Have you ever had ridiculously slow network performance in your VirtualBox guest OS? The problem is usually solved by an extremely simple little trick.

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Earlier this week, Microsoft released their completely free anti-virus/anti-spyware solution, and we already gave it a thorough review—but it deserves our official endorsement, and that’s right here.

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Only a few weeks have passed since I learned how to solve a Rubik’s cube for the first time, and now I’ve become completely addicted to puzzle games. It’s time to find a new puzzle.

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The upcoming Firefox 3.5 release adds a new “Tab Tearing” feature that lets you drag tabs off the bar and into a new window. Very cool, but why didn’t they give you a way to disable the feature if you don’t want it?

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In celebration of Father’s day this year, I did nothing—and it was everything I thought it could be. Also, Happy Father’s Day to the rest of you!

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This weekend we finally upgraded the HTG backend system to WordPress 2.8 from an ancient 2.0 installation, thanks to the hard work of Shawn, our new programming wizard.

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Ever since I started using Windows 7 as my primary OS, I’ve been finding little random tricks that save time—and this one is truly a stupid geek trick… did you know that middle-clicking the Pidgin icon on the taskbar will show the buddy list?

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The taskbar button grouping feature is nothing new in Windows 7, and it’s still very irritating if you want to quickly switch between multiple windows of the same type. But Windows 7 makes it better.

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It’s the weekend, and you should be out enjoying family time. We’ll quickly breeze through the good stuff from the week, but after that you should head outside and find yourself something to grill.

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Earlier this week on Lifehacker I wrote up a few of the really slick features I’ve come to love in Windows 7… but I forgot to mention one tiny feature with a really big impact on how you use your computer.

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We’ve got too much swag sitting around, and decided to let you test your geek skills in an attempt to prove just how much of a geek you really are… and also get some free stuff.

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Is there anything more infuriating than spammers sending the same exact email dozens of times per day? For weeks the same spam message has been bypassing the Gmail spam filter and driving me crazy. Here’s the scoop.

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We’ve all seen the Mac vs PC ads mocking us, claiming that Macs never get viruses. If that were true, there wouldn’t be a botnet of infected Macs completely controlled by unknown hackers.

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Every weekday, tens of thousands of How-To Geek readers check out our daily featured articles. What you might not realize is there’s a lot more going on at HTG – so we’re going to do a weekly roundup of all the great stuff you might have missed.

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At the end of every year, we like to look back and figure out what we can do better for next year. While doing so, we noticed that almost all of our most popular articles in 2008 were actually written in 2007, leading me to the conclusion that there’s a problem somewhere.

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The Ruby language has a very simple control structure that is easy to read and follow.

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