Quite possibly the most distinguishing feature of Debian-based Linux distributions (such as Ubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, etc) is their package system – APT. Also known as the Advanced Package Tool, APT was first introduced in Debian 2.1 in 1999. APT is not so much a specific program as it is a collection of separate, related packages. […]
With Email service providers growing at a rapid pace, it is very common for anyone to have several email accounts. While it is easy to start an account, managing all the accounts can become a chaotic task and at worst, it can take hell a lot of time and effort. The question is: Is there […]
Don’t let the simplicity of the name fool you, Free Disk Analyzer by Extensoft is packing plenty of features. In a previous post I talked about a great disk usage analysis tool called TreeSize Free that visually summarized how your disk was being used. Free Disk Analyzer performs a similar task, however it also has […]
Here are three among many things I really hate about files downloaded from the internet: – sometimes they use extremely crazy name such as “ad724bcb-0e34-b538-b712-1e4cc553c114.flv” or “ix5rba2UjXQ.mp4″ (They are real names, I didn’t make them up). – sometimes they are saved not with the date they were downloaded but with the date they were created. […]
Almost two years after Etch, Debian is putting the much-anticipated Lenny release on the proverbial shelves. There are some pretty nice new features in this release. In this article, we’re going to cover installation, basic setup, disk encryption, and try out some of Lenny’s new moves.
The Windows registry is a database which Windows uses to store all user and system related settings. Most Windows software also use the registry to store their settings. Most, if not all, of these software packages also do not remove their entries from the registry when uninstalled. Needless to say, the windows registry tends to […]
Navigating the desktop trying to find the correct shortcut icons to launch an application can sometime be a chores, if you have a overcrowded desktop filled with plenty of icons. With Fences, you can now organize your desktop into a more manageable manner and even hide your icons when you have no use for them.
Remote support over the phone is an outdated form of computer assistance, and it can be extremely frustrating at times; for both parties. In recent times one of (if not) the best ways to help another person with their PC issues is through remote support. This is because the person using the remote support client […]
Is your WordPress site running slow? Use these tricks to clean up your WordPress database and make your site run fast again.
Ask anybody who uses computer what command he/she uses most and you will likely have Copy, Cut and Paste among the tops. Basically, everytime you Copy or Cut an item, it will be stored in the clipboard to be put wherever you do the Paste command. These are extremely useful, not only for text-related activity […]
If you are wondering why your hard disk is always running out of space, it could be that you have stored (unknowingly) plenty of the same files in different names, folders and drives. While we all know that it is important to get rid of these unwanted duplicated files, it can be an arduous task […]
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How many times have you been listening to a song and wanted to sing along, but couldn’t because you didn’t know the words? Even better is when you know most of the words but there are two or three that you just can’t get. Those days are about to become history. There is a powerful […]
For those long time fans/users of Gnome-Do, you are now in for a good treat. The latest release of Gnome-Do now includes an interactive dock that you can place on your desktop and access the frequently used applications quickly and easily like any other docks. One thing is different though, Gnome-Do Docky is intuitive and […]
Could you – a normal computer user like me – list down all the multimedia formats available today? It’s a rhetorical questions and everybody knows the answer. There are tons of formats out there, each with the fanatic followers. And there are also tons of multimedia player designed either for a specific of general formats. […]
Unless you are having a Japanese iPhone, chances are your iPhone does not come with the attractive and interesting Emoji icons. Like any other Emoticons on mobile, the Emoji iconset allows you to insert smily faces and many other icons in your notes, sms and any other text entries. If you are affected by the […]
If you’ve used Windows for any length of time, you must have noticed that it tends to get slower over time. One of the reasons for that is that the filesystem becomes fragmented with use. Defragmenting is the process of reading all the bits on the file system and re-arranging them to be contiguous. This […]
If you are someone who always like to test out bleeding edge products and applications, then Firefox 3.1 is something that you definitely don’t want to miss. Not only does it comes with more improved features, it is also much faster than its predecessor and other browsers. The current version is at beta 2 and […]