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How to Make a Windows 7 or Vista Repair Disk If You Don’t Have One

If you bought your computer with Windows Vista pre-installed, you most likely don't have a regular Windows Vista repair disc. What you do have is some crappy disc from the manufacturer that totally wipes your computer back to factory settings. What if you just want to run Startup repair off the Vista install cd without losing all your settings?

Installing Flash Player in Firefox on Ubuntu Gutsy

I decided to upgrade my Mac Mini to Linux over the weekend with excellent results until I encountered an extremely annoying error in Firefox: "Additional plugins are required to display all the media on this page". Going through the wizard a dozen times didn't fix the problem, so what gives?

Change SuperFetch to Only Cache System Boot Files in Vista

After writing the article last week about disabling Superfetch, my good friend Daniel Spiewak commented that SuperFetch "loads the wrong thing more often than not", which reminded me of a registry tweak... You can tell Windows to only cache the boot processes instead of everything.

Get Tabs for your PuTTY

It seems like everybody uses the free PuTTY client for accessing SSH from Windows, but the lack of a tabbed interface has kept me using the commercial SecureCRT application for years... until now.

Make Backspace Key Work Correctly in Firefox on Linux

If there's one thing that drives me crazy about using multiple operating systems, it's the inconsistency in keyboard shortcuts... when you hit the backspace key in Firefox on Windows it normally goes back to the previous page, but it doesn't on Ubuntu Linux.

How to Disable SuperFetch on Windows Vista

The SuperFetch service in Windows Vista preloads your system's memory with the applications that you use most often. This makes launching of those applications much faster, but it might be an unwanted behavior for system tweakers or gamers.
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