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Nitrogen: A Background Setter For Lightweight Desktop Manager

Nitrogen: A Background Setter For Lightweight Desktop Manager

Gnome, KDE and XFCE users will have no problem changing the wallpaper on their desktop. However, if you are using a lightweight desktop manager such Openbox or Fluxbox, you will find that there is no way that you can set the wallpaper for your desktop. In this case, Nitrogen will come in handy. Nitrogen is […]

How To Minimize All Your Applications To The System Tray In Ubuntu

How To Minimize All Your Applications To The System Tray In Ubuntu

In your Ubuntu machine, when you click on the ‘X’ (close button) on any applications, you will find that some of them will exit while some will minimize to the system tray. Unless you know the capability of the particular application, you will have to guess every time you click on the X button whether […]

How To Convert Fonts To .ttf Format In Ubuntu

How To Convert Fonts To .ttf Format In Ubuntu

For those who are dealing with writing or design projects, it is common for you to come across a font that your applications cannot support. It could be a Macintosh font, a bitmap font or a open type font (otf), for some reason or another, you just can’t get your application to read it. In […]

How to Select A Linux Distribution

How to Select A Linux Distribution

The most commonly asked question by new Linux users is often “Which Linux distribution is the best for me?”. With hundreds, possibly thousands of different Linux distros out there, it is really a tough job deciding which is the one for you. If you are contemplating a switch to Linux from Windows/Mac and are overwhelmed […]

How to Install VMware server 2.0 in Ubuntu Intrepid

How to Install VMware server 2.0 in Ubuntu Intrepid

In the past, whenever Ubuntu came out with a new release, the VMware installation will break. Surprisingly, when I installed VMware server 2.0 in Ubuntu Intrepid, it installed and run smoothly, without having to apply any patch. So if you are looking on installing VMware server 2.0 on your Ubuntu Intrepid, this is the way […]

Gscrot: A Powerful Screen Capture Tool For Linux

Gscrot: A Powerful Screen Capture Tool For Linux

Few days ago, I wrote about the various ways that I used to capture screenshots on my Ubuntu machine. In the comments, Imd mentioned about Gscrot being a great alternative screen capture tool. After checking it out, I must admit that it is by far the best screen capture software that I have seen in […]

How To Share Files In VirtualBox With Vista Guest And Ubuntu Host

How To Share Files In VirtualBox With Vista Guest And Ubuntu Host

For some of you who have setup Windows Vista as the guest VM in your Ubuntu Virtualbox, you might have some difficulties in getting the Vista guest to access the shared folder in your Ubuntu host. If you are having this problem, here is the way to mount the shared folder on your Vista guest.

Ways To Grab Screenshots In Ubuntu

Ways To Grab Screenshots In Ubuntu

When I am writing post for Make Tech Easier, I love to take plenty of screenshots as I feel they can make the explanation clearer and easier. Over the year, I have also discovered several ways to take screenshot on my Ubuntu machine. If you are looking for one, I have compiled a list of […]

[Ubuntu Intrepid] How to Share Files With Mac OS X via Netatalk

[Ubuntu Intrepid] How to Share Files With Mac OS X via Netatalk

Netatalk is a kernel level implementation of the AppleTalk Protocol Suite that allows any Unix/BSD system to run as a file, print and time server for any Mac machine. While the Netatalk package is included in the Ubuntu Intrepid’s repository, the package is broken and does not work in the way it is intended to. […]

How to Create A Minimal And Beautiful Desktop With Conky

How to Create A Minimal And Beautiful Desktop With Conky

Conky is a simple, lightweight system monitor application that can display information on your desktop and allows you to monitor several processes simultaneously. For those who like to keep a minimal desktop, but still want to have quick access to various information such as emails, weather, memory usage etc, then Conky is just the application […]

How to Install And Configure FUPPES on Ubuntu Hardy

How to Install And Configure FUPPES on Ubuntu Hardy

FUPPES stands for Free UPnP Entertainment Service and is a free, multiplatform UPnP A/V Media Server that supports a wide range of UPnP MediaRenderers as well as on-the-fly transcoding of various audio, video and image formats. FUPPES also includes basic DLNA support, which means you can play your audio/video from your PS3 and Xbox 360. […]

How to Convert .FLAC to .MP3 In Ubuntu

How to Convert .FLAC to .MP3 In Ubuntu

How good would it be if your iPod or your favorite portable MP3 player can support FLAC format? Unfortunately not. If you have a bunch of FLAC music files that you want to bring along in your journey, the best way is to convert them into MP3 format. Luckily, this is an easy task in […]

How to Install XBMC Media Center In Ubuntu Hardy

How to Install XBMC Media Center In Ubuntu Hardy

XBMC Media Center is an award winning open source media center application for Xbox, Linux, Mac and Windows. Calling it a media center is really understating its capability since it is in fact an ultimate hub that supports almost every audio/video format and codecs available. It also comes with slick interface and include features such […]

keep Your Files Synchronized With Unison

keep Your Files Synchronized With Unison

Unison is a simple tool that allows you to synchronize your files between two locations. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to […]

Appnr – Install Ubuntu Applications from your Firefox browser

Appnr – Install Ubuntu Applications from your Firefox browser

Installing applications in Ubuntu is getting easier and easier. First there is the command line interface, next is the Synaptic Package Manager, followed by Gnome Installer (Add/Remove). Now there is Appnr, a web based tool where you can search and install applications directly on your Firefox.

How to Remove OpenOffice Splash Screen For Good

How to Remove OpenOffice Splash Screen For Good

I have been using OpenOffice for the past few years and on the whole, I am very happy with it. If there is anything that is causing me frustration, it has to be the splash screen that forcefully take over your desktop when you load an OpenOffice application. If you are feeling the same frustration […]

Manage Your Synchronization And Backup Easily With Conduit For Linux

Manage Your Synchronization And Backup Easily With Conduit For Linux

Let’s face it, with a large bunch of files/folders/playlists/documents etc all over the places in different computers, USB drives, various Web servers, it can really be a tedious task to get everything synchronized and put them all in places. Conduit makes it simple for you to do so. Conduit is a synchronization application for GNOME. […]