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Have you ever wondered why Windows XP had such terribly ugly wallpapers to choose from? On top of that, there’s no way to easily change the list of backgrounds to a folder you might actually use… like your My Pictures folder.

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If there’s one thing that drives me crazy about using multiple operating systems, it’s the inconsistency in keyboard shortcuts… when you hit the backspace key in Firefox on Windows it normally goes back to the previous page, but it doesn’t on Ubuntu Linux.

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One of the most irritating “features” in Windows XP is the popup balloon dialog that tells you to clean your desktop. I booted up an old virtual machine a few minutes ago and encountered it again, so I decided to write up how to turn it off.

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The SuperFetch service in Windows Vista preloads your system’s memory with the applications that you use most often. This makes launching of those applications much faster, but it might be an unwanted behavior for system tweakers or gamers.

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I am not a fan of the delay that can occur between clicking the start menu and waiting for it to display.  Here is a quick Registry tweak that will allow for the start menu to display more quickly

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If you have an issue with your system clock losing time, you’ve probably had to go and re-sync your clock with the internet time servers. The problem is that there are just way too many clicks required to get to the right screen, so the command line is much simpler.

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You are no doubt reading this article because you are wondering why on earth there are nearly a dozen processes running with the name svchost.exe. You can’t kill them, and you don’t remember starting them… so what are they?

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When it comes to Internet Freedom I believe the candidate with the best position is Ron Paul.  You can check it out in his own words.

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If you are a fan of the Greasemonkey extension for Firefox you might wonder how to change the script editor/viewer as there is no option for this in the UI. It’s even worse when you download scripts from some website and the line endings don’t work in the inferior default editor.

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For anyone even semi-familiar with the Internet I am sure you are aware of the Ron Paul Revolution.  His name currently is the #1 googled subject right now.  The Ron Paul presidential campaign has basically taken over YouTube and his support has gained reputable positions on popular social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.  Although this is not a political site, I thought I would share a few tech related issues which relate to the Ron Paul campaign. 

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