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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 […]

How to install and Configure Hamachi in Ubuntu

How to install and Configure Hamachi in Ubuntu

LogMeIn Hamachi is a zero configuration VPN that works with your existing firewall and allows you to access your computer no matter where you are, as long there is Internet connection. While there is a nice interface for the Windows version, Linux users can only access to Hamachi via the command line interface. Nevertheless, with […]

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 […]