Download Ubuntu Installation Guide and Cheatsheet Now

Download Ubuntu Installation Guide and Cheatsheet Now

Today is the big day you have been waiting for, the day where Ubuntu 9.04 is released. I hope you have successfully downloaded the LiveCD and installed it on your system. For those who have difficulties installing or migrating to Ubuntu, we thought this would be a good time to bring a nice little cheat […]

9 Things You Need To Do/Install After Installing Ubuntu 9.04

9 Things You Need To Do/Install After Installing Ubuntu 9.04

After you have downloaded and installed Ubuntu 9.04, what is next thing you should do? Getting Ubuntu onto your hard disk is only the first step. It is still in the raw and unpolished state. To get the best out of it, you really need to configure and customize it to suit your needs. In […]

Taking LXDE For a Test Drive

Taking LXDE For a Test Drive

There are a lot of contenders in the ring when it comes to open source desktop environments. The most well known would probably be Gnome and KDE in the heavyweight class, XFCE for middleweight, and any number of small, fast desktop environments and window managers in the lightweight ring. When it comes to the lightweight […]

How To Upgrade From Ext3 To Ext4 Without Formatting The Hard Disk

How To Upgrade From Ext3 To Ext4 Without Formatting The Hard Disk

Yesterday, we have discussed some of the new features in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty. In that article, I did mention that the new filesystem – ext4 is stable, fast and backward compatible with ext2 and ext3. Today, we will look at how you can upgrade your existing ext3 filesystem to ext4 without reformating your hard disk.

What’s New In Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

What’s New In Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

23rd April 2009 is the day when Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope will be released. I am sure many of you have already marked down the date and prepare yourselves for the launch. I have been using Ubuntu 9.04 since the beta release and I must admit that I am really impressed with it. Not only […]

How To Work Without Any Web Distraction In Mac

How To Work Without Any Web Distraction In Mac

The Internet is like a coin with the good on one side and the bad on the other. It makes our life easier by providing us with tons of information and acts as the medium to connect to the world, but at the same time it often distract us from the immediate task at hand. […]

Automate Your System Backup With Back In Time

Automate Your System Backup With Back In Time

Back in Time is a backup software for Linux system inspired from the Timevault and Flyback. Both Timevault and Flyback are two great software that allow you to back up your system and enable you to roll back and restore your system to the original state before you made any devastating changes. What Back in […]

Zip Through Pages Without Having to Hit Next

Zip Through Pages Without Having to Hit Next

If you’re a heavy Firefox user like me and love to search for things utilizing Google, other search engines and photo sites then you’re going to find great use for PageZipper within your Firefox arsenal. This extension allows you to automatically load the following page within a search window without having to click on the […]

How To Auto-mount Your NTFS Partition In Ubuntu

How To Auto-mount Your NTFS Partition In Ubuntu

If you are dualbooting Windows and Ubuntu on your computer, you will know that you can easily read and write to your NTFS partition from your Ubuntu desktop. One thing though, your Ubuntu does not automount the NTFS partition by default. Everytime you need to access the NTFS partition, you have to first go to […]

4 Easy Ways To Stream Your Music Online

4 Easy Ways To Stream Your Music Online

A while back, Damien published a great article on How To Install And Setup Jinzora Media Server In Ubuntu. Jinzora is a great and powerful way to stream your music over the internet, but getting it set up can be somewhat complicated. Today, I thought I’d cover some of the other options that are a […]

Manage Your Ebook Library with Calibre

Manage Your Ebook Library with Calibre

How many times have you stared at the vast collection of ebooks that you have and wondered if there was a better way to keep track of them?  I certainly have. Time and time again I sift through my ebooks as I attempt to locate one that I knew I had somewhere. I knew that […]

How To Control Your CPU Frequency In Ubuntu

How To Control Your CPU Frequency In Ubuntu

Needless to say, conserving your battery power is the most important task when you are on the move with your laptop. Other than disabling all unused programs by shutting down them during the startup, one of the great way to save battery power is to reduce the running frequency of your CPU. The slower frequency […]

How To Convert A DMG File To ISO

How To Convert A DMG File To ISO

The ISO file format is pretty much entranched in the PC world as THE format to use for CD/DVD disk images. The advantages of this format are plenty – It is a standard open format and tools to work with it are readily available for all operating systems, Windows, Unix/Linux and OS X. While Mac […]

How To Customize Your Startup Routine In Debian

How To Customize Your Startup Routine In Debian

Every modern operating system has some sort of startup routine. Even DOS had the old AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS. The startup system defines what is launched on system startup, under what conditions, and in what order. DOS did things the simple way, having a file that was read on every boot that would run commands in […]

How To Shrink Your Virtualbox VM And Free Up Space For Your Hard Disk

How To Shrink Your Virtualbox VM And Free Up Space For Your Hard Disk

While using Virtualbox, one thing that I have found is that the size of the VM (a file with .VDI extension) expands over time. If you have selected the “Dynamically Expanding Storage” option when first creating the VM, you will find that the file size expands whenever you install new applications in the VM. That […]

Smack Your Mac to Switch Spaces

Smack Your Mac to Switch Spaces

Back in March 2005, Apple introduced a new feature to its laptops line called the Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS) to protect hard drive with the data inside it. This feature utilizes an accelerometer to detect a sudden movement (such as falling or heavy bumping) and then quickly lock the hard drive’s head if such condition […]

View Your Website in Different IE Browsers Simultaneously

View Your Website in Different IE Browsers Simultaneously

One of the problems that many web designers face is the cross browsers compatibility issue between Internet Explorer and other browsers. When the design and alignment look fine in Firefox and Safari, it is quite likely that it will break in Internet Explorer. What makes it worst is that even within the various IE browsers, […]

Quickly Update, Edit, & Export HTML Codes

Quickly Update, Edit, & Export HTML Codes

For web designers and developers, it can get a little hectic sometimes trying to edit strings of codes. This is true especially if you’re not using any apps such as Dreamweaver, it can be hard to find errors or problems that may appear in our codes, thus the expression finding a needle in a haystack […]