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openSUSE 11.0 Released – Linux Users Rejoice

Open Source movement is seeing a lot of excitement this week. Hot on the heels of the much anticipated  release of Firefox 3, openSUSE has released their shiny new version openSUSE 11.0 today. openSUSE 11.0 is in the wild now with almost 200 new features specific to openSUSE, an awesome new installer, a faster package [...]

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Ubuntu Unity Keyboard Shortcuts Wallpaper

Ubuntu Unity 11.04 is out for everyone now. The Unity interface is a huge overhaul and has a ton of new features and keyboard shortcuts. If you are a power user or want to be one, knowing keyboard shortcuts (or atleast having them close by) is a surefire way to that. AskUbuntu has created a [...]

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Find Better Software Alternatives for Windows, Mac & Linux

Find Better Software Alternatives for Windows, Mac & Linux

I have this immense love for finding new software, web services alternatives to the ones I am already using. ShanKrila is a direct by product of that. I am always on the lookout for new & better software, that improved my productivity, let me keep my computer resources down and working on my computer a [...]

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Dropbox Goes Public & Linux Client Is Available Now

DropBox is an innovative file synchronization service that seamlessly keeps the assigned folder between computers in sync. You can even get to your files from anywehere via a browser interface. You can read my DropBox Review here. Dropbox was on closed beta so far and they have just launched publicly! You go ahead and sign [...]

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Blogilo – Windows Live Writer for Ubuntu Linux

When I am looking for a blogging software I need to be able to quickly create blog posts, add images, format the text, add links, attach categories & tags, set permalink for post url, schedule blog post, etc.

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Adobe Photoshop $650 Gimp $0 Saving a bunch on software – Priceless!

Adobe Photoshop $650 Gimp $0 Saving a bunch on software – Priceless!

I came across an article on TechCrunch about Adobe’s release of free, ad supported online version of Photoshop in six months. A quote from TechCrunch: One of the risks of trying to find a niche to build a startup is that the big guys can land on your face at any time. That’s why all [...]

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Dropbox Updated for Ubuntu 9.10

Dropbox Updated for Ubuntu 9.10

Ubuntu 9.10 dubbed Karmic Koala was recently released. One of the major features was the introduction of a file sync service from Ubuntu with 2GB free space. Dropbox has long offered support for Ubuntu Linux. And they have answered yet again by updating it for Ubuntu 9.10. If you’d like to try Dropbox or even [...]

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How to Install Google Chrome in Linux with Wine

How to Install Google Chrome in Linux with Wine

A lot of Linux users and Mac users were left out with yesterday’s Google Chrome release. Chrome is Google’s own browser that packs a lot of technical advancements under the hood and is competing headlong with the heavyweights such as Firefox, Safari, etc. Now, even Linux users can now run Google Chrome with Wine. Thanks [...]

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Download Official Ubuntu Linux 10.10 Manual for FREE

Are you or someone you know getting started with Ubuntu Linux (or Linux in general)? Ubuntu has an official user manual for Ubuntu Linux 10.10. The manual compiled by the Ubuntu Manual Team is 158 pages long and it has comprehensive instructions from getting started to advanced topics. You download the PDF version of the [...]

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audible linux

Audible Linux – How to Install in Ubuntu?

Audible has one of the largest collections of best audiobooks. Amazon certainly knew that when bought them recently. In spite of wide spread Audible.com reviews, Audible linux is far from a reality for most linux enthusiasts. One of the machines I use daily is a Ubuntu linux desktop. Audible works fantastic with iTunes on Windows and Mac. [...]

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Best Dropbox Hacks and Dropbox Portable

Best Dropbox Hacks and Dropbox Portable

Dropbox has literally changed the way I do things in the Internet. If you haven’t heard of Dropbox, it is an online file synchronization service with the following cool useful features: File Sync between multiple computers Cross platform support – Windows. Linux & Mac No complicated interface – runs in the background and access via [...]

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TweetDeck Gets Recent Follower Columns & Inline Replies

TweetDeck Gets Recent Follower Columns & Inline Replies

TweetDeck has been Twitter companion ever since @MattJabs convinced me to try it. I was a great fan of @Twhirl until then but the dashboard like Twitter interface lets you track so many accounts in columns at once. TweetDeck is an Posts on Adobe Air Twitter client and offers Multiple Twitter accounts support Facebook/Myspace integration [...]

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Quick Tip: Ubuntu Linux Adobe Air Installation Error

Quick Tip: Ubuntu Linux Adobe Air Installation Error

I am just making a note for myself here and anyone else who might encounter this error. Scenario I was trying to install TweetDeck in LinuxMint Gloria – a Ubuntu Jaunty 9.0.4 variant. Error Could not be installed because another application is already being installed. (I didn’t grab the TweetDeck error screenshot so I reproduced [...]

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Ubuntu One: Dropbox for Ubuntu Linux Users

Ubuntu One: Dropbox for Ubuntu Linux Users

Dropbox is my favorite file sync, file backup service and I write a lot about it here. It is miltui-platform so I use it to sync files between my Windows XP desktop, Windows Vista Laptop and a Kubuntu 9.0.4 desktop. I am a recent convert from OpenSUSE to Kubuntu and love the desktop friendly approach [...]

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CloneZilla – Open Source System Ghost Utility

CloneZilla – Open Source System Ghost Utility

If you have played the part of a System Admin in your own home or for a friend, you might have a disk imaging software in your arsenal. Traditionally, it involved using proprietary software like Norton Ghost, Symatc Ghost, etc to ‘ghost’ your machine. Clonezilla is an open source clone system solution (OCS). Clonezilla is [...]

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