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 […]
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 […]