How to Select A Linux Distribution

How to Select A Linux Distribution

The most commonly asked question by new Linux users is often “Which Linux distribution is the best for me?”. With hundreds, possibly thousands of different Linux distros out there, it is really a tough job deciding which is the one for you. If you are contemplating a switch to Linux from Windows/Mac and are overwhelmed […]

How to Install VMware server 2.0 in Ubuntu Intrepid

How to Install VMware server 2.0 in Ubuntu Intrepid

In the past, whenever Ubuntu came out with a new release, the VMware installation will break. Surprisingly, when I installed VMware server 2.0 in Ubuntu Intrepid, it installed and run smoothly, without having to apply any patch. So if you are looking on installing VMware server 2.0 on your Ubuntu Intrepid, this is the way […]

Happy Birthday, Make Tech Easier

Happy Birthday, Make Tech Easier

Yes, Make Tech Easier is now one year old. Happy Birthday! For those of you who have been with us and giving us your support all the while, we’d like to take the opportunity to say THANKS to all of you. MTE won’t be what it is today without all your support. You are awesome. […]

Gscrot: A Powerful Screen Capture Tool For Linux

Gscrot: A Powerful Screen Capture Tool For Linux

Few days ago, I wrote about the various ways that I used to capture screenshots on my Ubuntu machine. In the comments, Imd mentioned about Gscrot being a great alternative screen capture tool. After checking it out, I must admit that it is by far the best screen capture software that I have seen in […]

How To Share Files In VirtualBox With Vista Guest And Ubuntu Host

How To Share Files In VirtualBox With Vista Guest And Ubuntu Host

For some of you who have setup Windows Vista as the guest VM in your Ubuntu Virtualbox, you might have some difficulties in getting the Vista guest to access the shared folder in your Ubuntu host. If you are having this problem, here is the way to mount the shared folder on your Vista guest.

Write for Make Tech Easier

Write for Make Tech Easier

Are you seriously obsessed with your computer and have tons of computer tips and tricks up your sleeves? Are you always surfing the Web to look for cool useful software and eagerly share with your friends when you found one? If that is who you are, then you are the one we are looking for. […]

Ways To Grab Screenshots In Ubuntu

Ways To Grab Screenshots In Ubuntu

When I am writing post for Make Tech Easier, I love to take plenty of screenshots as I feel they can make the explanation clearer and easier. Over the year, I have also discovered several ways to take screenshot on my Ubuntu machine. If you are looking for one, I have compiled a list of […]

7 Simple WordPress Tricks That You Thought You Know

7 Simple WordPress Tricks That You Thought You Know

While WordPress is a powerful and easy to use blogging software, there are several useful features that are hidden or not visible to many and one have to dig deeper to uncover the gems. Many times, I have people asking me how to do this and how to do that in WordPress. I realize that […]

[Ubuntu Intrepid] How to Share Files With Mac OS X via Netatalk

[Ubuntu Intrepid] How to Share Files With Mac OS X via Netatalk

Netatalk is a kernel level implementation of the AppleTalk Protocol Suite that allows any Unix/BSD system to run as a file, print and time server for any Mac machine. While the Netatalk package is included in the Ubuntu Intrepid’s repository, the package is broken and does not work in the way it is intended to. […]

Vuze: Search, Download and Watch HD Movie On Your Computer

Vuze: Search, Download and Watch HD Movie On Your Computer

If you are familiar with the popular Azureus, then Vuze will not be hostile to you. Vuze is in fact a revamp (and rename) of the Azureus bit-torrent client. Plenty of great features are included in this revamped version, including the support of HD content and a social networking component. While the backbone is still […]

How to Create A Minimal And Beautiful Desktop With Conky

How to Create A Minimal And Beautiful Desktop With Conky

Conky is a simple, lightweight system monitor application that can display information on your desktop and allows you to monitor several processes simultaneously. For those who like to keep a minimal desktop, but still want to have quick access to various information such as emails, weather, memory usage etc, then Conky is just the application […]

A Quick Peek Into WordPress 2.7

A Quick Peek Into WordPress 2.7

WordPress 2.7 is not scheduled to release till Nov 2008. For those who can’t wait to see what features and changes WP2.7 brings, here I will do a preview and a quick peek into its functionality. Please keep in mind that WordPress 2.7 is currently under heavy development and what you see and read here […]

How to Install And Configure FUPPES on Ubuntu Hardy

How to Install And Configure FUPPES on Ubuntu Hardy

FUPPES stands for Free UPnP Entertainment Service and is a free, multiplatform UPnP A/V Media Server that supports a wide range of UPnP MediaRenderers as well as on-the-fly transcoding of various audio, video and image formats. FUPPES also includes basic DLNA support, which means you can play your audio/video from your PS3 and Xbox 360. […]

Find And Download Free Software For Mac With App Donkey

Find And Download Free Software For Mac With App Donkey

If you always have the urge to hunt down free apps, install and try them out in your Mac, then App Donkey is going to make your life easier. App Donkey is a hub where you can locate and download plenty of useful freeware apps for your Mac. All the apps are organized into categories […]

How to Convert .FLAC to .MP3 In Ubuntu

How to Convert .FLAC to .MP3 In Ubuntu

How good would it be if your iPod or your favorite portable MP3 player can support FLAC format? Unfortunately not. If you have a bunch of FLAC music files that you want to bring along in your journey, the best way is to convert them into MP3 format. Luckily, this is an easy task in […]

How to Install XBMC Media Center In Ubuntu Hardy

How to Install XBMC Media Center In Ubuntu Hardy

XBMC Media Center is an award winning open source media center application for Xbox, Linux, Mac and Windows. Calling it a media center is really understating its capability since it is in fact an ultimate hub that supports almost every audio/video format and codecs available. It also comes with slick interface and include features such […]

keep Your Files Synchronized With Unison

keep Your Files Synchronized With Unison

Unison is a simple tool that allows you to synchronize your files between two locations. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to […]