The Adobe AIR runtime is a technology developed by Adobe that allow users to use Web applications on the desktop. Simply said, it is the Adobe version of Yahoo Widget and Google Desktop Gadget. While Adobe claimed that this technology can be run across various operating systems, in actual fact, it is only tested to […]
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
Everyone has files that they don’t want other to see. It may be a document consisting of all your login passwords, your bank account information or the romance photos/videos (oops…) that you want to keep out of your wife/husband’s sight. In case you are wondering how to encrypt the files/folders/entire hard drive and keep it […]
If you install a dual boot of Windows or Mac OSX on your Ubuntu machine, you may find that your Grub bootloader are wiped out and you can’t boot into any of your OS. If this is the case, the only way is to restore Grub back in your Ubuntu system.
FreeMind is an open-source mind mapping software that is written in Java and cross-platform compatible. It is simple, easy to use and come with a interface that anyone can get used to in few minutes. There are quite a number of mind mapping software out there, but the main reason why I love FreeMind is […]
I have just started using Twitter and it have been really addictive. One thing I hate though: to load the twitter site on my browser and login before I can post a message. So here I am, searching for a desktop alternative to twitting. Desktop twitting has been a rather easy task in Windows and […]
One of the overlooked feature in Ubuntu Gutsy is the deskbar-applet found on the top panel. Being one of the best (personally, I found that this is the best) desktop search tool around, I am quite surprised that only few are fully utilizing it. The only reason that I can think of is either most […]
For those who are too used to Windows XP interface, XPde (XP Desktop Environment) provides a desktop environment that emulates after XP.
If you are a simple Ubuntu user who just want to surf the net and check email, then the default Firefox browser (or Konqueror for Kubuntu) should be sufficient to fulfill your needs. However, if you are a Web designer/developer, who at the same time also a Ubuntu lover, then you will find that you […]
If you are going traveling, but don’t wish to carry your heavy laptop along, then a Damn Small Linux USB drive might just be what you are looking for. Damn Small Linux (DSL) is a simple, small system that you can boot up easily, fast and light enough that you can bring for your travel.
While everyone is looking forward to the launch of OpenOffice 2.4, I am already looking at the latest development project: OpenOffice 3.0, that promises better usability, Web 2.0 collaboration and enhanced interoperability with other office suites and format. OpenOffice 3.0 is still in development stage and there are plenty of bugs yet to be solved […]
One of the reasons why Linux is gaining popularity over the recent years is because of its huge library of applications. Other than the cost advantage (most Linux apps are free), Linux apps can also perform the same (some even better) functions as its Windows counterpart. Windows users who wanted to test out Linux apps […]
Being an open source software, OpenOffice has made it very easy for Microsoft Office users to migrate over. Not only is it highly versatile and has almost the same user interface as Microsoft Office, it also contains tons of great features that put other paid office-suites to shame. The following are some of the useful […]
Playing playstation games on Ubuntu can be achieved easily with an emulator. Currently, the two most popular PS emulators are ePSXe and pSX. In terms of gaming capability, both emulators worked equally well. However in terms of installation and configuration, pSX is a clear winner since there is really nothing much to configure. It just […]
While it is a breeze to watch DVD in Windows and Mac OSX, it is definitely not a feature you would get when you install Ubuntu Gutsy. The default installation of Gutsy does not allow you to watch DVD due to legal and technical restrictions. You will have to install additional software to get the […]
Since there is no Linux version of iTunes, Linux users have to fall back on gtkpod, Amarok, Rhythmbox or Banshee to sync their iPOD. However, in the later version of iPOD, which include iPOD Classic and iPOD nano 3rd gen, there is a change in the firmware that resulted in conflict between iPOD and the […]
While most people may feel that backing up the files and system is a troublesome and difficult task, Mac OSX Leopard’s Time machine has made it really simple for its users to use. You just need to plug in your external drive and an initial configuration, the Time machine will then be automated in the […]
Note: Wallpapoz is no longer in development and the following links are no longer working. Wallpapoz is an easy to use wallpaper changer application for GNOME. If you love to collect wallpapers, and like your desktop to change wallpaper at regular interval, then Wallpapoz is right for you. GNOME desktop does not come with a […]
For the past weeks, I have been researching and testing out the possibility of dual-booting Mac OSX Leopard alongside my Ubuntu Gutsy on my laptop. It hasn’t been an easy task. Most of the guides out there are mainly about dual-booting Vista/XP and Mac OSX and are of little help. My laptop has been through […]