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Are you a classic computer game fan who would love to play a Super Mario style platformer on your Windows, Linux, and/or Mac systems? Then you may want to have a look at Secret Maryo Chronicles, an open source game ready to f...

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Have you been eagerly waiting to get LastPass extension support in Opera? Now your wait is finally over. Just head on over to the extension page and get ready to enjoy that LastPass goodness in Opera.

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The idea of drive extender for Windows Home Server is you can have as many hard drives as you want and they all group together into the same pool of storage. This is similar to a RAID setup but drive extender had a few cards up it’s sleeve that made it invaluable for a NAS appliance.

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This week we learned how to disable scan and fix for removable drives in Windows, quickly create new Google documents with a shortcut or hotkey, lock the screen orientation on an iPad with iOS 4.2, have fun cleaning up after a snow storm with Friday Fun, and see the tech that the writers at How-To Geek are thankful for.

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Are you a fan of the classic Space Invaders video game and Ubuntu? Now you can get the best of both combined in these two wonderful wallpapers created by deviantART member ~petrsimcik.

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Do you want access to the streamlined menu button UI that has been available on the Windows version of Firefox for a bit now? All that you need to do to get it is add a new PPA to your software sources.

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Evernote is a great application for taking notes and having them available virtually anywhere—except for Linux, sadly. Here’s how to get the Windows client working in Ubuntu using Wine.

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If you have a home server powered by Linux, you’ll probably be upgrading your OS every so often.  Here are some important files to back up and some alternative utilities that will help you get up and running quickly.

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Looking for some harmony between Windows 7 and Ubuntu in your dual-boot setup?  Here are a few ways you can make the tense OS situation a little more unified and copacetic.

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If you have been wanting to get your own copy of the wallpaper shown in Chrome OS screenshots recently, then here is your chance.

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Afraid of the dreaded “p” word?  You’re not alone.  Partitions can get complicated, so here’s an explanation of what they are, how they’re used, and a simple template to use for your own Linux installation.

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Update: Looking for a blue version of this wallpaper? Be sure to see the terrific version created by ETC Reader Monicoj (link provided in the comments below).

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KDE edutainment software is designed to fill the gap in Linux’s shortcoming: that there is little software of an educational nature. It has been gaining recognition and has become a great tool to teach basic science to students on both Linux and Windows platform. Read the KDE Windows installation page to understand how to install KDE on Windows.

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To fix your thumbnails, exit Chrome and then open your Chrome User Data folder.  On a Windows PC, enter the following in the address bar in Explorer or in the Run command to open it:

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Mark Shuttleworth recently announced that Unity will become the new default UI for Ubuntu’s desktop and netbook editions starting with 11.04. What we want to know this week is if you agree or disagree with the decision.

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This week we learned how to secure a Linux PC by encrypting the hard drive, become familiar with the toolbox in Photoshop, improve battery life in Windows 7 with the built-in power troubleshooter, become familiar with the panels in Photoshop, print files from anywhere via any device with Dropbox, and more.

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Will your computer not boot into Windows after installing an update on your dual-boot or Wubi Ubuntu install?  Here’s how you can get your Windows boot loader back so you can easily get back to work in either OS.

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Ever need to grab a file or two from your ext4 partition?  Maybe you’ve wanted to backup a few important files while you were in Windows.  Here’s how to browse your Linux partition from Windows using a tool called Ext2explore.

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Are you a frequent user of Paint.NET but feel frustrated that it is limited to Windows only? Fret no more because now you can get similar functionality on multiple platforms with Pinta.

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There’s bound to be data on your computer that you want to protect from hackers, nosy friends, or curious colleagues. Encrypting your computer drive protects you from intruders, and here’s a couple of different ways to secure your data.

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With over 13 million lines of code, the Linux kernel is one of the largest open source projects in the world, but what is a kernel and what is it used for?

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Are you using Firefox 4 in Ubuntu? If so, you may not be too pleased with how the default theme looks. A quick visit to the Personas website can help you make Firefox blend in nicely with your system.

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Are you looking for a terrific Twitter client for your Ubuntu system? Then Hotot just may be the one for you with its’ phone app style transitional interface.

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