A Look Into OpenOffice.org 3.0: new features, pleasant surprises

A Look Into OpenOffice.org 3.0: new features, pleasant surprises

While everyone is looking forward to the launch of OpenOffice 2.4, I am already looking at the latest development project: OpenOffice 3.0, that promises better usability, Web 2.0 collaboration and enhanced interoperability with other office suites and format. OpenOffice 3.0 is still in development stage and there are plenty of bugs yet to be solved […]

Run Linux Apps In Windows

Run Linux Apps In Windows

One of the reasons why Linux is gaining popularity over the recent years is because of its huge library of applications. Other than the cost advantage (most Linux apps are free), Linux apps can also perform the same (some even better) functions as its Windows counterpart. Windows users who wanted to test out Linux apps […]

Mastering OpenOffice: Tips And Tricks For Your OpenOffice (Part I)

Mastering OpenOffice: Tips And Tricks For Your OpenOffice (Part I)

Being an open source software, OpenOffice has made it very easy for Microsoft Office users to migrate over. Not only is it highly versatile and has almost the same user interface as Microsoft Office, it also contains tons of great features that put other paid office-suites to shame. The following are some of the useful […]

Understanding WordPress (Self Hosted WordPress vs WordPress.com)

Understanding WordPress (Self Hosted WordPress vs WordPress.com)

(This is a guest post written by my good friend, Guilherme. In this post, he gives an in-depth analysis of WordPress and provides advice to anyone who cannot choose between self-hosted WordPress and WordPress.com. By the way, if you don’t even understand the difference between self-hosted WP and WordPress.com, then this post is definitely for […]

Guide to Playstation Emulator on Ubuntu

Guide to Playstation Emulator on Ubuntu

Playing playstation games on Ubuntu can be achieved easily with an emulator. Currently, the two most popular PS emulators are ePSXe and pSX. In terms of gaming capability, both emulators worked equally well. However in terms of installation and configuration, pSX is a clear winner since there is really nothing much to configure. It just […]

Easy DVD Ripping For iPhone/iPod Touch

Easy DVD Ripping For iPhone/iPod Touch

If you have wanted to rip a DVD in a format suitable for your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPod and in all Operating Systems, then HandBrake is the one for you. Handbrake is an open source DVD ripping software available for all platforms. It is able to convert DVD to MPEG4 (or H264) format and is fully compatible […]

How to watch DVD in Ubuntu Gutsy?

How to watch DVD in Ubuntu Gutsy?

While it is a breeze to watch DVD in Windows and Mac OSX, it is definitely not a feature you would get when you install Ubuntu Gutsy. The default installation of Gutsy does not allow you to watch DVD due to legal and technical restrictions. You will have to install additional software to get the […]

[Windows] Tired Of Your Login Screen? Change It…

[Windows] Tired Of Your Login Screen? Change It…

Tired of seeing the same boring login screen in your Windows everyday? With Stardock’s LogonStudio, you don’t have to face the monotonous background again. Stardock’s LogonStudio allows Windows XP & Vista users to edit, change, and apply new logon screens. You can choose to load a random list of logon screen everytime you boot up […]

How To Sync Amarok With iPOD Classic & 3rd Generation iPOD Nano

How To Sync Amarok With iPOD Classic & 3rd Generation iPOD Nano

Since there is no Linux version of iTunes, Linux users have to fall back on gtkpod, Amarok, Rhythmbox or Banshee to sync their iPOD. However, in the later version of iPOD, which include iPOD Classic and iPOD nano 3rd gen, there is a change in the firmware that resulted in conflict between iPOD and the […]

Time machine For Ubuntu? Try Timevault and Flyback

Time machine For Ubuntu? Try Timevault and Flyback

While most people may feel that backing up the files and system is a troublesome and difficult task, Mac OSX Leopard’s Time machine has made it really simple for its users to use. You just need to plug in your external drive and an initial configuration, the Time machine will then be automated in the […]

Fancy An Online Desktop?

Fancy An Online Desktop?

Online desktop (some call it online operating system, or WebOS) literally means putting the whole operating system online and allow users to have their own desktop where they can access anywhere in the World with an Internet connection. Just like your desktop in your PC, there will be a standard suite of software such as […]

[Mac OSX Hack]: Upgrading Your Mac Hackintosh to 10.5.2

[Mac OSX Hack]: Upgrading Your Mac Hackintosh to 10.5.2

Following my successful attempt at dual-booting Mac Leopard with my Ubuntu Gutsy, I have also successfully patched it to the latest version 10.5.2. Mac OSX 10.5.2 contains over 300 fixes, which enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

Ubuntu: How To Change Wallpaper Easily With Wallpapoz

Ubuntu: How To Change Wallpaper Easily With Wallpapoz

Note: Wallpapoz is no longer in development and the following links are no longer working. Wallpapoz is an easy to use wallpaper changer application for GNOME. If you love to collect wallpapers, and like your desktop to change wallpaper at regular interval, then Wallpapoz is right for you. GNOME desktop does not come with a […]

How To Dual Boot Ubuntu Gutsy And Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.1

How To Dual Boot Ubuntu Gutsy And Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.1

For the past weeks, I have been researching and testing out the possibility of dual-booting Mac OSX Leopard alongside my Ubuntu Gutsy on my laptop. It hasn’t been an easy task. Most of the guides out there are mainly about dual-booting Vista/XP and Mac OSX and are of little help. My laptop has been through […]

Syncing To Google Calendar

Syncing To Google Calendar

If you are searching for ways to synchronize your desktop calendar to Google Calendar, then the open-source GCALDaemon could be the answer. GCALDaemon is an OS-independent Java program that offers two-way synchronization between Google Calendar and various iCalendar compatible calendar applications. GCALDaemon is primarily designed as a calendar synchronizer but it can also be used […]

Office Suite Goes Online… (Your Online Alternatives To Microsoft Office)

Office Suite Goes Online… (Your Online Alternatives To Microsoft Office)

While Microsoft Office is still the market leader in the office productivity arena, it is definitely not the best choice for users. As more and more office suites are getting onto the Web, providing free access, usage and features comparable (or even better) to Microsoft Office, it makes one wonder whether it’s worth spending $500 […]

Screen Recording With RecordMyDesk

Screen Recording With RecordMyDesk

As its name implies, RecordMyDesktop is a software that enables you to record activities on your desktop. It is simple, easy to use and produces high quality recording. It allows you to make video of your desktop, with or without sound in the open source .ogg format. The default RecordMyDesktop package is a terminal application […]