Have you ever wondered what “XP” stands for or where “Ubuntu” comes from? Some operating systems get their names from obvious places, but others need some explaining. Read on to find out where your favorite OS got its name.
This week we learned how to make hundreds of complex photo edits in seconds with Photoshop actions, use an Android Phone as a modem with no rooting required, install a wireless card in Linux using Windows drivers, change Ubuntu’s window borders with Emerald, how noise reducing headphones work, and more.
Have you been searching for a list of keyboard shortcuts for Ubuntu’s new Unity UI? Then sit back, relax, and get your favorite printer ready to go. We have just what you have been looking for fresh from the Ask Ubuntu forums.
Does your GIMP installation need a little super-charging? Using Gimp Paint Studio you can add a wonderful set of brushes, tools, and more to GIMP and take your work up to the next level.
Are you looking for a fun new game to add to your Linux or Windows systems? Then Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles could be just the game you are looking for. This awesome game comes with three distinct game modes (Story, Arcade...
The look of your operating system is all about the panels and the window borders, so now that we’ve shown you how to customize your panels, it’s time to customize the window borders to make Ubuntu look the way you want it to.
Using a Windows driver inside of Linux may also give you faster transfer rates or better encryption support depending on your wireless card.
In today’s tutorial, we will start off by giving you an instruction on how to install VLC-Share, followed by configuring firewall and port forwarding, and we complete the tutorial with a walk through of VLC-Share features.
This week we learned how to stream media files from any PC to a PlayStation, enable user-specific wireless networks in Windows 7, monitor the bandwidth consumption of individual applications, configure the Linux Grub2 Boot Menu the easy way, “add Dropbox to the Start Menu, understand symbolic links, & rip TV Series DVDs into episode files”, and more.
Do you have a terrific collection of comics in electronic form but need a great app to view them with? If you have a Linux system then we have the perfect app for you…Comix, the open source comic reading powerhouse.
Alright, this was the easy way to change the font of your panels.
Are you tired of the same old wallpaper on your Ubuntu desktop? Now you can go from blah to literally spacious, real-time styled views of Earth with the xplanetFX Wallpaper App for Linux.
Desktop notifications from Chromium-based browsers are an awesome feature, but they do not blend in well at all with the native system theming in Ubuntu. Now you can fix that small problem using the wonderful Chromify-OSD ext...
Do you want a fun point and click game to play on your favorite operating system? Then get ready to play Suspended Sentence! In the game you are woken from cryogenic sleep to assist in repairing the ship you are traveling on....
cp -R /usr/share/themes/theme_name ~/.themes
Are you looking for a terrific graphics app to use for original painting and artwork creation on your computer? Whether it is for you or the kids, MyPaint is an app that you should definitely have on hand for when those artistic moods come along.
Is your computer or virtualization software unable to display the new 3D version of the Unity Interface in Ubuntu? Now you can access and enjoy the 2D version with just a little PPA magic added to your system!
Apple users have been swiping, pinching, and rotating Mac’s user interfaces to their fingers’ content. In today’s article, we’ll show you how to do groovy things like expanding and reducing windows, and changing desktops using finger gestures.
This week we take a look at how to incorporate Dropbox into your Windows Start Menu, understanding and using symbolic links, and how to rip your TV series DVDs right to unique and high-quality episode files.
We, like many Linux geeks, have had some trouble making the transition to Grub2, or for some of us, learning how to configure it from scratch. Fortunately, a new graphical tool has made this process easy and straightforward!
Have you ever wished that you could stream video files from your computer over to your TV without actually hooking the two directly together? If you’ve got a PlayStation 3, you’re in luck, because that’s today’s geek lesson.
This week we learned how to get started with the Linux command-line text editor Nano, “speed up Start Menu searching, halt auto-rotating Android screens, & set up Dropbox-powered torrenting”, change the default application for Android tasks, find great gift recommendations for Valentine’s Day using the How-To Geek Valentine’s Day gift guide, had fun decorating our desktops with TRON and TRON Legacy theme items, and more.
With all the recent talk about Ubuntu’s new Unity UI, you may have begun to wonder how GNOME Shell 3 is coming along. If you are curious and would like to give the new version of GNOME Shell a try then you are in luck. ...
In our previous article we told you what LVM is and what you may want to use it for, and today we are going to walk you through some of the key management tools of LVM so you will be confident when setting up or expanding your installation.
This week we learned how to quickly cut a clip from a video file with Avidemux, “tile windows, remote control a desktop using an iOS device, taking advantage of Windows 7 libraries”, turn a home Ubuntu PC into a LAMP web server, enable desktop notifications for Gmail in Chrome, “what image channels are and what they mean”, and more.