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How to Install KDE 4.5

How to Install KDE 4.5

KDE 4.5 is a milestone release that took several months to complete, fixing over 16,000 bugs. While it also added new features, the selling point of this release is the stability that typically comes with a x.5 version of KDE. The desktop, applications, and development platforms have matured, and many of the outstanding bugs have […]

Testdrive Let You Test Ubuntu With A Single Click

Testdrive Let You Test Ubuntu With A Single Click

If you want to test drive a Linux distro, what will you usually do? Download the ISO file, burn it into a CD/USB drive and boot it up in your PC. Alternatively, you can also run the ISO file in virtual machine such as Virtualbox or VMWare. What if you are not a geek and […]

OpenOffice Base – A Simple And Useful Database Management Tool

OpenOffice Base – A Simple And Useful Database Management Tool

When most people think OpenOffice, they think of word processing or spreadsheets. What many people do not realize is that OpenOffice also includes Base, a database system roughly equivalent to MS Access. Many businesses and individuals use these systems to allow even non-technical people to enter, store, retrieve and organize their data. Using Base, you […]

Ubuntu 10.10 Comes With Multi-Touch Support

Ubuntu 10.10 Comes With Multi-Touch Support

Apple has multi-touch technology. Microsoft’s Windows 7 also supports multi-touch. What about Linux, especially Ubuntu, which is touted as the “mainstream Linux”? Well, the news is out. The next version of Ubuntu – Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick will come with uTouch 1.0, the multi-touch and gesture stack for Linux platform. Canonical is pleased to announce the […]

Comparing Three Linux RSS Feed Readers

Comparing Three Linux RSS Feed Readers

If you a web user and don’t already love RSS/Atom type feeds, you’re missing out. Not only can you have all your favorite news sites and blogs pipe into one location for easy browsing, you can even get updates on discounted shopping, or be notified when a new Simpsons episode lands on Hulu. Feeds are […]

[Snippet] How to Sync Rhythmbox With iOS4.0

[Snippet] How to Sync Rhythmbox With iOS4.0

In Ubuntu Lucid, the Rhythmbox can detect your iPhone/iPod Touch by default and sync it with your computer. However, with the release of iOS 4.0, it breaks the sync and left many Linux users with system incompatibility. Here is a quick and easy way to fix this: Open a terminal and add the repository: sudo […]

5 More Linux Games You Probably Haven’t Played

5 More Linux Games You Probably Haven’t Played

Linux is not known for gaming, and when most people think of Linux games, they think of a few free and open source games that are good but not numerous. Nevertheless, there is a growing pool of free and commercial independent gaming developers who are pushing the envelope by offering their games on multiple platforms, […]

How to Easily Create a Custom Lightweight Desktop Environment

How to Easily Create a Custom Lightweight Desktop Environment

Gnome and KDE are great – they give you a beautiful desktop with all the tools and utilities you need. On either system, you’ll find a solid window manager, desktop icons, a panel full of applets, the works. That’s all well and good for your average desktop PC, but what if you need something lighter, […]

4 More Ways to Clean Up Your Ubuntu Machine

4 More Ways to Clean Up Your Ubuntu Machine

It doesn’t matter if you are using Windows, Linux or Mac, as long as you don’t maintain it, it will grow out of hand and become very messy. Previously, we have discussed 8 useful ways and Bleachbit to help you maintain a clean lean Ubuntu machine. This time, we are going to show you 4 […]

How to Create High Quality Drum Beats with Hydrogen

How to Create High Quality Drum Beats with Hydrogen

Linux is known for a lot of great things, but you rarely see it listed as a platform of choice for multimedia production. Some of that poor reputation for multimedia has long been deserved, but in recent years the quality of Linux’s audio and video applications has been steadily increasing. One of the best loved […]

Preview of KDE 4.5

Preview of KDE 4.5

When KDE 4.0 was released, it was clear that it was not finished and not ready for production. By version 4.2, the completely redesigned and recoded desktop environment was starting to regain the stability and depth that many loved about KDE 3, while also adding new features that make KDE a unique and rewarding desktop […]

Basket – A Multi-Purpose Note Pad For KDE

Basket – A Multi-Purpose Note Pad For KDE

Basket Note Pads is a multipurpose note-taking application for KDE. Business people can use it to keep track of important tasks and notes. Writers can use it to organize their thoughts. Students can use it for note taking. And generally anyone can use it as a virtual paste bin or clip drawer. Basket was one […]

How to Sync Your Empathy Logs Across Various Computers [Linux Ubuntu]

How to Sync Your Empathy Logs Across Various Computers [Linux Ubuntu]

Since Empathy became the default IM app in Ubuntu 9.10, it has also replaced Pidgin as my default IM app. Empathy is simple to use and the version in Ubuntu 10.04 come with a nice interface. So even though Pidgin is functionally better, I have no compelling reasons to switch it back. There is one […]

How to Configure Linux for Children

How to Configure Linux for Children

Many people still cling to the notion that Linux is for 30-year-old male geeks. While that may be true, there are plenty of other people of all ages, ethnicities, and genders who enjoy Linux and other free and open source software. For the most part, the operating systems a child uses are determined by the […]

Using Compiz As A Window Management Tool

Using Compiz As A Window Management Tool

You’ve seen the wobbly windows, you’ve seen the cube, you’ve seen the raindrops. Compiz is just a bunch of useless eye candy right? Wrong. While the flashy effects get most of the attention, Compiz is a top-notch window manager in its own right. In fact, it’s got so many workspace and window management tools that […]

Free Mega Games Pack For Linux

Free Mega Games Pack For Linux

Remember a time when the most complex aspect of a game was unwrapping the packaging? It was a time when a first-person shooter truly was just about one person doing a whole lot of shooting and not much else. It was a time when RAM was still counted by the megabyte and 1024×768 resolution was […]