Initially I thought that Web apps are just applications on the Web and they should not replace the desktop apps. How wrong am I. As I spent more and more time online and started to collaborate projects with other bloggers, it is then that I discover the true mobility and flexibility of the Web apps. […]
Updated: The updated version of this tutorial for Ubuntu Intrepid can be found at Turn Ubuntu Intrepid into Mac Leopard. You can’t really turn a Linux system to a Mac, but you definitely can make your Ubuntu Hardy looks like a Mac OSX Leopard. If you want to change this into , follow the steps […]
Ever since I started using Ubuntu two years back, I have been an avid user of VMware server. It fascinated me to a great extent that I could actually run an OS inside an OS. Recently, I tried out VirtualBox, another virtualization software like VMware server, and I was greatly impressed by it. Even though […]
Toodledo is a simple and easy to use online task manager which aims to help you become more organized, stay motivated and more productive. While there are many to-do list applications around, Toodledo stands out among the rest because of it has plenty of ‘killer‘ features. Read on for the review.
There are thousand of great applications for the Mac OSX, and many of them come with a price. For someone who are used to using open-source software, or just don’t feel like paying the money for every single app, here is a list of the top 10 free applications that you (seriously) cannot live without. […]
It can be very frustrating to buy a brand new keyboard with tons of function keys only to find out that your Linux OS does not support them. Although your keyboard package might come with a CD-ROM that contains the configuration software, it is most likely to be Windows-based and there is no way you […]
If you love Ubuntu, but wanted a lightweight version for your older computer, then WattOS maybe what you are looking for. WattOS is a new lightweight Linux distribution that has low power requirement and can be used on computer with older hardware. It is in fact, a stripped down version of Ubuntu, with many of […]
For those shortcut key lovers out there, here is a long list of keyboard shortcuts for Ubuntu Hardy. Most of them should work in the previous version of Ubuntu as well. Enjoy the list.
360Desktop released their first public beta a week back. It is a Windows-only software that extends your desktop to a360 degree panorama view. In other words, it allows you to have a lot more desktop space to place all your files, shortcut icons, widgets etc. If you are one of those who always run out […]
After upgrading to Firefox 3, if you find that you cannot get java to run and you are 100% sure that you have already installed the latest version of java, here is a simple fix (for Ubuntu Hardy Heron). Open up your Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). Type the command sudo apt-get autoremove icedtea-gcjwebplugin to remove the icedtea-gcjwebplugin […]
What seems to be a simple task in Linux turns out to be almost impossible in Mac. One of my favorite feature in Ubuntu is the ability to keep some of my application windows ‘always on top’ so that I can refer to them easily. When I switched to Mac, it turns out that this […]
iPhone/iPod Touch users will know that while it is easy to sync music from iTunes to your iPod, it certainly does not work the other way round. It may be a great security feature by Apple, but it has definitely caused lot of inconvenience to its users. Luckily, there are lots of easy way to […]
Reconstructor is an Ubuntu GNU/Linux CD Creator that allows you to modify an existing Ubuntu distribution and save as your own Linux distribution. It uses the Desktop(Live), Alternate(Install), or Server disc as a base, and then allows for user customization. You can basically customize the entire environment, such as add/remove software, change the default look […]
Before you have fully accustomed to WordPress 2.5, The WordPress team is releasing the version 2.6 soon. I took the opportunity to download the WordPress 2.6 Beta 2 and give it a test drive. While there is no change to the design and interface, there are quite a number of improvements and new features that […]
VirtualBox is an open-source cross platforms virtualization application that allows anyone to create a virtual machine on their computer. It is similar to the popular VMware, but much smaller in size and handles the virtual machine more efficiently. Before you attempt to install any Windows OS as a virtual machine, make sure that your computer […]
Often, you have heard a rare nice song from a particular YouTube video and you wish you could just save that song (without the video) into your hard disk. Well, in Ubuntu, you can use UTube Ripper to extract audio from YouTube video and save it as mp3 file.
When you received a favor from someone, you show your appreciation. When you love someone, you also show your appreciation. Now, Linus Torvalds did all of us a favor by releasing that Linux source code in year 1991 and we all love Linux, so how are we going to show our appreciation? Here’s your chance. […]
After 6 months of development, Puppy Linux 4 was finally released in May 2008. Codenamed Dingo, this latest version only takes up 87MB in size and like Damn Small Linux, it can be installed on a USB flash drive, as well as run via the Live CD. For those who are new to Puppy Linux, […]
I am not a lover of Microsoft (especially Windows), but if there is any application from MS that I love, it has to be Windows Live Writer. Other than its user-friendliness and great integration with the various blog platforms, the thing that attracts me most is its ability to extend its functions with plugins (that […]
Laptop users will know that the touchpad always get into the way when you are typing. It can be an annoying thing when your mouse cursor keeps running around and inserting words into places where they are not suppose to be. In Ubuntu Hardy, you can fix up this problem by disabling the Synaptics touchpad […]