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The Eightfold Noble Geek Path

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/banner1.jpg" />Dealing with computers day in and day out can be a harrowing experience. In difficult times, or even when things are idle, finding some spirituality can help cope with the experience—Techies: I give you the Eightfold Noble Geek Path.

How to Choose What to Back Up on Your Linux Home Server

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4ce7660b9b886.jpg" />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.

How to Choose a Partition Scheme for Your Linux PC

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4ce42cb187ecd.jpg" />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.

How To Use Your Wii Remote as a Gyroscopic Mouse

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/pairwiimotebanner.jpg" />If you have a spare Nintendo Wii remote with the Motion Plus add-on, you can use it to control your Windows PC from across the room. Here’s how to get it working in a couple of easy steps.

How To Browse Your Linux Partition from Windows

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cca2af655cb2.jpg" />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.

BitTorrent for Beginners: Protecting Your Privacy

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc7a29004853.jpg" />Anytime you’re making connections to anything outside of your network, security should be a concern, and this is doubly true for users of BitTorrent, who are getting data from all sorts of unknown sources. Here’s how to protect yourself.

How To Make Your Own Torrents Using uTorrent

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc1505dd4114.jpg" />In the BitTorrent scene, giving is just as important as receiving. If you have something you’d like to contribute to your tracker of choice, it’s easy to do if you’re using uTorrent.

How to Hack Your Wii for Homebrew Games and DVD Playback

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cac1d5a3b157.jpg" />Want to play emulated games on your Wii?  How about DVD playback?  Here’s how to use the SmashStack exploit to hack your Wii with the latest system menu and enable all of that and more!

Wirelessly Sync / Share Your Music Collection with Any Mobile Phone

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-30-1-03-12-10.jpg" />Have an iPhone or Android phone and a music collection too large to sync to it?  Want to share your library with friends? Here’s how to sync your library with your smartphone over the internet, or stream it in any browser.

Learn These Mouse Tricks in Gnome for a More Productive Linux Experience

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-30-1-02-51-11.jpg" />While most geeks love keyboard shortcuts, it’s also useful to make the most out of your mouse as well. Here are a few tips for making the most of your GNOME experience by combining the keyboard and the mouse for additional features you might not have known about.