This week we learned how to how to play retro video games on a Windows PC, remove Ubuntu One from Ubuntu 10.04, run Android on a Netbook or Desktop, install, manage, and delete fonts on a PC, import e-mail from Outlook to Apple Mail.app using Thunderbird, and more. Now you can relax while enjoying our latest batch of geeky goodness.
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Learn how to enable RGBA support (full-blown transparency) slated for the Ubuntu 10.10 release in 10.04 now with this tutorial.
Photo by Jack Wallen.
Random Geek Links
- First Windows 7 SP1 Critical 0-Day Vulnerability
Microsoft confirms that Windows 7 SP 1 Beta and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta are impacted by .lnk 0-day security flaw.
- Automatic Fix for Critical Windows 7 SP1 Beta LNK 0-Day Available
An automatic fix to help protect Windows PCs against potential attacks targeting the .lnk 0-day vulnerability in Windows Shell is now available.
- .lnk vulnerability in Windows: Attack wave approaches
At least two more malicious programs are now targeting the .lnk 0-day vulnerability in Windows.
- Adobe Reader to block attacks with sandbox tech
Adobe plans to add a sandboxed “Protected Mode” to the next release of Adobe Reader for Windows with help from Microsoft and Google.
- Safari autofill exploit can reveal user data
The autofill option in Safari browser (versions 4 & 5) can expose personal data without the user’s consent if visiting a malicious website.
- Apple the new world leader in software insecurity
According to Secunia, Apple had more reported flaws than any other vendor during the first half of 2010.
- Chrome team sets six-week cadence for new major versions
Google has announced that it plans to release a new stable version of Chrome every six weeks now.
- Dell replacement motherboards contained malware – Update
PowerEdge R310, R410, R510 and T410 replacement server motherboards from Dell became infected with the W32.Spybot.Worm.
- Supercharge Your Homebrew-Hacked Nintendo DS
Learn how to add homebrew software to your hacked Nintendo DS with this tutorial.
- BP locking in scientists, research to prep for lawsuits
BP is now locking scientists based near the Gulf into contracts that will prevent them from publishing their results.
Geek Video of the Week
Bowser is extremely disappointed when Mario uses the warp whistle to skip past all the levels to save the princess. Can he convince Mario to give up the warp whistle? Watch to find out!
Photo by CollegeHumor.
Productive Geek Tips
Photo by jakeliefer.
- Increase Your Efficiency By Timing Your Tasks
Use a timer to regain control, keep yourself on track, and break up the monotony of boring tasks or chores.
- How to Turn a Rant Into a Productivity Power Tool
Learn how to transform your sense of victim hood and irritability to self-empowerment and mental clarity.
- Monitor Trending Topics, Favourite Blogs and More with Regator
Regator manages RSS feeds and finds the most relevant news from popular blogs on the web.
Sysadmin Geek Tips
- How to Run Multiple Terminal Servers on a Single IP Address
Set up multiple servers that need to receive traffic from a common port so that they use a single IP address.
- How to Build a Self Contained Email Environment
Learn how to set up a completely self contained email system where all emails “sent” never leave the local machine.
- How to Increase the PHP File Upload Size Limit
Increase the size limit for files uploaded to a server using a PHP script.
- Setup a Wake on LAN Control Panel for your Network
Learn how to implement a Wake on LAN system that will bring client computers out of standby with the simple click of a button.
- Setting up AWStats on Windows Server and IIS
See how to use AWStats for log file analysis as a reliable way to track your website’s visitors.
The Geek on Lifehacker
Many jobs in the contemporary workplace actually require that you’re online all the time, constantly connected to your coworkers—and to a mind-boggling ocean of distractions. Here’s how to stay focused.
Photo by Asher Sarlin.
Random TinyHacker Links
- Bypass Internet Censorship Effectively
A complete guide to hiding your IP address and bypassing internet censorship effectively using free VPN services.
- Test your computer’s power usage with Joulemeter
Joulemeter, a tiny app written by Microsoft’s Research Labs group, tests your CPU, disk and monitor. A neat tool if you were ever curious about your computer’s power consumption.
- What’s Ease Of Access Center In Windows
Check out this little known but useful Windows feature.
- Set Follow Up Email Reminders With FollowUp.cc
If you forget following up on emails often, then this is the tool you gotta use.
- How Google Works – InfoGraphic
A brilliant infographic on what goes behind the scene when you search for something in Google.
Super User Questions
Here are some of this week’s most popular questions from Super User.
- Why would I need Caps Lock?
- Launch a folder in linux?
- How to split a large iso file
- Windows tool to resize / crop images before uploading to web site
- What are the differences between browsers, programmatically?
Latest Reviews at How-To Geek
Enjoy looking through our latest software review.
- WindowBlinds 7
WindowBlinds is the leader in tweaking and theming Windows. If you would like to entirely change how your computer looks, WindowBlinds is your answer.
One Year Ago on How-To Geek
Another great batch of articles from last year for you to look through.
- Use Problem Steps Recorder to Help Troubleshoot Windows 7
- Friday Fun: Desktop Tower Defense Pro
- Open Obscure File Types with OpenWith.org Desktop Tool
- Enjoy Safer Web Browsing with WOT
- Everything is an Awesome Utility that Locates Files and Folders Instantly in Windows
The Geek Note
After a busy week getting the new site designs for How-To Geek, Productive Geek, and Sysadmin Geek up, we hope that you will take a moment to stop in and look around. Remember to keep those great tips coming to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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- Published 07/25/10