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Synergy in Ubuntu 8.10 Lag Problem


Synergy in my spiffy new Ubuntu 8.10 lags when connected to my Windows XP desktop. I don’t have any problems when I am using the Synergy in Windows XP on the same notebook and the same wireless connection. I read in the Hardy Heron forums that the lagging problem can be worked around by starting […]

Intrepid Ibex and the IdeaPad – WiFi now just works!


I’ve just upgraded my Lenovo 3000 Y410 (IdeaPad Y410 in Malaysia) from Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) to 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex). I used the alternate installer CD to install (had a lot of problems to connect the wireless) and after that, the wireless just works! Finally! No more the need to put the Y410 to sleep […]

Google Chrome: The Future Remains in the Near Future


I gave Google Chrome a test-drive yesterday. Cool browser. Really nice idea. Minimalist and well thought out. Very fast too, in starting up as well as browsing. What I like most is its DOM explorer… haha! This is the way it should be! Better than the IE dev toolbar or whatever there is for Firefox3 […]

Titan Backup – Easy to use for backup novice


I’ve been using version 2.0 of Titan Backup and I think it’s the easiest and most easy to understand backup software as it works more on the principle of normal files and folders, and zip files. I can even easily see how many files have changed. After a while, I can just force a full […]

Download Today! Help Firefox 3 Sets a World Record.


Finally here! The long-awaited Firefox 3 Download Day. I’ve been checking since yesterday (my local time is +8 GMT) and well, wrong time :). So, here it is today. Help Firefox 3 sets the world record. Click the banner and download Firefox 3. To add to the fun, get a cool certificate with your name […]

Rejoice! Opera 9.5 is finally here!


Wow. It feels like ages have past since I started waiting for Opera 9.5. Ever since trying the beta, I have been feeling such a need for the Opera Link feature where you can synchronize bookmarks and speed dials. Opera has always been the ideal complete browser for me – except for these last few […]

Windows Live Writer Beta – Workarounds


Microsoft has released an excellent blog editor called the Windows Live Writer. It’s still in beta. Get it here: Windows Live Writer Beta. I’m trying it out now and so far, I think it’s cool! When I upgraded to Microsoft Office 2007, I saw that Word 2007 supports publishing to blogs. It was a bit […]

Apple Safari Web Browser – Now for Windows!


Apple has just release a public beta of the Safari web browser for Windows! Go here to download: http://www.apple.com/safari/ First looks Well, it looks like the Safari on the Mac. It is a bit faster as Apple claimed but I don’t have any hard data. From what I’ve seen, it’s almost as fast as Opera. […]