Backup Your Windows Data the Simple Way – with Cobian Backup

Backup Your Windows Data the Simple Way – with Cobian Backup

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 […]

Better Manage Your Bookmarks With Tidy Favorites

Better Manage Your Bookmarks With Tidy Favorites

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.

How To Minimize All Your Applications To The System Tray In Ubuntu

How To Minimize All Your Applications To The System Tray In Ubuntu

In your Ubuntu machine, when you click on the ‘X’ (close button) on any applications, you will find that some of them will exit while some will minimize to the system tray. Unless you know the capability of the particular application, you will have to guess every time you click on the X button whether […]

Customize Windows Installation with nlite

Customize Windows Installation with nlite

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 […]

How To Convert Fonts To .ttf Format In Ubuntu

How To Convert Fonts To .ttf Format In Ubuntu

For those who are dealing with writing or design projects, it is common for you to come across a font that your applications cannot support. It could be a Macintosh font, a bitmap font or a open type font (otf), for some reason or another, you just can’t get your application to read it. In […]

How To Tune Up Your PC (and cover your tracks!) with CCleaner

How To Tune Up Your PC (and cover your tracks!) with CCleaner

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 […]

How to Select A Linux Distribution

How to Select A Linux Distribution

The most commonly asked question by new Linux users is often “Which Linux distribution is the best for me?”. With hundreds, possibly thousands of different Linux distros out there, it is really a tough job deciding which is the one for you. If you are contemplating a switch to Linux from Windows/Mac and are overwhelmed […]

How to Install VMware server 2.0 in Ubuntu Intrepid

How to Install VMware server 2.0 in Ubuntu Intrepid

In the past, whenever Ubuntu came out with a new release, the VMware installation will break. Surprisingly, when I installed VMware server 2.0 in Ubuntu Intrepid, it installed and run smoothly, without having to apply any patch. So if you are looking on installing VMware server 2.0 on your Ubuntu Intrepid, this is the way […]

Happy Birthday, Make Tech Easier

Happy Birthday, Make Tech Easier

Yes, Make Tech Easier is now one year old. Happy Birthday! For those of you who have been with us and giving us your support all the while, we’d like to take the opportunity to say THANKS to all of you. MTE won’t be what it is today without all your support. You are awesome. […]

Gscrot: A Powerful Screen Capture Tool For Linux

Gscrot: A Powerful Screen Capture Tool For Linux

Few days ago, I wrote about the various ways that I used to capture screenshots on my Ubuntu machine. In the comments, Imd mentioned about Gscrot being a great alternative screen capture tool. After checking it out, I must admit that it is by far the best screen capture software that I have seen in […]

How To Share Files In VirtualBox With Vista Guest And Ubuntu Host

How To Share Files In VirtualBox With Vista Guest And Ubuntu Host

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.

Write for Make Tech Easier

Write for Make Tech Easier

Are you seriously obsessed with your computer and have tons of computer tips and tricks up your sleeves? Are you always surfing the Web to look for cool useful software and eagerly share with your friends when you found one? If that is who you are, then you are the one we are looking for. […]

Ways To Grab Screenshots In Ubuntu

Ways To Grab Screenshots In Ubuntu

When I am writing post for Make Tech Easier, I love to take plenty of screenshots as I feel they can make the explanation clearer and easier. Over the year, I have also discovered several ways to take screenshot on my Ubuntu machine. If you are looking for one, I have compiled a list of […]

7 Simple WordPress Tricks That You Thought You Know

7 Simple WordPress Tricks That You Thought You Know

While WordPress is a powerful and easy to use blogging software, there are several useful features that are hidden or not visible to many and one have to dig deeper to uncover the gems. Many times, I have people asking me how to do this and how to do that in WordPress. I realize that […]

[Ubuntu Intrepid] How to Share Files With Mac OS X via Netatalk

[Ubuntu Intrepid] How to Share Files With Mac OS X via Netatalk

Netatalk is a kernel level implementation of the AppleTalk Protocol Suite that allows any Unix/BSD system to run as a file, print and time server for any Mac machine. While the Netatalk package is included in the Ubuntu Intrepid’s repository, the package is broken and does not work in the way it is intended to. […]

Vuze: Search, Download and Watch HD Movie On Your Computer

Vuze: Search, Download and Watch HD Movie On Your Computer

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 […]

How to Create A Minimal And Beautiful Desktop With Conky

How to Create A Minimal And Beautiful Desktop With Conky

Conky is a simple, lightweight system monitor application that can display information on your desktop and allows you to monitor several processes simultaneously. For those who like to keep a minimal desktop, but still want to have quick access to various information such as emails, weather, memory usage etc, then Conky is just the application […]