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Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at sandboxing, defragmenting and SSD, and archiving your Twitter account.

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You can use a graphical file manager to find files in Linux, such as Nautilus in Gnome, Dolphin in KDE, and Thunar in Xfce. However, there are several ways to use the command line to find files in any Linux desktop manager.

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If you have a Canon camera that supports the CHDK firmware, there’s no need to buy an expensive shutter release cable. You can make one for a few bucks with a handful of parts and a sacrificial USB cable.

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This guy wants to play every Sci-Fi character ever scripted; check out his home-grown audition tape to see if he’s up to snuff.

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If you liked our guide to creating paper craft toys but wished they were more active, this Super Mario model paper craft model is a fun introduction to paper craft models that move.

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You might laugh at the high retail prices for “premium” cables at big box retail stores. But is it possible that a higher quality cable can give you a better digital signal? The nuance of the answer may surprise you.

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Windows’ built-in firewall hides the ability to create powerful firewall rules. Block programs from accessing the Internet, use a whitelist to control network access, restrict traffic to specific ports and IP addresses, and more – all without installing another firewall.

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Give GNOME Shell a spin if you’re looking for a slick, new Linux desktop environment. It’s similar to Unity in some ways, but more flexible in others – GNOME Shell supports extensions, which can add missing features.

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Our final edition of WIG for April is filled with news link goodness covering topics such as Google Drive for Linux is in the works, 1 in 5 Macs is harboring some type of malware, Hotmail accounts were being hacked for $20 apiece, and more.

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The dash on Ubuntu’s Unity desktop allows you to search for applications, files, music, and videos – but you’re not just limited to these. Install custom lenses and scopes to extend the dash with more features.

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We all use text editors to take notes, save web addresses, write code, as well as other uses. Every operating system comes with a default, basic text editor, but most of us install our own enhanced text editors to get more features.

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Two years ago we took your desktop on a journey into scenic rural areas and today we are back with more rural beauty. Fill your desktop with pleasant, peaceful vistas from the second in our series of Rural Scenes Wallpaper collections.

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Ubuntu 12.04 is upon us. Aside from the usual assortment of bug fixes and updated software, Ubuntu’s Unity desktop environment has been polished and offers new features and more configurability.

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What do you do when attending a boring party that happens to have balloons as part of the decorations? Liven things up by pulling out a homemade replica phaser from the original Star Trek series! YouTube user RemixCB demonstr...

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