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How to Enable Root User in Mac OS X

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Mac OS X has a great demand with the credits of the world's most advanced desktop operating system.  It is used in all parts of the world. Mac OS X has a great credit with its speed and clarity.  Many advanced technologies are implemented and we have many different versions of Mac OS X. Each new version comes up with advanced features as compared to its predecessor and becomes much in demand in the market. Mac OS X was built with proven UNIX® foundation for multi core CPU's. We have much useful and different functionality Mac OS X like Xcode integrated development environment and different types of user permission's and root user can be enabled or disabled depending on the needs. The security of Mac OS X is better than any other OS, this will not get infected with the virus problem so easily or more often we won’t face any problems. We have to follow few easy steps for enabling the root users.

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Disable Caps Lock Key on Mac OS X

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Mac OS X is usually used by professionals. One might wonder why anyone would want to disable a certain key. Caps Lock key is given in the system to have some use. This key is very sparsely used by MAC users, but the main idea behind disabling is not the presence of the key. Disabling is required because one tends to accidentally press the key and that may cause discomfort and irritation at work. Imagine typing some text and later realizing that you have to retype it because you have accidentally pressed the Caps Lock key. One has to again type the text in lower case. This is the reason why most people prefer to have the Caps Lock key to have no action.

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Install Linux Mint on Your Windows Computer or Netbook

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When Linux earlier started out, its popularity was not half as much as that of Windows mainly because users were accustomed to using Windows. Moreover, using Linux required more efforts and computer know how for the average user. So, Linux Mint program was incepted which is yet another operating system that works on Linux. It has been specifically designed keeping the Linux beginners in mind, who are usually clueless on how to use a Linux system. Linux Mint operating system has several versions available depending on the type of code base used. Most of these are Ubuntu open source program inspired which in turn runs on Debian.

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Procedure to change Default Web Browser in iOS

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If you are tired of using the same old default web browser on your iOS, why not try something new? When you have the option of using Atomic, Skyfire, Opera Mini, why stick to the boring default iOS browser? In this article we would learn how to change the default web browser in iOS. In case your iOS device is jailbroken, you may go for the Browser Changer application. This utility is simple to use. It allows you to change your default browser to the browser of your choice. With this, you can make your preferred browser as the default browser on your system. If you are looking for Browser Changer, it is recommended to go to Cydia.

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How to Install Adobe PDF Reader on Ubuntu

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Since most e-books and online documents are available in the PDF format, this is why it has become essential to install a PDF Reader on your system. If you are using Windows, you still have a choice; you may go for other readers such as Foxit that can be used to read such documents. However, if you are using an Ubuntu Linux system it is recommended to use the Adobe PDF reader for an uninterrupted and undistorted reading experience. This article discusses the way in which you can install an Adobe PDF Reader on Ubuntu Edgy. Below mentioned are the installation steps. Begin the installation process by checking whether the Multiverse repository is selected or not. If it is not selected then select it and then move on to the next step.

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How to Use the Linux Terminal to Update Twitter

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There are many popular twitter client for ubunu -Linux. But Twidge is one of the popular twitter client, you can install it quickly in a few simple steps and use it to log in to your Twitter account. This article discusses the way in which this Twitter client can be downloaded and installed on an Ubuntu Linux system. It also discusses the procedure in which you can view, send and receive tweets using this client. Twitter logo There are basically two methods with which you can install Twidge on your Ubuntu Linux system. 1. Using Command Line 2. Using Debian Package The first method, i.e., the use of command line for the installation of Twidge is quite simple. You just require editing your system’s repositories, which can be done by typing the following command in the Terminal window:

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How to install IceWM on Ubuntu – Linux

IceWM is a good option when it comes to Ubuntu window managers. It includes all the necessary features just like the other Ubuntu window managers such as Blckbox, Fluxbox, KDE, AfterStep, Xfce, Enlightenment and Ubuntu’s default window manager, Gnome. If you do not know how to install it on your system then you may go through this article to find out the procedure. The installation process of this window manager is quite simple. Below mentioned are the steps to be followed: Begin the installation process by selecting the alternate install repositories. Now, type the following command in the terminal window

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Install GIMP 2.7.1 on Lucid Lynx using PPA

Trying to install GIMP 2.7.1 on Lucid Lynx via PPA? Read on to find out the procedure for the same. Following are the steps. Begin by adding the official GIMP 2.7.1 PPA in the software sources of Ubuntu 10.04. This can be done by keying in the below mentioned command in the terminal window:

sudo sh -c “echo ‘deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn/ubuntu lucid main’ >> /etc/apt/sources.list”
You also require adding the GPG Key which can be done by adding the below mentioned command in the terminal window.

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Install Guest Additions to Windows and Linux VMs in VirtualBox

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In case you are not aware, let me tell you, there is an option of installing Guest additions to Windows and Linux VMs in VirtualBox. The installation procedure for the same is discussed in this post. Installing Guest additions on Windows, Let us first have a look at the installation procedure of Guest additions on Windows 7. The settings given here are for version 3.0.2 on Windows 7 guest operating system’s 32 bit version. Ubuntu Logo Guest additions come with certain device drivers and system applications that are basically installed to enhance the system performance.

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How to Install Spotify on Ubuntu PC using Wine

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Spotify, is a new program for music streaming. Earlier it was limited to Windows Operating Systems and MAC, but the latest version of this program is compatible even with Ubuntu Linux. However, the installation process of Spotify is slightly different in Ubuntu. Here are a few steps to install Spotify on your Ubuntu PC using Wine. Before we begin with the installation process, let’s put some light on the software “Wine”.

Wine is a software tool that is used in Ubuntu to install a windows program on it. It is open source software specially designed for open source OS like Ubuntu Linux. You need to install wine first, if you don’t have it installed on your Ubuntu PC.

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