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A Hands on and Review of Ubuntu One

A Hands on and Review of Ubuntu One

Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu) has recently released a beta version of their online file syncing service – UbuntuOne for public testing. This file syncing service is similar to the popular Dropbox service and it allows you to share and sync file across different computers. In this tutorial, we are going to take a quick […]

Iron Browser: A Secure Alternative to Google Chrome

Iron Browser: A Secure Alternative to Google Chrome

For those who are tempted to use Google Chrome, but are concerned about your privacy being recorded by Google, you can stop worrying now. Iron browser is an exact clone of Google Chrome, without the privacy annoyance features. Iron browser is developed by a German software company SRWare. It is based on the open source […]

A Quick Look At Microsoft Security Essentials Free Antivirus Software

A Quick Look At Microsoft Security Essentials Free Antivirus Software

Microsoft has recently announced that they will be releasing a free anti-virus software for their Windows platform. The free software, named Windows Security Essentials (previously codenamed “Morro”) would be available by the end of 2009 at the latest, but for those enthusiasts who can’t wait for the official release, the beta version is already available […]

Speed Up Your Web Search With Inquisitor

Speed Up Your Web Search With Inquisitor

Most, if not, all browsers come with a search bar at the top right hand corner of the window. To perform a search, you simply type in your search term and press Enter. The browser will automatically load the search engine result page with your search term. As easy as that. Now, the question is: […]

Transform Kubuntu Jaunty to Windows 7 In 3 Simple Steps

Transform Kubuntu Jaunty to Windows 7 In 3 Simple Steps

One thing that I love about Linux (and Ubuntu) is that it is fully customizable and I can configure it to the way that I want it. Previously, I have already illustrated its flexibility by showing how you can transform Ubuntu Hardy and Intrepid into Mac OS X. Today, let’s bring a step further and […]

How to Remove The Annoying Update manager Pop-up in Ubuntu Jaunty

How to Remove The Annoying Update manager Pop-up in Ubuntu Jaunty

For those who are using Ubuntu Jaunty, you will notice that there is a change in the way the system notifies you to upgrade software. In the past, an icon will appear on the system tray whenever there is new update available. In Ubuntu Jaunty, instead of showing the icon, the update manager will now […]

How to Backup And Install Your Linux Applications With AptOnCD

How to Backup And Install Your Linux Applications With AptOnCD

Everytime after you have reformatted the hard disk and reinstalled the Linux distro of your choice, the one troublesome thing that you need to do is to re-download all your applications and restore all the settings. This is made worst when your wireless connection just don’t work with the newly installed distro. How are you […]

How to Easily Encrypt Your USB Drive in Windows 7

How to Easily Encrypt Your USB Drive in Windows 7

USB drive is a great tool for you to bring your data anywhere you go without having to lull the whole computer along. The bad thing is, it is small in size and can easily be misplaced or stolen by others. When such incident occurs, the last thing that you want to happen is to […]

How To Open Your Web Links In New Tab In iPhone’s Safari Browser

How To Open Your Web Links In New Tab In iPhone’s Safari Browser

When you are surfing the Web, opening URL links in a new tab is often the best and efficient way to navigate between sites and not to lose focus on the current one. When I am doing research for my writing, I depended heavily on the tab functions of the browser. However, when I am […]