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What’s New In Screenlets?

What’s New In Screenlets?

When I first installed Screenlets half a year ago, I really didn’t like it. It took up a big chunk of memory and have only a limited quantity of widgets to choose from. In addition, the software looks rough and it didn’t look well on the desktop that I beautifully customized. With the release of […]

GNOME Do: A Fast Launcher For Your Linux Desktop

GNOME Do: A Fast Launcher For Your Linux Desktop

On the first look, GNOME Do is nothing more than a file indexer. It indexes your files and allows you to launch it from the search bar. After using it, you will find that it is actually more powerful than it seems. It is in fact a speed daemon that enables you to achieve many […]

Twittering From Open Office

Twittering From Open Office

Using clients like twhirl or twitterfox, you can post tweets to twitter from your desktop and Firefox browser. However, if you spend a lot of time on Open Office, you may want a quicker way to get your twitter updated, without having to leave Open Office. OOoTwitter is a simple Open Office extension that allows […]

How to Set Up a VNC Server In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

How to Set Up a VNC Server In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing and is a desktop sharing application that allows you to remote control another computer. A VNC connection requires a VNC server to be set up on the remote system and a VNC viewer to access the server. In Ubuntu Hardy Heron, both the VNC server and viewer come pre-installed […]

Use Linux Applications On Windows, Without Having to Install Linux

Use Linux Applications On Windows, Without Having to Install Linux

It is a known fact that the Linux community has been trying to woo Windows users to convert to the open-source operating system: The latest version of Ubuntu comes with a Wubi installer that allows you to try Hardy Heron in Windows (without physically install it), andLinux allows you to use Linux applications and now […]

Get Enlighted: Try Enlightenment For Your Ubuntu Hardy

Get Enlighted: Try Enlightenment For Your Ubuntu Hardy

You have used GNOME and KDE, but have you ever tried Enlightenment? If not, give it a try and I am sure you won’t regret. Enlightenment, also known simply as E, is a lightweight desktop manager for Linux which can be used alone or in conjunction with GNOME/KDE. While most lightweight desktop managers shave out […]

How To Get a Mac OSX Style Dock In Hardy Heron

How To Get a Mac OSX Style Dock In Hardy Heron

For those who are a crazy fan of the Mac OSX dock, you can now install Avant Window Navigator to achieve the similar dock-like effect in Ubuntu Hardy Heron. Avant Window Navigator (AWN) is a dock-like navigation bar for the Linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the screen. It can be used […]

Top 10 Things That You Need to Do After Installing Hardy Heron

Top 10 Things That You Need to Do After Installing Hardy Heron

The latest version of Ubuntu – Hardy Heron, comes with a lot of improvement and functionality over its predecessors. However, unknown to many, some of the best features are hidden and are not enabled by default. To really get the most out of Hardy Heron, you really need to uncover these features, activate and configure […]

How to Check MD5 Hash?

How to Check MD5 Hash?

MD5 is a message digest algorithm that takes a message of arbitrary length and produces a 128-bits digital signature of the message. It is most widely used for verifying the integrity of the file downloaded from the Web. Since it is almost impossible to produce the same digital signature from different message, by simply comparing […]

Installing VMware Server in Hardy Heron

Installing VMware Server in Hardy Heron

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron was officially released on 24th Apr last week. I specially took the weekend to download the iso and upgrade my Gutsy. What I thought would be a smooth process turns out to be a rather messy affair, with Hardy breaks some of my favorite software. One of them is VMware server. […]

[Linux]: Do You Really Need Anti-Virus Software?

[Linux]: Do You Really Need Anti-Virus Software?

When a seasoned Windows user first migrates to Linux, the first question is always “where is the anti-virus?” I have been asked this question countless time and were always given the “you are lying to me” kind of look when I told them that they don’t need anti-virus software in Linux. Over the decade where […]

Running Adobe AIR App On Linux

Running Adobe AIR App On Linux

The Adobe AIR runtime is a technology developed by Adobe that allow users to use Web applications on the desktop. Simply said, it is the Adobe version of Yahoo Widget and Google Desktop Gadget. While Adobe claimed that this technology can be run across various operating systems, in actual fact, it is only tested to […]

TrueCrypt: Encrypt Your Data The Easy Way

TrueCrypt: Encrypt Your Data The Easy Way

Everyone has files that they don’t want other to see. It may be a document consisting of all your login passwords, your bank account information or the romance photos/videos (oops…) that you want to keep out of your wife/husband’s sight. In case you are wondering how to encrypt the files/folders/entire hard drive and keep it […]

How To Restore Grub In Ubuntu

How To Restore Grub In Ubuntu

If you install a dual boot of Windows or Mac OSX on your Ubuntu machine, you may find that your Grub bootloader are wiped out and you can’t boot into any of your OS. If this is the case, the only way is to restore Grub back in your Ubuntu system.

FreeMind: Mind Mapping Software For All Platforms

FreeMind: Mind Mapping Software For All Platforms

FreeMind is an open-source mind mapping software that is written in Java and cross-platform compatible. It is simple, easy to use and come with a interface that anyone can get used to in few minutes. There are quite a number of mind mapping software out there, but the main reason why I love FreeMind is […]

Twitting From Your Ubuntu Desktop

Twitting From Your Ubuntu Desktop

I have just started using Twitter and it have been really addictive. One thing I hate though: to load the twitter site on my browser and login before I can post a message. So here I am, searching for a desktop alternative to twitting. Desktop twitting has been a rather easy task in Windows and […]

Utilizing The Deskbar Applet to Make Your Life Easier

Utilizing The Deskbar Applet to Make Your Life Easier

One of the overlooked feature in Ubuntu Gutsy is the deskbar-applet found on the top panel. Being one of the best (personally, I found that this is the best) desktop search tool around, I am quite surprised that only few are fully utilizing it. The only reason that I can think of is either most […]