If you use a computer, much less log on to the Internet, you will have dealt with using passwords to keep your account secure. In today’s world, most people have an online presence. You use the Internet to log into your bank account, you have possibly created a Facebook and Twitter account. And if you are like me, you might even have registered with umpteen other websites. For all this to happen, there is a common criteria – that being you need to create a password for each account you create – to keep it safe from others.
GNUCash is a Free double-entry accounting software that can be used to manage your income and expenditure. I have been using GNUCash for many years now and it has helped me immensely in controlling my expenses in tune to my income.
It is released under GPL and runs in Windows, Linux, and various flavors of Unices.
If you are in the habit of writing – whether it is to send an email, compose a blog post, or write manuals, you will need a dictionary. The traditional printed dictionaries are cumbersome, and their online variants need an internet connection. However, there are a number of free offline dictionaries that you can run on your Android cell phone.
Some time back, I had covered one such offline dictionary named Artha which works on multiple platforms including Windows, and Linux. Unfortunately, it will not run on mobile devices such as your Android cell phone.
I love to take notes. A good note taking strategy will allow you to learn your subject better, in a smaller time frame. Good notes also help you to brush up your subject at a later date. There are lots of note taking tools available – free or otherwise.
MyNotex is a free note taking software that runs in Linux. It is available in the repositories of most Linux distributions.
Microsoft has released its flagship note taking software OneNote for the Android platform. Microsoft OneNote app for Android is a free software that allows you to create up to 500 notes on your Android cell phone.
This guide explains how to install Opera web browser in Fedora Linux. Opera is a standards complaint web browser that is heavy in features but having a relatively low memory foot print. It is one of the few web browsers that has an integrated mail client and news reader built into it.
You might suffer from eye strain if your job involves working on a computer for long hours. This is especially true if you stare at the computer monitor sitting in a dimly lit room.
One of the best ways of reducing computer eye strain is to change the colour of your monitor in relation to the time at your place.
Easystroke is a gesture recognition application for Linux. It allows you to control computer programs with hand drawn mouse gestures.
Gestures or strokes are movements that you make with your mouse while holding down a specific mouse button. The default in Easystroke is the middle button of your mouse. But you can change it to any button (combination) of your choice by changing it in the preferences window.
If you are using Ubuntu 11.10 as your Linux Desktop, then you will find that when you minimize any application, there is no visual cue where the application has been minimized. And the only way of bringing the minimized application to the front is to use the application switcher [
Alt + Tab] key combination.