Speed up application startup time in Ubuntu

If you find your Linux computer is slow in starting up applications, you can install the preload package. It makes a small, discernible difference when launching applications.

To install, open a terminal window and run the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install preload <enter>

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How to annotate PDF files on Android devices using Xodo

There are several tools to annotate PDF files. Some are non-free like Adobe Acrobat Writer and others, and some are free like Xournal on Linux. Xournal is a very powerful annotator, whereby, the original file is untouched, but a separate file of the annotations done on top of the original PDFs is maintained.

You can . . . → Read More: How to annotate PDF files on Android devices using Xodo

Remove unwanted lenses in Ubuntu 12.10

There are some lenses and startup programs that I do not use. To remove them, enter the following command in a terminal window: $ sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-shopping unity-lens-gwibber unity-lens-music unity-lens-photos unity-lens-video gwibber gwibber-service firefox-globalmenu thunderbird-globalmenu <enter>

Use Windows Builder from Google to create GUIs in Java quickly

If you use Eclipse to create Java programs, you would know that there are several plugins that enable Eclipse to do magic. However, the Google Windows Builder plugin available from the eclipse market place, almost proves it can make “coffee”.

Using Windows Builder, you can create GUI windows using Swing, SWT or XWT in minutes. . . . → Read More: Use Windows Builder from Google to create GUIs in Java quickly

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