Year 2010 had been a great year. We have broken our 1000 articles mark, covered more topics, from Android to Google Chrome and iPad, and we are able to provide more regular free giveaway every now and then.
Here is a recap of the best 20 posts in 2010.
This post was written for the first editon of Ubuntu for netbook. Back then, the user interface was heavily customized to make it looks/functions good in small screen, but it never really goes well with the public. In this post, we highlighted 13 useful ways to customize Ubuntu Netbook Remix to make it more user friendly.
It may be battery draining and resource intensive, but one of the best thing in Android is the beautiful and interactive live wallpapers that you can use to spice up your Android home screen. In this post, we scoured the web for the 6 best Android live wallpapers that you can install on your handset.
The beauty of Ubuntu (and Linux) lies in the fact that it is fully customizable. You can modify every single bit of the distro and get it to look exactly the way you want it to be. In this post, we show you how you can change the login and boot screen in Ubuntu to your liking.
Just bought a new Android phone and don’t know what are the essential apps that you should install? Fret not! In this post, we highlighted 18 of the most essential apps for your Android phone. They might not be everything you need, but they will definitely give you a good headstart.
The Ubuntu – Mac OS X transformation series has always been a hot favorite topic. While some of you really hate the idea of transforming your favorite Ubuntu to the Apple OS, most of you loved it and asked for more. A good thing is, the transformation process is getting easier and easier each time and is just a matter of a few clicks to complete the process. Read on for more details.
Being able to surf the web on the move is no longer sufficient to keep all you geek happy, now you wanted to be able to surf on your laptop as well, connected via your Android phone. Even though the stock version of Android comes with a tethering and wireless hotspot feature, some carriers blocked it and prevent their users from using it. This post shows how you can overcome the restriction and get your Android phone to serve as a wireless hotspot.
Using Ubuntu Lucid or Maverick, the Rhythmbox music player will have no problem syncing your iPhone/iPod Touch to the desktop. However, back in Ubuntu Karmic, it is still a feat to be able to sync your iDevices with Linux. In case you are still using Ubuntu Karmic, here is the exact instructions to mod your system to be able to sync iPhone with Rhythmbox.
In ubuntu Netbook Edition (Lucid), the Gnome panel is locked to prevent its users from adding/removing any Gnome panel applet. This, of course, did not go well with the public. This post is a quick tip on how to unlock the Gnome panel in Ubuntu Netbook Edition (Lucid)
If you are an Android developer, looking to root your Android phone, or just a blogger who wants to take screenshots of your Android phone, you will need to install Android SDK in your computer. I know that it is kind of troublesome to download/install the SDK just to take screenshots in your phone, but luckily it can be done easily. This article shows you the way to install Android SDK and take screenshots in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic.
Android phone comes with a list of songs that you can use as alarm ringtone, but few of them are really up to the par. In this post, we show you how to easily add your favorite alarm ringtone to your Android phone.
Virtualbox is a good way to test out different OS without having to install them physically. In this post, we show you how to install Virtualbox in USB so you can bring your OS out on a thumb drive and use it at any cybercafe.
If you have noticed, Ubuntu Karmic comes with a new xsplash that allows you to set custom wallpaper as the background. Not only is it more visually appealing, it is also much easier to customize than the previous usplash.
In this article, we show you how to change the bootsplash and login screen concurrently when you change your desktop wallpaper.
One of the coolest things about being a Linux user can be showing off your slick custom interface to your friends. With the maturing of Grub 2 and kernel mode setting, we’ll soon all have a beautiful boot from start to finish. In Ubuntu, there’s no shortage of slick GDM themes that you can download. In this article, we showcased 15 of the best dark GDM themes and where you can get them.
Windows and Linux may not be the best of friends, but that doesn’t mean they don’t play well with each other, at least from the Linux side of view. When it comes to viruses, it will happen to either you or your cousin Stan. By booting from a Linux Live CD or USB, you can remove the offending programs manually or with a Linux-based anti-virus program. This guide show you the detailed steps to get rid of Windows virus using a Linux bootable USB system.
Android, like Linux, is fully customizable. Not only can you install live wallpapers, you can also change the default homescreen app to improve its responsiveness and functionality. In our opinions, LauncherPro + Quickdesk gives the best home screen replacement that you can get. Some of your opinions might differ, but that is okay. Read on for more information about LauncherPro and Quickdesk.
16. Install KDE 4.5
KDE has to be the most sleek and well contained Linux desktop manager around. With the release of KDE 4.5, it can only get better. This article shows you the step-by-step guide to install/upgrade to KDE 4.5 in your system.
A former co-worker once told me “If you want to learn Debian, install Debian. If you want to learn Fedora, install Fedora. If you want to learn Linux, install Slackware”. Slackware has a reputation for being somewhat difficult to install and confusing to use. In this post, we shows you the detailed instructions to get Slackware working in your system.
I have only tested Lubuntu briefly and I fell in love with it. It is fast, responsive, lightweight, and most importantly, it just works. Read on for the full review.
Google Calendar is one of the most popular web based calendar . In this post, we show you how to make use of the command line to manage your Google calendar. We even show you how to display it on your desktop with the help of Conky and Gcalcli.
When it comes to music players for Linux, they seem to fall into two categories: the tiny ones that don’t get in your way but often lack important playlist features or format support, and the monstrous software beasts that drag your system to a halt and insist on “importing” the files you’ve already organized. Josh Price has been a lover of Exaile and this post explained it all. if you are looking for an alternative music player, this is a good read.
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