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By Akemi Iwaya on November 21st, 2010

This week we learned how to choose a partition scheme for a Linux PC, create an index table like a pro with Microsoft Word, do a complete makeover of PowerPoint Slides with Pptplex, use a Wii remote as a gyroscopic mouse, know the difference between desktop and professional printers, and more.


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Weekly Feature

With the release of part 1 of the final Harry Potter movie, here is something to add a bit of magic to your desktop. This theme comes with 30 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom Harry Potter icons, and sounds from the movie.


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Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Theme For Windows 7

Random Geek Links


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Geek Video of the Week

How would the movie The Social Network have turned out if other directors such as Quentin Tarantino had made it? Watch to find out!


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If Other Directors Made The Social Network

Sysadmin Geek Tips


  • How to Setup a VPN Server Using a DD-WRT Router
    If you are already utilizing a DD-WRT firmware based router in your network, then you can easily configure your router to act as the PPTP VPN Server.
  • How to Use Global System Environment Variables in Windows
    System administrators who spends a good bit of time in the command prompt or batch scripts are probably well aware of built in environment variables Windows offers. If you find yourself using a particular value over and over, wouldn’t it be great if you had your own variable which you can use the same way as the built in values?

Random TinyHacker Links


Super User Questions

See the great answers for these hot topics from Super User.


How-To Geek Weekly Article Recap

Get caught up on your HTG reading with our hottest articles from this past week.


One Year Ago on How-To Geek

Here is our latest batch of retro geeky goodness presented for your reading enjoyment.


The Geek Note

That is all we have for you this week and for those of you celebrating the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we wish you and your families all the best. Got a great tip to share? Then send it in 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 11/21/10
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