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Sharninder is a programmer, blogger and a geek making a living writing software to change the world. His tech blog, Geeky Ninja, is where he shares his wisdom, for free !

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How to Upgrade Ubuntu Without Rebooting with Ksplice

How to Upgrade Ubuntu Without Rebooting with Ksplice

Don’t you hate it when you’re in the middle of something important and the operating system keeps bugging you to reboot your computer, just because an important security update was installed ? I hate it and I’m sure the guys behind Ksplice hated it too. They hated it so much that they decided to do […]

How To Compress A Video File with Virtualdub

How To Compress A Video File with Virtualdub

Anyone who has played around with any kind of video knows how huge uncompressed video files can be. The huge size of video files is what has led to the proliferation of video compression algorithms like DivX, Xvid, MP4 etc, but how exactly do you compress an uncompressed video to one of these formats, to […]

How To Enable 3D Acceleration In VirtualBox

How To Enable 3D Acceleration In VirtualBox

Virtualbox is an excellent application to have if you’re looking to try out new operating systems and/or are generally interested in virtualisation for the many benefits it offers. Make Tech Easier has extensively covered VirtualBox a couple of times earlier and we are great fans of this cross platform, open source application. One thing which VirtualBox […]

How to Make Free Ringtones for iPhone Using iTunes

How to Make Free Ringtones for iPhone Using iTunes

The iPhone is an awesome smartphone and I’ve been in love with it ever since I got it. The iTunes app store is just one of the many benefits of using the iPhone and it is amazing to see and use all the innovative applications being developed by third party developers. However, if you talk […]

Gmail Notifier For Ubuntu 9.04

Gmail Notifier For Ubuntu 9.04

Ubuntu 9.04 is the latest major release of Ubuntu. Among it’s many improvements, it brings with it a very cool new notification system to notify the user of events happening on the system using a nice transparent popup window in one corner of the screen. The notification system has been designed to be non intrusive […]

How To Convert A DMG File To ISO

How To Convert A DMG File To ISO

The ISO file format is pretty much entranched in the PC world as THE format to use for CD/DVD disk images. The advantages of this format are plenty – It is a standard open format and tools to work with it are readily available for all operating systems, Windows, Unix/Linux and OS X. While Mac […]

How To Configure A Firewall In Linux Using Firestarter

How To Configure A Firewall In Linux Using Firestarter

Long back, when I was running a Windows only PC, a firewall utility was always among the first software that I used to install on a newly formatted machine. Along with an Antivirus, a firewall used to be considered a must for any Windows installation that was in any way connected to the outside world. […]

Convert PDF Files To Word For Free Online

Convert PDF Files To Word For Free Online

The PDF file format is quickly becoming the de-facto format for sharing information on the web. The good thing about PDF files is that the format allows the creator of the document, the ability to retain the original formatting even when the document is being viewed on different operating systems or different viewers. The only […]

Extract Files From Rar, Zip Archives online

Extract Files From Rar, Zip Archives online

A couple of days back, while I was searching for some nice wallpapers for my desktop, I came across this neat collection bundled in a rar archive. The collection had all sorts of nice wallpapers for different sized desktops and was exactly what I wanted. The only problem was that the file was about 100 MB […]

Free Up Your System Resources With Svchost Viewer

Free Up Your System Resources With Svchost Viewer

Have you ever wondered what all those svchost.exe processes running on your Windows machine are for ? Ever thought what effect will it have on your system, if you kill them ? If you haven’t or aren’t too sure how to check for running processes on your system, press Ctrl + Alt + Del and […]