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Tweak Your Ubuntu Unity Desktop With MyUnity

Tweak Your Ubuntu Unity Desktop With MyUnity

One of the reasons that many hated the Unity desktop in Ubuntu is because there is a lack of customization option. People switched from Windows/Mac to Linux is mainly because Linux offers them an environment where they can customize everything to their liking. When Canonical reduced your ability to do what you want with your […]

How to Remote Control Ubuntu From An Android Tablet

How to Remote Control Ubuntu From An Android Tablet

Few days ago, Laura discussed how you can use the Splashtop app to access your Windows/Mac remotely from an iOS device. The bad thing is, it only works on Windows and Mac (though the app is available for Android too). If you are using Linux, or more specifically, Ubuntu, the remote desktop client is already […]

How to Fix Ubuntu Update Errors

How to Fix Ubuntu Update Errors

It happens quite often that we encounter errors while trying to run an update in Ubuntu. There are several type of errors and in this post we will see how to solve some of the most common errors encountered during update of packages in Ubuntu.

How to Run Startup Scripts in KDM before KDE Starts

How to Run Startup Scripts in KDM before KDE Starts

KDE has an easy-to-use system for configuring programs or scripts to run at startup. Linux distributions also have methods of starting programs at boot, but there are some unique instances when it would be ideal to start a script at the moment KDM starts, in between the start of X and the start of your […]

How to Manage Your Recent Files (Files Logging) In Ubuntu

How to Manage Your Recent Files (Files Logging) In Ubuntu

The Zeitgeist Engine is a service that logs the users’s activities and events (files opened, websites visites, conversations hold with other people, etc.) and makes relevant information available to other applications. In the recent releases of Ubuntu, the Zeitgeist engine was installed by default, and that is why you are starting to see “Recent Files” […]

How to Make KDE 4 Look Like KDE 3

How to Make KDE 4 Look Like KDE 3

When KDE 4 was first released, it was met with both hope and dismay, depending on the person you asked. Some loved everything from the new interface to the improved functionality. Others called it a significant step, but one in the wrong direction. Those purists still love KDE 3.5, and many of them continue to […]

How to Easily Encrypt/Decrypt Files In Ubuntu One

How to Easily Encrypt/Decrypt Files In Ubuntu One

Previously, we have shown you how to encrypt your files before upload to the Dropbox server. The method described in that article is using the Encfs method, which requires you to dabble with the command line. While you can use the same method to encrypt/decrypt your Ubuntu One folder, there is a simpler way to […]

Troubleshooting WiFi Issue on iOS Devices

Troubleshooting WiFi Issue on iOS Devices

We’ve all been there. While returning the email sent by your boss or looking up the directions to an important meeting that you’re already five minutes late to, the app you’re using tells you that you have no Internet connection. You dart your eyes to the upper left corner of your device and notice the […]

How to Use Custom Tray Icons in KDE

How to Use Custom Tray Icons in KDE

KDE icons are generally very easy to customize, and there is a complete graphical interface in System Settings for choosing an icon theme or installing a new one. One thing you might notice, however, is that the standard KDE tray icons are all monochrome. When you start using non-KDE apps or lesser-known KDE apps that […]

How to Create Custom Wallpaper Slideshow in Ubuntu

How to Create Custom Wallpaper Slideshow in Ubuntu

If you are using the Gnome desktop and have played with the wallpaper (Appearance) settings, you will discover that there is an inbuilt slideshow feature that you can use to change the wallpaper at regular interval. While this is a useful feature, it is rather limited since it can only rotate among the default wallpapers […]

How to Setup A Ubuntu Web Server On A Remote Host

How to Setup A Ubuntu Web Server On A Remote Host

Setting up your own web server can be a fun thing, simply because you can customize the things you want and optimize it to perform at the highest level. Previously, we have shown you how to install a LAMP server in your Ubuntu machine, but that is using a GUI and it won’t work if […]

How to Give Any KDE Desktop An Ubuntu Makeover

How to Give Any KDE Desktop An Ubuntu Makeover

Although some might consider it blasphemous, the default KDE desktop is not a style everyone automatically likes. If it were, KDE-Look.org would not be filled with desktop themes, window manager themes, and more. KDE is all about customization, and the ability to make it look however you want is part of that. I have spoken […]

How to Use Linux Mint Gnome Shell Extensions (MGSE) In Ubuntu

How to Use Linux Mint Gnome Shell Extensions (MGSE) In Ubuntu

In our review of Linux Mint 12, we were impressed with the implementation of the Mint Gnome Shell Extensions (MGSE) and how it make the user-interface easy to use again. Now, if you are using Ubuntu and you don’t want to go through the hassle of installing Linux Mint from scratch, here’s how you can […]

Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” Review

Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” Review

Linux Mint has always been known as the great alternative to Ubuntu. In fact, after Ubuntu implemented the Unity desktop, many people switched ship and flocked to Linux Mint as their next “easy-to-use and user-friendly” distro. According to DistroWatch, Linux Mint has even overtaken Ubuntu as the most popular distro. Well, that was Linux Mint […]

Gnome Pie Is A Slick Application Launcher For Gnome [Linux]

Gnome Pie Is A Slick Application Launcher For Gnome [Linux]

There are thousand and one ways to launch application in Linux. You can use the Application menu, via the dock, use a app launcher like Synapse or Gnome Do or simply press “Alt + F2” and type the name of the application. Gnome Pie is yet another application launcher that allows you to quickly launch […]

An Easier Way to Generate A Public/Private SSH Key Via a GUI [Linux]

An Easier Way to Generate A Public/Private SSH Key Via a GUI [Linux]

Previously, I showed you the way to generate a public/private SSH key so you can connect to your remote host securely. The method that we used is via the terminal, which can be rather unfriendly (and scary) to the Linux newbies. Here is an easier method of setting up your public/private SSH key, with a […]