<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/image58.png" />Today's stupid geek trick takes us to the unseen technical world beneath the surface of your favorite websites, and shows us how real geeks hide secret messages in the HTTP protocol headers. We're talking Serious geek cred here.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-11-03-[20-35-40].png" />Your computer's data is very critical and losing it can can occur due to variety of reasons. A complete (or even partial) backup of your system is always a good idea. SBackup is a tool that'll help you backup and restore data on your Ubuntu machine with utmost ease.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-20-23-21-47.png" />Sometimes you need a word processing application but not an entire office suite. Today we take a look at AbiWord which is a free word processor for all three major OS platforms.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-10-[15-21-29].png" />Sometimes it can be difficult to manage your iPod in Linux without hacking iTunes on your Ubuntu machine. Today we take a look at using the popular music player Amarok to mange your iPod on Ubuntu.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-10-01-52-03.png" />Have you ever had ridiculously slow network performance in your VirtualBox guest OS? The problem is usually solved by an extremely simple little trick. Also, we have links!
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-06-[16-43-41].png" />When you're trying to save money in this bad economy, you probably don't want to purchase an expensive office suite. If you are just a beginner geek, you might not know about the free OpenOffice alternative to MS Office.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-03-[01-57-15].png" />Multimedia is important component of an OS and Linux has plenty of options to handle multimedia, especially music. Exaile is a music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python and incorporates many features including support for several portable players.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-29-[22-52-30].png" />Looking for a good reliable photo program with a nice set of tools included? Now you can enjoy working on and enhancing your photos with PhotoFiltre.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-23-[00-34-21].png" />Looking for a wonderful image program for your children (or inner child)? Tux Paint makes a terrific addition to your family’s computer whether you are using Windows, Linux, or Mac.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-16-[12-18-47].png" />Looking for a good program to create resized copies of your pictures with? Then Easy Thumbnails is a program that you should take a close look at.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-14-[18-00-41].png" />Looking for a reliable desktop publishing application for Linux? Scribus is an exceptional solution for creating PDF documents and brings professional desktop printing to Linux systems.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-08-25-[21-49-02].png" />Video editing is an important aspect of our work. I was looking for some video editing solution for my Ubuntu machine and came across this useful piece of software which makes the editing of videos a very easy. The software is called OpenShot and is a free and open source solution for editing videos on Linux environment.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-08-09-[16-21-03].png" />Avant Window Navigator (AWN) is an application launcher and dock which would redefine your Linux experience. The good part is it's highly customizable and hence will fit perfectly well with your Ubuntu theme. Let's see how to install and customize AWN on your Ubuntu machine.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-08-04-[14-25-16].png" />If you're looking for a free and easy to use desktop application for managing online audio & video content, it's worth checking out the newest version of Miro. The last time we looked at the Open Source video player and podcast client was just under a year ago and they have since improved it a lot.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-26-[20-07-41].png" />VirtualBox from Sun is a great free virtual machine that lets you run multiple operating systems on your PC. Today we take a look at installing the Guest Additions feature which provides enhanced performance of the guest operating system.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-15-[20-23-43].png" />Mind mapping software tools are an integral part of organization for both personal and professional use. A good mind mapping software application helps you map your thoughts sequentially and logically with precision and resourcefulness. Here we look at XMind 3 which is free mind mapping software that you can run on Linux, Mac, and Windows systems.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-19-[20-30-33].png" />VLC 1.0 has gotten several cool new features, one of which is the ability to record what is playing in the screen. Here we will take a look at how easy it is to record a DVD or other video formats using VLC.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-11-[19-40-42].png" />Ever find yourself needing a quick unit conversion and wishing for an easy access solution? Now you can have unit conversion goodness on your home computer and as a portable app with Convert for Windows.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-06-29-[13-34-41].png" />Curious about a new distribution of Linux but not wanting to do a full install or use a Live CD/DVD just to try it out? Now you can enjoy all that Linux goodness by running it “Live CD” style inside of VirtualBox.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-06-28-[17-52-20].png" />Frustrated with seeing all the new wonderful looking Windows 7 and Linux systems and having no easy way to try them? Now you can enjoy all the new operating system goodness in a virtual environment with VirtualBox. VirtualBox works on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-06-17-iron.png" />So you have been enjoying all the goodness of portable Iron Browser, but what about when the newest version is released? Now you can have two methods to quickly and easily update your portable browser.