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If you are looking to upgrade the memory in your computer, you are probably wondering how many open slots you have, what type of memory is already installed, and what you need to buy for an upgrade… without having to open your computer.

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Have you ever wondered if there is a hotkey to create a new folder in Windows Explorer? A conversation with MysticGeek last night prompted me to look into this, and so I’m posting the answer for everybody.

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So you’re not able to get on the Internet or connect to your home or office network?  Here are a few basic command line tools you can use to help pinpoint the problem.

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If you want to open more than one application without having to navigate through the whole start menu again, you can use a little-known trick to keep the start menu open after you click on an item.

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This article was written by MysticGeek, a tech blogger at the How-To Geek Blogs.

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Since my anti-iTunes rant, I have been trying out different audio players.  I have been using Foobar2000 for a few months now and it has been pretty solid for me so far.  I have come across a new player to try out called Spider 2.0 which seems quite promising so far.  Where a lot of players EQ presets sound less than desirable, Spider 2.0 impressed me.  Of course you can always set the EQ manually for perfect tweaking.  There are a number of skins available from their website as well.  Spider 2.0 basic is free and does the only function not available is converting or ripping multiple tracks at once.  If you need to rip more than one track at a time you can upgrade to the pro version. 

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How many times have you sent an email and then realized a few seconds later that your snarky comment was sent to the entire mailing list, or left an embarrassing typo in an email to somebody you were trying to impress?

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As a long-time keyboard ninja, I was very saddened to see that the built-in terminal in OS X is extremely limited in available options, especially the lack of tabs. Supposedly the upcoming Leopard release will include them, but I can’t wait that long…

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According to Microsoft’s own knowledge base there are several issues with the Indexing Service used in XP to provide the so called “faster searching”. I believe there is a good deal of resources used to run the indexing service that reduce performance of XP. Also, the benefit you get from it is questionable at best. So, lets go ahead and turn it off. If you find no noticeable improvement you can always turn it back on.

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Ever wondered what that little button in the lower left-hand corner of the Windows Vista logon screen is? If you’ve clicked on it, you know that it’s the Ease of Access button, useful for people with disabilities (or if your keyboard breaks)

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