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LXDE is a lightweight desktop alternative to Unity, GNOME and KDE. It’s ideal for old computers or anyone looking for a fast, lightweight system. It’s even lighter than Xubuntu’s XFCE.

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Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen, rolling out a new product at work, or attempting to build a model of the planet Endor in LEGO, you have projects of some sort. This week we’re interested in the tools and strategies you use to organize and track your work.

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Fog, Mist, Ice, Snow, Winter, Trees, Blue, Lake [The Paper Wall]

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The reality is that it’s pretty unlikely there will be many problems, but it has happened before. In either case, it’s an interesting story with some pretty cool video of the storm. Check it out at the link below.

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Have you installed Windows 8 on a spare PC and now need to get files from that PC to your Windows 7 PC, or vice versa? It is easy to network the two machines if they are both on your home network.

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Linux: If you’re looking to easily time the tasks you do on and around your computer (like how much time you spend coding, goofing around on time wasting sites, etc.), Light Tasks makes the process dead simple.

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If you’d like to keep a by-the-minute look at the energy you’re using–without the expense and risk of installing a direct-line electricity monitor–this hack puts near real-time energy monitoring at your finger tips.

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Susan Cain gave a great talk at TED 2012 about her experiences with others (along with her own choices) regarding her introverted nature while growing up and into adulthood. This is a talk well worth watching for those of us ...

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This clever single-pole HDTV mount allows the television to rotate for easy view angle adjustments and even all the way around into another room.

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Windows 8 has a new Start Screen, but there’s no Start Button anymore–and that might be too much for some people to deal with. Here’s how to get a Start button that opens up the new Metro-style Start menu.

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Forgetting your password can be very frustrating, however this situation could be completely alleviated if you always had a password reset disk handy. Lets see how we can create one in Windows 8 or Windows 10.

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If you’ve used VLC player to play anything that has multiple audio tracks, you’ve probably noticed that it doesn’t stick to the language you want it to—which is especially annoying when watching a series and you have to change language for every episode.

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How much energy does your computer use? Your media center? Your charging station? If you have no idea, you’re not alone. Read on as we show you how you can easily measure the amount of energy your appliances-geeky and otherwise—are sucking down.

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Remember those terrific Choose Your Own Adventure books? Now you can relive the fun online with Office Odyssey! Will you get that important document printed out and to the boss on time or will you fail?

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Mario [The Paper Wall]

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Last December we showed you how to create your own custom photo bokeh effects; this fun video from Samsung shows all sorts of interesting ways you can put them to use.

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