12 Must-Have OpenOffice Extensions

12 Must-Have OpenOffice Extensions

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.

How To Clean Cookies From Your PC For Good

How To Clean Cookies From Your PC For Good

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 […]

City Simulation Game For Linux

City Simulation Game For Linux

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 […]

Installing KDE 4 on Ubuntu Gutsy

Installing KDE 4 on Ubuntu Gutsy

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 […]

Installing (K)Ubuntu In Ubuntu With VMware Server

Installing (K)Ubuntu In Ubuntu With VMware Server

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

How To Protect Your Identity Online With A Proxy Server

How To Protect Your Identity Online With A Proxy Server

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 […]

[Vista Tips]: Simple Way To Boost Your SATA Drive Performance

[Vista Tips]: Simple Way To Boost Your SATA Drive Performance

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 […]

Why You Should Defragment Your Registry

Why You Should Defragment Your Registry

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 […]

How To Be A Better Mac User?

How To Be A Better Mac User?

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).

Changing Your Vista Boot Screen Graphic

Changing Your Vista Boot Screen Graphic

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:

Things You Need To Install After Installing Ubuntu

Things You Need To Install After Installing Ubuntu

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, […]

Basic Bash Command For New Linux Users

Basic Bash Command For New Linux Users

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 […]

How To Use Free Vista For A Year

How To Use Free Vista For A Year

For whatever reason, you obtained a copy of Windows Vista without the license key, here is what you can do to use that unlicensed OS for a year. When you install Vista, you actually get 30 days of trial before the OS requires you for a license key. Failure to key in the correct serial […]

Firefox 3 Beta 2 Review

Firefox 3 Beta 2 Review

Last December, Mozilla released their second beta of Firefox 3 for public testing. This version fixed over 900 bugs over the previous version and included many new features. I took the opportunity to download it and test it on my Windows VM. Once the beta version is downloaded and installed in my Windows, I launched […]

Import Tab Features To Your Window Explorer

Import Tab Features To Your Window Explorer

The Tab function is already a ‘must-have’ in all browsers, why not make it a feature in your window explorer too? QT TabBar is a small program that allows you to add Tabs to your Window Explorer. Download the file. Unzipped it. Right click on the installer and select “Run as administrator“. Once the installation […]

[Poll Result]: What Is Your Favorite Browser?

[Poll Result]: What Is Your Favorite Browser?

Here is the result of a recent poll in MakeTechEasier (MTE). Out of a total of 92 votes, 79.5% like Firefox 6.5% like IE 6.5% like Safari 6.5% like Opera 1% like other browser This result seems a bit of a surprise when the statistics taken from W3C shows that (in Dec 2007) Firefox users […]

How To Read/Write Files From Windows On Mac OS X

How To Read/Write Files From Windows On Mac OS X

While Apple’s Bootcamp allows users to install and dual boot Windows on their Mac, it does not allows users to exchange files between the two OS. While virtualization software such as VMware and Parallels Desktop allow file sharing and reading/writing, bootcamp doesn’t. The reason being, Windows exists as a separate partition from the primary OS […]