VLC is an universal media player and open source software. It provides a complete software solution for video and audio streaming as well as transcoding audio/video on the fly. Transcoding is the process of changing media files from one format to other format or bitrate. In this post we show you how to transcode media […]
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Have you ever wondered where your disk space is being consumed? I have. There have been plenty of times where I thought that I should have more free disk space than I actually had. I used to spend countless hours reviewing the properties of folder after folder, each time hoping to find a clue as […]
If you’ve ever had to resize a partition, or make new partitions, then I completely understand what you most likely went through. Good partition management software for Windows is hard to come by, well the free partition managers anyways. Almost everyone has heard of Partition Magic, but there is a hefty price tag that comes […]
While Evolution is a useful email client for Gnome desktop, it is just not as extensible and flexible as Thunderbird. For those who are facing unpleasant incidents with Evolution and wish to migrate to Thunderbird, here is how you can do so in Ubuntu 8.10
Cobian Backup is a real treat for anyone looking for an easy-to-use backup solution for their Windows desktop. The latest release, Cobian Backup 9 (Amanita), provides support for Windows NT, 2000, 2003, XP and Vista. This multi-threaded application can be used to schedule and backup your files and folders from your local system to a […]
Tidy Favorites is an application that allows you to better manage your browser’s bookmarks. It is in every aspect similar to the speed dial function in Opera and Firefox, except that it is more flexible and there are more rooms for customization.
Have you ever wanted to remove Windows components like Media Player, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, MSN Explorer, Messenger… How about not even to install them with Windows ? nLite and vlite are two useful tools that allows you to customize your Windows XP or Vista installation CD and add/remove extra components of your choice. You […]
CCleaner is an easy-to-use system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool that was designed with the masses in mind. The simplistic layout of this application allows even the novice user to perform a tune-up on their Windows-based computer quickly and easily. The results speak for themselves – a faster running system with some additional and valuable free […]
Imagine that you are going to convert an avi video files to mp4 format so that you can sync it with your iPhone and watch it on the go. Now, if you have the subtitles files, wouldn’t it be great if you can embed it in the converted video as well?
No doubt the Vista User Account Control (UAC) is the single biggest irritation in the whole operating system, but if you are thinking of turning it off altogether, you better think twice. UAC is a security feature that can help prevent unauthorized changes to your computer. By turning it off, you will lose all protection […]
If you are familiar with the popular Azureus, then Vuze will not be hostile to you. Vuze is in fact a revamp (and rename) of the Azureus bit-torrent client. Plenty of great features are included in this revamped version, including the support of HD content and a social networking component. While the backbone is still […]
XBMC Media Center is an award winning open source media center application for Xbox, Linux, Mac and Windows. Calling it a media center is really understating its capability since it is in fact an ultimate hub that supports almost every audio/video format and codecs available. It also comes with slick interface and include features such […]
Unison is a simple tool that allows you to synchronize your files between two locations. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to […]
Let’s face it, with a large bunch of files/folders/playlists/documents etc all over the places in different computers, USB drives, various Web servers, it can really be a tedious task to get everything synchronized and put them all in places. Conduit makes it simple for you to do so. Conduit is a synchronization application for GNOME. […]
Windows only: Vista Start Menu replaces the traditional Start menu on your desktop and present you a much easier and faster way to locate your files and applications. If you are always looking for ways to get things done faster, then this application might just be the one for you.
While creating a virtual machine in Virtualbox is an easy task, sharing the virtual machine across different OS is not. If you are dual-booting your computer and have created a virtual machine in one of the OS partition, due to the difference in file structure among the different OS, you will not be able to […]
Previously available only in Windows and Mac, Dropbox has recently launched a new version for Linux. In case you are wondering, Dropbox is an online storage site that allows you to back up and sync your files right from your desktop. It comes with a desktop application that you can install in your OS and […]
Google has not released the Linux version of Google Chrome, but that doesn’t mean you can’t test it on your Ubuntu. With the release of wine 1.1.4, you can easily get Chrome running in your Ubuntu in no time.
If you are constantly confused over the command line, and wanted to look for an easy way to tweak your Ubuntu, then Ubuntu Tweak is definitely the application for you. Ubuntu Tweak allows you to tweak many desktop and system settings without going to the terminal. It provides a single access point for you to […]
Pidgin is a multi-protocol instant messaging client that allows you to connect to several IM networks at one time. Most Linux users will be familiar with Pidgin, as it is the default IM client in most distribution. Other than its basic functionality, Pidgin also has a plugin system that allows its users to activate plugins […]