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Download Windows 7 Transformation Pack for KDE

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You’ve heard of Vista Themes and Transformation Packs for XP. Now, it’s time they made one for KDE already.

Vistar7 is a Windows 7 Transformation Pack for KDE desktops on Linux. This Windows 7 Transformation Pack for KDE has got everything you might need – Windows 7 icons, themes, splash screens, sounds, MS fonts, and more.

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May 9th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

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Hyperdesk Hypersuites – Quick Review and Giveaway – Win 2 DarkMatter Subspace Theme Licences!

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If you’re the kind of person who frequently keeps changing skins on your desktop, you’ll love Hyperdesk. Hyperdesk is a product from The Skins Factory that allows you to skin your Windows desktop.

The themes are designed by commercial artists – so they look very professional. Every skin suite (Hypertheme) includes a Windows theme, a cute icon set, and an equally pleasing wallpaper. Additional stuff like Windows Media Player themes and a few widgets are also present in some themes.

hypertheme-hyperdesk-screenshots

Here’s why Hyperdesk’s Hypersuites are better than many other themes available for download:

  • Very brilliant themes – professionally designed, no niggles, and neat finish
  • Hyperdesk uses Microsoft’s own skinning engine – so your system stays stable
  • It’s a matter of just click – install – apply. Doesn’t involve any hacks
  • One click easy restore – You can easily return back to the default theme at the click of a button – no hassles here as well

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August 6th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

Five Softwares to Install in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron [Recommendation]

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The much-awaited 8.04 version of the Ubuntu Desktop named ‘Hardy Heron’ was released yesterday. I downloaded the 699 MB ISO and managed to install it today. There have been really worthy improvements. We can only hope that this latest version brings a lot of users into the Linux World.

Ubuntu comes with functional and free software for all your needs, but still I’d like to recommend you the following five software that’ll make it even more better:

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April 26th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

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Turn on ClearType like Smooth Text in Ubuntu Linux

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Turning on ClearType mode if you’re using an LCD monitor helps a lot in improving readability. Ubuntu, by default, doesn’t have ClearType turned on. However, you could achieve really nice font smoothing by just choosing an option in the settings.

In order to turn text smoothing on in Ubuntu, do the following:
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April 10th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

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How to Auto Login To Ubuntu?

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If you just dropped Windows XP for Ubuntu on your machine, chances are you’re wondering how to set up automatic user logging in on Ubuntu. Setting up autologin in Ubuntu is quite easy and you can do the same in a matter of a few clicks.
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April 9th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

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Nautilus Tip: Quickly Open Special Locations

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Nautilus, the default File Manager in most Gnome Desktops, is a very versatile and feature rich program that does its job pretty well.

Did you know that you can instantly open special locations in Nautilus by typing in some special URIs?

For instance, in order to open the Writable CD Folder, type in burn:/// in the location bar. You’ll see the inbuilt CD app opening up, like this:

Nautilus Special Locations

Similarly, the following special location URIs could come handy to you. Try them, here you go:

computer:///
Shows Computer, lists the disk partitions
network:///
Shows the network locations
fonts:///
Lists the fonts installed on the system
burn:///
Opens the CD Writing Window.
themes:///
Lists the themes available for the Gnome Desktop
system-settings:///
Gives access to system settings.

Do let us know in the comments if you know more such URIs! ;)

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March 24th, 2008 at 4:23 am

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Gnome Do Application Launcher

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Gnome Do is an application launcher for the Gnome Desktop that works quite well. In addition to being an application launcher, Gnome Do is capable of performing many other actions including quick online searching, quick music access, etc. I managed to install and try it on my Ubuntu Gutsy Desktop, and wanted to introduce it to Killer Tech Tips readers.
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March 23rd, 2008 at 9:42 pm

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