Week in Geek: The Mud-Slinging Warez Dealers Edition

By Akemi Iwaya on August 22nd, 2010

This week we learned how to breathe new life into an old PC or laptop, make Evernote more approachable with custom Windows 7 integration, keep hard to remember card numbers available and secure with LastPass, make VLC Media Player look awesome with custom skins, create a wallpaper slideshow in Ubuntu, and more. After such a busy week it is time to relax with this week’s collection of geeky goodness.


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Weekly Feature

If you are using Iron Browser, Chromium, or Google Chrome on your Ubuntu 10.04 system, then get ready for some native theming fun. You can set your browser up to match the Ambiance or Radiance themes and customize the scrollbars to blend in as well.


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Ambiance Theme Radiance Theme Ubuntu light-themes scrollbars

Random Geek Links


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Geek Video of the Week

A new bill provides health care coverage for everyone in Video Game Land. No more health bars in the red zone for video game characters!


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Video Game Health Care Bill

Productive Geek Tips


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Sysadmin Geek Tips


Random TinyHacker Links


Super User Questions

More great questions with answers for you from Super User.

Latest Reviews at How-To Geek

Enjoy looking through our two newest software reviews.


  • Photoshop Elements 8
    Photoshop Elements 8 is a great way to get more advanced photo editing tools than most free tools offer while not spending hundreds of dollars for the latest full version of Photoshop.
  • Boomerang 1.1 for Outlook
    Boomerang is an Outlook addon that acts like a snooze button for your inbox.

One Year Ago on How-To Geek

Here is another great batch of retro geeky goodness for you to enjoy.


The Geek Note

Good luck to those of you who have started back or whose family members are returning to school. See you next week! 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 08/22/10
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