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Justin Pot

/ Joined 16 November, 2009

Justin Pot is a technology journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He loves technology, people and nature – and tries to enjoy all three whenever possible. You can chat with Justin on Twitter, right now.

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6 Best Desktop eBook Readers For Reading At Home (Or At Work)

Internet

6 Best Desktop eBook Readers For Reading At Home (Or At Work)

Do some reading on your computer. Whether you’re looking for free access to classic works of literature or desktop access to your current Kindle, Kobo or Nook books, there is a wide variety of eBook readers out there so you can read on your computer. Reading on a computer isn’t without its advantages. The screen is big, so you can make the font as big as you want; perfect if you have vision problems.

08-12-2011
6 Best Desktop eBook Readers For Reading At Home (Or At Work)
Y PPA Manage: A GUI For Managing Ubuntu PPAs [Linux]

Linux

Y PPA Manage: A GUI For Managing Ubuntu PPAs [Linux]

Do you want to avoid using the command line when installing bleeding edge software? Then manage your Ubuntu PPAs from a simple GUI with Y PPA Manager. Ubuntu users get their software from the Ubuntu Software Center, or the command-line based “apt-get”. These programs, in turn, get software from online repositories.

01-12-2011
Y PPA Manage: A GUI For Managing Ubuntu PPAs [Linux]
Replace The Terrible Windows 7 Games With The Classic XP Ones

Gaming Windows

Replace The Terrible Windows 7 Games With The Classic XP Ones

Ditch the shiny and slow. Get old-fashioned but familiar Windows XP games working on your Windows 7 computer. They’re ugly, but they work the way you’re wired. Solitaire, Minesweeper, Hearts and Spider Solitaire remain a favorite of many office workers. As a quick Google search reveals though, many of these people aren’t happy with the Windows Vista/7 versions of Solitaire and other classics.

30-11-2011
Replace The Terrible Windows 7 Games With The Classic XP Ones
5 Creative Uses For A Virtual Box That You Probably Never Considered

Linux Mac

5 Creative Uses For A Virtual Box That You Probably Never Considered

Try out Android, Windows 8, any live CD and more, on your computer without messing up your bootloader (or worse.) With VirtualBox it’s easy, if you think creatively. VirtualBox gives you an easy way to create “virtual boxes”, a sort of computer inside your computer you can use to try out new operating systems and learn more about how computers work.

26-11-2011
5 Creative Uses For A Virtual Box That You Probably Never Considered
DOWNLOAD Using iOS: Your Guide To The Latest & Greatest Mobile Operating System

iPhone and iPad

DOWNLOAD Using iOS: Your Guide To The Latest & Greatest Mobile Operating System

Now iOS 5 has been released, providing updates, tweaks and brand new features to make the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad even better and easier to use than before. Want to know what it brings to the table? Download this manual to find out.

22-11-2011
DOWNLOAD Using iOS: Your Guide To The Latest & Greatest Mobile Operating System
Wakeup: An Alarm Clock That Tells You What’s Going On [Linux]

Linux

Wakeup: An Alarm Clock That Tells You What’s Going On [Linux]

Wake up to your computer telling you what’s going on. Whether you want to know the weather or how many emails you need to respond to, Linux application Wakeup can start up your powered-off computer and announce a variety of things. We’ve profiled a few alarm programs before, but Wakeup is unique.

17-11-2011
Wakeup: An Alarm Clock That Tells You What’s Going On [Linux]
4 Simple Tools For Tweaking Ubuntu’s Look & Feel [Linux]

Linux

4 Simple Tools For Tweaking Ubuntu’s Look & Feel [Linux]

Do you like Ubuntu, but wish it behaved differently? Don’t worry, there are a variety of ways to tweak Ubuntu to your liking. It’s been a key criticism since the launch of Unity, that Ubuntu is now impossible to configure. Ubuntu 11.10, the latest version of Ubuntu, is a mixed bag on this front. Some things, like automated backup, are easier to configure than ever before.

16-11-2011
4 Simple Tools For Tweaking Ubuntu’s Look & Feel [Linux]
How To Integrate Google Music Into Ubuntu [Linux]

Linux

How To Integrate Google Music Into Ubuntu [Linux]

Use Google Music in Ubuntu without keeping a browser tab open. Google Music Frame lets you run your favorite web-based music software in the background, showing notifications when a new song plays and allowing you to change tracks the way you’re used to. Google Music puts all of your music in the cloud, so you can listen to it on any computer.

09-11-2011
How To Integrate Google Music Into Ubuntu [Linux]
Give Your Computer A Voice With eSpeak [Windows & Linux]

Linux Windows

Give Your Computer A Voice With eSpeak [Windows & Linux]

Let your computer do the talking. Install eSpeak and you can make your computer say anything, in a wide variety of languages. Looking for a lightweight text to speech program? Whether you want to listen to your favorite blog while doing the dishes, or just make your computer say naughty words to your friends so you can giggle like schoolchildren, eSpeak is a great tool for the job.

05-11-2011
Give Your Computer A Voice With eSpeak [Windows & Linux]
Easily Install Gnome Shell In Ubuntu 11.10 & Newer [Linux]

Linux

Easily Install Gnome Shell In Ubuntu 11.10 & Newer [Linux]

Do you love Ubuntu, but prefer Gnome Shell to Unity? You’re not alone, but you’re also in luck. Ubuntu 11.10 makes it easy to install Gnome Shell. Not liking where Gnome was heading, the Ubuntu team decided to build Gnome into a desktop of their own devising – Unity. Simply put, Unity is a different interface, or shell, for Gnome.

03-11-2011
Easily Install Gnome Shell In Ubuntu 11.10 & Newer [Linux]
Instantly Convert Webpages To Cross-Platform eBooks With dotEPUB

Browsers

Instantly Convert Webpages To Cross-Platform eBooks With dotEPUB

Finding long, fulfilling articles to read is both rewarding and relaxing, but reading articles on your web browser isn’t always ideal. Epub files can be read on most e-readers, including your Android and iOS devices, so you know you will be able to read this file on pretty much any device. dotEPUB is simple to use, and useful for anyone who regularly reads long articles.

02-11-2011
Instantly Convert Webpages To Cross-Platform eBooks With dotEPUB
CommandLineFu: Amazing Collection Of Command Line Gems [Linux & Mac]

Linux Mac

CommandLineFu: Amazing Collection Of Command Line Gems [Linux & Mac]

Browse an assortment of amazingly useful commands. Whether you’re an veteran system admin or a command-line neophyte striving to discover more, CommandLineFu is a vote-driven collection of commands that serves up thousands of ideas you should have thought of but didn’t. Some see the command line as Linux’s weak point, the ultimate symbol of a system lacking ease of use.

29-10-2011
CommandLineFu: Amazing Collection Of Command Line Gems [Linux & Mac]
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