Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How to connect to Dial-up internet/broadband(PPPOE) using Ubuntu or Linux Mint??


Ubuntu (Or Linux mint , for that purpose) is a good and prevalent linux distro, But  is having some hidden setting which are not easy to figure out for a newbie. We noticed a problem on first installing ubuntu that it couldn’t connect Using PPPOE to the internet using GUI. After some hits and trials, we got to the core of it, and figured a way to connect. here’s how…

1. Open SYSTEM->Terminal

2. now write Sudo pppoeconf and press Enter. Your ADSL modem should be ON and stable( Yellow DSL Light stable,NOT blinking)

3. Authenticate your action by typing your LINUX account password.

4. Now enter Internet connection account Username.

5. Enter your password and follow the instructions and select YES when asked to activate the connection. that’s all.

6. You are connected now.

Learn Ubuntu…from the expert for free!!

ubuntu What you don’t have Ubuntu?? Following our previous post about Linux mint, you preferred it and got it for your system?? Never mind, ‘cause this free pdf file teaches you ubuntu the easy way, and whatdownload works for ubuntu will most probably work as such in Linuxmint! No hassles! Then just don’t wait for long and grab this free pdf available for purchase as hard copy from AMAZON at $10, but for sure, the  pdf is free for you to download. Grab your copy from here

Install Linux mint for a great linux desktop Experience.

LML Ubuntu has recently been updated to ver 9.10, known as “karmik Koala”. Along with it, has updated the very famous Linux mint to version 8,Halena. It is based in good old ubuntu but is more polished and sleek with wide support at a click of a button on its desktop using xchat. Download it from here and install it along with your current windows or linux installation or do a fresh install. Though it derives its underlying technology from UBUNTU, but it’s much more sleek and efficient. With its completely new and fresh interface, it won’t let you miss your windows system much. Preloaded with many useful applications and with its unique and very handy package Manager, its one of the best Linux distros to try. Easy to work and light on system resources, linux mint will not eye your pocket like windows does, since it’s absolutely free of charge download as other Linux developments. A Must try for Ubuntu users.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

How to best use windows 7’s sticky notes feature?? for Dummies!

Exploring the features of windows 7? Many features are great and help you work productively! One isstickynotes sticky notes.

The Sticky notes accessory enables you to plaster the electronic equivalent of good old-fashioned Post-It notes all over your Windows 7 desktop. You can use Sticky Notes in Windows 7 as onscreen reminders: you can even color code them to help you stay organized.

They remain securely wherever you put them on the desktop until you delete them! Of the best part is that you never have to save them. Just type in and it will automatically save itself. Even after a Restart of the machine, you’ll find it resting on your desktop as it did. so here’s how to make the most of it.

1 To create a Sticky Note, click Start→All Programs→Accessories→Sticky Notes.

2.Type the text of the note.

3. You can also format the note text if you want. Just select the desired text and then press the appropriate shortcuts : Ctrl+B for bold text, Ctrl+I for italics, and Ctrl+U for underlining.

4. When you finish entering the note text, simply click somewhere on the desktop outside the sticky note itself.

5. To color-code a sticky note, right-click the note and then click the color you want.

Your choices here are Blue, Green, Pink, Purple, White, or Yellow.

6. To delete a note that you no longer need, click its Delete button in the upper-right corner.

Stay organized!

Reset your system clock to 12 hrs format.

If your system clock forgot to show 1 after 12 o’ clock and showed 13 instead then, it’s time for it to re-attend its manners’ class! Jokes apart, this is mostly very much hated by many if the system clock in the right corner does not follow proper 12-hr format. For many it might be a child’s play to reset it but if you do not know how-to then just have a look at the album here. Just go to control panel and click Date and time.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Best way to download Videos from YOUTUBE!

  youtbrYoutube is overflowing with millions of videos and many of them are those you love to watch over and  over again. Then why waste the precious bandwith of yours to watch it online everytime you feel like. the best thing is to download it and that to really simply. Just replaceyoutubr the Y of YOUTUBE in the address of your browser with 3 and that’s it! you can download the video in Mp4 or flv format for later viewings.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

How to remap Keyboard keys to perform desired functions?

Have multimedia keyboards?? with special keys resting without being used quite often? or have some special keys on your newly brought laptop, which to you, are nothing more than just an eye-candy? Be more productive and reassign those uselesharpkeys 1ss keys to perform common tasks or accessing your computer using Sharpkeys.

Just download and install sharpkeys and change the functionality of any key on your keyboard. Press Type key and then press the key you want to remap. In the right panel, choose the application you want key to be assigned to, or just press the key you want to switch functioning with. This is extremely useful in some laptops with misplaced Function key in the extreme bottom left which annoys you quite often as it gets pressed when you want to press Ctrl.Now you can switch the key to function as Ctrl. Click on Write to Registry. After making changes just reboot or Logoff and theredownload you go ready with new functionality!

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