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 […]
If you have files that are bigger than 4GB in size, you will find that you can’t back them up to your external hard disk, even though it has 1TB of storage space. The reason being, when you first bought the hard disk, it is pre-formatted with FAT32 format, and in case you don’t know, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Now that you have enjoyed the speed of Google Chrome, it’s time to dig deeper and get more out of it. Here are 10 tips/tricks to supercharge your chroming experience.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]