Measure boot time on windows and see what is taking it so long!

Hey guys! How are you today?
I managed to shave some minutes off my boot time. It was taking 5-7 minutes to boot! And that's a lot of time!!

I had to let PerigeeCopy go!

Hey there you guys :D How you are doing?
I don't know if it's Windows 8.1! But many trusty software stopped working the way the used to. Or maybe it's me ..
Anyway I had to retire it after a 4 year run. It was perfect for me! And I felt like I am on top of the world the day I found it! Open Source, fast and gets the job done!

But without an upgrade? Even the Mona Lisa is falling apart! :'(

Viber 2.1.512 .sis for E6 Dierct download ( Not from Nokia Store ) Update

Hey there you guys!
I hope you all doing OK
I have a confession to make: I love QWERTY phones! And I think the best phone is the Nokia E6. It has a clean operating system. (Symbain Anna) And the dual input makes it so awesome! It has boosted my blogging so much!

What are screenshots? And what tools to use?

Hey there you guys :D How are you today?
Continuing from this post on tools to help you be more productive.
It's a handy tool! From remote tech support to making presentations and internet arguments! Ever wished to take a picture of the screen without whipping out your phone?

Clipboard managers for Linux and Windows will boost your productivity!

Hey there you guys!

How have you been? I hope you are doing great!

I've been planning to share this productivity tip with you guys!

Today I'm going to be talking about Clipboard managers

Clipboard managers are a very handy tool and a total must have for anyone working on a computer.

How to fix the boot failure in windows 7

 Hey there :) And welcome to a new post :)
 A huge part of being a geek is being the first to go to / call when computers fail! I don't know why! 
This time it's not related to Linux, not directly at least!
For this particular issue this laptop was an e-machines running windows 7 home edition. It was a bit old and the battery was depleted. The same laptop from this post actually!

How to create bootable USB for Linux?

Hey guys, how are you doing today?
Today we are putting Linux on a USB! Really easy and very important!
 As we said in the Acer Netbook repair post  that we will post about making bootable USB for Windows and Linux. We are using the same method we used to put Windows on a USB. Only this time, it's much easier!
That's because most Linux distributions are downloaded off the internet as .ISO files, no need to use Infrarecorder to change them!
I have to admit! I based this article on a previous post. Only because it's THE EXACT SAME WAY.

Steps to make the bootable USB:
For this step we are going to need a software called YUMI. (Your Universal Multiboot Installer ) Also free and can be downloaded from Here.. I found this to be the easiest way around when it comes to burning ISOs on a USB. And it can add many ISOs on one flash! So it's efficient and easy!

1. After the download run the setup and click agree.

2. From this window select the USB drive you are going to use.

A. Select  from the drop-down list. It has many Linux distributions and many live CDs too. Scroll down to find the distribution you chose, for example: Ubuntu
B. Browse for the ISO we downloaded, note that the name of the ISO will be the name in the boot menu.

3. On the warning menu choose yes (will format the USB so double check)
4. You will see the progress windows copying all the files to the USB.

5. Wait for a few minutes and you are done!
You can add other ISOs using the same steps, or remove them if you like! 

6. Yes will reopen the selection window while no ends the program .
7. After you are done, make sure to back up the data on the target computer. Reboot it and select from the boot selection menu ( Usually accessed by F12, can vary depending on the bios ). And continue form there :D .

That was it! Pretty easy isn't it? I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoy making it :D
Please feel free to leave your feedback.
This post will be mentioned in my next post! Stay tuned!
Have a nice day :D

First ubuntu phone coming next week by BQ!

Hey you guys :)
I'm so excited! The Ubuntu phone is finally lunching after two long years since it was announced!

Apache OpenOffice vs LibreOffice .. I madeup my mind!!

Hey you guys :)
I have been reading articles all over the web and testing the new LibreOffice since I published my post two days ago, I must say: I'm very impressed!!

