VMWare 8.0.1 Unlocker for Mac Lion in Windows 7

If you have a computer running Windows 7 and install VMWare 8.0.1 on it, then this post is perfect for you. Through this post, I will also tell you that Mac OS X Lion can not be used as a guest OS in VMWare 8.0.1 before you add the patch. So this post discusses the pacth/unlocker for VMWare 8.0.1.

See the screenshoots below to get the overview.

PPA to Install Epiphany in Ubuntu

Hello there, in this post I will share you a GNOME web browser, Epiphany and how to install it using PPA. Epiphany is a simple and easy to use web browser. To help you stay focused with the web content, it “embraces” a lot of GNOME components. As you might guess, this is a free web browser because it is still part of the GNOME project.

It brings you experience in speed and accuracy like you felt when you used other web browser as Firefox or Safari. More than 60 languages have been supported by this GNOME browser. It offers you uncomplicated and simple UI and fits properly with GNOME.

Remove MacDefender from Your Mac

Actually, MacDefender is not a virus. It also is not a malicious that will removes your data or send spam emails to your friends. Basically, this application tries to make you pay some money for similar applications, as is commonly found when you have to pay a 'Pro' version of any application. The difference, MacDefender have no the pro version, do not spread the infection, viruses, or other things that make problems to your Mac.
Remove MacDefender from Your Mac
Here’s how to clean your Mac from MacDefender:
  1. Click the Spotlight (magnifying glass which located in the top right corner).

Introducing Mageia 2 Alpha 1

Hello friends, through this post I would discuss a bit about the launch of Mageia 2 Alpha 1 on 25 November 2011. Mageia is derived from Mandriva. This new release will bring you updated systemd, Linux kernel, and many more features.

Points stand out from this distribution is a Linux 3.1 kernel supported by back-ported ASPM patches, the addition of systemd (though not yet final), KDE SC 4.7.3, GNOME version 3 which is the GNOME 3.3.2 and so much more enhancement.
Introducing Mageia 2 Alpha 1

Make OS X Terminal Faster

Have you ever felt bored because the prompt of your Terminal is not immediately noticeable and you should to wait some moments when opening Terminal in your OS X? Some sources say the length of this process due to the writing of log files in OS X. To expedite the process, you can clean the log files. You can do it manually or by using a little trick. In this post, I will share the trick I mean.
  1. Open Terminal and enter the following commands (each command line should be ended by pressing ‘Enter’ button):
    cd /private/var/log/asl/
    ls *.asl
  2. From the second line command, you’ll see some files ending with .asl. If you do not find it, then I believe it is incorrect, repeat the above steps with a more cautious.

Install VirtualBox 4.1.6 on Ubuntu 11.10

VrtualBox 4.1.6 has just been released. This release is intended for maintenance updates. In this new update you’ll find some improvements like:
  • VRDP: fixed screen corruption.
  • NAT: the interface stopped working after a lot of failed ICMP requests (bug #9371).
  • E1000: fixed rare Windows 7 guest hangs, either at boot time or when reconfiguring the network card in unusual setups (bug #6223).
  • ATA: fixed a possible crash during ATAPI passthrough with certain guests.

Install Marlin File Browser, the Default File Browser in Ubuntu 12.04

There are many file browsers in Ubuntu, Nautilus, Thunar, and Dolphin. Now the range will be increased by one again with the introduction of Marlin file browser, a file browser that will replace Nautilus in the next Ubuntu, Ubuntu 'Luna '.

Here are some of the features offered by Marlin:
  1. Plug-ins framework.
    Plug-ins framework for Marlin

Convert MOV to FLV On Mac OS X

Some of you may have an interesting MOV video from a camera on your Mac device. You also sometimes want to share these videos with your friends and upload them to video sharing sites or your personal blog. The problem is the video sharing sites does not support the MOV video. Most of them support FLV files, so you have to change your MOV video to FLV. Here is how to do it.
  1. Download MOV to FLV Mac program, click here to download the Windows version, and click here to download the Mac Version.

Install LiVES Video Editor on Ubuntu 11.10

In this post I will share you how to install LiVES, an open source video editor and VJ Tool. To install LiVES you have to add the Ferramosca Roberto PPA. Here’s the complete guide.
Open the Terminal window (press CTRL-ALT-T) and type in the following commands.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/lives
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lives

Installing HP Printer on Ubuntu

Ubuntu getting better and continue to be developed for the better. In addition more user friendly in graphical display, now support for hardware are also increasing. One of them is support for the HP printer on Ubuntu.

Here's how to install the HP printer on Ubuntu, whatever model you use, this guide is suitable for you to apply.
  1. Open Ubuntu Software Center, in the search bar type HPLip.

How To Install Scala on Mac Lion

Hello there, in this post I will share how to install Scala on your Mac Lion. First thing you need to do is download the latest Scala compiler. Click here and download the .tgz compiler package. I recommend downloading the.tgz file rather than .jar.

When the download completed, unpack and move it to your user home folder. For example, "/Users/your_user/". Once you moved it to the user's home folder, now create or modify your ".profile" files in your home folder. Open the Terminal and use Vim or Nano to add the line below to the end of file.

