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Ubuntu and Linux Mint are two of the most popular desktop Linux distributions at the moment. If you’re looking to take the dive into Linux – or you’ve already used Ubuntu or Mint – you wonder how they’re different.

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Our last edition of WIG for May is filled with news link goodness covering topics such as a smartphone hijacking vulnerability affects AT&T and 47 other carriers, a possible problem with Windows 8 booting too quickly, half of PC users are pirates according to a study, and more.

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Your browser sends its user agent to every website you connect to. We’ve written about changing your browser’s user agent before – but what exactly is a user agent, anyway?

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Is your desk and computer covered with sticky notes? Do you have miscellaneous pieces of paper with bits of information buried in drawers, your laptop case, backpack, purse, etc.? Get rid of all the chaos and get organized with note-taking software and services.

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Listening to ocean waves as they roll in while at the beach can be very soothing…they can also be a lot of fun if you are into surfing. Let the beauty of the ocean flow onto your desktop with the first in our series of Ocean Waves Wallpaper collections.

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Ubuntu and many other Linux distributions use the GRUB2 boot loader. If GRUB2 breaks — for example, if you install Windows after installing Ubuntu or overwrite your MBR — you won’t be able to boot into Ubuntu.

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Waves, Sea, Ocean, Rocks [Wallpaper Abyss]

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Just doing some surprise shopping online….honest!

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In this video, presenter and technologist, JP Rangaswami highlights how information and food are more alike than we realize.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite tools and tips for saving articles for later reading. Now we’re back to highlight how you snag and store interesting content.

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Inside most digital cameras, in the place of film, is a small chip known as a Charge Coupled Device (CCD). This informative video explains how a tiny chip generates the photos you take.

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What would things be like if your favorite characters from Street Fighter II had access to a Portal Gun? Watch to find out!

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This effective but counter-intuitive hack hinges on replacing the LED in your standard solar-powered garden light with two LEDs in order to extend the battery life.

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In this week’s game the zombie apocalypse has come to pass and it is up to a lone construction worker armed with dynamite to stop it. Are you up to the task of eliminating the zombies or will you be their next meal? Brains…brains…

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SSH offers more than just a secure, remote terminal environment. You can use SSH to tunnel your traffic, transfer files, mount remote file systems, and more. These tips and tricks will help you take advantage of your SSH server.

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