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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 […]

How to Install Windows In Ubuntu Hardy with VirtualBox

How to Install Windows In Ubuntu Hardy with VirtualBox

VirtualBox is an open-source cross platforms virtualization application that allows anyone to create a virtual machine on their computer. It is similar to the popular VMware, but much smaller in size and handles the virtual machine more efficiently. Before you attempt to install any Windows OS as a virtual machine, make sure that your computer […]

Ubuntu: How to Extract Audio From YouTube Video

Ubuntu: How to Extract Audio From YouTube Video

Often, you have heard a rare nice song from a particular YouTube video and you wish you could just save that song (without the video) into your hard disk. Well, in Ubuntu, you can use UTube Ripper to extract audio from YouTube video and save it as mp3 file.

How To Install Puppy Linux On a USB Flash Drive

How To Install Puppy Linux On a USB Flash Drive

After 6 months of development, Puppy Linux 4 was finally released in May 2008. Codenamed Dingo, this latest version only takes up 87MB in size and like Damn Small Linux, it can be installed on a USB flash drive, as well as run via the Live CD. For those who are new to Puppy Linux, […]

Ubuntu Hardy: How To Disable Synaptics Touchpad When Typing

Ubuntu Hardy: How To Disable Synaptics Touchpad When Typing

Laptop users will know that the touchpad always get into the way when you are typing. It can be an annoying thing when your mouse cursor keeps running around and inserting words into places where they are not suppose to be. In Ubuntu Hardy, you can fix up this problem by disabling the Synaptics touchpad […]

TuxGuitar Finally Released 1.0

TuxGuitar Finally Released 1.0

For those guitar player, editor, composer who can’t seem to let go of GuitarPro, you now have a great open-source alternative in Linux – TuxGuitar. TuxGuitar is an open source tab multitrack tablature editor and player that allows you to compose songs with various instruments. After 2 years of testing and development, it has finally […]

How To Install Dreamweaver CS3 In Ubuntu Hardy

How To Install Dreamweaver CS3 In Ubuntu Hardy

It would be great if there is a Linux build of the popular Dreamweaver CS3, or that it could be easily installed via WINE. The truth is, none of the above work. There is no Linux version, nor will it work via WINE direct installation. The only way to get it to work is to […]

How To Extract DAA Files In Ubuntu?

How To Extract DAA Files In Ubuntu?

Most often when you download a huge file from a P2P network, it is compressed in the .daa format. When you click on it, you will find that there is no application in Ubuntu that can handle it. If you are wondering, DAA (Direct-Access-Archive) is actually a proprietary file format created by PowerISO to compress, […]