Install MyPaint 1.0.0 in Ubuntu

MyPaint has been recently updated. The latest version is MyPaint 1.0.0. For those of you who do not know what MyPaint is, below is the brief explanation:
"An open source graphics application for digital painters. It has unlimited canvas, a simple interface, basic layer support, extensive brush creation, and more. It is available for both Windows and Linux."
Install MyPaint 1.0.0 in Ubuntu
In this last version, you will get:
  • Floating tool windows can now be docked into a sidebar inside the main window.
  • In the brushstrokes tool, a “Lock Alpha” mode has been added and there are now some basic layer compositing modes.

Cisco VPN Client for Mac Lion

Did you known that the Cisco VPN client for OS X did not work in Lion. So what causes this problem?
Firstly, let’s talk the difference between Snow Leopard and Lion? Answer: The Kernel (Nucleus). In SL, the kernel is 32-bit mode when it is in Leo with 64-bit... This is the main problem why Cisco VPN Client won’t work in Mac OS X Lion.
Using Cisco VPN Client for Mac OS X Lion
So, this is the solutions.
Method 1: Boot your Lion into 32-bit mode.
Just turn on your Mac by holding down "3" and "2" button during startup. The core system will start in 32-bit, allowing you to run the Cisco VPN Client!

Convert PDF File to OpenOffice

Hello all, in this post I will share tips to converting PDF files to OpenOffice format. To do this work, we need the Oracle PDF Import Extension. Here's the complete guide:
Convert PDF File to OpenOffice
  1. Download Oracle PDF Import Extension from openoffice.org. Choose one that suits your platform. Double-click the downloaded file, click ‘OK’ when asked if you want to install the extension. On the license agreement screen, click ‘Accept’ and then click ‘Close’ when the installation process completes.

USB Error Code 43 in Windows 7

Hello everyone, this time I will write my experience when I got a USB error code 43 in Windows 7. Some time ago, I intend to make backups of my flashdisk content. All went smooth, and because there is modification of the contents of the flashdisk, then I do a backup for the second time. Suddenly the backup process stops, I opened the Device Manager and found error 43 on one of my USB Host Controller.
Error Code 43 USB Host Controller

Install Gmail Watcher on Ubuntu 11.10

Gmail Wathcer is Gmail notifier designed specifically for Ubuntu. Over the years, Gmail Watcher now also comes as an add-ons for firefox. That we discuss here is installation of Gmail Watcher for Ubuntu 11.10. Let’s start it.

Open Terminal and run the following commands:

Skype Call Recorder in Linux

Some of us use Skype to call family, friends, and clients. For some time ago, we can not record the call. But it all has changed, an open source software called Skype Call Recorder has helped us.

There are many installation packages from Skype Call Recorder which can be found on their website. Whatever distro you use, you can still install this program. In addition, there is also the installation package for Asus Eee PC with Xandros.

All you need to install is run the installation package you have downloaded from package manager and let the package manager do the rest for you. Required library will be handled by package manager.

Prevent Overheating in Lapotop Running Win7

Overheat very unpopular, either by the users of motorcycles, electronic devices, and even laptop users. Because my knowledge is about IT, then I will share tips on how to prevent overheating in your laptop running Win7.

The method to keep your laptop stays cool by tweaking maximum power state from the power settings. Let’s start it.
  1. Right click the battery icon beside the clock in the right-bottom and select Power Options like the picture below.

Capture Screen in Mac OS X Lion

Hello all, through this article I will share how to take a screen capture on your Mac OS X Lion. There are several ways to performing this task, read them carefully:
  1. Launch Preview
  2. From the “File” menu select “Take Screen Shot” you can choose one of three options below:
    Capture Screen in Mac OS X Lion
    • From Selection – brings up the selection tool
    • From Window – capture an active window

Enable iTunes Notifications on Mac Lion

Did you know there was iTunes Dock settings for Mac, hidden deep in the new Lion OS. iTunes notifications will display a short information when iTunes plays a song. Information displayed is artist and song title when a tack is played.

This notification appears just above the iTunes icon in the Dock and it will disappear after a few seconds. Here is how to enable the hidden iTunes notifications on your Lion.
  1. Quit iTunes
  2. Open Terminal
  3. Type in the following command

15 Linux Basic Commands

Hello all, Linux is becoming more popular today. One reason is the ease of running the command from graphics mode, as usual you meet in Microsoft Windows. However, there is one part that remains can not be separated from Linux. Command Line Interface, so through this post I will share some basic Linux commands.
  1. man -> One of the most important commands. This command displays help or the system manual pages on a command
  2. cd -> This command is also commonly used by Windows users. Few options can be used with this command:
    cd /directory - brings you to a specific directory
    cd .. - brings you back a step (directory above your current directory) in your current directory path
    cd - this command brings you to your home directory

Install Nagios3 in LinuxMint

Nagios, a computer and network monitoring application that is open source now becoming more popular. It monitors the host and service, warn you when things turned bad and back to give notification when all returned to normal.

In this post, I will show you how to install Nagios3 in LinuxMint based on Debian. There are many ways to install Nagios on Ubuntu or other Debian distributions. Installation can be done from the source or from the repositories.

