<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/image76.png" />Earlier this week we showed you how to make the Gnome Panels totally transparent, but you really need some customized fonts and colors to make the effect work better. Here’s how to do it.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/image44.png" />If you’re an RSS subscriber, you’ll soon notice that we’re making a few changes. Why? It’s time to simplify our system, while providing you a little more control over which articles you want to see.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/image26.png" />Yesterday Microsoft announced the release candidate of Internet Explorer 9, which is very close to the final product. Here’s a screenshot tour of the most interesting new stuff, as well as answers to your questions.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/image22.png" />You might be wondering why we have a screenshot of what appears to be AVG Anti-Virus, but is in fact a fake anti-virus malware that holds your computer hostage until you pay them. Here’s a really simple tip to defeating these types of malware, and a quick review of other options.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/facebook-logo.png" />If you’re geeky and keep up with all the tech news, you probably already know that Facebook added an SSL feature, but for everybody else: You can make your Facebook profile more secure by turning this option on, and here’s how to do it.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/banner.png" />Got a Linux PC you want to put to work? Maybe you’re not comfortable with the command-line only version of Ubuntu Server Edition. Here’s how to keep the standard Ubuntu desktop and add web-serving capabilities to it.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/sshot-12.jpg" />Just the other day I was trying to use Remote Desktop to connect from my laptop in the living room to the desktop downstairs, when I realized that I couldn’t do it because the desktop was running Windows Home Premium—that’s when I realized we’d never covered how to upgrade Windows, so here you are.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Untitled-3.jpg">This week we take a look at how to clone a hard disk for easy backup or duplication, resize stubbornly static windows, and create shortcuts for dozens of Windows functions.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4d25992e5d529.jpg" />If you’re looking for a great book to help you learn more about Windows home networking, there’s a new book on the market by our good friend Ciprian, and published by none other than Microsoft Press.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/bigpictureebookserver.jpg" >If you have an eBook reader it’s likely you already have a collection of eBooks you sync to your reader from your home computer. What if you’re away from home or not sitting at your computer? Learn how to download books from your personal collection anywhere in the world (or just from your backyard).
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/2010-12-23_1114351.jpg" />If you’re a fan of VirtualBox you’ll definitely want to grab the new 4.0 update; it comes packed with an extension manager, a fresh and user-friendly GUI, live virtual machine previews, and more. Check out our screenshot tour for a closer look.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/image168.png" />If you find chatting with multiple chat clients troublesome, then Pidgin is the tool for you. In today’s article, we’ll show you how to connect to popular chat networks, encrypt your conversations, and render mathematical formula in Pidgin.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4d0c0a9b5a8ed.jpg" />If you've just switched to Verizon FIOS and they've installed the new router in your house, there's just one problem: it's set to use lousy WEP encryption by default, instead of the much more secure WPA2. Here's how to fix it.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/image131.png" />Microsoft’s Security Essentials has been our favorite anti-malware application for a while—it’s free, unobtrusive, and it doesn’t slow your PC down, but now it’s even better with the new 2.0 release, which adds network filtering, heuristic protection, and more.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4d0888a80e06e.jpg" />Looking for some last minute shopping for your favorite geek? We put a few holiday shopping items into the form of a song to show off just how geeky your Christmas can be.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4d071fa377593.jpg" />The Apple iPad is an amazing tablet, and to help you get the most out of it, we've put together a comprehensive list of every tip, trick, and tutorial for you. Read on for more.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4ce42cb187ecd.jpg" />Afraid of the dreaded “p” word? You’re not alone. Partitions can get complicated, so here’s an explanation of what they are, how they’re used, and a simple template to use for your own Linux installation.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4ce1b88a7c1db.jpg" />Have you ever tried to login to your Verizon FIOS router, only to find out that you’ve got no idea what the password is? Here’s how to reset the password to the factory defaults and get access to your router again.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Retro-Virus.png" />Protecting your computer with an antivirus solution is par for the course when you’re dealing with a Windows PC, but unfortunately it slows you down at the same time. Here’s how to improve your performance, at least a little bit.
We have previously covered how to set up a PPTP VPN Server using Debian Linux here on Sysadmin Geek, however if you are already utilizing a DD-WRT firmware based router in your network then you can easily configure your router to act as the PPTP VPN Server.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-11-03-1-10-41-15.jpg" />There are numerous ways to block advertisements in your browser, but what if you could block them on the router? Here’s how to use the DD-WRT firmware and deliberate “DNS poisoning” to block ads for every device on your network.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/image366.png" />Want to share some large files with a few friends, but worried about how you’ll keep the file transfer private? Here’s how to use uTorrent as a simple tracker and share files privately with your friends.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cca47ec7c5c7.jpg" />The latest version of system cleaning application CCleaner is out, with a lot of new changes under the hood like 64-bit support, cleaning HTML5 local storage, a drive wiper tool, and better support for Internet Explorer 9 and Google Chrome.