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Aug
7
2008

Ubuntu : How to enable the root account

Ubuntu is one of the few Linux distributions out there that will not enable the root account, You might have noticed that unlike the other Linux distributions the Ubuntu is not asking for the root password while the installation is being done.This is why we are not able to access the root account. How to enable root account ? Enabling root account is a simple task, simply type sudo passwd root in your terminal window [...]

Jul
30
2008

Entertainer : An open mediacenter solution for you

One of the most important aspect of why I wasn’t shifting from OS X to Linux was lack of good Media center capabilities of Linux, So this week I’ve been searching for one and found entertainer, a new simple elegant and fresh looking Media center solution for Linux Machines. I think I started changing my mind. Entertainer Entertainer is a simple easy to use media center solutions for Linux machines with Gnome and XFace desktop [...]

Jul
28
2008

Essential Firefox Addons

Everyone is talking about Firefox these days, I thought I must share some of the best add-ons that I use regularly with Firefox.So have a look at them and start customizing your Firefox so that you can do most of the things without leaving Firefox. Adblock Plus – Tired with ads ? then go for this Firefox add-on. Adblock Plus enables you to block ads.If you wish to enable ads for a particular site then [...]

Jul
16
2008

Free and Open Source alternatives for everyone

I know a lot of us are afraid of moving from one OS to other, yeah it is a human nature.So what can be done for those who wish to use their favorite operating system while they still love Free and Open Source Software ? Here I’ve some software recommendations for every one, just checkout.. Media [Audio & Video] VLC media player : Highly portable cross platform media player and streaming server. This can be [...]