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4 Great Alternatives to Gnome Panel Menu Bar

4 Great Alternatives to Gnome Panel Menu Bar

One good thing about Linux system is that you can change almost every single aspect of the system. Dislike the dull wallpaper? Change it. Not happy with the default splash screen? Change it. Getting bored of the default panel menu (the place where you access Applications, Places and System)? You can change it as well. […]

Peppermint OS – A New Take on the Web-Centric Desktop

Peppermint OS – A New Take on the Web-Centric Desktop

There are a LOT of Linux distros out there, so when it comes to distro reviews, we here at MakeTechEasier usually only go in for the ones offering something unique. Nearly all operating systems these days seem to be transitioning toward a faster and more web-centric experience. Some have embraced it more than others, and […]

Turn Your Ubuntu Lucid to Mac OS X

Turn Your Ubuntu Lucid to Mac OS X

We have previously done so with Ubuntu Hardy and Intrepid. Now, we are back again, this time with Ubuntu Lucid. Being a long term release, Ubuntu Lucid comes with plenty of design changes that make all our previous Ubuntu to Mac OS X tutorial obsolete. Nevertheless, with a modified Mac4Lin theme and the maturity of […]

Launchy vs. GNOME Do vs. Kupfer

Launchy vs. GNOME Do vs. Kupfer

To many people, application launchers are not really worth much attention. After all, it’s just a box to type in a command, right? Perhaps that used to be it, but these days there are some tiny programs that can make a huge difference in productivity. Not only can you run a command, but you can […]

Snippet: How to Remove Repositories In Ubuntu

Snippet: How to Remove Repositories In Ubuntu

In all our previous articles, we taught you how to add repositories to your system so that you can install third party software. What about the other way round? ┬áThere are times when you uninstall an application and have no more use for its repository. It is a good idea to remove the repository from […]

How to Easily Customize NotifyOSD in Ubuntu Lucid

How to Easily Customize NotifyOSD in Ubuntu Lucid

The NotifyOSD was introduced since Ubuntu Jaunty. It acts like the Growl in Mac and present an (supposedly) unobstructive notification to the user. Some people like it, but plenty of others found it disruptive. For those who hate it, one of the major complaint is that there is no (easy) way to configure the settings, […]

How to Manage Your Online Identity with Specto

How to Manage Your Online Identity with Specto

Every once in a while, a piece of software comes along that really makes you stop and think “That’s so simple, why haven’t we been doing it this way all along?” One such program is Specto, an extraordinarily simple yet amazingly useful desktop utility. As many of you have likely noticed, most modern operating systems […]

How to Run Multiple Dropbox Accounts in Mac and Linux

How to Run Multiple Dropbox Accounts in Mac and Linux

Previously, we have done a tutorial on setting up multiple Dropbox accounts in Windows 7. There is no reason for us to leave out Mac and Linux as well. So here is it, the tutorial to run multiple Dropbox accounts in Mac and Linux. Note: The below tutorial assumes that you have already installed (and […]

How to Manage Removable Devices in KDE

How to Manage Removable Devices in KDE

As with most tasks in Linux, there are multiple ways to handle removable devices, but for removable media in particular, KDE’s primary tool is the Plasma Device Notifier Widget. It is activated by default on the KDE panel in all 4.x versions of the desktop environment. From it, you can manage all sorts of removable […]

Rekonq: A Quick Glance At Kubuntu Next Default Browser

Rekonq: A Quick Glance At Kubuntu Next Default Browser

The talk of the town is that the next version of Kubuntu (10.10, codenamed Maverick Meerkat) will have a new default browser, replacing Konqueror, the longtime KDE favorite. The replacement browser may very well be Rekonq, a browser that could be viewed as a next-generation approach to Konqueror. At first glance, Rekonq’s interface design looks […]

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 […]