How to Turn Your Linux Box into a Home Theater with Boxee

How to Turn Your Linux Box into a Home Theater with Boxee

Boxee is a home theater PC software program that runs on Linux and has been designed to be used like an interactive TV, somewhat like the Xbox 360 interface. In fact it’s based on another program called XBMC which was originally created to run on the first Xbox consoles. These days, you can use Boxee […]

Defragment Your Disk With Auslogics Disk Defrag

Defragment Your Disk With Auslogics Disk Defrag

If you ask any experts on tips to speed up the performance of your Windows PC, the answer you often receive is “Defragment your hard disk“. The reason for hard disk fragmentation is because whenever you load any files or data into your hard drive, the operating system breaks it into uncountable number of pieces […]

Snippet: Add Facebook Chat to Empathy

Snippet: Add Facebook Chat to Empathy

If you are a regular Facebook Chat user, you will be happy to know that Facebook has recently launched the XMPP support which allows you to connect to FB Chat from (almost) any IM applications (only applies to those that support the XMPP protocol). For Ubuntu Karmic users who are using Empathy rather than Pidgin, […]

5 Free Tools To Create Collages From Your Pictures

5 Free Tools To Create Collages From Your Pictures

Photo collage is a nice way to share lots of photo in one place. The arrangements and orientations of the images as well as the choice of images define how good a collage is. All of that depends solely on the creative thinking of the individual who is creating it. Nobody else has to do […]

Better Linux Package Management with Checkinstall

Better Linux Package Management with Checkinstall

If you use Linux in any depth, you’re eventually have to install a program from source code. Normally the process is pretty quick and painless, but it still has some drawbacks, especially when it comes to upgrading or uninstalling that program. To help resolve this, we’ve got checkinstall, a useful tool that adds some cleverness […]

How to Add Custom Search Engines to Google Chrome

How to Add Custom Search Engines to Google Chrome

There are often times when we need to perform searches on a specific site other than Google. In Firefox, you can easily add custom search engine with to Add to Search bar extension. In Google Chrome, there are no such extensions at the moment, so we have to add our favorite search engines manually. Luckily […]

How to Combine Multiple PDF Files With pdftk

How to Combine Multiple PDF Files With pdftk

At first glance this topic might seem like an easy fix, but if you stop and think about it, there are few quick and easy methods for merging two or more PDF files.┬áThe desired end result is one PDF file that contains all of the information from the original two or more files without any […]

How to Get Mac’s QuickLook Function In Ubuntu

How to Get Mac’s QuickLook Function In Ubuntu

In Mac, the QuickLook feature allows you to preview your files without opening them. For Linux users, particularly for those with Gnome desktop, you can also get a similar QuickLook functionality in your desktop with Gloobus-Preview. Gloobus-Preview is an extension for the Gnome desktop designed to enable a full screen preview of any kind of […]

5 Useful Online Photo Editing Tools

5 Useful Online Photo Editing Tools

We all know that Adobe Photoshop is the best software out there for photo editing/image creation. We must also admit that it is far too expensive for most of us to afford it. Luckily, for casual users like us, there are several free online tools that can help you edit your digital images. Some of […]

How to Open .docx File Without Microsoft Office

How to Open .docx File Without Microsoft Office

The previously used .doc format is no longer available in Microsoft Office 2007. Though there is an option in Office 2007 to save a document in the older .doc format, you can not read a .docx file without installing the newer version of Office. While the old format runs fine in the new version, the […]