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How to Install And Configure FUPPES on Ubuntu Hardy

How to Install And Configure FUPPES on Ubuntu Hardy

FUPPES stands for Free UPnP Entertainment Service and is a free, multiplatform UPnP A/V Media Server that supports a wide range of UPnP MediaRenderers as well as on-the-fly transcoding of various audio, video and image formats. FUPPES also includes basic DLNA support, which means you can play your audio/video from your PS3 and Xbox 360. […]

How to Convert .FLAC to .MP3 In Ubuntu

How to Convert .FLAC to .MP3 In Ubuntu

How good would it be if your iPod or your favorite portable MP3 player can support FLAC format? Unfortunately not. If you have a bunch of FLAC music files that you want to bring along in your journey, the best way is to convert them into MP3 format. Luckily, this is an easy task in […]

How to Install XBMC Media Center In Ubuntu Hardy

How to Install XBMC Media Center In Ubuntu Hardy

XBMC Media Center is an award winning open source media center application for Xbox, Linux, Mac and Windows. Calling it a media center is really understating its capability since it is in fact an ultimate hub that supports almost every audio/video format and codecs available. It also comes with slick interface and include features such […]

keep Your Files Synchronized With Unison

keep Your Files Synchronized With Unison

Unison is a simple tool that allows you to synchronize your files between two locations. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to […]

Appnr – Install Ubuntu Applications from your Firefox browser

Appnr – Install Ubuntu Applications from your Firefox browser

Installing applications in Ubuntu is getting easier and easier. First there is the command line interface, next is the Synaptic Package Manager, followed by Gnome Installer (Add/Remove). Now there is Appnr, a web based tool where you can search and install applications directly on your Firefox.

How to Remove OpenOffice Splash Screen For Good

How to Remove OpenOffice Splash Screen For Good

I have been using OpenOffice for the past few years and on the whole, I am very happy with it. If there is anything that is causing me frustration, it has to be the splash screen that forcefully take over your desktop when you load an OpenOffice application. If you are feeling the same frustration […]

Manage Your Synchronization And Backup Easily With Conduit For Linux

Manage Your Synchronization And Backup Easily With Conduit For Linux

Let’s face it, with a large bunch of files/folders/playlists/documents etc all over the places in different computers, USB drives, various Web servers, it can really be a tedious task to get everything synchronized and put them all in places. Conduit makes it simple for you to do so. Conduit is a synchronization application for GNOME. […]

8 Ways to Maintain a Clean, Lean Ubuntu Machine

8 Ways to Maintain a Clean, Lean Ubuntu Machine

Once in a while, you may want to do some maintenance on your Ubuntu machine and clean up unnecessary files that are chunking up large storage space in your hard disk. Here are 8 ways that you can use to clean up your Ubuntu:

How to Compress and Split Files in Ubuntu

How to Compress and Split Files in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, the Archive Manager (or file-roller) has make it easy for anyone to compress and zip up a file or folder, but if you have a large file, say 20Gb, and you want to back it up to the CD/DVD, you will find that no amount of compression can you reduce the file size […]

How to Play Super Nintendo (SNES) Game In Ubuntu Hardy

How to Play Super Nintendo (SNES) Game In Ubuntu Hardy

Previously, I have talked about the way to play playstation game in Ubuntu. For those who are a fanboy of Super Nintendo (SNES), I didn’t forget about you too. Here is how you can play SNES game in Ubuntu Hardy. There are several popular SNES emulators for Linux, namely: ZSNES, SNES9X, BSNES, SNEmul. We will […]

Share Your Virtualbox VM Across Different OS

Share Your Virtualbox VM Across Different OS

While creating a virtual machine in Virtualbox is an easy task, sharing the virtual machine across different OS is not. If you are dual-booting your computer and have created a virtual machine in one of the OS partition, due to the difference in file structure among the different OS, you will not be able to […]

Create a Private Encrypted Folder On Ubuntu Hardy With eCryptfs

Create a Private Encrypted Folder On Ubuntu Hardy With eCryptfs

eCryptfs is a encryption application for Linux that you can use to encrypt your files/folders and prevent others from viewing it. eCryptfs does not require its own partition. You can easily create a dynamic encrypted private directory on your Home folder that will shrink or grow in size according to the files you add to […]

Ubuntu Ibex Alpha 6 Review

Ubuntu Ibex Alpha 6 Review

The Ubuntu team has released Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 6 for testing. This will be the final alpha build for Intrepid Ibex before we see the beta release. What has changed in the backend? This alpha 6 release is shipped with the latest Gnome 2.23.92, which is a testing and development series for the upcoming Gnome […]

How to Boot & Install Ubuntu Ibex From a USB Thumb Drive

How to Boot & Install Ubuntu Ibex From a USB Thumb Drive

Ubuntu released the Intrepid Ibex alpha 6 for public testing last week. If you want to install and test the new Ibex on your system, but do not want to burn the iso file into a CD (either because your computer does not has a CD-ROM or you find it a waste to burn into […]

How to Achieve Nice Font Rendering in Ubuntu Hardy

How to Achieve Nice Font Rendering in Ubuntu Hardy

If you have always feel that the font in Ubuntu looks strange and ugly, it is because the font smoothing option is not turned on by default. To get a nice smooth font in your Ubuntu Hardy, do the following: In the terminal, type: sudo ln -sf /etc/fonts/conf.avail/10-autohint.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/ Once it is done, log out […]

Playdeb Makes Game Installation In Ubuntu a Breeze

Playdeb Makes Game Installation In Ubuntu a Breeze

The popular getdeb.net has recently launched a new site Playdeb that allows Ubuntu users to find, install and update games easily. Playdeb includes an APT software repository, and a games list that can be used to install games simply by clicking an install link. All the games are in deb format and Ubuntu users can […]

Dropbox: Backs Up and Syncs Files From Your Desktop

Dropbox: Backs Up and Syncs Files From Your Desktop

Previously available only in Windows and Mac, Dropbox has recently launched a new version for Linux. In case you are wondering, Dropbox is an online storage site that allows you to back up and sync your files right from your desktop. It comes with a desktop application that you can install in your OS and […]

How to Run Google Chrome in Ubuntu

How to Run Google Chrome in Ubuntu

Google has not released the Linux version of Google Chrome, but that doesn’t mean you can’t test it on your Ubuntu. With the release of wine 1.1.4, you can easily get Chrome running in your Ubuntu in no time.

Tweak Your Ubuntu The Easy Way

Tweak Your Ubuntu The Easy Way

If you are constantly confused over the command line, and wanted to look for an easy way to tweak your Ubuntu, then Ubuntu Tweak is definitely the application for you. Ubuntu Tweak allows you to tweak many desktop and system settings without going to the terminal. It provides a single access point for you to […]