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4 Easy Ways To Get Yourself Out Of a Ubuntu Crash

4 Easy Ways To Get Yourself Out Of a Ubuntu Crash

When I say crash, it simply means that the whole system freezes and does not respond to any keyboard or mouse input. There are many reasons that can cause Ubuntu to crash. It could be due to hardware incompatibility (especially ATI/Nvidia graphics cards), a software conflict or when you run too many memory intensive applications […]

10 useful Plugins To Spice Up Your Pidgin

10 useful Plugins To Spice Up Your Pidgin

Pidgin is a multi-protocol instant messaging client that allows you to connect to several IM networks at one time. Most Linux users will be familiar with Pidgin, as it is the default IM client in most distribution. Other than its basic functionality, Pidgin also has a plugin system that allows its users to activate plugins […]

How To Install And Setup Jinzora Media Server In Ubuntu

How To Install And Setup Jinzora Media Server In Ubuntu

If you have a huge collection of music and would like to build a media streaming server to manage your collection, then Jinzora is the right one for you. Jinzora is a Web based media streaming and management system. It is supported in various platforms and it allows you to access your music collection from […]

Quick And Easy Way To Install Songbird In Ubuntu

Quick And Easy Way To Install Songbird In Ubuntu

Songbird is an open source media player that allows you to play music, watch video and surf the Web at the same time. Built with codes from Firefox and VLC, Songbird inherits the features of the two most powerful open source applications, thus making it one of the best desktop media player around The most […]

4 Ways To Play Windows Game On Linux

4 Ways To Play Windows Game On Linux

Playing Windows games on Linux is not really a difficult task. Most gamers are reluctant to migrate to Linux because they have this misconception that Windows games cannot be played on Linux. How wrong they are. If you are one of those avid gamers that I mentioned above, here are 4 ways that you can […]

Miro: Watch Internet TV On Your Desktop

Miro: Watch Internet TV On Your Desktop

For those who prefer to watch videos and movies behind the computer screen rather than the television, Miro is definitely the best application for you. Miro is an open source application that turns your desktop into an Internet TV. You can subscribe to unlimited channels and have Miro download the videos for you. Be it […]

Setting up Subversion Version control in Ubuntu

Setting up Subversion Version control in Ubuntu

When developing a project, you may want to keep a version control of all your files so that you can easily revert to an earlier page (or the previous revision) to fix any bugs or in the event that someone accidentally deleted your files. In Ubuntu, the easiest way to do version control is to […]

AMSN Can’t Connect in Ubuntu…

AMSN Can’t Connect in Ubuntu…

After running the update manager and installed a bunch of files, you find that your AMSN is no longer able to connect. If this is the case, then you are not alone. I have this issue after I finished updating my system. It seems that the updated version of Tcl/tk client is conflicting with AMSN […]

Setting Up a LAMP Server In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

Setting Up a LAMP Server In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. It is the most widely used combination for setting up a Web Server. By far, the easiest way to install LAMP server is simply installing the Ubuntu Server Edition itself. However, many of us have installed the Ubuntu Desktop edition, only to find that we need to […]

How To Turn Any Applications To A Widget In Ubuntu

How To Turn Any Applications To A Widget In Ubuntu

If you have installed CompizConfig Setting Manager in you Ubuntu, you can easily activate the widget-layer plugin and hide/show your desktop widgets in a Mac dashboard style. In addition, with some simple configuration, you can also turn any windows/applications into widgets so that they can run in the background (such as playing music) without messing […]

Install KDE 4.1 in Ubuntu Hardy Heron

Install KDE 4.1 in Ubuntu Hardy Heron

The KDE community has officially announced the release of KDE 4.1. This second feature release of the KDE4 contains many bug fixes, added more applications and also polished up the Plasma desktop to make it even more stunning. On the same day, the Ubuntu team has also released a package for its users to upgrade […]

Desktop Drapes: Another GNOME Wallpaper Changer

Desktop Drapes: Another GNOME Wallpaper Changer

We have covered several wallpaper changers for GNOME. Here is another one to add to the list. Desktop Drapes is a simple wallpaper manager application for the GNOME desktop. It can automatically pick up any new wallpapers you have added to a directory and randomly change your wallpaper at regular interval, or whenever you fell […]

Make Your Ubuntu Desktop Rotate As a Cylinder/Sphere

Make Your Ubuntu Desktop Rotate As a Cylinder/Sphere

For Linux users those who like to impress their friends with the the awesome Compiz eye candy and desktop effects, here is another new trick that you can show: make your desktop rotate as a cylinder or sphere. With the release of latest version of Compiz Fusion 0.7.6, many new plugins and eye candys have […]

Turn Your Ubuntu Hardy to Mac OSX Leopard

Turn Your Ubuntu Hardy to Mac OSX Leopard

Updated: The updated version of this tutorial for Ubuntu Intrepid can be found at Turn Ubuntu Intrepid into Mac Leopard. You can’t really turn a Linux system to a Mac, but you definitely can make your Ubuntu Hardy looks like a Mac OSX Leopard. If you want to change this into , follow the steps […]

KeyTouch: Regain The Full Functionality Of Your Keyboard

KeyTouch: Regain The Full Functionality Of Your Keyboard

It can be very frustrating to buy a brand new keyboard with tons of function keys only to find out that your Linux OS does not support them. Although your keyboard package might come with a CD-ROM that contains the configuration software, it is most likely to be Windows-based and there is no way you […]

WattOS: A Lightweight Ubuntu For Your Old Computer

WattOS: A Lightweight Ubuntu For Your Old Computer

If you love Ubuntu, but wanted a lightweight version for your older computer, then WattOS maybe what you are looking for. WattOS is a new lightweight Linux distribution that has low power requirement and can be used on computer with older hardware. It is in fact, a stripped down version of Ubuntu, with many of […]

Useful Shortcut Keys In Ubuntu

Useful Shortcut Keys In Ubuntu

For those shortcut key lovers out there, here is a long list of keyboard shortcuts for Ubuntu Hardy. Most of them should work in the previous version of Ubuntu as well. Enjoy the list.

Java Not Working On Your Firefox 3? Try This Simple Fix!

Java Not Working On Your Firefox 3? Try This Simple Fix!

After upgrading to Firefox 3, if you find that you cannot get java to run and you are 100% sure that you have already installed the latest version of java, here is a simple fix (for Ubuntu Hardy Heron). Open up your Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). Type the command sudo apt-get autoremove icedtea-gcjwebplugin to remove the icedtea-gcjwebplugin […]

How to Transfer Music From iPhone/iPod Touch to Your PC

How to Transfer Music From iPhone/iPod Touch to Your PC

iPhone/iPod Touch users will know that while it is easy to sync music from iTunes to your iPod, it certainly does not work the other way round. It may be a great security feature by Apple, but it has definitely caused lot of inconvenience to its users. Luckily, there are lots of easy way to […]

Reconstructor: Creating Your Own Ubuntu Distribution

Reconstructor: Creating Your Own Ubuntu Distribution

Reconstructor is an Ubuntu GNU/Linux CD Creator that allows you to modify an existing Ubuntu distribution and save as your own Linux distribution. It uses the Desktop(Live), Alternate(Install), or Server disc as a base, and then allows for user customization. You can basically customize the entire environment, such as add/remove software, change the default look […]