Adding A Dynamic Desktop To Your Ubuntu

Adding A Dynamic Desktop To Your Ubuntu

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 […]

How To Make Disappeared Icons In OpenOffice Return?

How To Make Disappeared Icons In OpenOffice Return?

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 […]

Fancy A Slick Screensaver As Your Wallpaper?

Fancy A Slick Screensaver As Your Wallpaper?

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 […]

How To Store Thousands Of Password With Password Manager

How To Store Thousands Of Password With Password Manager

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.

New WordPress Plugin: WP Widget Changer

New WordPress Plugin: WP Widget Changer

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 […]

How To Send Large Files Easily

How To Send Large Files Easily

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 […]

Google 403 Forbidden Error? A Pain In The Neck

Google 403 Forbidden Error? A Pain In The Neck

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.

Rescue Your PC With Linux Live CD

Rescue Your PC With Linux Live CD

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 […]

10 Things Mac Users Must Do To Protect Their Mac (And Themselves)

10 Things Mac Users Must Do To Protect Their Mac (And Themselves)

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 […]

Increase Efficiency: Use Windows Vista Shortcut keys

Increase Efficiency: Use Windows Vista Shortcut keys

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:

Shutting Down Your Windows The Efficient Way

Shutting Down Your Windows The Efficient Way

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 […]

Sharing Files Between Ubuntu Host and Virtual Machines

Sharing Files Between Ubuntu Host and Virtual Machines

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 […]

Linux Howto: Miss Your Windows Application? Try WINE

Linux Howto: Miss Your Windows Application? Try WINE

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 […]

What Is The Best Technology You Have Discovered in 2007?

What Is The Best Technology You Have Discovered in 2007?

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 […]

Schedule And Automate Tasks in Ubuntu

Schedule And Automate Tasks in Ubuntu

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 […]

Backing Up Data In Ubuntu Using sBackup

Backing Up Data In Ubuntu Using sBackup

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 […]

Ubuntu HowTo: Open .docx File In OpenOffice

Ubuntu HowTo: Open .docx File In OpenOffice

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 […]