This week we looked at the New Office Web Apps, backed up data to a virtual hard-drive, ripped audio CDs in Linux, added videos to a Boxee queue, used TrueCrypt on Macs, and much more. Now that the weekend is here you can enjoy catching up on all the geeky goodness with our weekly roundup of links and news.
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Interested in adding the Windows Vista DreamScene feature to your Linux desktop? Read how to set it up with this tutorial.
Note: Works with GNOME 2.x on Ubuntu & Debian 32/64 bit distributions.
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The first beta for Windows Live Essentials Wave 4 is now available.
The third Internet Explorer Platform Preview has been released and continues to evolve.
Plugin isolation has been built into Mozilla Firefox’s latest version.
The Bing Search engine is now officially available in Opera.
The first service pack beta for Windows 7 has been released to invited testers.
Microsoft begins new Business Productivity Online Suite versus Google Apps campaign.
Learn useful command line tricks for Google’s new command line program GoogleCL.
The newest version of VLC Media Player drops support for AOL’s Shoutcast, adds support for Icecast.
Could HP be getting ready to take on responsibility for total customer satisfaction on the hardware and software fronts?
The Geek on Lifehacker
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There are so many myths, misconceptions, and just plain old lies about viruses that it’s often hard for anybody to know what to think. Let’s examine a few of the biggest myths about viruses, and debunk each of them.
Random TinyHacker Links
If you’ve got a home network which has computers with both Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed, then you will be truly interested in these two guides.
Here’s the fastest and easiest way to create a system repair disc in Windows 7.
By default, Windows will restart if the the system crashes. If you want to see the error message, you have to disable automatic reboot.
Learn how to track down your laptop if it is ever stolen.
Check your site for security vulnerabilities using ZeroDayScan.
Super User Questions
Here are more hot questions with great answers from Super User this week.
- How can I share a monitor between two computers?
- effective way of learning linux command?
- Best way to transfer huge files over internet?
- How do static IPs work when behind a router?
- Computer resets when put under load
One Year Ago on How-To Geek
Here are some more great posts from one year ago.
- Make Outlook Faster by Disabling Unnecessary Add-Ins
- Friday Fun: Redstar Fall
- Stopping Obnoxious MSN / Windows Live Messenger Spammers
- Organize and Share the Web with Thumbtack
- Remove the History for the Website You Just Visited in Firefox
The Geek Note
We welcomed two new authors to the How-To Geek family this week, so be sure to watch for new articles from Justin and Christopher. Enjoy the reading and the rest of your weekend! Remember, if you have any great tips make sure to send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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