Ubuntu does not allow its users to login as root directly. For users who want to run programs (or edit files) with root privileges, they have to use “sudo” to allow access to root. While this is a very useful feature to protect your system, it can be a troublesome and repetitive task. Instead of […]
Being a versatile media player, VLC has the ability to transcode a media file from one format to one another. Here is how you can convert from .ogg (or .ogm) format to mp4.
Mozilla has released the latest beta of Firefox 3 for testers and early adopters. This latest beta includes many useful features and improved user interface. There is expected to be a beta 4 coming out in end February: There will be a fourth beta and it is expected quite soon. Probably by February’s end. Release […]
How confident are you that when you ‘delete’ a file, it really get deleted/removed/erased/wiped from your hard disk? The fact is, the ‘delete’ command does not remove your file(s). It simply tells your system to free up the space for other data. Until the space been filled with new data, your file(s) will still remain […]
With Valentine’s Day round the corner, if you are looking to give your WordPress blog a matching skin, here are some great choices: Wedding Spring | Demo (This is a Wedding theme by default, but changing the title and headlines will turn it into a nice Valentine’s Day theme) Pink White Valentine | Demo Valentine […]
Both Windows and Linux use different formats for their filesystems. Windows uses NTFS and Linux uses EXT 2/3. While it is possible for Linux to read/write NTFS format using NTFS-3G driver, reading/writing files the other way round has always been an issue for Windows users. Ext2 Installable File System (IFS)For Windows provides a solution to […]
Other than being a free complete office suite, OpenOffice allows users to install extensions to improve its functionality and enhance the user experience. Here is a list of useful extensions for you.
What are cookies used for? Cookies comprise the information that a Web browser, such as Internet Explorer, stores on a user’s computer at the request of a software running on a currently open Web page. This information usually contains the data supplied by the users themselves by filling up online forms. Many Web programs write […]
For sure, not everyone love gaming in Linux, and there are even fewer people who love city simulation games in Linux. But if you are like me, a lover of city simulation game (and also using Linux), here are some great choices for you: 1. Lincity-NG I have been finding an alternative to the popular […]
KDE or the K desktop Environment consists of a set of simple and easy to use desktop interface and application for the UNIX system. It is also one of the popular desktop environment in most Linux distribution. The new release KDE 4.0 features many new improvements and added a brand new user interface, including new […]
To facilitate testing on both GNOME and KDE desktop concurrently, I decide to install Kubuntu on my VMware Server. Here is a guide on how I install Kubuntu on Ubuntu with VMware Server. First of all, download and install VMware. (the instruction here). Next, download Kubuntu iso file from http://www.kubuntu.org/download.php
Have you ever felt like you are being watched when you are surfing the web? Or when you chanced upon a website and were surprised to find that it knows your name, and even what you like and what you want to see. Isn’t that scary? The fact is, the Web is not a safe […]
If you are using SATA drive and Window Vista, there is this feature that you can use to boost the speed and performance of your hard disk. This is what you do: Go to Device Manager and find the Disk Drive Right click, select properties Click the policies tab. Select “optimize for performance“ Check both […]
Gedit is the official text editor for GNOME desktop. While it is simple and easy to use, it is actually much more powerful than what it seems to be.
In the event that you need to migrate your current WordPress blog to a new server, or a new URL, the last thing that you want to do is to reinstall WordPress on your new server and reconfigure the setting all over again. While you can use the export/import function under the ‘Manage‘ menu to […]
The Need to Defrag the Windows Registry If you monitor the registry of your system using a tool, you will see that it is accessed by your Windows operating system and programs installed on it more than a hundred times every second. Therefore, if your registry is fragmented and slow in responding to requests for […]
Owning a Mac is cool and I do feel proud about it, but seeing how some Mac users take their Mac for granted pissed me off. This post serves to vent my frustration and also as a guideline to teach others how to handle their Macs (and themselves).
Didn’t like the plain black Windows Vista boot screen graphics? Here is a simple trick to beautify your boot screen. There is actually a nice boot screen call “Aurora” hidden behind the actual boot screen. To enable it:
After much consideration, you have decided to switch to Ubuntu as your primary operating system. You download the Ubuntu Live CD iso, burn into CD, boot it up and do a live install. When you finally boot into the new OS, start to use the browser and find that you can’t watch video on Youtube, […]
One of the challenges that new Linux users face is the using of bash command on the terminal. Even though some Linux distro (such as Ubuntu Gutsy) has improved the user interface a great extent and reduced the need to execute applications via command line, there will still be cases where using the command line […]