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How to Edit Your Hosts File on Windows, Mac, or Linux

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-31-[23-19-00].jpg" />On occasion you will need to edit the hosts file on your machine. Sometimes because of an attack or prank, and others so that you can simply and freely control access to websites and network traffic.

Clean Up the New Ubuntu Grub2 Boot Menu

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-21-[03-13-50].png" />Ubuntu adopted the new version of the Grub boot manager in version 9.10, getting rid of the old problematic menu.lst. Today we look at how to change the boot menu options in Grub2.

Boot From a USB Drive Even if your BIOS Won’t Let You

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-05-[15-55-47].png" />You’ve always got a trusty bootable USB flash drive with you to solve computer problems, but what if a PC’s BIOS won’t let you boot from USB? We’ll show you how to make a CD or floppy disk that will let you boot from your USB drive.