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In honor of hitting the 10k subscriber mark here at How-To Geek, I’ve decided to deviate from the normal how-to articles and write up a short list of the smaller geek sites I read the most frequently that you might not have heard of.


My favorite site by far, Lifehacker has featured our articles on numerous occasions. (we know, you’ve heard of lifehacker, but we love Gina too much to leave it out)

This is just a great all-around site for random geek news. An essential subscription for me.

Of Zen and Computing
Zen Bliss is one of the best writers I’ve come across… and his site reminds me of Starbucks Zen Tea somehow. He’s got a knack for explaining things so that anybody can understand.

Whoever this guy is, he comes up with some very unique tips.

Shell Extension City
Bob at ShellCity features new freeware applications every day.

Got some great tips on Windows and related topics.

Daily Cup of Tech
Another great geek site that covers a wide range of geek topics.

This site is just starting out, but judging from the quality of some of the stuff I’ve read so far, I’ve got high hopes that this will turn into something great.

Their slogan reminds me of Fish from Ally McBeal… but they also find the best linux content.

This is pretty much the best aggregator of how-to articles that I’ve found, covering almost every area.

Free Software Daily
This is a digg-style news site that focuses solely on open source software.


There’s obviously tons of sites not included on the list, but these are the ones I actually read the most often.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/11/07

Comments (14)

  1. Jake

    Great links, I had heard of all but two. I’ll subscribe to both of them.

  2. The Geek


    Your site’s not so bad either… I just subscribed to it a few days ago, haven’t read too much yet, but I’ll drop a link to it here:

  3. Thomas Blake

    Thanks for the amazing compliment! Also, thanks for providing plenty of new subscriptions for my news reader.

  4. Jake

    @The Geek: I’m glad to hear it. I have been doing a lot more how-to’s than I intended originally.

  5. Dave

    Thanks for linking to us HTG. Means a lot.

    We’ve been up for just over a month and we are really cranking already and it’s thanks to links like yours.

    In the next few months we hope that we will start to build up a (digg-like) fsdaily effect so that we can bombard great sites like yours with traffic when our users promote one of your great articles to our home page.

    All the best

  6. Nick

    Congrats for your 10.000 subscribers and thanks for the nice words:)

  7. bobhandburry

    thank you foe sharing some link that i haven’t explore.. may geek always be in you.

  8. AL

    I’ve yet to see a geek site that is clean, uncluttered, and usable like this one.

  9. Dave

    Thanks for including us in your list.

    We’re always on the look out for new foss related stuff from your site to add to the fsdaily queue. So we can send some traffic back your way.



  10. Brent

    I’ve only heard of a Lifehacker and now I include your RSS feed to my list. here are my favorites…
    Ars Technica, MajorGeeks, Slashdot, Neowin, Techcrunch, Digital Inspiration and


    Hey! This is great! Thanks for this, it was helpful

  12. Vivian

    I have a fairly new HP Pavillion Slimline s3507C computer. I keep getting Hprbupdate.exe.OCA sign flashing on my bottom notification bar. Then that light blue Small HP update window popps up in the bottom right corner of my screen as well. If I click on the Hprbupdate.exe.OCA sign nothing happens. It will not open. And on the pale blue HP update small window…I have no option to click on when it says an update is available, would you like to download and install this update now. Also, when I go to START—HP UPDATE— it will not open. Also, under ACCESSORIES, there is no HP UPDATE either. Also, am I suppose have a HP director icon on my desktop. I don’t see that anytwhere either. Is there anyone out there that can explain all these problems I’m having in “simple” terms? I’m sure I need to do updates by now. Thanks for any help

  13. rbl

    Great list! Thanks.

  14. chuck

    my computer crashed replaced hard drive. i had windows xp. lost windows xp disc.friend had xp disc it is a copy. only has sp1 servive pack. i need sp2 can not update because not a valid xp disc. can you help me with this. thank you

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