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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 […]

Making Full Use of the Super (Windows) Key in Gnome

Making Full Use of the Super (Windows) Key in Gnome

I use a lot of different computers. Many of those computers are on different operating systems, or desktop environments. Just when I find myself growing accustomed to a particular way of doing things, I find myself on a different system with a different way of doing things. Key combinations are some of the most common […]

How To Configure A Firewall In Linux Using Firestarter

How To Configure A Firewall In Linux Using Firestarter

Long back, when I was running a Windows only PC, a firewall utility was always among the first software that I used to install on a newly formatted machine. Along with an Antivirus, a firewall used to be considered a must for any Windows installation that was in any way connected to the outside world. […]

A Basic Introduction To Python 3

A Basic Introduction To Python 3

A while back I was introduced to what has become my #1 favorite programming/scripting language: Python. It’s difficult for a language developer to come up with something that’s both powerful and easy to write, something that flows naturally and allows you to focus on what’s important in your code. Python does this beautifully. It makes […]

How To Install Aptana Studio In Ubuntu Intrepid

How To Install Aptana Studio In Ubuntu Intrepid

For those who have read my review of Aptana and wish to install it in Ubuntu 8.10, here is how you can do so. While the installation is not as straightforward as it should be, the overall process is not that difficult either. The instruction below is meant for 32-bit machine. If you are using […]

Aptana Studio: A Worthy Replacement For Dreamweaver

Aptana Studio: A Worthy Replacement For Dreamweaver

I have been a great fan of Dreamweaver. Even after I migrated to Linux Ubuntu, I still diligently use Dreamweaver (under Wine) for all my coding projects. To say the truth, running Dreamweaver in Linux with wine is not a great experience after all. At times, its performance can be lagging and the font and […]

Making The Linux Command Line A Little Friendlier

Making The Linux Command Line A Little Friendlier

One thing that gets debated over and over in Linux is the need for the command line. Many say that you should never need to access a command prompt to get things done, others are of the opinion that the power of the Linux shell is one of the things that makes Linux so great. […]

Auto-Unlock Keyring Manager In Ubuntu Intrepid

Auto-Unlock Keyring Manager In Ubuntu Intrepid

If you have set your Ubuntu machine to auto-login everytime you start your computer, you will find that as soon as you reach your desktop, the keyring manager will automatically pop up and ask you for the password to unlock itself and retrieve the key to connect to the wireless connection. The keyring manager is […]

Clean Up And Regain Your Disk Space With Bleachbit

Clean Up And Regain Your Disk Space With Bleachbit

If you are wondering why your hard disk space is getting lesser and lesser and yet you did not install that many applications on your system, most probably you are wasting your disk space on the cache and temporary files. BleachBit is a software for Linux that scans your computer and deletes unnecessary files to […]