Admin - 48/51 - RefuGeeks's Posts An Answer To Unwanted Email Subscriptions

Do you find that when you get up in the morning you have numerous emails but only one or two are actually of any use to you? Do you receive regular emails that annoy you but you just don’t get the chance (or can’t be bothered) to go around un-subscribing from all these email ‘newsletters’? If any of the above applies to you then you need is a fantastic ... »

How To Disable The Guest Session In Ubuntu 12.04

If you’re anything like me then you probably have your own machine that you use on a day to day basis that no one else will ever really use. Therefore you may not want to have the Guest Session visible on your logon screen in Ubuntu 12.04. Not only does it waste space on the screen, it stops anyone who doesn’t have a password from accessing your computer. For those that don’t kno... »

Gnome ‘App Centre’ On It’s Way

Anyone who uses Gnome 3 or has any kind of vested interested in the Open Source community will know that the Gnome 3.6 update is well under way. The new version will bring a host of new features and an updated user interface. But today I learnt about an interesting new feature – the new ‘App Centre’. The new Gnome ‘App Centre’ will sit on top of gnome-packagekit wh... »

Window-List Application Indicator

Some people love Unity, others hate it. Personally I’m in the lovers camp, but one thing that I do miss at times is having a list of all current open windows available to me. I know that you have the Unity Launcher that tells you which applications are open by the use of white triangular markers by the Launcher icons. But this doesn’t always work as well as I would like it to – e... »

How Much Do We Rely On ‘The Cloud’?

How Much Do We Rely On ‘The Cloud’?

I was recently having a conversation with a work colleague about cloud storage, he uses Dropbox and I use Ubuntu One. We were discussing the differences between the two services and also the advantages/disadvantages of both (click here to find out more about Ubuntu One). The conversation then morphed into a discussion about all things ‘cloud’. We were discussion thing like, webmail vs ... »

Ubuntu Tweak 0.7.2 Released

The newest version of the brilliant Ubuntu Tweak has been released. For those of you that don’t know, Ubuntu Tweak is an extremely powerful system utility that can be used to change many things within Ubuntu and Unity – such as panel & launcher opacity, launcher icon size, window behaviour and much more. Last nights release of 0.7.2 doesn’t really mark much in the way of user... »

Google Tablet On It’s Way

Today in the internet blogosphere, an Asus employee ‘let slip’ that they were in the process of making an official Google Nexus Tablet. According to this employee, the tablet will make an appearance at the upcoming Google I/O event and that it will probably be announced by the end of June. It’s been suggested that the Nexus tablet will sport a 7-inch display, quad-core processor ... »

Speed Up Ubuntu With Preload

What is Preload? This is what most of you might be asking. Well my fellow Ubuntuers, Preload is an ‘Adaptive readahead daemon’. In English this basically means that Preloaded sits in the background on your Ubuntu system and monitors what applications you commonly use. It then analyses this information and creates correlations. Preloader will then fetch the binaries and dependencies for... »

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