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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 […]

WordPress Plugin: Scheduling Popup And Get Your Message Across

WordPress Plugin: Scheduling Popup And Get Your Message Across

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 […]

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 […]

Top 10 Windows Vista Tips and Tricks To Increase Your Gaming Performance

Top 10 Windows Vista Tips and Tricks To Increase Your Gaming Performance

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 […]

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 […]

A Fool Proof Way To Remember Thousands Of Passwords Effortlessly

A Fool Proof Way To Remember Thousands Of Passwords Effortlessly

One of the most common headache that people are facing is to remember the dozens of passwords associated with every site. What most people do to simplify the matter is to use one single password for all their acounts. To make thing even simpler, an easy to remember word is used as the password. It […]

How To Install Windows Vista In Ubuntu Gutsy Using VMware

How To Install Windows Vista In Ubuntu Gutsy Using VMware

For Ubuntu Gutsy users who find that they can’t live without Windows, or just want to give Vista a try, here’s your savior: VMware Server. Vmware Server is a free to download virtual machine tool that allows you to install the various type of operating systems under a virtual environment. Before you attempt to install […]

How To Have Your Own Mac OS X Dock On Your Vista?

How To Have Your Own Mac OS X Dock On Your Vista?

Many people will agree that the one thing that distinguishes Mac OS X desktop and Vista desktop interface is the Dock. For those who don’t know what the dock is, it is basically a row of icons at the bottom of the desktop and when you place your mouse over it, the icon will animate, […]