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Razor-qt: A New Lightweight Desktop Manager For Linux

Razor-qt: A New Lightweight Desktop Manager For Linux

When it comes to desktop manager for Linux, you are sure pampered with choices. Hate the Gnome desktop? You can change it to KDE, XFCE, WindowMaker, Openbox, LXDE or even Enlightenment. And there is a new kid on the block: Razor-qt. Razor-qt is a lightweight and fast desktop manager based on Qt technologies. It strips […]

How to Get a Dock-Like Taskbar in KDE with Icon Tasks

How to Get a Dock-Like Taskbar in KDE with Icon Tasks

KDE has always given users the ability to add launchers to its panel, and it has always had a very usable task manager. Until recently, however, there has not been a comprehensive and well-designed merging of the two. The Icon Tasks widget has changed all of that. It is a robust plasma widget that includes […]

Listen to Cloud Music With Nuvola Player [Ubuntu]

Listen to Cloud Music With Nuvola Player [Ubuntu]

I seldom review music player app because most of them are the same. Some are lightweight, some are heavy with tons of features, but generally, most of their functionalities are the same. However, when I come across Nuvola Player, a music player that supports Google Music, Groovesharks and several other cloud services, it immediately catches […]

Tweak Your Ubuntu Unity Desktop With MyUnity

Tweak Your Ubuntu Unity Desktop With MyUnity

One of the reasons that many hated the Unity desktop in Ubuntu is because there is a lack of customization option. People switched from Windows/Mac to Linux is mainly because Linux offers them an environment where they can customize everything to their liking. When Canonical reduced your ability to do what you want with your […]

How to Remote Control Ubuntu From An Android Tablet

How to Remote Control Ubuntu From An Android Tablet

Few days ago, Laura discussed how you can use the Splashtop app to access your Windows/Mac remotely from an iOS device. The bad thing is, it only works on Windows and Mac (though the app is available for Android too). If you are using Linux, or more specifically, Ubuntu, the remote desktop client is already […]

How to Fix Ubuntu Update Errors

How to Fix Ubuntu Update Errors

It happens quite often that we encounter errors while trying to run an update in Ubuntu. There are several type of errors and in this post we will see how to solve some of the most common errors encountered during update of packages in Ubuntu.

How to Run Startup Scripts in KDM before KDE Starts

How to Run Startup Scripts in KDM before KDE Starts

KDE has an easy-to-use system for configuring programs or scripts to run at startup. Linux distributions also have methods of starting programs at boot, but there are some unique instances when it would be ideal to start a script at the moment KDM starts, in between the start of X and the start of your […]

How to Manage Your Recent Files (Files Logging) In Ubuntu

How to Manage Your Recent Files (Files Logging) In Ubuntu

The Zeitgeist Engine is a service that logs the users’s activities and events (files opened, websites visites, conversations hold with other people, etc.) and makes relevant information available to other applications. In the recent releases of Ubuntu, the Zeitgeist engine was installed by default, and that is why you are starting to see “Recent Files” […]

How to Make KDE 4 Look Like KDE 3

How to Make KDE 4 Look Like KDE 3

When KDE 4 was first released, it was met with both hope and dismay, depending on the person you asked. Some loved everything from the new interface to the improved functionality. Others called it a significant step, but one in the wrong direction. Those purists still love KDE 3.5, and many of them continue to […]