DreamSpark (Get any Microsoft Software at No cost – Students, Teachers and Schools)

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DreamSpark is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes.
DreamSpark is simple: it’s all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no cost so that students can chase their dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology – or just get a head start on their career.
As a Student: simply create an account, verify your student status and download software through this website at no cost. If your school/university has a subscription, you can also get access to more software titles.

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How to Download Youtube Videos using Wget

I use the Linux operating system and all the commands here have been tasted on linux only!

What is wget

GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc.

How to download youtube videos using Wget

  • Copy the address of the video you want to download in the address bar of youtube.
  • Use a web service like keepvid to get the download link of the video
  • To get the download link using keepvid, just paste the address gotten from the youtube address bar into the keepvid address field and click on download
  • Then right click on the links provided and select copy link address as shown below
  • Use a web address shortening service like is.gd to shorten the download link
  • Open a terminal and type
  • wget  "shortened address"
  • When the download reaches 100%, the video should be in your current working directory

Please if you encounter any errors or problems in the following steps, just leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible

The Most Inspiring Video Everyone Should Watch

How to live life before you die

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To me, this is the most inspiring Video I have watched for as long as I can remember. I love every piece of it and I believe it is a true Inspiration for every body. I hope this will also be a true inspiration to you! I have watched this video about 20 times and each time I watch it, I learn something new, I think this is a wonderful talk and it covers everything about life (… and also including death). I would love feedback on this video so please just tell me (by commenting) about your reactions to the video, how it inspired you, what you love/hate about the video, or any other thing you feel you can add to this life changing video. Please if you find this video valueable as I do please pass it on to others by sharing it on facebook, twitter or google+ using the links below. Thanks for your time hope i did not waste it!

Viber for Linux – The linux desktop client for linux is now available!

Viber For linux Has been released!

Viber Icon

The first Viber version for linux is now available for testing and downloads. The linux version comes after this app company officialy lunched a desktop version for Mac and Windows.

Viber for Linux has currently been tested on on the following: Ubuntu, Mint, Zorin OS and Fedora. The organisation is calling for us all to help do some testing and bug reports for this new product

This amazing viber software for linux can be downloaded here

Installation instructions

To install Viber for Linux follow these instructions.

  1. Download the Viber.zip archive file from here
  2. Extract the Viber folder from the .zip archive.
  3. Copy the Viber folder to your Home folder.
  4. Open Terminal and enter the path of the Viber Folder.
  5. Run the following command in the terminal to launch Viber Desktop client:
    [developer@BigIdeaz ~]$ ./Viber.sh

NOTE:The terminal must remain open when launching Viber for the first time. Closing the client will not terminate the terminal

Online Dairy


This online diary startup is a great tool for those who want to keep their diary online and everywhere. It also has an Iphone and Android app as well as some exciting stuffs.

Logon to their website to experience the magic

At the time of this post they were hiring!

How to Make XFCE Panel Transparent on Arch Linux

To start,

  • I am using the Mac theme for linux which can be gotten from here
  • I am also using the Oxygen Icon theme

This is my desktop before

My desktop before

Step 1

Click on Application Menu -> Settings -> Window Manager Tweaks

Settings Menu

Step 2

Click on the Compositor tab and Check the Enable Display Compositing Checkbox.

Window Manager Tweaks Menu

Step 3

  • Right Click on the top panel and go toPanel -> Panel preferences
  • You now have this window
  • Select panel 2 on the dropdown menu and Click on the appearance tab

Panel Preferences Menu

Step 4

  • Reduce the Alpha scroll bar to zero
  • Click on Close button

Bravo you now have the following effect! ):

Desktop with Transparent Desktop Panel