Extend Your Start Menu Functionality With Vista Start Menu

Extend Your Start Menu Functionality With Vista Start Menu

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.

Share Your Virtualbox VM Across Different OS

Share Your Virtualbox VM Across Different OS

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 […]

Create a Private Encrypted Folder On Ubuntu Hardy With eCryptfs

Create a Private Encrypted Folder On Ubuntu Hardy With eCryptfs

eCryptfs is a encryption application for Linux that you can use to encrypt your files/folders and prevent others from viewing it. eCryptfs does not require its own partition. You can easily create a dynamic encrypted private directory on your Home folder that will shrink or grow in size according to the files you add to […]

Ubuntu Ibex Alpha 6 Review

Ubuntu Ibex Alpha 6 Review

The Ubuntu team has released Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 6 for testing. This will be the final alpha build for Intrepid Ibex before we see the beta release. What has changed in the backend? This alpha 6 release is shipped with the latest Gnome 2.23.92, which is a testing and development series for the upcoming Gnome […]

How to Boot & Install Ubuntu Ibex From a USB Thumb Drive

How to Boot & Install Ubuntu Ibex From a USB Thumb Drive

Ubuntu released the Intrepid Ibex alpha 6 for public testing last week. If you want to install and test the new Ibex on your system, but do not want to burn the iso file into a CD (either because your computer does not has a CD-ROM or you find it a waste to burn into […]

How to Achieve Nice Font Rendering in Ubuntu Hardy

How to Achieve Nice Font Rendering in Ubuntu Hardy

If you have always feel that the font in Ubuntu looks strange and ugly, it is because the font smoothing option is not turned on by default. To get a nice smooth font in your Ubuntu Hardy, do the following: In the terminal, type: sudo ln -sf /etc/fonts/conf.avail/10-autohint.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/ Once it is done, log out […]

Playdeb Makes Game Installation In Ubuntu a Breeze

Playdeb Makes Game Installation In Ubuntu a Breeze

The popular getdeb.net has recently launched a new site Playdeb that allows Ubuntu users to find, install and update games easily. Playdeb includes an APT software repository, and a games list that can be used to install games simply by clicking an install link. All the games are in deb format and Ubuntu users can […]

Dropbox: Backs Up and Syncs Files From Your Desktop

Dropbox: Backs Up and Syncs Files From Your Desktop

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 […]

How to Run Google Chrome in Ubuntu

How to Run Google Chrome in Ubuntu

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.

Tweak Your Ubuntu The Easy Way

Tweak Your Ubuntu The Easy Way

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 […]

How to install and Configure Hamachi in Ubuntu

How to install and Configure Hamachi in Ubuntu

LogMeIn Hamachi is a zero configuration VPN that works with your existing firewall and allows you to access your computer no matter where you are, as long there is Internet connection. While there is a nice interface for the Windows version, Linux users can only access to Hamachi via the command line interface. Nevertheless, with […]

How to Copy Files To/From Your iPhone

How to Copy Files To/From Your iPhone

While you can use your iPod as a portable hard disk, Apple does not allow you to transfer files to/from your iPhone. Although there are several apps that allows you to copy files, they are no free solutions. If you have jailbroken your iPhone, you can customize it to connect to the desktop and copy […]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone/iPod Touch Easily With QuickPwn

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone/iPod Touch Easily With QuickPwn

The iPhone-dev team has recently released a QuickPwn tool that enable users to jailbreak iPhone and iPod Touch without having to reformat the whole unit. If you have not jailbroken your iPhone/iPod Touch, thinking that it is a difficult process, here is where you can learn to jailbreak your unit the easy way. The QuickPwn […]

4 Easy Ways To Get Yourself Out Of a Ubuntu Crash

4 Easy Ways To Get Yourself Out Of a Ubuntu Crash

When I say crash, it simply means that the whole system freezes and does not respond to any keyboard or mouse input. There are many reasons that can cause Ubuntu to crash. It could be due to hardware incompatibility (especially ATI/Nvidia graphics cards), a software conflict or when you run too many memory intensive applications […]

10 useful Plugins To Spice Up Your Pidgin

10 useful Plugins To Spice Up Your Pidgin

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 […]

Get Virtual Desktops On Windows

Get Virtual Desktops On Windows

[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 […]

5 Useful Extensions That Still Work in Songbird 0.7

5 Useful Extensions That Still Work in Songbird 0.7

Whenever Firefox releases a new update/version, some of the extensions are bound to break. Similarly, in Songbird, when I upgraded to the latest 0.7 version, some of my favorite extensions are no longer working. While we are waiting for the developers to fix them up, here are some of the useful extensions that still work […]