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Week in Geek: Ubuntu 12.04 will Have 5 Years Extended Support

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This week we learned how to get the Windows 8 Explorer ribbon in Windows 7, make ghosts in Photoshop or GIMP, remotely use a PC’s DVD drive across your network, install or enable Hyper-V Virtualization in Windows 8, enjoyed the latest set of Geek Deals, and more.

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Weekly News Links

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  • 10 Useful Outlook Shortcuts
    As written by Microsoft insider Annik Stahl. We love her blog, it’s always packed with useful tips and tricks.
  • The Complete Guides to Flash Drive Encryption
    Did you know Windows 7 can help encrypt the data on your flash drives, so that it is protected from prying eyes? Also, you can use an encrypted drive on old versions of Windows to access your data. This series of articles explains everything you need to know about working with BitLocker To Go.
  • The Complete Guides to Using Windows Easy Transfer
    If you plan to upgrade your computer to Windows 7 or buy a new computer all together, then you should read this series of tutorials. They show everything you need to know about transferring your data, programs and settings with Windows Easy Transfer.
  • The forgotten Web browsers of the early 1990s
    Really cool overview.
  • Want to start working with WordPress?
    If you are considering starting your own WordPress blog, you might want to buy a book, so that you have a complete understanding of the journey you are about to embark on. According to this review, WordPress for Dummies is a good choice for all WordPress beginners.

Super User Questions

Need help with a computer related question? Then Super User is the place to go for answers.

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How-To Geek Weekly Article Recap

Indulge in some great reading this weekend with our hottest HTG Main posts of the week.

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Geeky Goodness from the ETC Side

Add some fun to your weekend reading with our most popular ETC posts of the week.

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One Year Ago on How-To Geek

Enhance your Photoshop skills this weekend with these terrific articles from one year ago.

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How-To Geek Comics Weekly Roundup

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Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 10/23/11

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