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 […]
Windows (XP & Vista) Tips & Tricks
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 […]
For some of you who have setup Windows Vista as the guest VM in your Ubuntu Virtualbox, you might have some difficulties in getting the Vista guest to access the shared folder in your Ubuntu host. If you are having this problem, here is the way to mount the shared folder on your Vista guest.
How many times have you been frustrated that you have to go to a site just to search for a particular post or article? Wouldn’t it be great if you can search your favorite websites or blogs right from the Firefox search bar? The search bar itself does not provide you with any methods of […]
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 […]
Windows only: iContact is a free software that allows you to access your Google Contact from your desktop. For those who are an active user of Google contact, you will find this small application particularly useful.
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 […]
Windows by default uses a 12 hour time format to display the time on the taskbar. For those who want to change it to 24 hour time format, you will find that there is no option for you to do so in the Right click->Adjust Date/Time menu. To change the time to 24 hour time […]
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 […]
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 […]
[Windows only] If you constantly find your desktop cluttered with application windows, then a virtual desktop manager might be what you need to get yourselves organized. Virtual desktops are useful in that they provide you with extra desk space to place your applications windows. You can easily move your windows from one workspace to another […]
360Desktop released their first public beta a week back. It is a Windows-only software that extends your desktop to a360 degree panorama view. In other words, it allows you to have a lot more desktop space to place all your files, shortcut icons, widgets etc. If you are one of those who always run out […]
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 […]
I am not a lover of Microsoft (especially Windows), but if there is any application from MS that I love, it has to be Windows Live Writer. Other than its user-friendliness and great integration with the various blog platforms, the thing that attracts me most is its ability to extend its functions with plugins (that […]
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 […]