Every objection I had on LibreOffice was gone! Everything about this version is so right!
I'm not talking about the appearance. That's obvious!
I'm talking about all the work the guys at the document foundation did "Under the hood", it's really something! I can totally feel the over all changes .. 
I've just uninstalled Apache OpenOffice after a five year run (started with OpenOffice of course ) , it was good while it lasted :(
I think the guys at the Apache foundation lost the track on OpenOffice, it's not the same product as it used to be!
I've had some stops here in this blog with Apache OpenOffice, like when I wanted it as a the default word processor for Ubuntu 13.04, and when that transparency bug was driving me crazy!! And my utter joy when I got it fixed!
I can't believe how happy I was when Apache OpenOffice 4.0.0 was out! And the frustration I had when the download broke at 99%!!
I felt like the first time when I used OpenOffice, that overwhelming feeling you only get with true freedom!! 
As sad as it may seem. It's time to move on ..
In sense, it's not really moving away, it's actually going back to the roots! Having a truly free and open source word processor for all of your daily needs ..
I'm a LibreOffice guy now :) 
I've decided to download the last OpenOffice version before the Oracle acquire, for memories sake that's all .. 
One last thing .. Could someone tell me how to change the green color scheme? I'd be really happy without it :p
Have a nice day. I can't wait your feedback on the whole post and the green scheme bit ;) 

Inkscape 0.91 is released!

Hey there guys :)
This is a good week for open source apparently! We had the pleasure of receiving two major updates!
The first was LibreOffice 4.4 (Which I'm using to write this article) and Inkscape 0.91!

LibreOffice 4.4.0 is out. And it looks better than ever!!

Hey guys. I hope you are doing great!
I had to interrupt my weekly plan to bring this awesome update! LibreOffice 4.4 is out!
LibreOffice is an OpenOffice fork developed by the Document foundation that started after Sun Microsystems was acquired by Oracle in January 2010  Source Changing it's name to Apache OpenOffice and the license to Apache License
Since the acquire development was overtaken by Oracle and it wasn't that frequent. In fact it took them 11 months to update from 3.4.0 to 4.0.0. Check out my blog post mocking it!

Unlike Apache OpenOffice, LibreOffice is rapidly developed, having new versions all the time! And it's being maintained as the truly open source word processing suit.
What are the new features this update brings?
First of all: A lot of improvements has been made “under the hood” regarding the source code.
Another important thing is the use of open fonts to solve the compatibility issues facing documents.
Turns out it has a lot to do with the compatibility. As the default fonts cannot be used without installing MS Office.
Also they did a lot of improvements to the program interface. Making it the “The most beautiful LibreOffice ever” 

You can digitally sign documents while exporting them to PDF!
And added support for OpenGl transitions in Windows. 
New templates have been created, and included in the default installation and can be viewed from the start center!
(Thanks for for pointing it out for me :) )
You can check the full list of features from here
It's not a final version, it's marked under fresh in the website. And if you are looking for a more stable version. You need to check version 4.3.5
What's next?
They will continue to improve the product and fix some bugs as they go. They will release a 4.4.x every month building up to 4.5
The GPL license on LibreOffice ensures it gets the best of benefits and all the features while the Apache license hinders the development of Apache OpenOffice.
Of course if you have one of them installed you can install the other without effecting the other! I will give it a try and let you know! Also noted that it will ship with Ubuntu 15.04 coming later this year ..
I'm also happy to add that there is an android application to view documents! Check it out on the Google Play store
You can download it from here for your system. If you feel like you want to play it safe here is the more stable 4.3.5 download link
With a redesigned interface, compatibility issues improvements and an android application. This version really stands out and sets a mark in the industry! How will Microsoft face this challenge? And will Apache OpenOffice come with something to keep the loyal fans on board? Only time will tell ;)
This has been my revision of LibreOffice 4.4.0. I will post when I download it and give it a try.
Hope you guys enjoyed this piece. Can't wait to read your comments!