there is no option for you to do so in the Right click->Adjust Date/Time menu. To change the time to 24 hour time […]

Ubuntu Ibex Alpha 6 Review

Ubuntu Ibex Alpha 6 Review

The Ubuntu team has released Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 6 for testing. This will be the final alpha build for Intrepid Ibex before we see the beta release. What has changed in the backend? This alpha 6 release is shipped with the latest Gnome 2.23.92, which is a testing and development series for the upcoming Gnome […]

How to Boot & Install Ubuntu Ibex From a USB Thumb Drive

How to Boot & Install Ubuntu Ibex From a USB Thumb Drive

Ubuntu released the Intrepid Ibex alpha 6 for public testing last week. If you want to install and test the new Ibex on your system, but do not want to burn the iso file into a CD (either because your computer does not has a CD-ROM or you find it a waste to burn into […]

How to Achieve Nice Font Rendering in Ubuntu Hardy

How to Achieve Nice Font Rendering in Ubuntu Hardy

If you have always feel that the font in Ubuntu looks strange and ugly, it is because the font smoothing option is not turned on by default. To get a nice smooth font in your Ubuntu Hardy, do the following: In the terminal, type: sudo ln -sf /etc/fonts/conf.avail/10-autohint.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/ Once it is done, log out […]

Playdeb Makes Game Installation In Ubuntu a Breeze

Playdeb Makes Game Installation In Ubuntu a Breeze

The popular getdeb.net has recently launched a new site Playdeb that allows Ubuntu users to find, install and update games easily. Playdeb includes an APT software repository, and a games list that can be used to install games simply by clicking an install link. All the games are in deb format and Ubuntu users can […]