30 Jan 2013

SMPlayer - the best media player for Windows & Linux

VLC fans out there might go crazy at the post title but in my limited experience I've found SMPlayer to be a bit lighter on resources while playing high quality videos and frame-rate tends to be better compared to VLC. Other than that they both are wonderful cross-platform open source media players and no other commercial media player out there can hold a candle to them.

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SMPlayer uses Mplayer as playback engine so it can play all video & audio formats that MPlayer supports and it wouldn't be an overstatement to say that MPlayer is capable of playing all known video & audio files.

28 Jan 2013

How to speed up slow Windows PC

I'm a computer technician and people come to me with all sorts of computer related problems and do you know what is the most common complain? My Windows PC runs so damn slow!

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There are five main reasons for a slow windows PC and today I'm going to tell you what those five reasons are and how to resolve them and make your windows PC run faster

26 Jan 2013

Who is Haker Defo

Well after reading my blog posts you might have wondered who the hack is this Haker Defo?!?

24 Jan 2013

How to make Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 & 12.10 a bit more user friendly

Unity in Ubuntu is here to stay and if you are planning to use Ubuntu you will have to adapt yourself on using it.

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Here I'm gonna address the four things that people hate most about Unity interface of Ubuntu and how to solve them.

23 Jan 2013

Make Bootable USB Flash drive of Windows 7 or Windows 8 without any software

CD and DVD media are pron to wear and tear and scratches and if they are installation media of operating system any read error can be a huge problem. So having a bootable USB flash drive of Windows 7 or Windows 8 can always come in handy.

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There are apps out there that can do the job but some of them are buggy and you might end up with a corrupt Windows install. I'll here help you make a bootable USB flash drive without any third party app.

22 Jan 2013

Jaangle music player and organiser software

Music is my passion and I'm on a continuous lookout for music players and music managers. And one sunny day i stumbled upon Jaangle (Teen Spirit back then).

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How to recover deleted or corrupted Grub2 bootloader

Here's a scenario, You reinstalled Windows on your dual booting PC and it replaced Grub2 with it's own bootloader and now you can't boot into your Linux. Or your Grub2 for some reason or other got corrupted and you are unable to boot your operating systems.

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Well worry not cause it's relatively easy to fix this problem.

21 Jan 2013

Install Arch Linux in 34 easy steps

What is Arch Linux?

Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686/x86-64 general purpose GNU/Linux distribution versatile enough to suit any role. Development focuses on simplicity, minimalism, and code elegance. Arch is installed as a minimal base system, configured by the user upon which their own ideal environment is assembled by installing only what is required or desired for their unique purposes.

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GUI configuration utilities are not officially provided, and most system configuration is performed from the shell and a text editor. Based on a rolling-release model, Arch strives to stay bleeding edge, and typically offers the latest stable versions of most software.

Should i install Arch Linux?

If you wish to embrace the 'do-it-yourself' approach and require or desire a simple, elegant, highly customizable, bleeding edge, general purpose GNU/Linux distribution you should install Arch Linux.

Who shouldn't install Arch Linux?

If you do not have the ability/time/desire for a 'do-it-yourself' GNU/Linux distribution.
If you believe an operating system should configure itself, run out of the box, and include a complete default set of software and desktop environment on the installation media then DO NOT INSTALL Arch Linux.

Let's do it!

Okay now that you have decided to take the plunge and install Arch Linux just follow this guide closely and you'll have a working Arch Linux in no time.