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Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks

How to AutoHide the Unity Launcher In Ubuntu Natty

How to AutoHide the Unity Launcher In Ubuntu Natty

One of the (most hated?) features in Ubuntu is the Unity theme that changed almost every aspect of the familiar GNOME environment that you are used to. You can’t add custom icons to the panel or to the system tray, you have to change your workflow and get used to the dash. To make it […]

How to Batch Convert and Resize Images with Converseen

How to Batch Convert and Resize Images with Converseen

Converseen is a free and open source batch image converter and resizer. With it, you can quickly and easily convert your images to and from over 100 formats. It is based on Qt4, making it cross-platform, and it uses ImageMagick to handle the heavy lifting. Supported image formats include JPEG, PNG, EXR, SVG, Postscript, TIFF, […]

WriteBoard: A Free Note-Taking Web App That Supports Collaboration and Exporting

WriteBoard: A Free Note-Taking Web App That Supports Collaboration and Exporting

The first step in working on a project as a group is to collect resource material. This is often done by project members collecting relevant URLs and sharing them with each other. A highly effective way to get this done is through online note-taking applications that support note-sharing and collaboration. Not only do these apps […]

How To Manipulate PDFs with PDF Chain [Linux]

How To Manipulate PDFs with PDF Chain [Linux]

There comes a time when every serious Linux user needs to do something more than read a PDF file. That something could be combining several PDFs into one file, splitting a file into individual pages, or pulling an attachment out of a PDF. Windows users have it easy. If they’re willing to part with a […]

Quick And Dirty Scanning On The Linux Desktop

Quick And Dirty Scanning On The Linux Desktop

Even though we’re supposed to be in the digital age, it’s amazing how much paper and printed matter we still have to deal with. Contracts, receipts, photos, forms. It’s hard to count how many trees have been sacrificed to print those kinds of things. If you want to try to go paperless, one way to […]

Open Source File Syncing And Collaboration With Sparkleshare

Open Source File Syncing And Collaboration With Sparkleshare

Whenever software development or any other type of project requires collaboration, the process of exchanging files, saving them, revising, and re-uploading can be tedious. Because of this, developers have created revisioning control systems. These systems have even been used for documentation in collaborative tools like wikis. Sparkleshare is an extension of these collaboration tools that provides a […]

Ubuntu Natty Beta 1 Review + Screenshots Tour

Ubuntu Natty Beta 1 Review + Screenshots Tour

If you have followed me in Make Tech Easier, you will know that I always like to test out and review the beta version of Ubuntu. First of all, all the functionalities are more or less finalized in the beta version, and it is stable enough to install in production machine. Most important of all, […]

5 More Intriguing KDE Apps

5 More Intriguing KDE Apps

Ever so often, I take a stroll over to KDE-Apps.org and look at some of the fantastic creations people from the KDE community develop. There are a wide range of apps in nearly every category, but I have selected 5 that stand out and would be very useful additions to my desktop and hopefully yours […]

How to Customize Your Grub Screen With BURG Manager

How to Customize Your Grub Screen With BURG Manager

Ever since Ubuntu upgrades its bootloader to use Grub 2, there have been no easy way to customize the Grub screen. While you can still play around with the code and make changes to its appearance, it is no easy task for the beginner. If you are looking to beautify your boot screen, you will […]

DexOS – The Tiny Toy OS That Runs Like a Game Console

DexOS – The Tiny Toy OS That Runs Like a Game Console

Most of the time at MTE, we focus on tutorials, reviews, and other practical applications of modern technology. Occasionally, however, some neat new toy pops up that we’ve just got to share. Such is DexOS, and if you’ve got an affinity for custom operating systems or new ways of computing, you might enjoy tinkering with […]

How to Easily Resize Window In Gnome [Quick Tips]

How to Easily Resize Window In Gnome [Quick Tips]

How do you usually resize a window? Move your mouse pointer to the corner of the window and click to resize it, simple, right? Well, if you are using Gnome (Linux), resizing an application window can be a hit or miss affair. In some applications (such as Nautilus), the corners width are huge and you […]

Deja Dup Makes Backup A Simple Task [Linux]

Deja Dup Makes Backup A Simple Task [Linux]

There are plenty of backup options in Linux. We have covered a few here, namely, back in time, AptOnCD, and Rsync. Deja Dup Backup is yet another backup tool, except that it turns the whole complicated backup process into kid stuff.

Fedora 15 vs Ubuntu Natty Narwhal – The Battle for Your Next Desktop

Fedora 15 vs Ubuntu Natty Narwhal – The Battle for Your Next Desktop

With the changes coming to the desktops of some major Linux distributions, it looks like we’re beginning to see some welcome differentiation between how each distro presents itself to users. Fedora and Ubuntu are of course well known as some of the most popular and user-friendly Linux systems, and while they have many similarities, their […]

I Have Installed Ubuntu…What’s Next?

I Have Installed Ubuntu…What’s Next?

Does this sound familiar to you? You have taken the plunge and install Ubuntu on your computer. The next moment, you have no idea what to do next and where to head. Now, before any doubt creeps in and you are wondering if you have make the right choice leaving the comfort zone (Windows or […]

How to Install And Configure Apache In Ubuntu

How to Install And Configure Apache In Ubuntu

If you intend to set up a web server (or streaming server) in your Ubuntu machine, apache is one important module that you must install. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure apache for your Ubuntu. Note: If you just want to have a quick setup of LAMP server, follow […]

Sprinkle Some Eye Candy on your KDE Desktop

Sprinkle Some Eye Candy on your KDE Desktop

KDE is beautiful, even if you never change a thing on your desktop. What makes it even more appealing is all of the customizable visual features. Three areas you should consider spicing up a little are your KDE style/theme, your Plasma Workspace theme, and your icons. The following are just a few of the most popular […]

How to Setup Remote Access For Computer With Dynamic IP Address

How to Setup Remote Access For Computer With Dynamic IP Address

Previously when we covered the method to install VLC-shares and stream video from your computer, some of you are having issue with a remote connection (connection from outside your home network) because your computer is using a dynamic IP. For those who are not aware, dynamic IP means that your IP address is constantly changing […]