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Taking LXDE For a Test Drive

Taking LXDE For a Test Drive

There are a lot of contenders in the ring when it comes to open source desktop environments. The most well known would probably be Gnome and KDE in the heavyweight class, XFCE for middleweight, and any number of small, fast desktop environments and window managers in the lightweight ring. When it comes to the lightweight […]

How To Upgrade From Ext3 To Ext4 Without Formatting The Hard Disk

How To Upgrade From Ext3 To Ext4 Without Formatting The Hard Disk

Yesterday, we have discussed some of the new features in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty. In that article, I did mention that the new filesystem – ext4 is stable, fast and backward compatible with ext2 and ext3. Today, we will look at how you can upgrade your existing ext3 filesystem to ext4 without reformating your hard disk.

What’s New In Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

What’s New In Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

23rd April 2009 is the day when Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope will be released. I am sure many of you have already marked down the date and prepare yourselves for the launch. I have been using Ubuntu 9.04 since the beta release and I must admit that I am really impressed with it. Not only […]

Automate Your System Backup With Back In Time

Automate Your System Backup With Back In Time

Back in Time is a backup software for Linux system inspired from the Timevault and Flyback. Both Timevault and Flyback are two great software that allow you to back up your system and enable you to roll back and restore your system to the original state before you made any devastating changes. What Back in […]

How To Auto-mount Your NTFS Partition In Ubuntu

How To Auto-mount Your NTFS Partition In Ubuntu

If you are dualbooting Windows and Ubuntu on your computer, you will know that you can easily read and write to your NTFS partition from your Ubuntu desktop. One thing though, your Ubuntu does not automount the NTFS partition by default. Everytime you need to access the NTFS partition, you have to first go to […]

4 Easy Ways To Stream Your Music Online

4 Easy Ways To Stream Your Music Online

A while back, Damien published a great article on How To Install And Setup Jinzora Media Server In Ubuntu. Jinzora is a great and powerful way to stream your music over the internet, but getting it set up can be somewhat complicated. Today, I thought I’d cover some of the other options that are a […]

How To Control Your CPU Frequency In Ubuntu

How To Control Your CPU Frequency In Ubuntu

Needless to say, conserving your battery power is the most important task when you are on the move with your laptop. Other than disabling all unused programs by shutting down them during the startup, one of the great way to save battery power is to reduce the running frequency of your CPU. The slower frequency […]

How To Customize Your Startup Routine In Debian

How To Customize Your Startup Routine In Debian

Every modern operating system has some sort of startup routine. Even DOS had the old AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS. The startup system defines what is launched on system startup, under what conditions, and in what order. DOS did things the simple way, having a file that was read on every boot that would run commands in […]

How To Shrink Your Virtualbox VM And Free Up Space For Your Hard Disk

How To Shrink Your Virtualbox VM And Free Up Space For Your Hard Disk

While using Virtualbox, one thing that I have found is that the size of the VM (a file with .VDI extension) expands over time. If you have selected the “Dynamically Expanding Storage” option when first creating the VM, you will find that the file size expands whenever you install new applications in the VM. That […]