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Fix AVI Playback Bug in QuickTime 7.2 on MacOS X

Apple recently released a new version of QuickTime (v. 7.2) sporting a number of new features and enhancements.  Among the many enhancements – which include (finally) full screen support in the unregistered version …

Linux QuickTip: Downloading and Un-tarring in One Step

Most of the time, when I download something it’s a file archive of some kind – usually a tarball or a zip file. This could be some source code for an app that isn’t included in Gentoo’s Portage tree, some documentation for an…

Disable Hybrid Sleep Mode in Windows Vista

Windows Vista has a neat new feature for laptops called “hybrid sleep”.  Actually, Windows Vista has a neat new feature for laptops called sleep too, so I’m getting ahead of myself a bit.

Use Your Mac Mini as a Media Server Part 2

In the first part, I ran through the basics on how to connect and configure your Mac Mini as the heart of your entertainment center. In this next article in the series, I had been planning on going into detail on how to store…

Use Your Mac Mini as a Media Server Part 1

Apple has been pushing the use of the Macintosh as the heart of one’s media center for a long time now, but more specifically since the release of the Mac Mini. With its compact size, low price and FrontRow, it’s the perfect …
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