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 […]
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
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 […]
With the release of Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1, all those who have waited long can now download and install it in your system. For Ubuntu users, it is wise to install it via the repository rather than download from the Mozilla site.
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 […]
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 […]
In Ubuntu (and many other Linux distro), the Terminal is the single application that is used most frequently. Rather than seeing the monotonous black on white background everytime you launch it, why not set it as an eyecandy on your desktop?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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:
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]