Konqueror is not only a web browser but also a good file manager designed as a core part of the K Desktop Environment. To be released under the GNU General Public License, Konqueror can run on many different operating systems including Ubuntu Linux. However, you can install this application easily in Ubuntu if you are missing it.

sudo apt-get install konqueror
What I would like to tell you in this article are the hidden features of this great application.
1. As a Web browser, Konqueror allows you to navigate easily a web site with access keys. You try to open a site with Konqueror, hit Ctrl key to activate access keys and you will see a bunch of boxed characters appear. Type any character you like to navigate the link.

2. You can access new websites in new tabs when calling Konqueror externally. For example, I want to open the website: www.kde.org, then I use this command.
kfmclient newTab http://www.kde.org
3. Konqueror let you search text quickly using find as you type. For example, I want to search for "KDE" in the current web page, just hit "/" key and start typing "KDE".

You can hit F3 to go to the next result.

Another score for Konqueror is the bookmark toolbar with a “View Most Visited” feature found under the View menu.

5. It's possible to scroll up or down with the auto-scroll feature of Konqueror. Just hold Shift key then press Up or Down key. Hit Shift key again to stop scrolling.

6. Like Firefox, you can use Ctrl + T to open a new tab in Konqueror.

7. As a file viewer, Konqueror allows you to view any file or folder in your file system. Just enter the path to your folder into location bar. For example, enter

8. Easily access the file system of any computer which is running a SSH daemon. For example, to access the files of linux.com as user vntutor, enter into location bar:
9. Easily access the file system of any computer which is running a FTP service. For example, to access the files of linux.com as user vntutor , enter into location bar:
10. As a terminal window, Konqueror allows you to read nicely formatted man pages. For example, I want to the ls man page, I have to enter this command to the location bar.

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As you know the Windows operating system allows application programs to access to system files. This makes viruses spread over the whole system easily to do damage on your system. Linux is strict with its permissions. A virus cannot gain the necessary privileges to destroy your system unless you want to do as a super user. In order words, your system files are protected at the high level. That is the reason why most of Linux users don't need a virus protection. So, I wonder that do we need an anti-virus for our Ubuntu box?

In my opinion, the most valuable resource is your data. Hence, it need to be protected as well. Indeed, I always lock the door before I leave my house. Do you think that Linux viruses are coming? So, this tutorial will guide you how to install a Virus Scanner to protect your data. This installation can be applied for both Ubuntu and Kubuntu Gutsy.

Step 1: Install a Virus Scanner

sudo apt-get install clamtk
Sep 2: Start up the tool (read more details about this tool here)
Step 3: Open a file or a folder to scan

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KDE 4.0's release event has ended finally last month (January 2008). KDE 4.0 is ready and now available to download. Get it here. In this post, you will be introduced several useful resources to know about KDE and new features in KDE 4.0.

Firstly, I will show you two ways to check the current of your KDE. You should check this before upgrading to a new version.

  • Graphical method: open Konqueror and look at what's written in "About"
  • Command method: run this command in your terminal
    kded --version
Now, you can follows a screenshots tour with 50 nice pictures to know what is new in KDE 4.0. Then, this tutorial will tell you how to install KDE 4 in Kbuntu Gutsy. If you want to know more details of this release please watch "KDE 4.0 Release Event Keynote" below.

KDE users are experting for the release schedule of KDE 4.1 as follows:
  • March 31st, 2008: Soft Feature Freeze
  • April 22nd, 2008: Hard Feature Freeze
  • April 22nd, 2008: Tag KDE 4.1 Alpha 1
  • April 29th, 2008: Release KDE 4.1 Alpha 1
  • May 20th, 2008: Message Freeze
  • May 20th, 2008: Tag KDE 4.1 Beta 1
  • May 27th, 2008: Release KDE 4.1 Beta 1
  • June 17th, 2008: Tag KDE 4.1 Beta 2
  • June 24th, 2008: Release KDE 4.1 Beta 2
  • July 8th, 2008: Artwork Freeze
  • July 8th, 2008: Tag KDE 4.1 RC 1
  • July 15th, 2008: Release KDE 4.1 RC 1
  • July 22nd, 2008: Tag KDE 4.1.0
  • July 29th, 2008: Release KDE 4.1

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