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Clean Up the New Ubuntu Grub2 Boot Menu

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-21-[03-13-50].png" />Ubuntu adopted the new version of the Grub boot manager in version 9.10, getting rid of the old problematic menu.lst. Today we look at how to change the boot menu options in Grub2.

Boot From a USB Drive Even if your BIOS Won’t Let You

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-05-[15-55-47].png" />You’ve always got a trusty bootable USB flash drive with you to solve computer problems, but what if a PC’s BIOS won’t let you boot from USB? We’ll show you how to make a CD or floppy disk that will let you boot from your USB drive.

How to Configure the Linux Grub2 Boot Menu the Easy Way

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/sshot-4.png" />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!

Delicious is Shutting Down. Here’s How to Migrate to Diigo Instead

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/sshot-2010-12-16-1-19-28-39.jpg" />Today we’ve learned that Yahoo is shutting down Delicious, a fairly popular online service that let you organize your bookmarks, so if you want to get your bookmarks out and migrate to another service, here’s how to do it.

Ubuntu 10.10 Improves Your Linux Desktop Experience [Screenshot Tour]

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/sshot161.png" border="0" alt="sshot-16" width="640" height="429" />From the install screen to a fully loaded desktop, Ubuntu 10.10 looks nicer and is easier to use than its predecessors. We’ll take a look at our favorite new features in Ubuntu’s newest version, appropriately released on 10/10/10.

Safely Remove PPAs and Roll Back to Stable Versions in Ubuntu

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-26-1-21-02-50.jpg" />If you’ve added a PPA and run into a nasty bug in your updated software, you should revert back to the Ubuntu repositories. Doing it safely can be tricky – fortunately Ubuntu Tweak can do this for us.

How To Save Fillable Form Data in PDFs

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-23-1-01-57-08.jpg" />Fillable PDF forms are much more convenient than filling out pieces of paper by hand, but wouldn’t it be nice to save the forms that you’ve filled out? Nothing would be worse than having to fill out the same boring paperwork twice!

Use a Unicode Text Trick to Make Lists with Checkboxes

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-16-1-23-07-52.jpg" />Why bother with complicated webapps when you just want to make a simple list? With a few handy Unicode characters, you can make a visually appealing and easy-to-skim list with plain text!

The How-To Geek Guide to Computer Microphones

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-26-1-19-18-33.jpg" />With Gmail adding the ability to make free calls within the US and Canada, now is a great time to invest in a quality computer microphone. We’ll take some of the guesswork out of that process, and give you some tips on setting up your microphone once you get it.

Keep Those Hard to Remember Card Numbers Available and Secure with LastPass

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-08-17-[19-10-39].png" />Banks, libraries, and points programs have the annoying habit of making you use your card number to log in to their web interface. Rather than make the ten foot walk to get your wallet, use LastPass to store those number securely and at your fingertips.

How To Make an RSS Feed from a Forum Thread

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-15-[22-49-20].png" />We spend a lot of our online time in an RSS reader, but not everything we want to follow has an RSS feed. There are web apps to monitor pages for changes, but forum threads spill over onto many pages – how can you get an RSS feed for a specific thread?

Try Out Linux Programs with PortableLinuxApps

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-08-[00-42-47].jpg" />Want to check out the latest version of Firefox, Chromium or VLC without dealing with enabling new software repositories? Try out Kompozer or Audacity without installing a bunch of dependencies? PortableLinuxApps to the rescue.

Record Screen Activity in Ubuntu with RecordMyDesktop

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-06-[02-48-06].jpg" />Sometimes only a video will do, whether it’s making step-by-step guide, capturing an epic game of solitaire, or recording an IM video stream. We’ll show you how to record video in Ubuntu using RecordMyDesktop.

Remove Ubuntu One from Ubuntu 10.04

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-23-[00-35-41].png" />One of the new additions to Ubuntu 10.04 is the file syncing service Ubuntu One. If you already use a similar service like Dropbox, or you don’t want to sync files between computers, you might want to remove Ubuntu One – we’ll show you how.

Force Quit an Unresponsive Graphical Application in Ubuntu

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-22-[00-55-02].png" />There are lots of command-line utilities to kill unresponsive programs in Linux, but for the button-pushing-inclined, the Force Quit panel button lets you kill any app that you can click on without needing to remember anything.

How to Mount a Remote Folder in Ubuntu

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-21-1-16-46-12.jpg" />Gone are the days of finding a good FTP client and reading man pages trying to find out how the heck fuse works – mounting remote folders in Ubuntu nowadays is a breeze.

How to Disable Login Sounds in Ubuntu

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-19-[16-28-41].png" />Nothing’s worse than booting up your laptop in a public place and subjecting everyone around you to the Ubuntu login sounds. We’ll show you how to disable both login sounds for good.

How to Create Your Own Customized Ubuntu Live CD

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-14-[15-43-03].jpg" />We love Live CDs, but it’s a hassle installing the same packages every time you need to do a virus scan or recover accidentally deleted data. We’ll show you how to roll your own Ubuntu Live CD, with all the packages you want, and even more nice customizations.

Rescue Old, Damaged CDs with an Ubuntu Live CD

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-12-[15-27-09].jpg" />Your old CDs – especially ones you’ve burned yourself – degrade over time, to the point that they’re unreadable. We’ll show you how to squeeze as much data out of them as you can, before it’s too late!