Archive for June, 2007

If you’re like most users, you have some form of power management installed in Linux, especially if you are using a laptop. These power management applications typically scale down the processor speed resulting in your guest OS’s clock running faster than your host’s clock (source). If you have VMware Tools installed, you can go into […]


When running VMware  and you want to  shut down or restart the guest OS, it is very tempting to sometimes just use the buttons in the “Power Toolbar”.  One thing you should realize is that shutting down or restarting your OS using these buttons is the equivalent of cutting off power to your PC and […]


If you have ever used the default search that you find in the file browser of Ubuntu or even the “find/whereis” function from the terminal you know that it can be very frustrating trying to locate a specific file on your system. Although, there are several utilities already available for Linux users to simplify and […]


In my previous post I showed you how to emulate an existing Windows install in Linux using VMware server. Now that you have your Windows OS running and you can run all your basic apps, it’s time to improve the functionality of your virtual OS by adding sound so that you can listen to music, […]


I promised before that I would do a write up of a simple way to run an existing install of Windows XP from within Linux. Many people run a virtual Windows install from within Linux which is pretty good but is sometimes a burden if you have an existing physical Windows install because you now […]


When thinking of Intel and operating systems, one of the first thoughts that comes to mind is “Wintel”; Intel computers running Windows. Nevertheless, Intel has been working very hard over the past years to get away from this image as much as possible and this involves giving the Open Source community full support. Whether it […]


Check out this video of the latest features to be added after the Compiz/Beryl merge. The effects look stunning, especially the cube reflection, very clean.


  If you’ve had a Windows Mobile phone in the past you probably know that it can be a pain to tether your laptop to use the internet connection since you usually have to treat the phone as a modem and dial the access number, etc. With the Samsung Blackjack, this process is a piece […]


I have a couple friends looking to buy new laptops right now who want to know what laptop is the best deal. With technology changing so fast, it’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest in the PC market. One of the key aspects of the PC industry that has revitalized the market […]


  If you want to get more use out of your Samsung BlackJack there is a quick and easy way to do this. If you do not use the 3G network (Pretty much any T-Mobile users using the BlackJack and many AT&T users) you can disable the 3G connection altogether. To turn off 3G do […]


At least that’s what Apple claims (http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/features/bootcamp.html) on their bootcamp website. When Apple unveiled Leopard they introduced a concept called “Fast Switching” (Google cache of Apple’s site: Image) but when you visit the same site now, there is no mention of this fast switching. So what’s the big deal here? How is Leopard the most […]


If you’re still paying for directory assistance it’s time to stop. These prices are what some of the top carriers are charging for 411 usage: Verizon: $1.25 T-Mobile: $1.49 AT&T: $1.50 Sprint: $1.79 Frankly, you should be putting that money to better use because there is a better solution. Up until now one of the […]


If you dual boot or multiboot your computer with linux and other operating systems, chances are you are using GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) to select which OS will be launched. GRUB resides in the first 512bytes of your hard disk (also referred to as the MBR – Master Boot Record) and is the first process […]


Conky is a light-weight system monitor that allows a user to quickly view their system status. The best part of using conky is the fact that you can see so much information and only sacrifice about 0.5MB (my current configuration). Using conky, you can monitor items such as CPU usage, memory usage, network activity, CPU/GPU/HDD […]


Mobile Browsers

15Jun07

Most Windows Mobile devices come equipped with the default Microsoft browser, PIE (Pocket Internet Explorer). PIE is a typically a good browser if you access sites that are purely XHTML or you only visit sites that are intended to be viewed on mobile devices (WAP). Since most of the internet is not limited to XHTML […]