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Easily Print to PDF, Postscript And SVG Files From Any Application [Ubuntu]

Easily Print to PDF, Postscript And SVG Files From Any Application [Ubuntu]

There are plenty of extensions you can install that allow you to create PDF file for any webpage you come across. Well, if you are using Linux (particularly Ubuntu), this PDF creation feature is already inbuilt in your system and you can use it without installing any other extensions/applications. In Ubuntu, regardless which browsers or […]

Having Pidgin SSL Certificate Error? Here’s The Fix

Having Pidgin SSL Certificate Error? Here’s The Fix

Update: The latest version of Pidgin (2.7.7) has fixed this issue. For Windows users, uninstall your current version, download and install the latest version. For Ubuntu users, add the following PPA and update your system: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pidgin-developers/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade If you are using Pidgin to connect to your MSN […]

How to Display The Weather Condition As Wallpaper [Linux]

How to Display The Weather Condition As Wallpaper [Linux]

There are many ways to find out the weather condition in your city. You can go to weather.com, use weather widget or even set it on your desktop with conky. Here is yet another way that you can obtain weather information quickly: display the weather condition as a wallpaper in your desktop. WeatherPaper is a […]

How to Play The Sims 3 in Linux

How to Play The Sims 3 in Linux

Wine has come a long way in the last few years, making it fairly simple to install many popular Windows games on Linux. Cedega and PlayOnLinux have made it even easier by providing GUI assistance and management of your games. One game series, however, has proven to be consistently difficult to get working, and that’s […]

Easy Samba Sharing Setup with KDE

Easy Samba Sharing Setup with KDE

Recently, I decided that instead of copying video files from one computer to another when I wanted to watch something on my TV, I would setup my network to stream the videos. I had previously tried NFS and UPnP, both without very impressive results. Therefore, I decided to try Samba, even though my perception of […]

8 Alternative PDF Readers For Your Consideration [Linux]

8 Alternative PDF Readers For Your Consideration [Linux]

Linux users, regardless which distro you are using, it bound to come with a default PDF reader that you can use to read PDF files. In Ubuntu, that software is Evince. In most instances, Evince works well for me. It can remember the page where I last stopped and allows me to print without any […]

Can’t Play Full-screen YouTube Video In Ubuntu Maverick 10.10? Try This Fix!

Can’t Play Full-screen YouTube Video In Ubuntu Maverick 10.10? Try This Fix!

If you installed Ubuntu Maverick on a old computer with Intel graphics chipset, you will find that you won’t be able to watch YouTube video in full screen, regardless which browser you are using. Apparently, the problem lies with the embedded Flash player conflicts with the hardware acceleration. For those who are having this problem, […]

Easy Organization with KDE’s Plasma Shelf Widget

Easy Organization with KDE’s Plasma Shelf Widget

Balancing work, home, school, or any other component of your life can be hectic. Many people use computers with the intention to simplify their lives, but that does not always happen. One of the biggest obstacles to effective use of computers is file and application organization. File managers, docks, panels, task bars, and other similar […]

How to Install Ubuntu Maverick On Your Mac Virtualbox

How to Install Ubuntu Maverick On Your Mac Virtualbox

Ubuntu is all the rage lately in the tech world. While Linux has been largely an operating system for hobbyists and geeks, its popularity is growing with every new release of Ubuntu. From its simple installation to its touch screen friendliness and built in social networking features, Ubuntu is more viable an option today than […]

7 Best User-Made Screenlets For Linux

7 Best User-Made Screenlets For Linux

If you’ve never tried desktop screenlets, you’re missing out. We’ve previously discussed how to set up your screenlets, but we’ve never put together a showcase of the best ones. Today we’ve gathered seven of the best from Screenlets.org, and they cover everything from audio eye candy to steampunk system monitors. If you’re finding your desktop […]

Easily Change Splash Theme Without Going To The Command Line [Ubuntu]

Easily Change Splash Theme Without Going To The Command Line [Ubuntu]

The plymouth theme was introduced in Ubuntu Lucid to provide a better theming solution for the splash theme. With plymouth, one can use a high resolution image as the background and also get it to show animation. The only thing that will put off many newbies is that the theme can only be changed using […]

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, […]