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Ubuntu HowTo: Open .docx File In OpenOffice

Ubuntu HowTo: Open .docx File In OpenOffice

If you have received a .docx file from your friends, most likely that you are not able to view it in Ubuntu’s Open Office. To fix this, you need to install the odf-converter. First, go to http://download.novell.com/SummaryFree.jsp?buildid=ESrjfdE4U58 http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=GuM6LMM9SR4 and download odf-converter-1.0.0-5.i586.rpm. It is about 3 MB. The odf-converter file is in rpm format, which is […]

How To Install Windows Vista In Ubuntu Gutsy Using VMware

How To Install Windows Vista In Ubuntu Gutsy Using VMware

For Ubuntu Gutsy users who find that they can’t live without Windows, or just want to give Vista a try, here’s your savior: VMware Server. Vmware Server is a free to download virtual machine tool that allows you to install the various type of operating systems under a virtual environment. Before you attempt to install […]

How To Output Display To Projector/External Monitor In Ubuntu?

How To Output Display To Projector/External Monitor In Ubuntu?

In my Windows Vista setup, I can just press fn-F5 on my laptop to toggle screen display and output to a projector or external monitor. After I switched to Ubuntu, the hot key is no longer working. With a little research, I found that the problem lies with my xorg.conf file. It is configured to […]

Top 10 Ubuntu Applications

Top 10 Ubuntu Applications

For people who are new to Linux and Ubuntu, you might be overwhelmed by the huge library of applications available to you. Below is my 10 favorite applications. Hope it is useful to you.

How To Create .iso Files In Linux

How To Create .iso Files In Linux

It is surprisingly easy to create .iso file in Linux. I have tested the method on Ubuntu Feisty and I am sure it works on other distro as well. Open up terminal: Assume that /dev/cdrom is the location of CD/DVD-ROM sudo umount /dev/cdrom readcd dev=/dev/cdrom f=file.iso That’s it. If you want to mount your .iso […]

Gaming In Linux (Ubuntu)

Gaming In Linux (Ubuntu)

Gaming in Linux is always a big issue. Many gamers are not willing to migrate to Linux (though they are not happy with Windows) because they are worried about the lack of support for gaming. This is really a big myth, since there are really plenty of great games in Linux. In case you are […]