Dapper Drake

Published October 30th, 2007 by admin

How to Hide Partition Volumes

Gnome users only…

  • Run gconf-editor (by hitting Alt+F2 or from terminal).
  • Browse to apps->nautilus->desktop in the left-hand folders window
  • Uncheck the “volumes_visible” option

Careful, as this will also hide portable storage volumes also…

Published June 28th, 2007 by admin

Google Releases Desktop Search for Linux

Today Google announced the release of their desktop search engine “Google Desktop” for the Linux platform.

Ubuntu is fully supported.

Get it here:


Published June 21st, 2007 by admin

Free Ubuntu Usage Videos

If you are one of those people that learn by watching, I’ve got a deal for you!

Ubuntu Clips, a new found site by yours truly, takes a great approach to teaching new Ubuntu users the ins and outs of the Linux operating system.

If you are a recent Windows to Linux convert and want to get up and running fast, I highly recommend this site.

Head over and watch a video or two and increase your Ubuntu knowledge!

Published June 20th, 2007 by admin

How to Run Internet Explorer on Linux

If you have a website or two that doesn’t play nice with Firefox, all is not lost.

IEs 4 Linux offers a free solution to run IE 6 and releases before 6 with a simply install utilizing wine.

Their install instructions are for edgy but by changing the relevant code areas to feisty, it works just fine in the latest release of Ubuntu.

Head over to their site for detailed install instructions and happy surfing!

IEs for Linux

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