XBMC Media Center is an award winning open source media center application for Xbox, Linux, Mac and Windows. Calling it a media center is really understating its capability since it is in fact an ultimate hub that supports almost every audio/video format and codecs available. It also comes with slick interface and include features such […]
Unison is a simple tool that allows you to synchronize your files between two locations. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to […]
Installing applications in Ubuntu is getting easier and easier. First there is the command line interface, next is the Synaptic Package Manager, followed by Gnome Installer (Add/Remove). Now there is Appnr, a web based tool where you can search and install applications directly on your Firefox.
If you are bothered that you can’t create html signature in Gmail or other web-based email accounts, WiseStamp could probably be the answer to your problem. WiseStamp is a Firefox extension that allows you to create and insert rich HTML signature for your Web-based email accounts, including Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and AOL mail. After you […]
I have been using OpenOffice for the past few years and on the whole, I am very happy with it. If there is anything that is causing me frustration, it has to be the splash screen that forcefully take over your desktop when you load an OpenOffice application. If you are feeling the same frustration […]
While Gmail allows you to set up and manage multiple email accounts within itself, the Gmail team seems to have overlooked the fact that each email account is meant for different purpose and you will need a different signature for each account. For sure, I don’t want to include all my business contacts when I […]
Let’s face it, with a large bunch of files/folders/playlists/documents etc all over the places in different computers, USB drives, various Web servers, it can really be a tedious task to get everything synchronized and put them all in places. Conduit makes it simple for you to do so. Conduit is a synchronization application for GNOME. […]
Windows only: iContact is a free software that allows you to access your Google Contact from your desktop. For those who are an active user of Google contact, you will find this small application particularly useful.
Once in a while, you may want to do some maintenance on your Ubuntu machine and clean up unnecessary files that are chunking up large storage space in your hard disk. Here are 8 ways that you can use to clean up your Ubuntu:
In Ubuntu, the Archive Manager (or file-roller) has make it easy for anyone to compress and zip up a file or folder, but if you have a large file, say 20Gb, and you want to back it up to the CD/DVD, you will find that no amount of compression can you reduce the file size […]
Previously, I have talked about the way to play playstation game in Ubuntu. For those who are a fanboy of Super Nintendo (SNES), I didn’t forget about you too. Here is how you can play SNES game in Ubuntu Hardy. There are several popular SNES emulators for Linux, namely: ZSNES, SNES9X, BSNES, SNEmul. We will […]
After a long boring day at work, what about taking a short break and play some cool tetris game on your Mac terminal? Yes, you hear me right, I am referring to the black, ugly, unglamorous terminal app that you never want to open, and you can play tetris on it. Here’s how:
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 […]