Week in Geek: The Computer Hardware Chart Edition

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By Akemi Iwaya on June 20th, 2010

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.


Photo by kmevans.

Weekly Feature

Rainmeter adds a new default skin, theme packaging tools, and full support for Windows 7 (including multi-monitor support) in the latest release.


Rainmeter – Customizable Desktop Resource Meter

Random Geek Links


Identify all kinds of hardware with this terrific photo chart.

See how to turn your old router into a wi-fi repeater with this tutorial.

The end of Windows XP on netbooks is coming.

The summer rollout for Windows Live Hotmail Wave 4 has begun.

Anatomy of a drive-by virus download and the code behind it.

One author’s thoughts on the benefits of cloud-based anti-malware protection.

Learn how to set up OpenID capabilities on your own domain.

With her promotion to vice president of the European Commission, Neelie Kroes becomes a champion for open source software.

The Geek on Lifehacker


So you forgot your power cord on your way to an important meeting or the coffee shop. We’ve all been there. There’s nothing you can do to stop your battery drain, but you can do a lot to slow its inevitable demise.

How to Maximize the Battery Life of Your Windows Laptop

Random TinyHacker Links


Check out this comprehensive guide to the new Microsoft office web apps suite.

This article explains both the XPS file format and the XPS Viewer tool.

Check this tutorial that shows you how to block specific websites in Internet Explorer’s latest version.

This graphic walks you through the whole HTML5 architecture.

BBC Documentaries provides you access to over 500 world class documentaries for free.

Super User Questions

Here is a roundup of some of Super User’s hottest questions for the week such as taking screenshots in DOS.

One Year Ago on How-To Geek

Here are some of our terrific posts from last year.


The Geek Note

Make certain to take some time to relax and enjoy the rest of your weekend! And remember, if you have any great tips that you would like to share send us an e-mail at tips@howtogeek.com.


Photo by lynmar.

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 06/20/10
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