KDE or the K desktop Environment consists of a set of simple and easy to use desktop interface and application for the UNIX system. It is also one of the popular desktop environment in most Linux distribution. The new release KDE 4.0 features many new improvements and added a brand new user interface, including new […]
To facilitate testing on both GNOME and KDE desktop concurrently, I decide to install Kubuntu on my VMware Server. Here is a guide on how I install Kubuntu on Ubuntu with VMware Server. First of all, download and install VMware. (the instruction here). Next, download Kubuntu iso file from http://www.kubuntu.org/download.php
Have you ever felt like you are being watched when you are surfing the web? Or when you chanced upon a website and were surprised to find that it knows your name, and even what you like and what you want to see. Isn’t that scary? The fact is, the Web is not a safe […]
If you are using SATA drive and Window Vista, there is this feature that you can use to boost the speed and performance of your hard disk. This is what you do: Go to Device Manager and find the Disk Drive Right click, select properties Click the policies tab. Select “optimize for performance“ Check both […]
Gedit is the official text editor for GNOME desktop. While it is simple and easy to use, it is actually much more powerful than what it seems to be.
In the event that you need to migrate your current WordPress blog to a new server, or a new URL, the last thing that you want to do is to reinstall WordPress on your new server and reconfigure the setting all over again. While you can use the export/import function under the ‘Manage‘ menu to […]
The Need to Defrag the Windows Registry If you monitor the registry of your system using a tool, you will see that it is accessed by your Windows operating system and programs installed on it more than a hundred times every second. Therefore, if your registry is fragmented and slow in responding to requests for […]
Owning a Mac is cool and I do feel proud about it, but seeing how some Mac users take their Mac for granted pissed me off. This post serves to vent my frustration and also as a guideline to teach others how to handle their Macs (and themselves).
Didn’t like the plain black Windows Vista boot screen graphics? Here is a simple trick to beautify your boot screen. There is actually a nice boot screen call “Aurora” hidden behind the actual boot screen. To enable it:
After much consideration, you have decided to switch to Ubuntu as your primary operating system. You download the Ubuntu Live CD iso, burn into CD, boot it up and do a live install. When you finally boot into the new OS, start to use the browser and find that you can’t watch video on Youtube, […]
One of the challenges that new Linux users face is the using of bash command on the terminal. Even though some Linux distro (such as Ubuntu Gutsy) has improved the user interface a great extent and reduced the need to execute applications via command line, there will still be cases where using the command line […]
For whatever reason, you obtained a copy of Windows Vista without the license key, here is what you can do to use that unlicensed OS for a year. When you install Vista, you actually get 30 days of trial before the OS requires you for a license key. Failure to key in the correct serial […]
Last December, Mozilla released their second beta of Firefox 3 for public testing. This version fixed over 900 bugs over the previous version and included many new features. I took the opportunity to download it and test it on my Windows VM. Once the beta version is downloaded and installed in my Windows, I launched […]
The Tab function is already a ‘must-have’ in all browsers, why not make it a feature in your window explorer too? QT TabBar is a small program that allows you to add Tabs to your Window Explorer. Download the file. Unzipped it. Right click on the installer and select “Run as administrator“. Once the installation […]
Here is the result of a recent poll in MakeTechEasier (MTE). Out of a total of 92 votes, 79.5% like Firefox 6.5% like IE 6.5% like Safari 6.5% like Opera 1% like other browser This result seems a bit of a surprise when the statistics taken from W3C shows that (in Dec 2007) Firefox users […]
Experienced Windows users should already know that pressing the Window key on your keyboard brings up the Start menu. In addition to this, there is a whole bunch of shortcut keys that utilize the Window key as well.
While Apple’s Bootcamp allows users to install and dual boot Windows on their Mac, it does not allows users to exchange files between the two OS. While virtualization software such as VMware and Parallels Desktop allow file sharing and reading/writing, bootcamp doesn’t. The reason being, Windows exists as a separate partition from the primary OS […]
In my previous review of Safari 3, I did mention that there is a useful feature that I like a lot. It is called SnapBack. What it does is allow you to set an anchor page and return to it after numerous browsing. It is great for search result page or returning to the home […]