VirtualBox is an open-source cross platforms virtualization application that allows anyone to create a virtual machine on their computer. It is similar to the popular VMware, but much smaller in size and handles the virtual machine more efficiently. Before you attempt to install any Windows OS as a virtual machine, make sure that your computer […]
Often, you have heard a rare nice song from a particular YouTube video and you wish you could just save that song (without the video) into your hard disk. Well, in Ubuntu, you can use UTube Ripper to extract audio from YouTube video and save it as mp3 file.
When you received a favor from someone, you show your appreciation. When you love someone, you also show your appreciation. Now, Linus Torvalds did all of us a favor by releasing that Linux source code in year 1991 and we all love Linux, so how are we going to show our appreciation? Here’s your chance. […]
After 6 months of development, Puppy Linux 4 was finally released in May 2008. Codenamed Dingo, this latest version only takes up 87MB in size and like Damn Small Linux, it can be installed on a USB flash drive, as well as run via the Live CD. For those who are new to Puppy Linux, […]
I am not a lover of Microsoft (especially Windows), but if there is any application from MS that I love, it has to be Windows Live Writer. Other than its user-friendliness and great integration with the various blog platforms, the thing that attracts me most is its ability to extend its functions with plugins (that […]
Laptop users will know that the touchpad always get into the way when you are typing. It can be an annoying thing when your mouse cursor keeps running around and inserting words into places where they are not suppose to be. In Ubuntu Hardy, you can fix up this problem by disabling the Synaptics touchpad […]
For those guitar player, editor, composer who can’t seem to let go of GuitarPro, you now have a great open-source alternative in Linux – TuxGuitar. TuxGuitar is an open source tab multitrack tablature editor and player that allows you to compose songs with various instruments. After 2 years of testing and development, it has finally […]
It would be great if there is a Linux build of the popular Dreamweaver CS3, or that it could be easily installed via WINE. The truth is, none of the above work. There is no Linux version, nor will it work via WINE direct installation. The only way to get it to work is to […]
Most often when you download a huge file from a P2P network, it is compressed in the .daa format. When you click on it, you will find that there is no application in Ubuntu that can handle it. If you are wondering, DAA (Direct-Access-Archive) is actually a proprietary file format created by PowerISO to compress, […]
After much waiting and anticipation, Firefox 3 is officially launched. If you have installed the previous beta and release candidate version, simply run the Update manager (System->Administration->Update Manager) to upgrade to Firefox 3. For those who have not installed Firefox 3, you can do it by adding the following package to your repository. gksu gedit […]
While there are tons of news, excitement and hypes over the release of Firefox 3 and how it is going to break the Guiness World record, few have realized that Opera has also released their latest version 9.5. This browser was built with a new browser engine and it contains plenty of useful apps, that […]
Gnome-schedule is an application that provides an easy way for anyone to schedule (and automate) tasks on their computers. It provides a simple graphical user interface that uses cron and at command to manage the crontab file. Be it scheduling a recurrent task or task that happens only once, Gnome-schedule has no problem in handling […]
While I have covered 16 interesting things that you can do with Twitter, it only covered the tip of the iceberg. Ever since Twitter released their API, there are really thousands of things that you can do with it – one of them is to track your FedEx, UPS, USPS and DHL shipment with Twitter. […]
There are tons of interesting and nice photos on Flickr. While you can download them and set it as your desktop wallpaper manually, wouldn’t it be great if there is a software that can automate the downloading process and change your Ubuntu wallpaper every now and then? Webilder does just that. It allows you to […]
Some people prefers the keyboard shortcuts, while some prefer to do everything with the mouse. If you belong to the latter, you will find the new mouse gestures features in Gmail extremely useful. Mouse gestures is one of the 13 new features in the newly launched Gmail Lab. It allows you to use your mouse […]
While most of us are used to moving mouse and clicking around the screen, sometime things can be done faster if you use the preset shortcut keys. Similarly, for those who spent a lot of time in your Gmail, the following shortcut keys will definitely be of great use to you.
Needless, Remember the Milk is one the best online task managers out there, offering you a simple and easy way to organize your life. If you are like me, crazy about getting your life sorted out, online and offline, here are some ways that you can access Remember the Milk from your Ubuntu desktop.
When I first installed Screenlets half a year ago, I really didn’t like it. It took up a big chunk of memory and have only a limited quantity of widgets to choose from. In addition, the software looks rough and it didn’t look well on the desktop that I beautifully customized. With the release of […]
On the first look, GNOME Do is nothing more than a file indexer. It indexes your files and allows you to launch it from the search bar. After using it, you will find that it is actually more powerful than it seems. It is in fact a speed daemon that enables you to achieve many […]
If you are a frequent user of Facebook, Twitter, AIM, Flickr, FriendFeed, Youtube and wish there is a centralized place to control everything, now you have it – Yoono. Yoono is a extension for the Firefox browser. For those who are familiar to Flock, you might find this to be too similar. However, Yoono is […]