Tag: Software Tip

  • Useful computer tip of the week

    For a good office suite, try out Libre Office. LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you 6 feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community […]

  • Useful software tip of the week

    Use your Wacom tablets on Ubuntu Linux. This will let people with a wacom tablet to use it on their Ubuntu Linux machine.  some of them may work out of the box, but the newer models require a newer driver to be installed. To install the updated driver, you copy and paste these lines into […]

  • Useful Computer Tip of the Week

    Use BleachBit to remove your files. Bleachbit is much like CCleaner, which I recommended for Windows users a while ago.  I still recommend CCleaner for Windows Users, but since it’s Windows only, it isn’t useful for Linux users.  You can remove files, shred files (Completly wipe them) and wipe the free space on the disk […]

  • Useful computer tip of the week

    Use Linux Live CDs to try Linux out before you think of installing, it will be a little bit slow, CD Drives are slower than Harddrives, but you can get a taste of what it would be like to use Linux.  This post was made from the Ubuntu 10.10 Live CD, which was released yesterday, […]

  • Useful computer tip of the Week

    Many Linux users may notice that there is no audio in Java applications.  I recently found an fairly easy way to fix this. This should work for Ubuntu users, I cannot vouch for other versions of Linux. Press ALT+F2 type in ‘gksudo nautilus’ (Without the quotes) enter your password go to /usr/bin search for ‘java’ […]

  • Useful Computer tip of the Week

    This one is for People that are using Linux. I know that some people like to edit video files on their computer, such as trim them for Youtube, or other video sites, but if they’re using Linux, there aren’t many good applications.  PiTiVi, the new default in Ubuntu 10.04 seems to be missing a number […]

  • Useful computer tip of the week

    Avoid vendor lock-in by using open programs and formats. If it is possible for you to use OpenOffice.org instead of Microsoft Office, you can save a lot of money, and be assured that if anything goes wrong with your ability to use the program, there will be another program that can read it’s formats. Many […]

  • Useful computer tip of the week

    Sorry about my silence last week, things got a little bit busy. Now onto my useful computer tip of the week… Backup your computer on a regular basis.  Regular backups can save you from data loss, by accidental deletion, or harddrive failures. Yes Harddrives fail, I have two dead ones in my house… which I’m […]

  • Computer tip of the week

    Use Virtailization software to run multiple Operating systems on your computer Programs like Virtualbox, or VMWare allow you to install other Operating systems on your computer, so you can try another system out without fear of damaging your computer. Get Virtualbox at http://Virtualbox.org

  • Useful computer tip of the week

    Clean your computer on a regular basis.  This means keep the harddrive defragmented, remove old software, temporary files, and clean your registry. CCleaner is a good program for removing the old software, temporary files, and the registry. Also you should clean your computer’s interior as well.  Dust buildup can clog the fans, short out the […]