iBus-BoGo - an ideal substitutes of iBus-Unikey (gõ tiếng Việt trên Ubuntu)

To any Vietnamese computer users, the ability to use Vietnamese input is immensely crucial, regardless the operating system they are using. gõ tiếng việt trên Ubuntu For Windows, the leading market position ensures it to receive the best support, as a result you have Unikey, or Kỳ Nam’s GoTiengViet… Mac OS X even does a better job with a Vietnamese input comes by default. For Linux, this process has been lagged behind. There used to be XVKB and X-Unikey around, but their development have ceased a decade ago. Scim-Unikey, the predecessor of iBus-Unikey, was the greatest IME I’d ever experienced, until Ubuntu dropped support for Scim.

Running multiple Google Drive accounts on MacOS

For several months, I have been using only one Google account for storing and syncing my files between computers. It is really a great tool since it’s integrated deeply with many Google services (which I use everyday). However, the storage is a problem for most cloud drive service. Before that, it offers only 5GB for free and now 15GB, still not enough for me even when I use the email that my university provided (with the capacity up to 30GB for free).

MacPorts - The MacOS package manager

For Ubuntu Linux, we have a powerful package manager called apt which makes the installation, uninstallation and management of package much easier. Sadly, for MacOS users, we don’t have that powerful tool. The appearance of MacPorts, an open source package manager for MacOS, has changed the way we install and manage our packages. With the help of MacPorts, MacOS users can now quickly install, keep track of the changes, update and maintain many open source applications. You can even export all your installed packages and then let MacPorts automatically reinstall them for your when you have you computer reinstalled or when you migrate to another system.

Google Music and musiXmatch - Perfect combination for Managing and Enjoying music on Computer and Android

Nowadays, with the development of technology, you probably own more then one technological devices. You can have a Windows PC for playing games at home, a MacOS computer for working purpose and a Windows Phone one for on-the-go entertainment. One popular problem for people who have than one devices is managing, organizing their files, especially music library (other types will be discussed in other articles). Luckily, if you are using Android devices along with your computer, there is a solution from Google called Google Play Music. It helps you centralize your music library on the cloud for easy management. It also provides the ability to organize the music library by artist, album, playlist,… You can then listen to your collection online from any computer with an Internet connection and ofline on Android with the help of Google Play Music app.

Meet uGet - the multi-threaded downloader for Ubuntu + Chrome integration

Ubuntu users have a few internet download clients to choose from, but none of them are particularly spectacular, like the tremendous Internet Download Manager for Windows. Many of downloaders are not user friendly, some are way too simple (I rather use the default clients come with browsers).

Android app: Create notification reminders on the go with Notable

Vietnam Youth to Business Forum

Modern vim plugin management - Pathogen vs Vundle

For the impatient ones: Vundle is better than pathogen, use it. This post will explain how vim plugins work and how to easily manage your plugins with third-party tools: Pathogen or Vundle. I assume you are using a Linux distro and have git already installed. If not, consult Dr. Google for more details.

A solution to connect to the Internet in RMIT campus using Linux

There are many students who are now very excited in taking part in Fedora and other Linux Operating Systems (or only me in this campus). So in order to help you guys connect to the Internet on campus, I am very happy to give you some solutions. The first solution is for Firefox and the second one is for Google Chrome. Before moving forward, I have to say one thing that Linux users DON’T have to install any 3rd party software in order to connect to the Internet in RMIT campus, which can be seen as an advantage for linux users. For this particular example, I used Firefox and Chrome on Fedora

As a core, what should you do, basically?