Doing the same thing over and over again is a boring chore. Windows and Mac understand that, that why they have the automation program built into their OS. Windows XP & Vista have a task scheduler that allow you to create and automate simple task. Unknown to many, Mac OS X iCal alarm function can […]
Good things in life do not necessarily cost you a bomb. Below I have compiled a list of the top 100 101 free computer software you can make use of. Enjoy!
Be it Windows, Mac or Linux, it is always a wise choice to backup your data. You never know when your hardware is going to fail and when that happens, you know that all your data is safe and there is a backup copy for you to fall back on. In Ubuntu, it is surprisingly […]
Although Windows Vista is a great operating system with tons of great features and application, when it comes to gaming, its performance is still lagging behind Windows XP. One of the reasons is that most of the current games are not designed for Windows Vista which utilizes the new DirectX 10 technology. Another reason is […]
If you have received a .docx file from your friends, most likely that you are not able to view it in Ubuntu’s Open Office. To fix this, you need to install the odf-converter. First, go to http://download.novell.com/SummaryFree.jsp?buildid=ESrjfdE4U58 http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=GuM6LMM9SR4 and download odf-converter-1.0.0-5.i586.rpm. It is about 3 MB. The odf-converter file is in rpm format, which is […]
One of the most common headache that people are facing is to remember the dozens of passwords associated with every site. What most people do to simplify the matter is to use one single password for all their acounts. To make thing even simpler, an easy to remember word is used as the password. It […]
It’s a fact that Linux users don’t like Windows. The pictures say it all… Windows: We suck more! and that’s guaranteed
For Ubuntu Gutsy users who find that they can’t live without Windows, or just want to give Vista a try, here’s your savior: VMware Server. Vmware Server is a free to download virtual machine tool that allows you to install the various type of operating systems under a virtual environment. Before you attempt to install […]
Many people will agree that the one thing that distinguishes Mac OS X desktop and Vista desktop interface is the Dock. For those who don’t know what the dock is, it is basically a row of icons at the bottom of the desktop and when you place your mouse over it, the icon will animate, […]
Just what would you do if you are a computer tech support and faced with a bunch of computer idiot? Customer: “How much do Windows cost?” Tech support: “Windows costs about $100.” Customer: “Oh, that’s kind of expensive. Can I buy just one window?” ———————————————————————————————————————– Tech support: “Ok, we’re going to check your modem settings. […]
In my Windows Vista setup, I can just press fn-F5 on my laptop to toggle screen display and output to a projector or external monitor. After I switched to Ubuntu, the hot key is no longer working. With a little research, I found that the problem lies with my xorg.conf file. It is configured to […]
For people who are new to Linux and Ubuntu, you might be overwhelmed by the huge library of applications available to you. Below is my 10 favorite applications. Hope it is useful to you.
It is surprisingly easy to create .iso file in Linux. I have tested the method on Ubuntu Feisty and I am sure it works on other distro as well. Open up terminal: Assume that /dev/cdrom is the location of CD/DVD-ROM sudo umount /dev/cdrom readcd dev=/dev/cdrom f=file.iso That’s it. If you want to mount your .iso […]
It is very tempting to get the quad-core CPU for your computer, since it is the latest technology and you get the chance to boost to your friend about how powerful quad-core is. If for gaming purpose, I would strongly advise not to get the quad-core. The reason being: You can get to enjoy higher […]
I have many people asking me whether Windows Vista is suitable for gaming. I suppose to use that as the title for this post, but I decided to change it. The reason being, whether you like it or not, Windows Vista is here to stay and will eventually replace Windows XP. Rather than discussing whether […]
Gaming in Linux is always a big issue. Many gamers are not willing to migrate to Linux (though they are not happy with Windows) because they are worried about the lack of support for gaming. This is really a big myth, since there are really plenty of great games in Linux. In case you are […]