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Mastering the Bash History

Mastering the Bash History

The Bourne Again Shell, better known as bash, is the default for most Linux distributions. It’s extremely powerful as far as command shells go, and holds all kinds of nifty tricks for those willing to learn. One of the best features is, in my opinion, the command history system. There are many options to use […]

How to Integrate Google Gadgets With Plasma in Kubuntu

How to Integrate Google Gadgets With Plasma in Kubuntu

When Google Gadgets were released for Linux, many people once again praised Google’s support of free and open source software, but there was just one problem. The two major desktop environments for Linux, GNOME and KDE, both already had desktop widget components that were better integrated into their overall desktops. Fortunately, the Google developers were […]

How to Restore Ctrl + Alt + BackSpace In Ubuntu Jaunty

How to Restore Ctrl + Alt + BackSpace In Ubuntu Jaunty

In most Linux distro (including Ubuntu), the keyboard combo Ctrl + Alt + Backspace is often used as a shortcut key to restart X. However, in Ubuntu Jaunty, this keyboard shortcut was disabled, “to reduce issues experienced by users who accidentally trigger the key combo”, as quoted by Ubuntu. I don’t know how many people […]

The Best KDE Twitter Client

The Best KDE Twitter Client

You would be hard-pressed to go anywhere or even watch television without hearing some reference to “Twitter”, “tweets”, or “tweeting”.  From your cousin in Iowa to Shaquille O’Neal, all types of people from all walks of life have taking a liking to Twitter. Whether or not Twitter will become a technological standard as email or […]

Gmail Notifier For Ubuntu 9.04

Gmail Notifier For Ubuntu 9.04

Ubuntu 9.04 is the latest major release of Ubuntu. Among it’s many improvements, it brings with it a very cool new notification system to notify the user of events happening on the system using a nice transparent popup window in one corner of the screen. The notification system has been designed to be non intrusive […]

How to Get The Most Out Of KDE4′s Folderview Widget

How to Get The Most Out Of KDE4′s Folderview Widget

One of the most innovative and simultaneously controversial features of KDE 4 is the Plasma widget, Folderview. Simply put, it allows a user to display the contents of a file system folder within a widget on the desktop. Beyond just displaying files on your computer, Folderview can be used to launch applications, display remote file […]

10 Useful Ubuntu-related Sites You Should Bookmark

10 Useful Ubuntu-related Sites You Should Bookmark

We have arrived at the last part of the Ubuntu Jaunty series. If you have missed the first four part, here are the links: First part – What’s new in Ubuntu 9.04 Second part – How to upgrade from ext3 to ext4 without formatting the hard disk Third part – 9 things you need to […]

Download Ubuntu Installation Guide and Cheatsheet Now

Download Ubuntu Installation Guide and Cheatsheet Now

Today is the big day you have been waiting for, the day where Ubuntu 9.04 is released. I hope you have successfully downloaded the LiveCD and installed it on your system. For those who have difficulties installing or migrating to Ubuntu, we thought this would be a good time to bring a nice little cheat […]

9 Things You Need To Do/Install After Installing Ubuntu 9.04

9 Things You Need To Do/Install After Installing Ubuntu 9.04

After you have downloaded and installed Ubuntu 9.04, what is next thing you should do? Getting Ubuntu onto your hard disk is only the first step. It is still in the raw and unpolished state. To get the best out of it, you really need to configure and customize it to suit your needs. In […]