iPhone/iPod Touch users will know that while it is easy to sync music from iTunes to your iPod, it certainly does not work the other way round. It may be a great security feature by Apple, but it has definitely caused lot of inconvenience to its users. Luckily, there are lots of easy way to […]
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
Reconstructor is an Ubuntu GNU/Linux CD Creator that allows you to modify an existing Ubuntu distribution and save as your own Linux distribution. It uses the Desktop(Live), Alternate(Install), or Server disc as a base, and then allows for user customization. You can basically customize the entire environment, such as add/remove software, change the default look […]
VirtualBox is an open-source cross platforms virtualization application that allows anyone to create a virtual machine on their computer. It is similar to the popular VMware, but much smaller in size and handles the virtual machine more efficiently. Before you attempt to install any Windows OS as a virtual machine, make sure that your computer […]
Often, you have heard a rare nice song from a particular YouTube video and you wish you could just save that song (without the video) into your hard disk. Well, in Ubuntu, you can use UTube Ripper to extract audio from YouTube video and save it as mp3 file.
When you received a favor from someone, you show your appreciation. When you love someone, you also show your appreciation. Now, Linus Torvalds did all of us a favor by releasing that Linux source code in year 1991 and we all love Linux, so how are we going to show our appreciation? Here’s your chance. […]
After 6 months of development, Puppy Linux 4 was finally released in May 2008. Codenamed Dingo, this latest version only takes up 87MB in size and like Damn Small Linux, it can be installed on a USB flash drive, as well as run via the Live CD. For those who are new to Puppy Linux, […]
Laptop users will know that the touchpad always get into the way when you are typing. It can be an annoying thing when your mouse cursor keeps running around and inserting words into places where they are not suppose to be. In Ubuntu Hardy, you can fix up this problem by disabling the Synaptics touchpad […]
For those guitar player, editor, composer who can’t seem to let go of GuitarPro, you now have a great open-source alternative in Linux – TuxGuitar. TuxGuitar is an open source tab multitrack tablature editor and player that allows you to compose songs with various instruments. After 2 years of testing and development, it has finally […]
It would be great if there is a Linux build of the popular Dreamweaver CS3, or that it could be easily installed via WINE. The truth is, none of the above work. There is no Linux version, nor will it work via WINE direct installation. The only way to get it to work is to […]
Most often when you download a huge file from a P2P network, it is compressed in the .daa format. When you click on it, you will find that there is no application in Ubuntu that can handle it. If you are wondering, DAA (Direct-Access-Archive) is actually a proprietary file format created by PowerISO to compress, […]
While there are tons of news, excitement and hypes over the release of Firefox 3 and how it is going to break the Guiness World record, few have realized that Opera has also released their latest version 9.5. This browser was built with a new browser engine and it contains plenty of useful apps, that […]
Gnome-schedule provides an easy way for anyone to schedule and automate tasks in Ubuntu and any other Linux distro.
There are tons of interesting and nice photos on Flickr. While you can download them and set it as your desktop wallpaper manually, wouldn’t it be great if there is a software that can automate the downloading process and change your Ubuntu wallpaper every now and then? Webilder does just that. It allows you to […]
Needless, Remember the Milk is one the best online task managers out there, offering you a simple and easy way to organize your life. If you are like me, crazy about getting your life sorted out, online and offline, here are some ways that you can access Remember the Milk from your Ubuntu desktop.
When I first installed Screenlets half a year ago, I really didn’t like it. It took up a big chunk of memory and have only a limited quantity of widgets to choose from. In addition, the software looks rough and it didn’t look well on the desktop that I beautifully customized. With the release of […]
On the first look, GNOME Do is nothing more than a file indexer. It indexes your files and allows you to launch it from the search bar. After using it, you will find that it is actually more powerful than it seems. It is in fact a speed daemon that enables you to achieve many […]
Using clients like twhirl or twitterfox, you can post tweets to twitter from your desktop and Firefox browser. However, if you spend a lot of time on Open Office, you may want a quicker way to get your twitter updated, without having to leave Open Office. OOoTwitter is a simple Open Office extension that allows […]
VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing and is a desktop sharing application that allows you to remote control another computer. A VNC connection requires a VNC server to be set up on the remote system and a VNC viewer to access the server. In Ubuntu Hardy Heron, both the VNC server and viewer come pre-installed […]