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Making Full Use of the Super (Windows) Key in Gnome

Making Full Use of the Super (Windows) Key in Gnome

I use a lot of different computers. Many of those computers are on different operating systems, or desktop environments. Just when I find myself growing accustomed to a particular way of doing things, I find myself on a different system with a different way of doing things. Key combinations are some of the most common […]

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. […]

A Basic Introduction To Python 3

A Basic Introduction To Python 3

A while back I was introduced to what has become my #1 favorite programming/scripting language: Python. It’s difficult for a language developer to come up with something that’s both powerful and easy to write, something that flows naturally and allows you to focus on what’s important in your code. Python does this beautifully. It makes […]

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 […]

Making The Linux Command Line A Little Friendlier

Making The Linux Command Line A Little Friendlier

One thing that gets debated over and over in Linux is the need for the command line. Many say that you should never need to access a command prompt to get things done, others are of the opinion that the power of the Linux shell is one of the things that makes Linux so great. […]

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 Be Part Of A Supercomputer With BOINC

How To Be Part Of A Supercomputer With BOINC

Companies like Google are well known for their approach to computing power: using lots of little computers to do the job of a supercomputer. It’s cheap, fault-tolerant, and if done right, almost infinitely expandable. Well if that works with computers networked directly to each other, why not over the Internet? BOINC (or the Berkeley Open […]

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, […]

How to be Your Own Linux Tech Support

How to be Your Own Linux Tech Support

When I first began using Linux, I was fortunate that I had a few friends around who knew it well, and were able to answer my questions and provide support. Not everyone is so lucky. Fortunately, these days there are a multitude of ways you can get the info you need without calling up Cousin […]

The Ultimate Guide To Manage Your Audio/Video Files In Linux

The Ultimate Guide To Manage Your Audio/Video Files In Linux

Have you ever come across a situation where you wanted to convert a video from one format to another in your Linux machine and you have absolutely no idea how to do it? What about playing DVD on Ubuntu or rip your favorite VCD to mpeg file? Below, I have come up with a great […]

You Want A Beautiful OS? Try Elive

You Want A Beautiful OS? Try Elive

What do you get when you put a stable operating system, an innovative desktop manager and plenty of eye candies together? You get nothing short of a beautiful and functional OS. Elive is a Debian-based Linux distro, customized with Enlightenment e17 desktop manager. It is designed with the aim of providing a stable, fully functional […]

Things You Need To Know To Become An Apt Guru

Things You Need To Know To Become An Apt Guru

Quite possibly the most distinguishing feature of Debian-based Linux distributions (such as Ubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, etc) is their package system – APT. Also known as the Advanced Package Tool, APT was first introduced in Debian 2.1 in 1999.  APT is not so much a specific program as it is a collection of separate, related packages. […]

The Detail Guide To Perform A Debian 5.0 Network Install

The Detail Guide To Perform A Debian 5.0 Network Install

Almost two years after Etch, Debian is putting the much-anticipated Lenny release on the proverbial shelves.  There are some pretty nice new features in this release. In this article, we’re going to cover installation, basic setup, disk encryption, and try out some of Lenny’s new moves.

Gnome-Do Docky: A New Dock On The Block

Gnome-Do Docky: A New Dock On The Block

For those long time fans/users of Gnome-Do, you are now in for a good treat. The latest release of Gnome-Do now includes an interactive dock that you can place on your desktop and access the frequently used applications quickly and easily like any other docks. One thing is different though, Gnome-Do Docky is intuitive and […]

Download YouTube Videos For Offline Viewing On Linux

Download YouTube Videos For Offline Viewing On Linux

I have a confession to make. I’m a sucker for gadget reviews on YouTube. I can’t even remember the last time I actually looked at a normal review site for a gadget review. Apart from reviews of the latest gadgets, YouTube is also a great place to watch, well, almost anything that moves! The only […]

Download Webmail to POP & RSS Reader Tool

Download Webmail to POP & RSS Reader Tool

FreePOPs is a webmail tool that among several of its other functions, it allows you to access free web based mail utilizing the POP3 protocol. This application carries modules for dozens of services including but not limited to Windows Live Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL Email and more! FreePOPs grants you access to various resources […]

How To Create And Install Your Own GRUB Splash Image

How To Create And Install Your Own GRUB Splash Image

Grub is the most commonly used bootloader in Linux system. When you boot up your computer, the default Grub screen comes with a black background and white text. If that is fine with you, then this tutorial is not for you. On the other hand, if you wish to beautify it with your favorite image, […]