For Linux users those who like to impress their friends with the the awesome Compiz eye candy and desktop effects, here is another new trick that you can show: make your desktop rotate as a cylinder or sphere. With the release of latest version of Compiz Fusion 0.7.6, many new plugins and eye candys have […]
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
Updated: The updated version of this tutorial for Ubuntu Intrepid can be found at Turn Ubuntu Intrepid into Mac Leopard. You can’t really turn a Linux system to a Mac, but you definitely can make your Ubuntu Hardy looks like a Mac OSX Leopard. If you want to change this into , follow the steps […]
It can be very frustrating to buy a brand new keyboard with tons of function keys only to find out that your Linux OS does not support them. Although your keyboard package might come with a CD-ROM that contains the configuration software, it is most likely to be Windows-based and there is no way you […]
If you love Ubuntu, but wanted a lightweight version for your older computer, then WattOS maybe what you are looking for. WattOS is a new lightweight Linux distribution that has low power requirement and can be used on computer with older hardware. It is in fact, a stripped down version of Ubuntu, with many of […]
For those shortcut key lovers out there, here is a long list of keyboard shortcuts for Ubuntu Hardy. Most of them should work in the previous version of Ubuntu as well. Enjoy the list.
After upgrading to Firefox 3, if you find that you cannot get java to run and you are 100% sure that you have already installed the latest version of java, here is a simple fix (for Ubuntu Hardy Heron). Open up your Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). Type the command sudo apt-get autoremove icedtea-gcjwebplugin to remove the icedtea-gcjwebplugin […]
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 […]
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.