new user forum by KDE

KDE developer Sebastian Kuegler has announced the launch of a new KDE Forum, describing it as a place for the KDE community to “help each other, discuss KDE-related topics and exchange ideas.”

the Forums will run on the MyBB forum software, which has been released under the GPL (Version 3) specifically for this purpose.

Its really cool looking and includes categories on News,Tips,Installation and Configuration,Look and Feel etc.

It also has a category on Operating system specific questions and thoughts.

Separate categories are provided for users and developers !

Setting root user password in ubuntu

If you want to reset root password, you need to use sudo passwd command in shell.

Open shell/terminal/console

Applications » Accessories » Terminal.

In shell, type sudo passwd. It will ask you password. Type your login password.

micman@micman-desktop:~$ sudo passwd


Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:

thats all !

to gain root prompt is to launch a shell as root

micman@micman-desktop:~$ sudo su


:~$ sudo sh

online image editing

Recently i stumbled upon this site on Image editing. Its pretty cool looking .Try it yourself.Its features include Peacock, a special effects creator, and Toucan, a color manager etc.

This sites Phoenix online image editor now includes an option to install a Firefox extension that will allow you to perform screen captures and more.

[Windows] Setup your own PHP and MySQL web server in minutes

Many applications in languages like PHP and CMS like Joomla  require the use of a local webserver to test and debug applications.

IIS can be used in Windows, but, PHP and mySQL needs to be installed separately for IIS.
As an alternative,i recommend  WampServer can be used.

WAMP = Web server + PHP + mySQL

WAMP is a one click install web server, just install the software and it will start to run in system tray, click on it and select “Put online“.
Your website / web application needs to be placed inC:\wamp\wwwfolder, if “C” is your system drive.
Your webserver can be accessed at this location, http://localhost/ or
Make sure to allow firewall exceptions in order for the server to work.

download WAMP2.0 here