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Reviews Of The Linux Torrent Clients

Reviews Of The Linux Torrent Clients

Bittorrent is the clear leader when it comes to efficiently distributing large files online. Just about any media site or Linux distribution offers files as torrents, and there are several options when it comes to the client you use to download those files. So many, in fact, that it can quickly become overwhelming when you […]

Snippet: How to Install Fonts In Ubuntu

Snippet: How to Install Fonts In Ubuntu

While Ubuntu comes with its own set of fonts, it is still lacking in both quantity and quality. For developers and designers who need to work with creative works, there will be times where you need to install new fonts in your Ubuntu system. Luckily, it is not too difficult to do it. Here’s how:

6 Useful Widgets For Amarok Music Player

6 Useful Widgets For Amarok Music Player

Linux has no shortage of music players, and even KDE has at least two: JuK and Amarok. The one you decide to use is truly a matter of preference, and it would be pointless for me to attempt to convince you to choose Amarok. It is, however, my music player of choice. I mostly use […]

Ubuntu Unity: New Desktop Environment For Your Ubuntu Netbook

Ubuntu Unity: New Desktop Environment For Your Ubuntu Netbook

Are you loving your current Ubuntu Netbook Edition (UNE) user interface? Well, that’s going to change in the next iteration of UNE, also known as 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. Ubuntu founder has recently unveiled a new lightweight desktop environment called Unity. This new desktop environment is designed to consume lesser resources and make lesser use of […]

How to Easily Create Abstract Wallpaper In Gimp

How to Easily Create Abstract Wallpaper In Gimp

Just about everyone loves a good looking abstract desktop background, but not everyone agrees on exactly what defines “good looking”. There are dozens of websites that specialize in these types of images, but you have to sift through hundreds, sometimes thousands, to find one you really like. Sometimes, after all the searching, the one you […]

Lubuntu Review: A Lightweight Ubuntu Variant

Lubuntu Review: A Lightweight Ubuntu Variant

Other than the default Ubuntu that we all know of, there are also the Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Edubuntu, Mythbuntu etc that run different desktop environment and serve different purpose. And yes, there is a new buntu addition to the family. Let’s welcome: Lubuntu. Lubuntu is a Ubuntu variant built using the LXDE desktop, which […]

How to Restore Grub 2 As The Main Bootloader

How to Restore Grub 2 As The Main Bootloader

For those who are having a dual (triple or quad) boot system in your computer, chances are, your bootloader might break when you update one OS to a newer version. If you are using Ubuntu (with the new Grub 2 bootloader) and you installed Windows. The Windows bootloader will erase your Grub 2 and you […]

Exaile – The First Linux Media Player I Don’t Hate

Exaile – The First Linux Media Player I Don’t Hate

Anyone who knows me will have heard me rant about the poor state of music software, particularly for Linux. There seem to be two types of music players out there: the tiny ones that don’t get in your way but often lack important playlist features or format support, and the monstrous software beasts that drag […]

Qjoypad: Keyboard to Gamepad Mapping for Linux

Qjoypad: Keyboard to Gamepad Mapping for Linux

Gaming on Linux can be a wonderful, irritating, or anything in between. Sometimes you get things exactly the way you want them, and other times, you have to improvise. Ideally, every game would support the devices you want to use with it, but there are a few instances where games do not yet support joysticks […]

Linux File Managers Roundup

Linux File Managers Roundup

Whatever your desktop environment of choice, it likely came with its own file manager. Some have one pane, some have two panes, some work in Gnome, others in KDE, and they all have different options. If the default doesn’t work for you, how do you find the best replacement? How do you know if it […]

Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 Launches Today + Free Ubuntu Guide Download

Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 Launches Today + Free Ubuntu Guide Download

Don’t tell me you are not waiting for the launch of Ubuntu Lucid. The good news is, Ubuntu Lucid launches TODAY. If you have not grabbed a copy, go to Ubuntu.com now and download the ISO. Alternatively, for those who are upgrading from Karmic, head to your Update Manager (System -> Administration -> Update Manager) […]

How to Use KDE’s Clipboard and Klipper App

How to Use KDE’s Clipboard and Klipper App

The clipboard is one of the oldest and most important features of desktop computing. With it, you can temporarily store pictures, images, and even file information in the system’s memory, and then copy or move that information to a new destination. KDE has an advanced clipboard system, largely due to a small program called Klipper, […]

How to Unlock Gnome Panel For Customization in Ubuntu Netbook Edition (UNE)

How to Unlock Gnome Panel For Customization in Ubuntu Netbook Edition (UNE)

Even though Ubuntu Lucid has not been officially released, I believe some of you have already upgraded your system to the beta or release candidate version. Now, if you have upgraded your Ubuntu Netbook Edition to the latest version (10.04), you will notice one thing: the top Gnome panel is locked and you can’t perform […]

Extreme Desktop Makeover: Josh Edition

Extreme Desktop Makeover: Josh Edition

Many people don’t really care about how their desktop is set up. Those people tend to leave things pretty much at the defaults, or maybe just change the wallpaper or color scheme. Some of us, however, consider desktop layout to be vitally important to productivity. Personally, I like to keep maximum information available at all […]

What to Install After Installing Ubuntu Lucid?

What to Install After Installing Ubuntu Lucid?

As Ubuntu Lucid is preparing for its grand launch on 29th April 2010, I am sure you should have already known what to expect in this release. The next usual question is: “what should I install after installing Lucid?” We have done plenty of “what to install after installing Ubuntu” articles previously, but this time […]

Linux Dock Roundup

Linux Dock Roundup

Maybe you like OSX, maybe you want a quick place to launch and manage applications, maybe you just want a little eye candy. Whatever the reason, many of us like to use a dock on our desktop. As with most Linux software, there’s no shortage of options and not a lot of clear information on […]

An Introduction to KDE Games

An Introduction to KDE Games

For a long time KDE has come with an assortment of games. Collectively, this suite of games is simply called “KDE Games“. With the advent of KDE 4, all of the KDE games were given face lifts and a standard set of features that make moving from game to game a seamless exercise. The games […]