Feb 18

I haven’t blogged for a while now, since I am contributing most of my time and efforts into Chakra, a GNU/Linux distribution with an emphasis on KDE/Qt technologies, a unique half-rolling release model, and an amazing community! But I recently had to workaround an issue with getting a newly purchased HP Envy 4520 wireless printer […]

Jun 29

To achieve this, you are going to need a VNC server running on the host computer, and a VNC viewer running on your Android phone. This may sound complicated to some, but its really easy. Just follow this simple how-to! 🙂 Quoting wikipedia for those who have not heard it before: “Virtual Network Computing (VNC) […]

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May 03

KDE SC 4.4 is out in the wild for some time now. It comes with a new Kdm theme called Ethais (Author=Roman Shtylman) and a new Ksplash Screen (Authors = Nuno Pinheiro, Riccardo Iaconelli and Marco Martin). Lately I was trying to achieve a more unified login experience on my pc. I was thinking that […]

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Feb 28

In most distributions that come with KDE Software Compilation 4.3 and above, opening Dolphin for browsing the filesystem will give you this window: The left circle shows the Preview Mode Button. We will expand on this option below. On the right is the Information Panel, which in addition to showing info about the file (type, […]

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Jan 06

Update: The method still works on KDE SC 4.4 Konsole is the X terminal emulator of KDE. I find having the terminal out of my way, but always open and easy to reach out to, very convenient. It also looks cool. 😉 With KDE SC 4.3 you can easily achieve this with a few clicks […]

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Oct 05

I was looking for a small distribution to install on my old laptop for a while now. It’s a 7 year old pc, at 1.2GHz with 256mb RAM. I had first tried Puppy Linux when it was at version 4.2 and I was very drawn to it. Version 4.3 was recently announced to my great […]

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Sep 03

I have been a GNU/Linux user for a year now, and in this time I changed 4-5 distributions. In this process, even when reinstalling the same distro, I wasn’t aware that I could keep the settings and configurations of my applications. This can be done by creating a separate partition on the initial installation called […]

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Jul 20

If you are using an OS based on the Synaptic Package Manager, you must have noticed by now that when trying to install a new package through Synaptic, it draws in miscellaneous packages that are needed for the program to work. These packages are called dependencies . Yet, you might have not noticed that when […]

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Jun 23

Manipulating subtitles was for many years a difficult task to perform in GNU/Linux Operating Systems. Many steps in the process of ripping, editing and embedding subtitles on a video file were and still are quite complicated. Lots of users still complete many of the above steps using Microsoft Windows or running Windows applications with Wine. […]

Jun 21

Let’s start with the basics. What is GIMP? GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program Free Software a high-end photo manipulation application that supports creating original art from images; a high-end application for producing icons, graphical elements of web pages, and art for user interface elements; a platform for programming cutting edge image […]

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