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How To Be A Better Mac User?

How To Be A Better Mac User?

Owning a Mac is cool and I do feel proud about it, but seeing how some Mac users take their Mac for granted pissed me off. This post serves to vent my frustration and also as a guideline to teach others how to handle their Macs (and themselves).

Changing Your Vista Boot Screen Graphic

Changing Your Vista Boot Screen Graphic

Didn’t like the plain black Windows Vista boot screen graphics? Here is a simple trick to beautify your boot screen. There is actually a nice boot screen call “Aurora” hidden behind the actual boot screen. To enable it:

Things You Need To Install After Installing Ubuntu

Things You Need To Install After Installing Ubuntu

After much consideration, you have decided to switch to Ubuntu as your primary operating system. You download the Ubuntu Live CD iso, burn into CD, boot it up and do a live install. When you finally boot into the new OS, start to use the browser and find that you can’t watch video on Youtube, […]

Basic Bash Command For New Linux Users

Basic Bash Command For New Linux Users

One of the challenges that new Linux users face is the using of bash command on the terminal. Even though some Linux distro (such as Ubuntu Gutsy) has improved the user interface a great extent and reduced the need to execute applications via command line, there will still be cases where using the command line […]

How To Use Free Vista For A Year

How To Use Free Vista For A Year

For whatever reason, you obtained a copy of Windows Vista without the license key, here is what you can do to use that unlicensed OS for a year. When you install Vista, you actually get 30 days of trial before the OS requires you for a license key. Failure to key in the correct serial […]

Firefox 3 Beta 2 Review

Firefox 3 Beta 2 Review

Last December, Mozilla released their second beta of Firefox 3 for public testing. This version fixed over 900 bugs over the previous version and included many new features. I took the opportunity to download it and test it on my Windows VM. Once the beta version is downloaded and installed in my Windows, I launched […]

Import Tab Features To Your Window Explorer

Import Tab Features To Your Window Explorer

The Tab function is already a ‘must-have’ in all browsers, why not make it a feature in your window explorer too? QT TabBar is a small program that allows you to add Tabs to your Window Explorer. Download the file. Unzipped it. Right click on the installer and select “Run as administrator“. Once the installation […]

[Poll Result]: What Is Your Favorite Browser?

[Poll Result]: What Is Your Favorite Browser?

Here is the result of a recent poll in MakeTechEasier (MTE). Out of a total of 92 votes, 79.5% like Firefox 6.5% like IE 6.5% like Safari 6.5% like Opera 1% like other browser This result seems a bit of a surprise when the statistics taken from W3C shows that (in Dec 2007) Firefox users […]

How To Read/Write Files From Windows On Mac OS X

How To Read/Write Files From Windows On Mac OS X

While Apple’s Bootcamp allows users to install and dual boot Windows on their Mac, it does not allows users to exchange files between the two OS. While virtualization software such as VMware and Parallels Desktop allow file sharing and reading/writing, bootcamp doesn’t. The reason being, Windows exists as a separate partition from the primary OS […]

Snapback For Firefox

Snapback For Firefox

In my previous review of Safari 3, I did mention that there is a useful feature that I like a lot. It is called SnapBack. What it does is allow you to set an anchor page and return to it after numerous browsing. It is great for search result page or returning to the home […]

Ubuntu Tutorial: How To Redesign Your Desktop The ‘WOW’ Way

Ubuntu Tutorial: How To Redesign Your Desktop The ‘WOW’ Way

I love Ubuntu as it is simply the best operating system that I have come across. If there is one thing that I dislike about Ubuntu, it has to be the desktop. Don’t get me wrong, it is not GNOME that I dislike, but the default color and theme that Ubuntu use for their distribution. […]

Easy Ways to Keep Your PC Running Smoothly

Easy Ways to Keep Your PC Running Smoothly

Most Windows users suffer from slow computer problems but don’t know that with just a few simple maintenance techniques they could easily speed up their slow computer and keep it running smoothly for a long time. The objective of this article is to introduce you to a few simple computer maintenance tricks.

Using Safari On Windows? You Better Think Twice…

Using Safari On Windows? You Better Think Twice…

Apple launched its Safari version 3 back in June 2007 and I do not have the time to try it then. Over the holiday period late last year, I finally downloaded the Safari for Windows and installed it in my Window XP machine. After hours of surfing and testing the Safari, I can only say […]

12 Essential Firefox Add-ons For Power Browsing

12 Essential Firefox Add-ons For Power Browsing

Firefox is a great browser that you can easily customize to suit your browsing needs. While the default installation comes with a complete set of features, there are plenty of add-ons that you can use to power up your browsing experience. I have compiled my list of the 12 best Firefox add-ons below:

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.