Portable Apps is a remarkable portable application suite which runs off your USB flash drive. You can carry around all of your favorite open source applications with this utility.
I thought I would take a break from Microsoft and cover the much talked about gOS. This is the Operating System included on Wal-Mart’s $199 PC’s. Although there are a lot of Google applications included, gOS is actually based on Ubuntu Linux and stands for GreenOS. This is a very light weight OS which can run on lower powered systems. To maximize all the features included you will need a High Speed Ethernet connection.
I realize Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 has been reviewed on several locations on the net. However, I would not be doing our loyal reader’s justice without expressing our take on the new browser. So, wanna hear it? Here it go!
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?
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.
If you are a fan of the Greasemonkey extension for Firefox you might wonder how to change the script editor/viewer as there is no option for this in the UI. It’s even worse when you download scripts from some website and the line endings don’t work in the inferior default editor.
Have you ever noticed that sometimes Firefox isn’t very responsive while loading a page? As a frequent StumbleUpon user, this behavior grates on my nerves so I went looking for a solution.
If there’s one thing that annoys me in Internet Explorer more than anything else, it’s that there is no way to re-open a tab once you’ve closed it. It’s especially annoying when you’ve done a lot of browsing so you have to sift through your history to find the link for the page you closed.
In the interests of exposing all of the secrets in Windows Vista, I’ve decided to explain how to create a shortcut that turns on or off the transparency in Windows Vista. I don’t find this especially useful, but I’m sure it will be relevant to at least one of the readers.
If you use many search plugins for Firefox, you might be interested in a better way to organize them, rather than just choosing from a giant drop-down menu when you want to switch the search engine.
Have you ever tried to download more than 2 files from the same website and noticed the third download doesn’t start until one of the prior two are done? The reason for this is that the HTTP 1.1 spec says that only two connections may be allowed at a time, so your browser adheres to that limit.
When you spend a lot of time in front of your computer, many small actions performed repeatedly can add up to a lot of wasted time. The worst of these small offenders is the copy and paste… so how can we simplify this in Firefox?
I’m sure many of you are thinking… can’t I just make a shortcut? You are correct, that’s the simplest way to do it… but the icon we’re talking about today isn’t a shortcut… it’s the actual IE icon that used to exist in prior versions of Windows.
Everybody makes New Year’s resolutions, and I wonder how many of you made the resolution to waste less time browsing the internet? If so, here’s an easy way to track the amount of time you spend online.
If you are working on editing a bunch of bookmarks at the same time, you’ve already noticed the pain of having to click on a bookmark and then click Properties, and then edit the details in a popup dialog… and then close that and repeat for the next bookmark.
You’ve already seen them… links to tinyurl.com left in comments, on blog posts and especially on Twitter. But doesn’t it make you slightly uneasy to click on a link without knowing where it’s going to take you?
Have you ever tried to email or IM somebody a link from a site that has ridiculously long URLs, only to have the link break because it was too long or got cut off? The solution to this problem is to use a service like TinyUrl that turns a really long link into a really short link.
One of my favorite features in Windows Vista is the taskbar thumbnail previews, especially now that they can be resized. If you would like this functionality for Firefox’s tabs, you can use the Tab Scope extension to give you a similar feature.
I have decided to try out the various alternatives to M$ Office that are out there. Although I do think M$ Office 2007 is quite an improvement to 2003, it is always cool and geeky to check out everything. Today I am going to cover ThinkFree Online which claims to be “The Best Online Office On Earth”. Well … let’s see. Here I am just going to go through creating a new “Word” document.
Well, I figured I would join The Geek in the social network-sphere (is that a word?) … Anyway, I think it will be a lot of fun meeting our readers and hooking up online. I am not sure how much I will be updating these sites at first, but just bear with me and I will get them rolling as quickly as possible. The main focus of my time right now is the HTG site. Go ahead and add me to your profiles! We hope to get the largest network of computer geeks on the Web!
I’ve received a ton of requests from the readers on how to contact me on various social sites such as StumbleUpon or Digg, so I decided to put together a page where you can add me as a friend on your social network of choice.
Our forum moderator Scott is a big fan of theming his system, so when he found this sweet new theme for Firefox he sent it over right away, and I’m sharing it with everybody else.
If you are throwing a party and listening to music or videos using Windows Media Player, you’ll probably not want anybody messing with the rest of your computer while you are off trying to win somebody’s affection.
The last time I was too lazy to write anything turned out to be extremely popular, so I decided to do it again since I’m enjoying a cup of coffee a few thousand miles away.
I’m not a fan of wasted space in user interfaces, so any time I can consolidate down to only useful functionality I’m happy about it. The subject today is how to consolidate the Firefox toolbars down to just the items we actually use, to save space for the 45 tabs I like to have open.