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This week we learned how to create custom Windows 7 jumplists for apps that do not have them, generate a random password from the Command Line, wirelessly sync/share a music collection with any mobile phone, make upside down text, know what WLIDSVC.EXE & WLIDSVCM.EXE are and why they are running, and more.


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Weekly Feature

Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” is getting the new Ubuntu Font by default, but what if you are using 10.04.1 “Lucid Lynx”? This post gives a quick overview of the new font and provides a deb file download link for adding it to your “Lucid Lynx” install.


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Ubuntu Font Officially Lands into Maverick, Final Installer Slideshow Revealed

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Geek Video of the Week

Ed Ward adds a whole new level of motivation for people to vote in the upcoming Sim City elections. Vote or die. Literally.


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Sim City Mayor

Productive Geek Tips


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The Geek Note

That has things wrapped up for this week. Remember to keep those great tips coming in to us at


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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 10/3/10

Comments (3)

  1. StevenTorrey

    Yesterday, Oct 2, Saturday, you had an item on Ultimate Boot CD. Connect to that link and it announces the download is free. Click download and it transfers you to a site that says the product costs $49. Somebody there at “howtogeek” should be doing their homework.

  2. will

    “Steve”, you should learn how to internet.

  3. The Geek


    Ultimate Boot CD is still freely available from this link:

    I’m guessing that you clicked on an advertisement or somewhere else by accident and assumed the wrong thing.

    This isn’t the first time that you’ve complained either, but sadly you are very vague with your complaints, and you’ve given the wrong email address so we can’t contact you.

    Not very helpful.

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