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How to Make Ubuntu Play MP3 Files

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-07-[03-44-41].png" />Because of licensing issues, Ubuntu is unable to play MP3s out of the box. We’ll show you how to play MP3s and other restricted file formats in about four mouse clicks.

Enhance Your Browsing with Hyperwords in Firefox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-07-[17-09-05].png" />While browsing it is easy to find information that you would like to know more about, convert, or translate. The Hyperwords extension provides access to these types of resources and more in Firefox.

Microsoft Desktop Player is a Valuable Tool for IT Pro’s

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-06-[22-09-40].jpg" />If you are an IT Professional, a new education tool introduced by Microsoft is the MS Desktop Player. Today we take a look at what it has to offer, from Webcasts, White Papers, Training Videos, and more.

Beginner Geek: Scan Files for Viruses Before Using Them

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-04-[22-01-30].png" />To help avoid getting your computer infected by malicious software, it’s a good idea to scan files before executing them. Today we take a look at a couple of options that will let you scan files easily from your desktop.

Add Free Google Apps to Your Website or Blog

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-04-[23-45-31].png" />Would you like to have an email address from your own domain, but prefer Gmail’s interface and integration with Google Docs? Here’s how you can add the free Google Apps Standard to your site and get the best of both worlds.

ScrollyFox Provides Automated Page Scrolling in Firefox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-04-[23-55-54].png" />Do you read a high amount of content each day on the web but get tired of manually scrolling through everything? Now you can set up relaxed pace auto-scrolling in Firefox with the ScrollyFox extension.

Add Bookmarks and Notes to Delicious in IE 8

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-03-[18-40-22].jpg" />Are you constantly adding bookmarks to your Delicious account while browsing but want to keep UI usage to a minimum? Add bookmarks directly to your account from the context menu using the Share with Delicious accelerator.

Customize the Background in Boxee

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-03-[17-10-51].jpg" />Are you a Boxee user who thinks the default background is little boring? Today we’ll take a look at how to freshen up the look of Boxee by changing the background.

Add Your Own Domain to Your WordPress.com Blog

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-03-[15-01-05].png" />Now that you’ve got a nice blog on WordPress.com, why not get your own domain to brand your site? Here’s how you can easily register a new domain or move your existing domain to your WordPress site.

Record Screen Activity with CamStudio

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-03-[16-32-53].png" />Sometimes a visual demonstration works much better than a list of instructions. If you need to make a demo video for family and/or friends then you might want to have a look at CamStudio.

How to Crop Pictures in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2010

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-02-[18-13-13].png" />When you add pictures to your Office documents you might need to crop them to remove unwanted areas, or isolate a specific part. Today we’ll take a look at how to crop images in Office 2010.

Add New Features to WMP with Windows Media Player Plus

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-01-[19-15-29].png" />Do you use Windows Media Player 11 or 12 as your default media player? Today, we’re going to show you how to add some handy new features and enhancements with the Windows Media Player Plus third party plug-in.

View Your Google Calendar in Outlook 2010

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-29-[01-10-11].png" />Google Calendar is a great way to share appointments, and synchronize your schedule with others. Here we show you how to view your Google Calendar in Outlook 2010 too.

Split Internet Explorer into Dual-Panes

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-02-[15-32-23].png" />If you have a wide screen monitor then you may want to make better use of Internet Explorer’s browser window area. Now you can split the browser window into dual-panes as needed with the IE Split browser plugin.

Create Advanced Panoramas with Microsoft Image Composite Editor

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-31-[20-46-39].jpg" />Do you enjoy making panoramas with your pictures, but want more features than tools like Live Photo Gallery offer? Here’s how you can create amazing panoramas for free with the Microsoft Image Composite Editor.

Edit Media Center TV Recordings with Windows Live Movie Maker

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-31-[22-10-08].png" />Have you ever wanted to take a TV program you’ve recorded in Media Center and remove the commercials or save clips of favorite scenes? Today we’ll take a look at editing WTV and DVR-MS files with Windows Live Movie Maker.

Run Windows in Ubuntu with VMware Player

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-02-[00-22-49].jpg" />Are you an enthusiast who loves their Ubuntu Linux experience but still needs to use Windows programs? Here’s how you can get the full Windows experience on Ubuntu with the free VMware Player.

How to Create and Manage Contact Groups in Outlook 2010

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-28-[22-16-24].png" />If you find you’re sending emails to the same people all the time during the day, it’s tedious entering in their addresses individually. Today we take a look at creating Contact Groups to make the process a lot easier.
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