WattOS: A Lightweight Ubuntu For Your Old Computer

WattOS: A Lightweight Ubuntu For Your Old Computer

If you love Ubuntu, but wanted a lightweight version for your older computer, then WattOS maybe what you are looking for. WattOS is a new lightweight Linux distribution that has low power requirement and can be used on computer with older hardware. It is in fact, a stripped down version of Ubuntu, with many of […]

Useful Shortcut Keys In Ubuntu

Useful Shortcut Keys In Ubuntu

For those shortcut key lovers out there, here is a long list of keyboard shortcuts for Ubuntu Hardy. Most of them should work in the previous version of Ubuntu as well. Enjoy the list.

Get a Panorama Desktop With 360Desktop [Windows]

Get a Panorama Desktop With 360Desktop [Windows]

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 […]

Java Not Working On Your Firefox 3? Try This Simple Fix!

Java Not Working On Your Firefox 3? Try This Simple Fix!

After upgrading to Firefox 3, if you find that you cannot get java to run and you are 100% sure that you have already installed the latest version of java, here is a simple fix (for Ubuntu Hardy Heron). Open up your Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). Type the command sudo apt-get autoremove icedtea-gcjwebplugin to remove the icedtea-gcjwebplugin […]

[Mac]: Keeping Your Application Window ‘Always On Top’

[Mac]: Keeping Your Application Window ‘Always On Top’

What seems to be a simple task in Linux turns out to be almost impossible in Mac. One of my favorite feature in Ubuntu is the ability to keep some of my application windows ‘always on top’ so that I can refer to them easily. When I switched to Mac, it turns out that this […]

How to Transfer Music From iPhone/iPod Touch to Your PC

How to Transfer Music From iPhone/iPod Touch to Your PC

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 […]

Reconstructor: Creating Your Own Ubuntu Distribution

Reconstructor: Creating Your Own Ubuntu Distribution

Reconstructor is an Ubuntu GNU/Linux CD Creator that allows you to modify an existing Ubuntu distribution and save as your own Linux distribution. It uses the Desktop(Live), Alternate(Install), or Server disc as a base, and then allows for user customization. You can basically customize the entire environment, such as add/remove software, change the default look […]

WordPress 2.6 Beta 2 Review

WordPress 2.6 Beta 2 Review

Before you have fully accustomed to WordPress 2.5, The WordPress team is releasing the version 2.6 soon. I took the opportunity to download the WordPress 2.6 Beta 2 and give it a test drive. While there is no change to the design and interface, there are quite a number of improvements and new features that […]

How to Install Windows In Ubuntu Hardy with VirtualBox

How to Install Windows In Ubuntu Hardy with VirtualBox

VirtualBox is an open-source cross platforms virtualization application that allows anyone to create a virtual machine on their computer. It is similar to the popular VMware, but much smaller in size and handles the virtual machine more efficiently. Before you attempt to install any Windows OS as a virtual machine, make sure that your computer […]

Ubuntu: How to Extract Audio From YouTube Video

Ubuntu: How to Extract Audio From YouTube Video

Often, you have heard a rare nice song from a particular YouTube video and you wish you could just save that song (without the video) into your hard disk. Well, in Ubuntu, you can use UTube Ripper to extract audio from YouTube video and save it as mp3 file.

How To Install Puppy Linux On a USB Flash Drive

How To Install Puppy Linux On a USB Flash Drive

After 6 months of development, Puppy Linux 4 was finally released in May 2008. Codenamed Dingo, this latest version only takes up 87MB in size and like Damn Small Linux, it can be installed on a USB flash drive, as well as run via the Live CD. For those who are new to Puppy Linux, […]

10 Must-Have Plugins For Windows Live Writer

10 Must-Have Plugins For Windows Live Writer

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 […]

Ubuntu Hardy: How To Disable Synaptics Touchpad When Typing

Ubuntu Hardy: How To Disable Synaptics Touchpad When Typing

Laptop users will know that the touchpad always get into the way when you are typing. It can be an annoying thing when your mouse cursor keeps running around and inserting words into places where they are not suppose to be. In Ubuntu Hardy, you can fix up this problem by disabling the Synaptics touchpad […]

TuxGuitar Finally Released 1.0

TuxGuitar Finally Released 1.0

For those guitar player, editor, composer who can’t seem to let go of GuitarPro, you now have a great open-source alternative in Linux – TuxGuitar. TuxGuitar is an open source tab multitrack tablature editor and player that allows you to compose songs with various instruments. After 2 years of testing and development, it has finally […]

How To Install Dreamweaver CS3 In Ubuntu Hardy

How To Install Dreamweaver CS3 In Ubuntu Hardy

It would be great if there is a Linux build of the popular Dreamweaver CS3, or that it could be easily installed via WINE. The truth is, none of the above work. There is no Linux version, nor will it work via WINE direct installation. The only way to get it to work is to […]

How To Extract DAA Files In Ubuntu?

How To Extract DAA Files In Ubuntu?

Most often when you download a huge file from a P2P network, it is compressed in the .daa format. When you click on it, you will find that there is no application in Ubuntu that can handle it. If you are wondering, DAA (Direct-Access-Archive) is actually a proprietary file format created by PowerISO to compress, […]

Get Your Firefox 3 Today

Get Your Firefox 3 Today

After much waiting and anticipation, Firefox 3 is officially launched. If you have installed the previous beta and release candidate version, simply run the Update manager (System->Administration->Update Manager) to upgrade to Firefox 3. For those who have not installed Firefox 3, you can do it by adding the following package to your repository. gksu gedit […]

Is Opera Good Enough For Your Ubuntu Desktop?

Is Opera Good Enough For Your Ubuntu Desktop?

While there are tons of news, excitement and hypes over the release of Firefox 3 and how it is going to break the Guiness World record, few have realized that Opera has also released their latest version 9.5. This browser was built with a new browser engine and it contains plenty of useful apps, that […]

Easy Way To Schedule And Automate Tasks In Ubuntu

Easy Way To Schedule And Automate Tasks In Ubuntu

Gnome-schedule is an application that provides an easy way for anyone to schedule (and automate) tasks on their computers. It provides a simple graphical user interface that uses cron and at command to manage the crontab file. Be it scheduling a recurrent task or task that happens only once, Gnome-schedule has no problem in handling […]