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The Ultimate Guide To Manage Your Audio/Video Files In Linux

The Ultimate Guide To Manage Your Audio/Video Files In Linux

Have you ever come across a situation where you wanted to convert a video from one format to another in your Linux machine and you have absolutely no idea how to do it? What about playing DVD on Ubuntu or rip your favorite VCD to mpeg file? Below, I have come up with a great […]

You Want A Beautiful OS? Try Elive

You Want A Beautiful OS? Try Elive

What do you get when you put a stable operating system, an innovative desktop manager and plenty of eye candies together? You get nothing short of a beautiful and functional OS. Elive is a Debian-based Linux distro, customized with Enlightenment e17 desktop manager. It is designed with the aim of providing a stable, fully functional […]

Things You Need To Know To Become An Apt Guru

Things You Need To Know To Become An Apt Guru

Quite possibly the most distinguishing feature of Debian-based Linux distributions (such as Ubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, etc) is their package system – APT. Also known as the Advanced Package Tool, APT was first introduced in Debian 2.1 in 1999.  APT is not so much a specific program as it is a collection of separate, related packages. […]

The Detail Guide To Perform A Debian 5.0 Network Install

The Detail Guide To Perform A Debian 5.0 Network Install

Almost two years after Etch, Debian is putting the much-anticipated Lenny release on the proverbial shelves.  There are some pretty nice new features in this release. In this article, we’re going to cover installation, basic setup, disk encryption, and try out some of Lenny’s new moves.

Gnome-Do Docky: A New Dock On The Block

Gnome-Do Docky: A New Dock On The Block

For those long time fans/users of Gnome-Do, you are now in for a good treat. The latest release of Gnome-Do now includes an interactive dock that you can place on your desktop and access the frequently used applications quickly and easily like any other docks. One thing is different though, Gnome-Do Docky is intuitive and […]

Download YouTube Videos For Offline Viewing On Linux

Download YouTube Videos For Offline Viewing On Linux

I have a confession to make. I’m a sucker for gadget reviews on YouTube. I can’t even remember the last time I actually looked at a normal review site for a gadget review. Apart from reviews of the latest gadgets, YouTube is also a great place to watch, well, almost anything that moves! The only […]

Download Webmail to POP & RSS Reader Tool

Download Webmail to POP & RSS Reader Tool

FreePOPs is a webmail tool that among several of its other functions, it allows you to access free web based mail utilizing the POP3 protocol. This application carries modules for dozens of services including but not limited to Windows Live Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL Email and more! FreePOPs grants you access to various resources […]

How To Create And Install Your Own GRUB Splash Image

How To Create And Install Your Own GRUB Splash Image

Grub is the most commonly used bootloader in Linux system. When you boot up your computer, the default Grub screen comes with a black background and white text. If that is fine with you, then this tutorial is not for you. On the other hand, if you wish to beautify it with your favorite image, […]

Virtualbox: Fix Mouse Integration Issue In Ubuntu Intrepid Guest

Virtualbox: Fix Mouse Integration Issue In Ubuntu Intrepid Guest

If you have installed Ubuntu Intrepid as a virtual machine in your Virtualbox, you will find that the mouse integration does not work, even after you have installed the guest addition. If you are having this problem, here’s the fix: First, make sure that the guest addition is already installed inn your Ubuntu Intrepid guest. […]

How To Create Brochure Easily With Scribus

How To Create Brochure Easily With Scribus

Scribus is a popular open source desktop publishing software that allows you to create publication like e-books, brochures, type setting and other print publications easily. Being a close competitor to Adobe Indesign and QuarkXpress, the advantage that Scribus has is that it is free and supports many features like CYMK color support and PDF creation. […]

How To Create And Install Your Own Usplash Theme In Ubuntu

How To Create And Install Your Own Usplash Theme In Ubuntu

I am not sure how many of you like the default usplash screen of Ubuntu, but I am definitely one of those that dislike it and find it dull and boring. I prefer to have some images that are beautiful and able to make my first impression (when turning on the computer) a pleasant one. […]

How To Install And Configure Cairo Dock In Ubuntu Intrepid

How To Install And Configure Cairo Dock In Ubuntu Intrepid

Cairo dock is a Mac OSX dock-like application that you can install in your Linux machine. One of the advantage that it has over other docks is that it does not require any compositing window manager to work. Even on a low-end PC, it will still work fine. This is not possible for docks like […]

Turn Your Ubuntu Intrepid Into Mac OSX Leopard

Turn Your Ubuntu Intrepid Into Mac OSX Leopard

This is an updated version of my previous post Turn Ubuntu Hardy into Mac OSX. That post was written six months ago and many things have changed during this period of time: release of Ubuntu Intrepid, newer Mac4Lin theme, better globalmenu applet etc. As such, I have decided to rewrite this tutorial for the Intrepid […]

Manage Your Money Easily With My Money

Manage Your Money Easily With My Money

In a world where keeping track of your financial information can be a hectic task, now you can thank someone for dreaming up and putting into use this innovative solution: My Money. My Money is a modern way for common individuals or businesses to manage their online banking statements with a simple few clicks! All […]

Upgrading to Virtualbox 2.1 In Ubuntu Intrepid

Upgrading to Virtualbox 2.1 In Ubuntu Intrepid

Virtualbox released their latest version 2.1 last week. If you have not upgraded your existing copy of Virtualbox, I would advise you to do it now. There are several new features in Virtualbox 2.1. Support for 64-bit guests on 32-bit host operating systems – If you have a 64-bit processor, you can now install/run a […]

How To Backup Gmail In Ubuntu Intrepid

How To Backup Gmail In Ubuntu Intrepid

It is a misconception to think that all the emails in your Gmail account are safe and will be there forever. In the events that Gmail is down, or for some reasons, you were banned by Google, you won’t be able to access all your emails and all of them will be gone forever. To […]