I love Ubuntu as it is simply the best operating system that I have come across. If there is one thing that I dislike about Ubuntu, it has to be the desktop. Don’t get me wrong, it is not GNOME that I dislike, but the default color and theme that Ubuntu use for their distribution. […]
The trash is just like a recycle bin in Windows. When you move file to trash, the file is not physically removed from your hard disk, instead, it is residing in the trash folder. To bypass trash and delete file completely, you need to enable the ‘Delete’ command.
Most Windows users suffer from slow computer problems but don’t know that with just a few simple maintenance techniques they could easily speed up their slow computer and keep it running smoothly for a long time. The objective of this article is to introduce you to a few simple computer maintenance tricks.
Apple launched its Safari version 3 back in June 2007 and I do not have the time to try it then. Over the holiday period late last year, I finally downloaded the Safari for Windows and installed it in my Window XP machine. After hours of surfing and testing the Safari, I can only say […]
Firefox is a great browser that you can easily customize to suit your browsing needs. While the default installation comes with a complete set of features, there are plenty of add-ons that you can use to power up your browsing experience. I have compiled my list of the 12 best Firefox add-ons below:
In Mac OSX, you can configure the screen corners to exhibit certain behaviors, such as show desktop, display list of windows, start screensaver etc. In Linux, you can do all these as well with Brightside. Brightside is an application that adds reactivity to the corners and edges of your GNOME desktop. It is small in […]
If you have encountered situation where your Openoffice icons are lost and were replaced with texts, here is what you can do: Go to Tools -> Options. Under OpenOffice.org -> Views, look for the section Menu and make sure that the Show icons in menu box is checked. If the icons are still lost after […]
If you found a 3D screensaver that you like, won’t it be nice if you can set it as your wallpaper? The screenshots above show my desktop where I set the xscreensaver EndGame as my desktop. Requirement: Gnome desktop xscreensaver Here is how you can do it: In your terminal: gconftool-2 –type bool –set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop […]
Remembering one password is easy. Remembering hundreds of passwords is not easy. Even though I have discussed the way to remember thousands of passwords easily, plenty of people still balk at the idea of having to remember so many passwords. So what is the alternative solution? The answer is using a password manager.
WordPress is really an excellent blogging software which anyone can just plug and play. It is easy to install and use and plenty of useful features to aid in anyone blogging needs. One of the great feature is its dynamic sidebar that allows you to add plenty of widgets with just a few clicks in […]
Have you ever need to send large file to someone? If you have, you will know that it is not an easy task to accomplish. Most emails only allow file attachment up to 20MB and if you have a file of over hundred megabytes, this is not a viable method. There are a few ways […]
This is really one of the most frustrating thing that can happen when dealing with Google – the Google 403 Forbidden Error While trying to download an application from Google Code, I was shown the unfriendly 403 forbidden page that totally shut down the download.
I always advise my friends and customers to keep a copy of the Linux Live CD. The reason is that in the event that your Windows crashes (Well, they often do), you can boot up the Linux Live CD and rescue all your data. Most Linux distribution comes with a Live CD. The purpose is […]
Apple’s Mac OS is still the safest operating system in the World, but that doesn’t mean you should let your guard down. Just this year alone, there have been quite a number of viruses targeting the Mac OS and most of them require social engineering to succeed. While Apple does its part to release security […]
Can’t stand the lengthy process to start each application, or looking for more efficient way to increase your productivity? Here are some Windows Vista shortcut keys that might be useful (most of them work in Windows XP as well): For writing or creating office document, press:
Have you ever wondered why you need to press Start to shut down the Windows? Until now, I still can’t find any logic to this. In Vista, this is even worst – the power button does not turn off your Windows, it put it into sleep mode. Anyway, throwing logic aside, shutting down Windows has […]
After installing Windows Vista on Ubuntu using VMware, one of the problems that you’re likely to face is that your virtual machine has completely no access to your host folder. This means you cannot view/edit your favorite photos (or any other files) in your Vista VM. Come to think of it, what is the use […]
For anyone who is keen to migrate to Linux platform, but can’t live without Windows application, then Wine can be a great solution for you. What is WINE? WINE stands for Wine Is Not Emulator. Here is what it is about: “Think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs. Wine does not […]
Yes I know, some of you may say that popup window is annoying and irritating, but in actual fact, it is also the best way to get your message across. Popup itself is not a annoying; it is how you use it that causes annoyance. If you control the frequency of the popup and show […]
Year 2007 is coming to an end and it is time to do a wrap-up on the interesting things that happened this year. Rather than me babbling about it (which is going to be boring), I’m going to take a different, more interactive and fun approach. I want you to tell me what is the […]