PortableApps

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. 

A Quick Look at gOS – But Don’t Call It Google

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.

A Look At Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1

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!

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?

Reopen Closed Tabs in Internet Explorer

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.

Enable More Simultaneous Downloads in Internet Explorer

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.

Create a TinyUrl the Easy Way in Firefox

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.

Vista Style Popup Previews for Firefox Tabs

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.

ThinkFree Online

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.

Joining the Social Network Craze

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!

Conserve Space in Firefox by Combining Toolbars

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.