Monthly Archives: February 2012

Installing Oracle Java JDK 7 in Ubuntu

A quick google showed that installing the Java JDK for programming in Ubuntu is nowhere near as simple as installing it in Windows. Fortunately, here is what I think is the easiest way to install Java JDK 7 in Ubuntu 11.10, especially for those new to Linux. Download the JDK for Linux from here Uncompress […]

How to Make Unity Look Cool

These are some of the steps I took in configuring my Unity desktop to look cool. Transparent top bar: My first step was to make the top bar transparent, since its default grey clashes with most wallpapers. To do this, I first installed CompizConfig Settings Manager. When installed, this program allows you to change a […]

Add minimise and maximise

New Ubuntu 11.10 Installation Ridiculously Slow – Solved … and some Gnome 3 tweaks

I finally decided to stop booting Ubutntu in a Virtual Machine (thanks to Virtual Box) and rather to dual-boot it along with my existing Windows 7. The reason for this being that Ubuntu now runs faster than in a virtual machine, and dual-booting would be the way to go if you consider using Ubuntu quite […]

The Theatrics of Football continue – First diving and now Racism

A few years ago, diving became the latest fad in football as some players started using their theatrical skills (which were better than their ball skills) to try and score goals. Now the vogue is to accuse your superior counterpart of racism after the match – ask Luis Suarez, John Terry and Fabio Capello. Football […]

Speed up Call Of Duty 4

I was recently at a LAN, but unfortunately, my graphics card had just broken. This meant that I would have to make do with my onboard graphics card for the day. Call Of Duty always seems to be the most popular LAN game but luckily, it has a console to turn off additional settings so […]

Change Keyboard Shortcuts for Terminal and other settings

I was getting quite irritated that Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V do not work in the Linux terminal for copy and paste respectively. Instead, you are supposed to type Ctrl+Shift+C and Ctrl+Shift+V. Not being used to this, and knowing that Linux is highly customisable, I discovered an easy way of changing this setting along with many others. […]

Sharing Files

Ubuntu 11.10 in VirtualBox 4.18 – Tips after installing

After freshly installing Ubuntu 11.10 as a virtual machine on my Windows 7 PC, these are some of the tricks I used to get it working well: Resolution: The first thing I noticed was that the resolution on Ubuntu was wrong, in fact, it only showed 1024×768 and 800×600 as options. To rectify this, you […]