Category Archives: Linux

How to Check if Virtualbox Guest Additions are Installed in a Linux Guest OS

By | May 1, 2023

Virtualbox guest additions allow better integration between the host and guest operating systems like seamless copy/paste, flexible screen resolution of the guest os etc. After installing an OS inside VirtualBox you should install the Guest Additions right away to get the best features and functionality out of it. It installs driver programs that enables native… Read More »

Top gui download managers for ubuntu/linux

By | May 30, 2013

Download managers Download managers are gui applications that allow users to manage multiple downloads in a single place, and do things like schedule, pause, resume, control download speed etc. And also download a file in multiple parts to maximise the download speed. On linux the traditional method to download files is through the use of… Read More »

Flareget – file download manager for linux

By | February 16, 2013

Flareget – The flashget for linux Flareget is a featureful file download manager for linux. The conventional file download managers available for ubuntu/linux are kget, wget, curl etc. But each of them has some sort of limitation or lacks certain features not making them easy for common users. This is where flareget comes in. It… Read More »

Softmaker Freeoffice – a free office suite for linux

By | July 28, 2013

Softmaker Freeoffice Softmaker Freeoffice is an office suite that is available for both windows and linux, with a free and paid version. The free version can be downloaded from the website The suite provides the following 3 applications Textmaker This is the wordprocessor. Supports microsoft formats like docx and doc. However the free version can… Read More »

Does gedit open slow ? speed it up

By | February 16, 2013

Gedit is the default text editor on gnome desktop. If you notice that it takes quite some time to launch after clicking the menu icon, then here is a simple trick that can speed it up. 1. Open gedit. 2. Go to Edit > Preferences, Plugins tab. 3. Disable the plugin named "File Browser Panel"…. Read More »

How to Enable Webgl in Google Chrome on Ubuntu 12.10

By | May 20, 2023

By default google chrome would keep webgl features disabled if your gpu driver does not support 3d acceleration. However there are options to force enable it. To enable webgl in Google Chrome launch it with the following flags –enable-webgl –ignore-gpu-blacklist Here is the command: $ google-chrome –enable-webgl –ignore-gpu-blacklist Now test webgl by opening the following… Read More »

Convert mp3 audio files to ogg on ubuntu

By | June 27, 2013

I recently needed to convert some mp3 audio files to ogg format so that the html5 audio tag could play them in mozilla firefox. Had to search a bit to find out how to do this easily and here are the results. There is an excellent application called soundconverter ( soundkonverter for kde users )…. Read More »

Best puzzle solving games for ubuntu

By | May 15, 2023

Here is a list of most popular puzzle games on Ubuntu Linux Marble Arena 2 Excellent graphics and colorful. This is a game where a marble is to be moved around and points to be collected. Project website Install on ubuntu 1. Download Linux version from 2. Install libwebkit1.1-cil from synaptic 3. Extract… Read More »

Best php ide and web development tools on ubuntu

By | May 10, 2020

There are a lot of IDEs for ubuntu for doing php related web development. Lets see a few. Aptana Studio Supports PHP, Ruby, Python and more. Autosuggest dropdowns available, Integrated preview available. Project website Install on ubuntu Download from Quanta Quanta is the Dreamweaver of Linux. However it is not developed anymore. As… Read More »