FreeMind is an open-source mind mapping software that is written in Java and cross-platform compatible. It is simple, easy to use and come with a interface that anyone can get used to in few minutes. There are quite a number of mind mapping software out there, but the main reason why I love FreeMind is […]
I have just started using Twitter and it have been really addictive. One thing I hate though: to load the twitter site on my browser and login before I can post a message. So here I am, searching for a desktop alternative to twitting. Desktop twitting has been a rather easy task in Windows and […]
Tired of your desktop games? Or just want to take a break from work? Just point your browser to Kongregate.com and enjoy highly addictive online flash games, and if you like, challenge other gamers to a game too. Kongregate is a social gaming site that allows users to upload and share flash-based games. Aiming to […]
One of the overlooked feature in Ubuntu Gutsy is the deskbar-applet found on the top panel. Being one of the best (personally, I found that this is the best) desktop search tool around, I am quite surprised that only few are fully utilizing it. The only reason that I can think of is either most […]
What happen if you are accessing a public PC and it doesn’t have the applications you need to open your file? Well, there is really nothing that you can do about it, except to remind yourself to bring all your applications with you next time you are on the road. While I have mentioned that […]
For those who are too used to Windows XP interface, XPde (XP Desktop Environment) provides a desktop environment that emulates after XP.
If you are a simple Ubuntu user who just want to surf the net and check email, then the default Firefox browser (or Konqueror for Kubuntu) should be sufficient to fulfill your needs. However, if you are a Web designer/developer, who at the same time also a Ubuntu lover, then you will find that you […]
If you are going traveling, but don’t wish to carry your heavy laptop along, then a Damn Small Linux USB drive might just be what you are looking for. Damn Small Linux (DSL) is a simple, small system that you can boot up easily, fast and light enough that you can bring for your travel.
While I have been able to sync my iPod Touch calendar, contact, music and movie with my Mac Leopard, I just can’t seem to find a way to synchronize the notes. I am absolutely not impressed by the way that Apple charges iPod Touch users $20 for the new apps, but did not provide any […]
While everyone is looking forward to the launch of OpenOffice 2.4, I am already looking at the latest development project: OpenOffice 3.0, that promises better usability, Web 2.0 collaboration and enhanced interoperability with other office suites and format. OpenOffice 3.0 is still in development stage and there are plenty of bugs yet to be solved […]
One of the reasons why Linux is gaining popularity over the recent years is because of its huge library of applications. Other than the cost advantage (most Linux apps are free), Linux apps can also perform the same (some even better) functions as its Windows counterpart. Windows users who wanted to test out Linux apps […]
Being an open source software, OpenOffice has made it very easy for Microsoft Office users to migrate over. Not only is it highly versatile and has almost the same user interface as Microsoft Office, it also contains tons of great features that put other paid office-suites to shame. The following are some of the useful […]
(This is a guest post written by my good friend, Guilherme. In this post, he gives an in-depth analysis of WordPress and provides advice to anyone who cannot choose between self-hosted WordPress and WordPress.com. By the way, if you don’t even understand the difference between self-hosted WP and WordPress.com, then this post is definitely for […]
Playing playstation games on Ubuntu can be achieved easily with an emulator. Currently, the two most popular PS emulators are ePSXe and pSX. In terms of gaming capability, both emulators worked equally well. However in terms of installation and configuration, pSX is a clear winner since there is really nothing much to configure. It just […]
If you have wanted to rip a DVD in a format suitable for your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPod and in all Operating Systems, then HandBrake is the one for you. Handbrake is an open source DVD ripping software available for all platforms. It is able to convert DVD to MPEG4 (or H264) format and is fully compatible […]
While it is a breeze to watch DVD in Windows and Mac OSX, it is definitely not a feature you would get when you install Ubuntu Gutsy. The default installation of Gutsy does not allow you to watch DVD due to legal and technical restrictions. You will have to install additional software to get the […]
Don’t be fooled by the simple layout of Google page. The search engine is much more powerful than you think. In this guide, I will cover some of the ways you can use to perform a power Google search, and get almost everything out of it (yes, I really mean everything).
Tired of seeing the same boring login screen in your Windows everyday? With Stardock’s LogonStudio, you don’t have to face the monotonous background again. Stardock’s LogonStudio allows Windows XP & Vista users to edit, change, and apply new logon screens. You can choose to load a random list of logon screen everytime you boot up […]