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10 Hidden Features of Konqueror

2008-06-05T15:41:15.634+03:00

Konqueror is not only a web browser but also a good file manager designed as a core part of the K Desktop Environment. To be released under the GNU General Public License, Konqueror can run on many different operating systems including Ubuntu Linux. However, you can install this application easily in Ubuntu if you are missing it.sudo apt-get install konquerorWhat I would like to tell you in this



Do We Need an Anti-Virus for Ubuntu?

2008-02-12T23:27:48.145+02:00

As you know the Windows operating system allows application programs to access to system files. This makes viruses spread over the whole system easily to do damage on your system. Linux is strict with its permissions. A virus cannot gain the necessary privileges to destroy your system unless you want to do as a super user. In order words, your system files are protected at the high level. That



What is new in KDE 4.0 and expected in KDE 4.1

2008-02-05T22:19:58.772+02:00

KDE 4.0's release event has ended finally last month (January 2008). KDE 4.0 is ready and now available to download. Get it here. In this post, you will be introduced several useful resources to know about KDE and new features in KDE 4.0.Firstly, I will show you two ways to check the current of your KDE. You should check this before upgrading to a new version.Graphical method: open Konqueror and



How to Burn a Data CD in Kubuntu Gutsy

2008-01-31T23:58:24.002+02:00

These days Ubuntu users are being offered various CD/DVD burners. In order words, to make a data CD is not a difficult work under Ubuntu. You can follow a short tutorial from Ubuntu Geek to know how to burn a CD by using GnomeBaker. WikiHow also has a post on this topic. In addition, I will provide another tutorial for burning a CD in Kubuntu Gutsy.K3b is a default application in Kubuntu Gutsy.



Design a Professional Logo in 5 Steps

2008-01-27T16:25:34.923+02:00

A logo is just a graphical element, a symbol, or sign. However, it plays an important role in the development of your business because it can help you form a trademark for your company. If you are a blogger or a webmaster, do you need a logo for your blog or your website? I think there is no reason to say NO if you also need to make a good trademark. Today I will show you how to make a



Reset Master Password for KWallet Manager

2008-01-23T22:11:49.041+02:00

As I discussed in last post KWallet have offered a great way for Ubuntu users to remember all passwords of their applications which require the authorization. You can retrieve your passwords from the encrypted file via KWallet Manager application normally launched when KDE starts. You can manage that unless you forget your master password. But what should you do if you have forgotten the master



Remember Passwords in Kubuntu Gutsy

2008-01-19T18:46:45.863+02:00

Nowadays most of computer applications require an authorization before using (e.g. kopete, kmail, ..). It means that you have to remember many different passwords if you want to keep a high safe mode for both your personal information and your computer system. To manage all of them is not easy but to write them down is not secure. So what is a good solution for Ubuntu users in this case?KDE



Don't Pay Too Much for Domain Registration

2008-04-10T19:22:59.715+03:00

If you are relatively new to the internet marking, the first thing you should do is to own a good domain name for your business. Why do you need a good domain name? It's easy to answer this question because a good domain plays a very important role for advertising your products or your trademark successfully. Here are few things to consider for selecting a domain name.Nowadays, there are



How to Change the Default PDF Reader in Ubuntu Linux

2008-01-19T18:47:23.754+02:00

Do you agree with me that Kpdf is the best tool in top 5 PDF readers? At the point in time when I am writing this post, the current version is Kpdf 0.5.8. You can read here to see what are new features of this version. I think that I should write some small tips for this tool. But I will do it latter. Now I will blog for how to change a default PDF reader.Yesterday, I have installed all tools in



What is The Best PDF Reader for Ubuntu Users?

2008-01-19T18:48:35.493+02:00

As you know PDF become an open, ISO standard. To view a PDF file we need to install a PDF viewer or PDF reader. A list of top 5 PDF readers is not too much for installation on Ubuntu Linux. But may be you wonder that if what should be used on your system to bring to the best benefit. Then, the answer is what benefit you need. It means you should know what you expect from the software and how the



Top 5 PDF Readers for Ubuntu Users

2008-01-19T18:53:06.236+02:00

Nowadays, Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) has become a standard for reading ebooks and online documentation. To view PDF we need a PDF reader or PDF viewer. Currently there are a lot of free tools for viewing and printing PDF files in the Linux environment. Here I just only compile the best list of five popular PDF viewers for Ubuntu users. All these tools can be installed easily in Ubuntu



How To Play ASX files under Firefox

2008-01-19T18:47:53.031+02:00

Do you know what are multimedia codecs? I think the answer is YES. You think you have installed most of codec-plugins to play audio and music in Ubuntu Linux. But you can't play a radio station supplied as ASX files under Firefox. If you want to test it, please try to play this file: http://players.creacast.com/creacast/kisskiss/playlist.asxThe following steps will help you to play ASX files in



Submit or Discover Free Tutorials

2008-04-10T19:24:31.926+03:00

I have found a new website named how to which allows you to submit your articles and tutorials. This website provides various categories such as Arts & Entertainment, Automotive, Business & Finance, Computer & Technology, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, News & Society, Reference & Education. It is not difficult to submit your articles or tutorials to how to. So, if you want to contribute or



