This week we learned how to encrypt and hide your personal files inside of a photo, “display image size in Google Images, preserve tabs while using CCleaner, & what to backup on your Windows box”, look up Event IDs from the Event Viewer using a free tool, turn your friends into zombies for Halloween (in Photoshop), found out what your favorite Windows Explorer alternatives are, and more.
Are you less than pleased with Unity but want to keep using Ubuntu without switching to KDE, XFCE, or LXDE? Then you may want to take a closer look at the GNOME Shell Remix of Ubuntu 11.10.
This week we learned how to get the Windows 8 Explorer ribbon in Windows 7, make ghosts in Photoshop or GIMP, remotely use a PC’s DVD drive across your network, install or enable Hyper-V Virtualization in Windows 8, enjoyed the latest set of Geek Deals, and more.
Windows/Mac/Linux/iOS: Popular screen-dimming software f.lux is now available for jailbroken iOS devices. Install f.lux to enjoy gently adjusted brightness based on the time of day for easy-on-the-eyes computer use.
Have you installed Ubuntu 11.04 as a virtual machine in VirtualBox but have had problems getting the Shared Folders feature to work? We were able to add a shared folder, but were unable to access it.
Want to learn some new tricks for using the Ubuntu Software Center or know someone who is new to Ubuntu? Then grab a copy of this free 49 page guide and get ready to enjoy (or share) the goodness.
This trick is for Linux and SSH users who often log in to remote systems. Having to type the same info over and over again is mind-numbingly repetitive, but using an SSH config file makes the process much more convenient.
Every file on your computer has a timestamp, which contains the access and modification time for a file, but did you know that you can change that timestamp? Here’s how to do it.
We’ve extolled the virtues of SSH numerous times, for both security and remote access. Let’s take a look at the server itself, some important “maintenance” aspects, and some quirks that can add turbulence to an otherwise smooth ride.
Using the command line seems rugged and unpleasant, but Linux has a way to ease things up and help you get things done with the command line by allowing you to use aliases to customize how you type commands.
When you’re using Linux, a popular way to share files with Windows is via Samba. For beginners, it can be a real pain to configure it manually, but with the right tool, it’s as easy as pie.
When it comes to home servers, Linux is king. It’s free, it’s efficient, and the possibilities are endless! Join us as we go through the many ways to keep your open-source server streaming and serving up stuff for you.
If you have missing GPG keys you’ll get an error like the one above in the screenshot if you are using Synaptic Package Manager and a similar one if you use the terminal. “Launchpad-getkeys” is a script that imports these missing keys automatically.
Windows/Mac/Linux: If you take your wallpaper acquisition and rotation needs seriously, Wally is a powerhouse of a wallpaper management tool. Download wallpapers automatically, rotate them, and more.
Whether you want to listen to music on your smartphone or watch movies on your iPad, you may need to convert you media files from one format to another depending on what your devices support.
Usually making Ubuntu mount a partition at startup would require fiddling with the “fstab” which is confusing. The easiest way to mount your partitions automatically when you turn on your computer is by reading this article. So let’s get started!
It’s that Ask HTG time of week again where we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at BIOS support for USB keyboards, disabling URL warnings in Office, and accessing Linux partitions in Windows.
By Default, Ubuntu uses apt-get to install packages and updates. Apt-get is a good tool but you can get much faster download speeds using Apt-Fast when downloading and updating your Ubuntu box.
We’ve covered enough of the basics in our guide on shell scripting that you should feel comfortable experimenting. In this week’s installment, we’ll be tackling some of the more fun stuff, like conditions and “if-then” statements.
Linux has grown exponentially in the last 20 years; check out this then-and-now style infographic to compare everything from lines of code to user base to number of top super computers running the OS.
Linux is pretty quick to boot on modern computers, but why not pare it down some more? If you’re hurting from a lack of SSD or just want to boot faster, E4rat will easily shave down your boot time.
Once a week we dip into the tips box and share some of the gems we find there. This week we’re looking at how to easily generate secure passwords with a personal algorithm, upgrade the font rendering in Windows, and manage your Android volume more effectively.
You’ve learned how to create scripts, use arguments, and build for loops. Now, let’s take a look at some more basic commands, text file manipulation, and redirecting input and output to files and other commands.
Apple, like most companies, doesn’t really offer Linux support, so it’s a great thing when the community can deliver much-desired functionality. By adding a repo and installing a package or two, you can get tethering working via USB or Bluetooth.
We’ve been covering topics on shell scripting because Linux can be put on almost anything. The versatility of the command-line shell is what really allows this, but what makes each shell different and why do people prefer one over another?