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Zimbra Desktop

The Zimbra Desktop is out of beta and has launched it’s first stable version on all major platforms.

Zimbra Desktop is an email client by Yahoo.

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Fixing some Ubuntu 9.04 annoyances

Ubuntu 9.04 is turning out to be a great upgrade from Ibex (unless you have Intel graphics) but there are some minor annoyances that need tweaking imho.

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Saving videos from cache

We all know it’s easy to download videos from youtube and other big video sites.

There are a multitude of websites and tools for them.

But what if you need to save a video from a more obscure source or don’t want to bother with those tools/sites?

It’s pretty easy.

Let the video load. When it’s done, open your file manager and browse to /tmp.

You’ll find a video sitting there just waiting to be copied to another location.

Remove trash in Ubuntu

So you have a file in your Trash and you can’t remove it no matter how many times you tried?

The solution is simple!

Press “alt+f2” and enter

gksu nautilus

Navigate to “/home/yourusername/.local/share/Trash” and delete the contents of both folders.

Setting up Evolution Mail (gmail and hotmail)

Like many people I have multiple email addresses.

I had a hotmail one and a gmail one, both equally important.

Recently hotmail offers free pop access so I thought the time was right to start using a email client.

In this how-to I’ll provide step by step instructions on setting up your gmail and hotmail account in Evolution.

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