Brightness Buttons in Lenovo Thinkpad Don't Work

2008-01-19T17:07:45.483+02:00

Today, I want to share a quick trick to anybody who have a problem with brightness buttons in Kubuntu Gutsy. The problem is known when you press Fn + Home (End) to adjust screen brightness in a Lenovo Thinkpad computer using Ubuntu Linux. You think that your screen will be darker or brighter but it doesn't work. There are a lot of questions about this bug on Ubuntu forum. So, if you have not yet



Multimedia Codecs in Ubuntu 7.10

2008-01-19T18:51:35.837+02:00

According to Wikipedia a codec is a program capable of performing encoding and decoding on a digital data stream or signal. The word codec may be a combination of any of the following: 'Compressor-Decompressor', 'Coder-Decoder', or 'Compression/Decompression algorithm'.Ubuntu includes many codecs by default but it's not enough because there are many different multimedia formats. These multimedia



BibTeX Editor for Ubuntu Linux Users

2008-01-19T18:48:59.637+02:00

BibTeX is a program and file format designed by Oren Patashnik and Leslie Lamport in 1985 for the LaTeX document preparation system. This program will help you to keep a list of citations from LaTeX. BibTeX manages bibliographic references automatically, which reduces the time needed to reformat them an improves accuracy. Using BibTeX means you only type the citation information once, and then



Flash Plugin is Installed But Flash Doesn't Work in Firefox

2008-01-19T19:23:37.682+02:00

You have to install a flashplugin-nonfree but you still get a message in Firefox about installing the Adobe Flash Plugin when you want to show up a Flash from somewhere. It's strange! :)This post will show you how to fix this problem. I have tested in Ubuntu Gutsy already. It's OK.First you need to remove Flash plugin installed before.sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-nonfreeThen you



Why Ubuntu Gutsy can't play Flash in Firefox

2008-01-19T18:43:16.247+02:00

As other versions of Ubuntu Linux, Gutsy Gibbon doesn't provide Flash Plug-in for Firefox. You can check this problem easily by opening any Web pages consisting a Flash. You don't surprise because that is a non-free plug-in. That is the reason why I want to tell you how to install this plug-in from a non-free resource.Step 1: Add this line to your source.listdeb http://packages.medibuntu.org/



Manage Packages in Ubuntu Linux

2008-01-19T17:41:17.204+02:00

As an Ubuntu Linux user, I love the way that Ubuntu installs, manages, and removes software packages. In this post, hence, I will write about a powerful tool used in Ubuntu Linux. It's APT (Advanced Packaging Tool).After reading this tutorial you are able to:Know what is a packaging system in Ubuntu LinuxKnow how to update your package databaseKnow how to search a package from the package



Create scientific documents with Lyx

2008-01-19T18:49:24.076+02:00

What is Lyx?LyX is an excellent tool for writing scientific papers. LyX is an almost-WYSIWYG editor which serves as a front-end for LaTeX. Like any word processor, you don't need to worry about how to format and style your documents when using LyX.LyX is stable and fully featured. It is a multi-platform, fully internationalized application running natively on Unix/Linux and the Macintosh



Install Apache on Ubuntu Linux

2008-01-19T18:54:12.376+02:00

What is Apache?Apache is a freely available Web Server that is distributed under an "open source" license. The current version of Apache is 2.2. More details can found at Apache Website. Now, we will move to next part to know how to install this service on Ubuntu Linux.How to install Apache on Ubuntu LinuxStep 1: Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)Step2: Run the following line



Skype brings happiness to Linux users

2008-01-19T17:41:56.731+02:00

That is the truth. Skype brings happiness to Linux users. After a long time, Skype finally has offered a new feature - video conference - for Linux users. A beta version of Skype 2.0 is available for downloading. Ubuntu Linux users can download a Debian package here . This package is used to install on Ubuntu Feisty but I have installed and tested successfully in Ubuntu Gutsy. Packages for other



Is Your OpenOffice.org 2.3 crashing in Ubuntu Gutsy?

2008-01-19T18:49:54.761+02:00

As you know, OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite. It is a free office suite in Ubuntu 7.10 with several improved features. Last month, I had to show you more than 80 free tutorials for creating and using documents, databases, spreadsheets, and presentations in OpenOffice.org. Today, I would like to tell with you what I have done to fix a bug in this office suite. Now



Playing Streams and Podcasts in Amarok

2008-01-19T18:50:25.288+02:00

Amarok supports playing audio streams in MP3 and Ogg well. As the default you can see several radio streams of different stations under the Playlists browser. You can also add radio streams by right-clicking on the Radio Streams folder in the Playlists browser or the Add button at the top of the pane and adding the name and URL of the stream. For example, I want to add a new stream of BBC live



Rating your songs in Amarok

2008-01-19T18:50:44.188+02:00

From version 1.4, "Score" and "Rating" features are separated in Amarok. Score is calculated by amaroK, changes dynamically, while Rating is user-defined, and shown as gold stars. Now we will see how to play around with this feature.At the default, you can't see the "Rating" function in the playing list. To show this feature in Amarok you go to Settings > Configure Amarok ... > General, then