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Back to Basics with KDE 4

Back to Basics with KDE 4

After our review of KDE 4.6, we received a great deal of positive comments, but not all of them were sparkling assessments of KDE’s functionality. For that reason, I have decided to get back to the basics this week with a little how-to guide for KDE 3 users who may be reluctant to switch to […]

How to Install VLC-Shares In Ubuntu And Stream Videos to Android

How to Install VLC-Shares In Ubuntu And Stream Videos to Android

VLC, without a doubt, is the best media player around. Not only is it able to play almost any file format, it is also able to stream audio/video from the Web and transcode on the fly. VLC-share is a web implementation of VLC streaming and transcoding that allows you to stream (and transcode) your videos […]

How to Remotely Control KTorrent

How to Remotely Control KTorrent

KTorrent is KDE’s BitTorrent client that has a uniquely useful plugin allowing users to connect and add torrents remotely using a web browser. In a previous post, we gave you a taste of what Ktorrent can do. Today, you will learn how to start Ktorrent remotely, add torrents from URLs or file uploads, and make […]

How to Manage Ruby Installations Easily with RVM

How to Manage Ruby Installations Easily with RVM

Those unfamiliar with software development may be surprised at how many so-called grey areas there can be. Even if you know you want to write, say, a Rails app, you’ve got several more specific decisions to make. What database should you use? Which version of Ruby? Which gems should be installed? Will it conflict with […]

How to View Past Notifications In Ubuntu

How to View Past Notifications In Ubuntu

The NotifyOSD in Ubuntu does a good job in providing a growl like notification bubble when new event arrive. This is useful if you are always on your computer. If you leave your PC and new notification appears and gone, you won’t be able to know that what you have missed when you return. Recent […]

Gnome Shell is Almost Ready to Rock Your Desktop

Gnome Shell is Almost Ready to Rock Your Desktop

When Gnome Shell was first becoming available over a year ago, we took a look at it to see what the foundation was like, and to see what direction the Gnome desktop was likely to go. At the time, we liked it, though it was clearly a “rough draft” of what it could eventually become. […]

CloudSN Notifies You When New Mail Arrives [Linux]

CloudSN Notifies You When New Mail Arrives [Linux]

How often do you check your email? Half a day? Every hour? Every minute? What about your Facebook, Twitter and all other social networks that you are involved in? Won’t it be better if you can get a desktop notification whenever a new mail, or new update arrive, instead of having to visit the site […]

How to Theme Up Lubuntu

How to Theme Up Lubuntu

Lubuntu is best known as a lightweight and speedy Linux distro, but when it comes to beauty and elegant, it is still lacking. Its default theme is rather plain and boring and its library of themes is limited too. Luckily, there are tons of beautiful themes out there that you can use and you can […]

How to Assign/Remap Keyboard Shortcuts For Better Productivity [Linux]

How to Assign/Remap Keyboard Shortcuts For Better Productivity [Linux]

By default, Ubuntu comes with a set of keyboard shortcut that you can use straightaway. However, some of these keyboard shortcuts might not be desirable, troublesome, or obstructive and disrupting your productivity. For example, if you have a keyboard with a media button, that button is automatically mapped to Rhythmbox. If your favorite media player […]