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This week we learned how to keep IM conversations private, get started with OneNote 2010, find missing USB drives in Windows 7 & Vista, create customized Ubuntu Live CDs, test drive Google Android on your PC without buying a phone, and more. Now it is time to sit back and enjoy this week’s roundup of geeky goodness.

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The pdf format is an extremely popular way to store and share documents at home and work. This week we would like to know which pdf software you use.

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This week we learned to transfer a drive image over a network using an Ubuntu Live CD, insert special characters with single keystrokes, change your wi-fi router channel to optimize wireless signals, run Android on a Windows Mobile Phone, bypass Firefox 4.0 beta’s incompatible add-on error, and more. Now that the weekend is here, you can kick back and enjoy our latest batch of geek goodness.

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Every day new viruses appear with the sole purpose of compromising your personal information and computer systems. This week we want to know which anti-virus software you use.

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This week we learned how to restore the Wubi Ubuntu Bootloader, speed up OS X navigation with Quicksilver, integrate MS Office and Zoho online accounts, took a screenshot tour of the Windows Live Essentials beta, normalized the volume of MP3 files, and more. After such a busy week it is time to kick back and relax with our weekly roundup of geeky goodness.

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If you have a computer then it is very likely that you use some kind of word processing or office software on a daily basis. What we want to know this week is what office software do you use?

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This week we looked at the New Office Web Apps, backed up data to a virtual hard-drive, ripped audio CDs in Linux, added videos to a Boxee queue, used TrueCrypt on Macs, and much more. Now that the weekend is here you can enjoy catching up on all the geeky goodness with our weekly roundup of links and news.

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Email is a part of our everyday online lives whether we are at work or at home. This week we would like to know which email services you use at work or at home.

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This week we showed you how to manage movies in Boxee, destroy the web with Friday Fun, work with your documents in Zoho, make a drive image using Ubuntu, edit ePub eBooks, and more. Now it is time to sit back and relax while enjoying our weekly roundup of geeky links and news.

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When if comes to setting a homepage in your browser, it’s really based on personal preference. Today we want to know what you have set as your homepage in your favorite browser.

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While Google dominates the search engine market, there are certainly other alternatives out there such as Bing and Yahoo. Today we’re curious about which one you use, and would you ever consider another one?

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The federal government recently announced a broadband initiative that calls for 260 million homes to have 100Mbps Internet connections by the year 2020. This got us wondering, how fast is your current Internet connection?

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Last week we asked you to share if you are a laptop or desktop geek, and many of you shared the type of computer you use. This week we want to know the hardware specifications of your machine(s).

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We have been giving you, the readers, a lot of advice over the past few years, and now it’s your turn! We are starting a new series where we’ll be posing a question each week and hoping you’ll share your experience, comments, and advice related to the topic.

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Our goal in 2010 is to get a little more in tune with our readers, and we’ve setup a new way you can send in your ideas and feedback. Also, we’ve got interesting links and details about the How-To Geek server hardware upgrades.

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Over the last year we’ve posted a bunch of interesting wallpaper posts, and for today’s Week in Geek we’ve got the best ones lined up, as well as some very interesting Productive Geek posts, and more.

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Ever been looking at Task Manager and wondered just what that weird process is? You aren’t alone, we do the same thing over here, and we’ve got a whole list of them that we’ve already deciphered for you.

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It’s the end of the week, and time to sit back and review everything that’s happened, reflect on what we accomplished, and most important of all, try and relax and get some rest. It’s the weekend!

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Over the years, we’ve written loads of articles about how to create shortcuts to system functions that aren’t easily accessible otherwise—and we’ve got a list of the best ones here.

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There’s nothing quite as fun as a simple geek trick to show off your awesome skills to those around you. We’ve rounded up the ten best out of all the stupid geek tricks we’ve covered over the years.

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This week we gave away some software, learned a bunch of new things, and even had some Friday Fun. So now it’s time for our weekly wrap-up with lots of links and such for you to enjoy.

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One of my favorite little features in Windows 7 is the shortcut key combination that hides all the open windows except for the one you are working on. It’s a great way to clear out the extra window clutter. Also, Wave invites.

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Rather than give you some great tip in the weekly roundup today, we’re going to point out all the new stuff around here that you might have missed since you never leave your feed reader. Also, we’ve got more great geek links for you.

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If you’re looking for a new source for links to awesome random geek stuff, you’ve come to the right place. Or rather, you’ve found the right page that will lead you to the right place. Or… never mind. You should just click through and check it out for yourself.

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If you’ve been a subscriber for more than a couple of days, you know that we love some good Friday Fun around here. You’ve probably also noticed that we sometimes post the games here on HTG, but we’ve never officially “launched” the section—until now.

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