Archive for the ‘ubuntu’ Category

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.


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 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 […]