Week in Geek: Windows 7 SP1 0-Day Vulnerability Edition

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By Akemi Iwaya on July 25th, 2010

This week we learned how to how to play retro video games on a Windows PC, remove Ubuntu One from Ubuntu 10.04, run Android on a Netbook or Desktop, install, manage, and delete fonts on a PC, import e-mail from Outlook to Apple Mail.app using Thunderbird, and more. Now you can relax while enjoying our latest batch of geeky goodness.


Photo by TriplePointPR.

Weekly Feature

Learn how to enable RGBA support (full-blown transparency) slated for the Ubuntu 10.10 release in 10.04 now with this tutorial.


Photo by Jack Wallen.

How to get RGBA support in Ubuntu

Random Geek Links


Geek Video of the Week

Bowser is extremely disappointed when Mario uses the warp whistle to skip past all the levels to save the princess. Can he convince Mario to give up the warp whistle? Watch to find out!


Photo by CollegeHumor.

The Problem With Warp Whistles

Productive Geek Tips


Photo by jakeliefer.

Sysadmin Geek Tips


The Geek on Lifehacker

Many jobs in the contemporary workplace actually require that you’re online all the time, constantly connected to your coworkers—and to a mind-boggling ocean of distractions. Here’s how to stay focused.


Photo by Asher Sarlin.

How to Deal with Distractions in a Web Worker’s World

Random TinyHacker Links


Super User Questions

Here are some of this week’s most popular questions from Super User.

Latest Reviews at How-To Geek

Enjoy looking through our latest software review.


  • WindowBlinds 7
    WindowBlinds is the leader in tweaking and theming Windows. If you would like to entirely change how your computer looks, WindowBlinds is your answer.

One Year Ago on How-To Geek

Another great batch of articles from last year for you to look through.


The Geek Note

After a busy week getting the new site designs for How-To Geek, Productive Geek, and Sysadmin Geek up, we hope that you will take a moment to stop in and look around. Remember to keep those great tips coming to us at tips@howtogeek.com!


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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 07/25/10
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