Because LinuxMint based Debian have added Nagios3 to their repositories, so you can install it from Synaptic or the terminal. I prefer to use the terminal :)

Windows Server 2008 Audio Service is not Running

Hello all, in this post I will show you how to fix error around your audio in Microsoft Windows Server 2008. This error will make you can not hear any sound from your computer, either from the real PC or from virtual machine.

This error is characterized by the appearance of an icon like this.
Windows Server 2008 Audio Service is not Running
In addition to the images above, there is other picture that look at the “Customise” option from the taskbar like this picture.

Remove MP3 Background Noise in Mac OS X Using Audacity

Audacity is open-source audio editing software. Perhaps that was a reason made it become one of the favorite software. In this post, thecybergal will share you how to remove background noise using Audacity in Mac OS X.

The first step, open Audacity and then open the MP3 file you want to remove the background noise.
File > Open > and select the file you want to ‘clean’. Once the file opened, you’ll see something like this.

Convert TOAST File to ISO in Mac OS X

The most fun method to learn is by using audio visual media. So here, I wanna share you how to convert .toast to .iso in Mac OS X (Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Lion).

That's how to convert the .toast file into .iso file. Hope it useful for your :).

Upgrade to Mac OS X 10.7

The upgrade process is not as complicated as we imagine. All you need to upgrade your Mac to 10.7 are:
  1. Firstly, the Mac version you are using should use the most recent version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 and you have to get Mac App Store. If your Mac version is under the version I mentioned, please update it and once you've finished log in to your Apple Account.

Enable AirDrop on Old Macs

To share files between Mac users we can easily take advantage of AirDrop features. This feature is similar to the Ad-Hoc WiFi feature which is often found on Windows computers. Unfortunately, to activate AirDrop, you need a new Mac models that already have special hardware which supported to make a point to point WiFi connection.
Enable AirDrop on Old Macs
For you who have the old Macs model, this tips is suitable for you to enable AirDrop on your old Macs machine. Type in the command below into terminal window, hit enter, and reopen your Finder.
defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces 1

Quad Boot Netbook; ZorinOS, Win7 Starter, OpenSuse, CentOS

Hello guys, in this video we can see a normal Netbook with 150GB Hard Disk Drive which has 4 Operating Systems; Windows 7 Starter (native), and 3 other Linux systems: OpenSuse, ZorinOS (derivative from Ubuntu) and CentOS (clone of Red Hat).

Netbooks with Ubuntu Certified Hardware [Top 3]

If you intend to buy a Netbook and want to install Ubuntu, then I present a list of Netbook (from three vendors) that has the most Ubuntu Certified Hardware.
1. Dell
Dell Netbook with Ubuntu
2. Asus

Install Mac Lion on Windows 7 using VMWare Player

Hi all, in this post I wanna share you a video tutorial about how to install Mac OS X Lion on Windows 7 using VMWare Player. Hope it useful.

Create Windows 7 SP1 Installation DVD

  • You should notice is the 32-bit or 64-bit. Should not be mistaken
  • When you have Downloaded WAIK you will need to Burn the ISO File to a CD/DVD and then install from the CD/DVD. Also make sure that you Download the correct WAIK ISO File for your System, it will be either for Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 7 Only.
Here the steps:

DVD Playback Support for Banshee

Although in Ubuntu 12.04 we will not see the Banshee, but it does not mean that Banshee is worthy to be forgotten. One of the reasons why Banshee remains in our particular concern may be caused that Banshee always continues to make improvements, one of them is DVD playback support for Banshee.
DVD Playback Support for Banshee
In Banshee 2.3.1, you can use your mouse or arrow key button to navigate the DVD menu. To enable DVD playback we need to install ‘libdvdcss-dev’ package. Click here to download the 32-bit package, and click here to download the 64-bit package. Once the .deb file has downloaded just double-click on it to begin installation.

CTRL-ALT-DEL in Ubuntu Platform

Hello guys, you definitely know what the function of CTRL-ALT-DEL keys in Windows environment. Yup, it is used to open task manager. Task manager allows us to see the running process, CPU usage, and other related stuff. Then, can we get a "task manager" in Ubuntu by pressing the same button combination. Yup, We Can.

We will use the CTRL-ALT-DEL in Ubuntu to open Gnome System Monitor. Gnome System Monitor is a tool that nearly equal to the task manager that runs in Windows environment.

Here are the steps.
First, make sure the Gnome System Monitor installed on your system. Open Terminal and type:
type: gnome-system-monitor

Duqu Virus Treatened Microsoft Windows Users

A new virus, Duqu, now threatens Microsoft Windows users. Duqu virus works by exploiting security holes and zero day vulnerability in the Windows kernel.

Symantec, which has found this virus in October believe that this virus has similarities to the Stuxnet. Both have a similar code, the difference is Stuxnet targeted for Iran's nuclear program while Duqu collects intelligence data from corporations or agencies.

Symantec adds that Duqu virus spreads through shared network. So every network administrator should take care about it even if the computers under their responsibility have no direct access to the internet.