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Use Linux Applications On Windows, Without Having to Install Linux

Use Linux Applications On Windows, Without Having to Install Linux

It is a known fact that the Linux community has been trying to woo Windows users to convert to the open-source operating system: The latest version of Ubuntu comes with a Wubi installer that allows you to try Hardy Heron in Windows (without physically install it), andLinux allows you to use Linux applications and now […]

Get Enlighted: Try Enlightenment For Your Ubuntu Hardy

Get Enlighted: Try Enlightenment For Your Ubuntu Hardy

You have used GNOME and KDE, but have you ever tried Enlightenment? If not, give it a try and I am sure you won’t regret. Enlightenment, also known simply as E, is a lightweight desktop manager for Linux which can be used alone or in conjunction with GNOME/KDE. While most lightweight desktop managers shave out […]

How To Get a Mac OSX Style Dock In Hardy Heron

How To Get a Mac OSX Style Dock In Hardy Heron

For those who are a crazy fan of the Mac OSX dock, you can now install Avant Window Navigator to achieve the similar dock-like effect in Ubuntu Hardy Heron. Avant Window Navigator (AWN) is a dock-like navigation bar for the Linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the screen. It can be used […]

Top 10 Things That You Need to Do After Installing Hardy Heron

Top 10 Things That You Need to Do After Installing Hardy Heron

The latest version of Ubuntu – Hardy Heron, comes with a lot of improvement and functionality over its predecessors. However, unknown to many, some of the best features are hidden and are not enabled by default. To really get the most out of Hardy Heron, you really need to uncover these features, activate and configure […]

How to Check MD5 Hash?

How to Check MD5 Hash?

MD5 is a message digest algorithm that takes a message of arbitrary length and produces a 128-bits digital signature of the message. It is most widely used for verifying the integrity of the file downloaded from the Web. Since it is almost impossible to produce the same digital signature from different message, by simply comparing […]

Enabling USB support for VMware Server in Hardy Heron

Enabling USB support for VMware Server in Hardy Heron

After installing VMware Server on Hardy heron, if you find that your virtual machine cannot detect any USB devices on the host, that is because Ubuntu has removed the support for /proc/bus/usb/*. The following is the way to solve this issue:

Installing VMware Server in Hardy Heron

Installing VMware Server in Hardy Heron

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron was officially released on 24th Apr last week. I specially took the weekend to download the iso and upgrade my Gutsy. What I thought would be a smooth process turns out to be a rather messy affair, with Hardy breaks some of my favorite software. One of them is VMware server. […]

[Linux]: Do You Really Need Anti-Virus Software?

[Linux]: Do You Really Need Anti-Virus Software?

When a seasoned Windows user first migrates to Linux, the first question is always “where is the anti-virus?” I have been asked this question countless time and were always given the “you are lying to me” kind of look when I told them that they don’t need anti-virus software in Linux. Over the decade where […]

Running Adobe AIR App On Linux

Running Adobe AIR App On Linux

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 […]

TrueCrypt: Encrypt Your Data The Easy Way

TrueCrypt: Encrypt Your Data The Easy Way

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 […]

How To Restore Grub In Ubuntu

How To Restore Grub In Ubuntu

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: Mind Mapping Software For All Platforms

FreeMind: Mind Mapping Software For All Platforms

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 […]

Twitting From Your Ubuntu Desktop

Twitting From Your Ubuntu Desktop

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 […]

Utilizing The Deskbar Applet to Make Your Life Easier

Utilizing The Deskbar Applet to Make Your Life Easier

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 […]

Fancy a XP on Your Ubuntu?

Fancy a XP on Your Ubuntu?

For those who are too used to Windows XP interface, XPde (XP Desktop Environment) provides a desktop environment that emulates after XP.

How to Install Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera on Ubuntu

How to Install Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera on Ubuntu

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 […]

Take Your Damn Small Linux USB Drive For A Ride

Take Your Damn Small Linux USB Drive For A Ride

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.