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Transform Windows 7 into Ubuntu 11.04

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If you must use Windows but you prefer the look and feel of Ubuntu Linux, we found a customization pack, called Ubuntu Skin Pack 4.0, that makes Windows 7 look like Ubuntu 11.04. This customization pack changes the login screen, boot screen, wallpaper, theme, Start button, icons, etc. The pack even provides some Ubuntu functionality […]

Use Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari in One Browser – Part II

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Welcome to the second part of this two-part series about using the triple-engine browser Lunascape to view web pages using four of the more popular browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari) in one browser. In Part I, we covered installing Lunascape, importing settings and profiles, selecting the default rendering engine, turning off the RSS […]

Easily Turn a Windows Folder into a Safe Using a Hidden Command

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There are many different programs out there that allow you to protect files and information. However, there is an easy way to “lock” the contents of a folder on the Windows desktop by double-clicking on a file and without using third-party software. To accomplish this task, we will create a folder and two batch files, […]

Use Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari in One Browser – Part I

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Do you have many web browsers installed on your computer so you can test the website you are developing in multiple browsers? We found a browser that allows you to use four of the more popular web browsers in one browser. Lunascape is the world’s only triple engine browser that allows you to use the […]

Create an ISO File from a Folder in Windows

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Using ISO files is a very popular way of distributing a large amount of files over the internet. A lot of software packages are available online as ISO files you can download. ISO files can also be used to easily back up files, such as photos, videos, or programs you have downloaded, in an easy-to-access […]

Automatically Delete Files Using Autodelete – Part II

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Welcome to the second part of this two-part series about using AutoDelete to delete selected files and folders on a specified schedule using custom rules. In Part I, we covered installing AutoDelete, keeping a log of deleted files, and showing protected operating system files so we can add the Temporary Internet Files folder for Internet […]

Automatically Delete Files Using Autodelete – Part I

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Over time, your computer can get cluttered with a lot of temporary files stored by programs and temporary internet files. You can delete these files automatically using a free tool, called AutoDelete. This tool allows you to set rules for deleting files older than a specified time from specific folders. You can delete old temporary […]

Minimize All Your Applications to the Windows System Tray

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Even though Windows 7 offers the ability to group applications windows in the taskbar, it’s still possible that with a good number of open applications, taskbar “real estate” will become scarce.  And unfortunately, although many programs will minimize to the system tray, not all will.  Fortunately, HideIt, a free application built for Windows 7, takes […]

Reduce the Size of Tabs in Chrome and Permanently Pin Them

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If you usually have a large number of tabs open in Google Chrome, then you would like the Pin tab feature available in Chrome. This feature allows you to reduce the size of a tab to just the size of a favicon. A favicon is a very small icon that is shown next to a […]

Give Your Ubuntu Installation Full Multimedia Support

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Adding support for a wide range of formats, codecs and media in Linux can be a bit daunting.  There are numerous playback engines (Xine, MPlayer, GStreamer, VLC), which can be confusing.  And since Linux – by its very nature – favors open solutions, you often have an operating system that often doesn’t have much out-of-the-box […]