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Stupid Geek Tricks: Find the Secret Messages in Web Site Headers

<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.

Backup Your Ubuntu Machine Easily with SBackup

<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.

How to use Amarok to manage your iPod

<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.

Exaile 0.3.0 is a Music Player for Ubuntu

<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.

Work On and Enhance Your Photos with PhotoFiltre

<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.

Tux Paint – A Great Image Program for Your Children

<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.

Resize Your Photos with Easy Thumbnails

<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.

Scribus is an Art Desktop Publishing Tool for Linux

<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.

OpenShot is Video Editing Software for Ubuntu

<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.

Avant Window Navigator for Ubuntu Linux

<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.

Miro 2.5 Improves Speed & Performance for Windows, Linux, and Mac Versions

<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.

Install Guest Additions to Windows and Linux VMs in VirtualBox

<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.

Xmind is Mind Mapping Software for Linux, Mac, and Windows

<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.

How To Copy a DVD with VLC 1.0

<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.

Enjoy Quick & Easy Unit Conversion with Convert for Windows

<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.

Use VirtualBox to Test Linux on Your Windows PC

<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.

Try Out a New Operating System the Easy Way with 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.

Update Portable Iron Browser the Easy Way

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-06-17-[1]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.