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Desktop notifications from Chromium-based browsers are an awesome feature, but they do not blend in well at all with the native system theming in Ubuntu. Now you can fix that small problem using the wonderful Chromify-OSD ext...

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Do you want a fun point and click game to play on your favorite operating system? Then get ready to play Suspended Sentence! In the game you are woken from cryogenic sleep to assist in repairing the ship you are traveling on....

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Are you looking for a terrific graphics app to use for original painting and artwork creation on your computer? Whether it is for you or the kids, MyPaint is an app that you should definitely have on hand for when those artistic moods come along.

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Is your computer or virtualization software unable to display the new 3D version of the Unity Interface in Ubuntu? Now you can access and enjoy the 2D version with just a little PPA magic added to your system!

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Apple users have been swiping, pinching, and rotating Mac’s user interfaces to their fingers’ content. In today’s article, we’ll show you how to do groovy things like expanding and reducing windows, and changing desktops using finger gestures.

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This week we take a look at how to incorporate Dropbox into your Windows Start Menu, understanding and using symbolic links, and how to rip your TV series DVDs right to unique and high-quality episode files.

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We, like many Linux geeks, have had some trouble making the transition to Grub2, or for some of us, learning how to configure it from scratch. Fortunately, a new graphical tool has made this process easy and straightforward!

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Have you ever wished that you could stream video files from your computer over to your TV without actually hooking the two directly together? If you’ve got a PlayStation 3, you’re in luck, because that’s today’s geek lesson.

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This week we learned how to get started with the Linux command-line text editor Nano, “speed up Start Menu searching, halt auto-rotating Android screens, & set up Dropbox-powered torrenting”, change the default application for Android tasks, find great gift recommendations for Valentine’s Day using the How-To Geek Valentine’s Day gift guide, had fun decorating our desktops with TRON and TRON Legacy theme items, and more.

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With all the recent talk about Ubuntu’s new Unity UI, you may have begun to wonder how GNOME Shell 3 is coming along. If you are curious and would like to give the new version of GNOME Shell a try then you are in luck. ...

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In our previous article we told you what LVM is and what you may want to use it for, and today we are going to walk you through some of the key management tools of LVM so you will be confident when setting up or expanding your installation.

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This week we learned how to quickly cut a clip from a video file with Avidemux, “tile windows, remote control a desktop using an iOS device, taking advantage of Windows 7 libraries”, turn a home Ubuntu PC into a LAMP web server, enable desktop notifications for Gmail in Chrome, “what image channels are and what they mean”, and more.

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Got a Linux PC you want to put to work? Maybe you’re not comfortable with the command-line only version of Ubuntu Server Edition. Here’s how to keep the standard Ubuntu desktop and add web-serving capabilities to it.

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve always got a Terminal window open, and you probably have even assigned a hotkey to bring it up anytime. So why open up the boring calculator when you can solve equations right there on the command line?

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Worried about archiving your tweets? Want a more powerful search? Want to see your tweet statistics? You can do all of that and more by installing ThinkUp on your home server.

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With the end of the first month in 2011 upon us it is time to look back at our best and brightest for the month. Join us as we present the ten hottest articles from January for your reading enjoyment.

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This week we learned how to backup and copy data between iOS devices, use Linux commands in Windows with Cygwin, boost email writing productivity with Microsoft Word Mail Merge, be more productive in Ubuntu using keyboard shortcuts, “restore the FTP service in XBMC, rename downloaded TV shows, access the Android Market in emulation”, and more.

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Do you have a family member or friend who is reluctant to try Linux because it is just “so different” from Windows? Now you can help ease them past those fears and doubts with Ylmf OS, a Linux system that is set u...

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Are you looking for a good distraction free word processor with built-in cross-platform goodness? Then FocusWriter is one you should definitely take a closer look at.

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Modern Hard drives have an internal mechanism called S.M.A.R.T. through which it is possible to know when a hard disk is about to fail. Wouldn’t it be nice of the server to Email you before such a failure?

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Windows command-line tools have advanced a lot with PowerShell, but Linux has had a much more usable terminal for many years. Here’s how you can get the best of both worlds with Cygwin, a ‘nix-style terminal for Windows PCs.

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We’re always looking for new ways to speed up everyday tasks in Ubuntu. We’ll show you some keyboard shortcuts you might not have known about, and show you how to make your own custom shortcuts.

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You might think that you need expensive software to take advantage of Camera RAW—something like Photoshop or the more modestly priced Lightroom. Fortunately there is freeware that can help you achieve professional results without professional costs.

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Are you looking forward to the stable release of Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal? To help keep that enthusiasm at peak levels and show your support, we have four wonderful Natty Narwhal backgrounds created by Wyatt Kirby to share with you.

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