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Use Email to Send Text Messages (SMS) to Mobile Phones for Free

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-28-1-00-30-37.jpg" />Sometimes being able to send out a quick text message to someone you know would definitely be helpful. But what if you are at your computer and can not use your mobile phone? Just fire up your favorite email account and get that message out using the SMS Gateway addresses that we have collected together for you.

Use the Windows Key for the “Start” Menu in Ubuntu Linux 10.04+

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-27-1-17-17-40.jpg" />Linux distributions like Ubuntu open the main menu with Alt+F1 instead of the Windows key that most new Linux users would be expecting, but it used to be simple to change the shortcut key. Since Ubuntu 9.10 the process isn’t so obvious, but we’ve got the instructions for you.

How to Check if Your Software or Hardware is Compatible with Windows 7

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-27-1-15-32-59.jpg" />Do you have questions about the compatibility of a particular software or bit of hardware with Windows 7? You could experiment and find out the hard way or head over to the Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility page to do a quick and easy search instead.

Sync the Clock with Internet Time Servers in Ubuntu 10.04

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-26-1-18-56-01.jpg" />Ubuntu has an easy way to keep your system clock synchronized with the internet time servers, but sadly it’s not enabled by default. Here’s the quick steps required to enable it for your system.

The How-To Geek Guide to Computer Microphones

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-26-1-19-18-33.jpg" />With Gmail adding the ability to make free calls within the US and Canada, now is a great time to invest in a quality computer microphone. We’ll take some of the guesswork out of that process, and give you some tips on setting up your microphone once you get it.

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<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-26-1-19-07-56.jpg" />Think you have the perfect combination of geek knowledge and writing skills? We're looking for an experienced writer to join our team.

How to Customize Shortcut Keys for Any Linux Application

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-26-1-18-08-16.jpg" />One of the more annoying problems with Linux has always been the lack of AutoHotkey support, so you couldn’t customize your shortcut keys—but now with the open source application AutoKey, you can do that and more.

How To Add Comments to Documents in Word 2010

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-26-[01-31-06].png" />If you’re sharing or collaborating on a Word document, you might want an easy way to add comments to parts of text. Here we look at how to add comments to documents in Word 2010.

Three Potentially Risky Ways to Save a Lot on Textbooks

<img src="http://productivegeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/4915470780_32e1734299_b-Copy.jpg" alt="" width="650" height="163" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1942" />You can always save money on textbooks by buying online, going ebook, or renting what you need. But there are riskier ways to save a buck that just may yield even greater payoff, such as getting the international or earlier edition of the text, or avoid the purchase altogether.
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