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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, […]

How To Output Display To Projector/External Monitor In Ubuntu?

How To Output Display To Projector/External Monitor In Ubuntu?

In my Windows Vista setup, I can just press fn-F5 on my laptop to toggle screen display and output to a projector or external monitor. After I switched to Ubuntu, the hot key is no longer working. With a little research, I found that the problem lies with my xorg.conf file. It is configured to […]

Top 10 Ubuntu Applications

Top 10 Ubuntu Applications

For people who are new to Linux and Ubuntu, you might be overwhelmed by the huge library of applications available to you. Below is my 10 favorite applications. Hope it is useful to you. 1. Automatix Automatix is an automation tool that allows you to install the frequently used applications with just a few clicks. […]

Quad-Core CPU For Gaming? Forget About It…

Quad-Core CPU For Gaming? Forget About It…

It is very tempting to get the quad-core CPU for your computer, since it is the latest technology and you get the chance to boost to your friend about how powerful quad-core is. If for gaming purpose, I would strongly advise not to get the quad-core. The reason being: You can get to enjoy higher […]

Why Windows Vista Is Suitable For Gaming?

Why Windows Vista Is Suitable For Gaming?

I have many people asking me whether Windows Vista is suitable for gaming. I suppose to use that as the title for this post, but I decided to change it. The reason being, whether you like it or not, Windows Vista is here to stay and will eventually replace Windows XP. Rather than discussing whether […]

Top 10 Games on Linux [Gaming]

Top 10 Games on Linux [Gaming]

Interested in gaming on Linux but not sure which games are best or worth checking out? Here are the top 10 games on Linux that we recommend.