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Linux Game Review: Sun Blast

Linux Game Review: Sun Blast

Remember those insane arcade games that kept you up all night, blasting away at ship after ship, leading up to a showdown with a massive star destroyer that relentlessly hurled various dangerous objects at you? More than likely, the game you remember offered a 2D top-down or side-scrolling view of space. But now take a […]

How to install Photoshop CS5 in Ubuntu Maverick 10.10

How to install Photoshop CS5 in Ubuntu Maverick 10.10

If you are running Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick and own a copy of the Photoshop CS 5 installer, you will find that you won’t be able to install it under wine. Photoshop CS5 on Ubuntu 10.4 works fine, but not 10.10. Here’s what I did to get it running on my Ubuntu Maverick machine. What you’ll […]

Kubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Review

Kubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Review

On October 10, Canonical released its latest installment of Ubuntu, codenamed “Maverick Meerkat”. Like previous iterations, Maverick also includes variations from the standard Ubuntu Gnome interface. Kubuntu is the KDE variation of Ubuntu, and last week, I decided to upgrade from 10.04 and give 10.10 a try. Eye Candy is Yummy Maverick ships with KDE […]

From Noob to Ninja – Your Guide to Mastering Linux

From Noob to Ninja – Your Guide to Mastering Linux

Every Linux user has been new at some point, and unless you’ve got a history of UNIX administration, the transition was likely a bit daunting. Many people began learning Linux before sites like Google and StackExchange made it easy to find answers, and ended up having to figure everything out in their own. While inconvenient, […]

Advanced KDE Administration

Advanced KDE Administration

For general use, it is sufficient to configure KDE using the options provided in System Settings and in individual application settings. Nevertheless, to unlock the full power of KDE, you should learn some of the system administration tools that it provides. Command Line Options Every KDE applications has its own unique command line options. Additionally, […]

PDFTiger Free Giveaway

PDFTiger Free Giveaway

We have previously covered how to convert PDF file to Word document, but if you are looking to convert your PDF into images, spreadsheet, HTML or even SWF files, then you got to give PDFTiger a try. The best of all, it’s free for now. PDFTiger is having a time-limited giveaway promotion for… well, you […]

Qalculate is a Powerful Calculator For Linux

Qalculate is a Powerful Calculator For Linux

Regardless which platform you are using, there’s bound to be a calculator included in the stock OS. For simple calculation, these calculators work fine, but if you want to do more complex calculation, like solving an algebraic expression, it won’t make the mark. Qalculate is a powerful calculator for Linux that can solve complex mathematical […]

Linux Gaming: Wine vs. Cedega vs. CrossOver Games

Linux Gaming: Wine vs. Cedega vs. CrossOver Games

In previous posts, I have highlighted some of the outstanding new native Linux games that are coming out soon or have been out but may not be well known. For many Linux gamers, however, the pool of native Linux games is still too small. As most already know, it is possible to play some Windows […]

Snippet: How to Add UbuntuOne Indicator to Your Ubuntu Panel

Snippet: How to Add UbuntuOne Indicator to Your Ubuntu Panel

If you are using Ubuntu Karmic, Lucid, or even the newly released Maverick, you should already have Ubuntu One installed in your computer. While Ubuntu One has become an useful tool in syncing your files/folders/music, most of the time, we are left guessing whether the sync is working or not. Wouldn’t it be great if […]

Midori – The Little Browser that Just Might Surprise You

Midori – The Little Browser that Just Might Surprise You

You know all the web browsers, right? At least, all the REAL browsers. There’s Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, and of course Internet Explorer. It’s not likely any more little guys could join a game with players like that, right? If you were to try Midori, the WebKit-based GTK web browser for Linux and Windows, you […]

Beautify Your Gnome Desktop With Elegant Gnome Pack [Linux]

Beautify Your Gnome Desktop With Elegant Gnome Pack [Linux]

Linux users who are using the Gnome desktop and love the dark theme, you got to try the Elegant Gnome Pack – said to be the most complete dark theme for Gnome desktop. Don’t take my word for it. Check out the screenshots below and decide for yourselves. Desktop with Cairo Dock (Click to enlarge)

Google Chrome For Linux Now Comes With About:Labs Features [News]

Google Chrome For Linux Now Comes With About:Labs Features [News]

For Linux users who have been using the dev build of Google Chrome, you can now head over to the “about:labs” page and enjoy some Labs feature. The “about:labs” page has been around for the Linux build for quite some time, but unlike the Windows version, nothing was available. In the latest update of Google […]

How to Configure Language Settings in KDE

How to Configure Language Settings in KDE

KDE Software Compilation is managed and developed by people who live all over the world, and users from all over the world contribute by providing translations, regional settings, and keyboard layouts for various languages. Because of this, there is a good chance that you can configure KDE to work with your language. All of the […]

DragonDisk: A Free Amazon S3 Desktop Client For Linux And Windows

DragonDisk: A Free Amazon S3 Desktop Client For Linux And Windows

Amazon S3 is an useful web service that provides unlimited storage at a very cheap rate. It is a good place for people to backup their files to and also for webmasters to offload their images/scripts to reduce their server load. In Windows and Mac, there are several applications that allow you to access Amazon […]

How to Install and Run Silverlight in Linux

How to Install and Run Silverlight in Linux

Love it or hate it, we all know Flash, but Microsoft’s equivalent, Silverlight, is a bit less well known. With Silverlight you can stream video and create animations, in fact you can even use it to create Windows sidebar widgets. However, in what may come as a bit of a shock, Microsoft Silverlight doesn’t play […]

How to Resize Video In Mac, Windows and Linux

How to Resize Video In Mac, Windows and Linux

Occasionally, while editing videos, we might need to resize it and change the screen resolution. It could be because the video screen size is too big to be uploaded to YouTube, or you need to enlarge a small video to fill up your large monitor. Previously, we have mentioned several software for video editing, compression […]

5 Intriguing KDE Apps

5 Intriguing KDE Apps

The beauty of an open development platform is that anyone can take a stab at creating an application. KDE, which is built upon the Qt application and UI framework, is a shining example of this. A quick look at KDE-Apps.org reveals that new apps are added daily. I periodically browse through the latest KDE apps […]