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How To Shrink Your Virtualbox VM And Free Up Space For Your Hard Disk

How To Shrink Your Virtualbox VM And Free Up Space For Your Hard Disk

While using Virtualbox, one thing that I have found is that the size of the VM (a file with .VDI extension) expands over time. If you have selected the “Dynamically Expanding Storage” option when first creating the VM, you will find that the file size expands whenever you install new applications in the VM. That […]

View Your Website in Different IE Browsers Simultaneously

View Your Website in Different IE Browsers Simultaneously

One of the problems that many web designers face is the cross browsers compatibility issue between Internet Explorer and other browsers. When the design and alignment look fine in Firefox and Safari, it is quite likely that it will break in Internet Explorer. What makes it worst is that even within the various IE browsers, […]

Create Your Own Cloud Operating System With EyeOS

Create Your Own Cloud Operating System With EyeOS

A cloud OS simply refers to an operating system (or an interface filled with a complete suite of desktop applications) that resides on the Web and you can access to it anytime, anywhere as long as you have an Internet connection. While there are plenty of cloud OS out there that you can sign up […]

How To Easily Reset Your WordPress Password via phpMyAdmin

How To Easily Reset Your WordPress Password via phpMyAdmin

I know that it is easy to forget your password, especially when it contains plenty of symbols, digits and upper/lower case. In WordPress, if you have forgotten your password, you can get it to reset your password via your email account. However, in the event that you also forget your username or the email you […]

How To Install Aptana Studio In Ubuntu Intrepid

How To Install Aptana Studio In Ubuntu Intrepid

For those who have read my review of Aptana and wish to install it in Ubuntu 8.10, here is how you can do so. While the installation is not as straightforward as it should be, the overall process is not that difficult either. The instruction below is meant for 32-bit machine. If you are using […]

Aptana Studio: A Worthy Replacement For Dreamweaver

Aptana Studio: A Worthy Replacement For Dreamweaver

I have been a great fan of Dreamweaver. Even after I migrated to Linux Ubuntu, I still diligently use Dreamweaver (under Wine) for all my coding projects. To say the truth, running Dreamweaver in Linux with wine is not a great experience after all. At times, its performance can be lagging and the font and […]

Auto-Unlock Keyring Manager In Ubuntu Intrepid

Auto-Unlock Keyring Manager In Ubuntu Intrepid

If you have set your Ubuntu machine to auto-login everytime you start your computer, you will find that as soon as you reach your desktop, the keyring manager will automatically pop up and ask you for the password to unlock itself and retrieve the key to connect to the wireless connection. The keyring manager is […]

Clean Up And Regain Your Disk Space With Bleachbit

Clean Up And Regain Your Disk Space With Bleachbit

If you are wondering why your hard disk space is getting lesser and lesser and yet you did not install that many applications on your system, most probably you are wasting your disk space on the cache and temporary files. BleachBit is a software for Linux that scans your computer and deletes unnecessary files to […]

How To Connect To Your WordPress Account Via Secure FTP

How To Connect To Your WordPress Account Via Secure FTP

If you own a self-hosted WordPress account, chances are you are using FTP to transfer all your files online. Here’s the problem: connecting and transferring files via FTP is not secured. All your login credential (including username and password) and data are transmitted over the network in plain text. Any hacker who is sniffing your […]

How To Edit Your Screensaver Settings In Ubuntu Intrepid

How To Edit Your Screensaver Settings In Ubuntu Intrepid

If you have attempted to tamper with your screensaver in Ubuntu, you will know that other than selecting the screensaver, there is nothing you can do about it. The default Gnome-Screensaver in your system does not allow you to change any of the screensaver’s setting. If you are looking to make the ball rotate slower, […]