Skype Beta - Testing nearly 18 Months of Work

Today I got an email from a mailing list I am currently subscribed to and someone pointed out that a new version of Skype for Linux was released. The last release of Skype for Linux (2.0.x) was indeed plagued with bugs, refused to let me (or any one ...

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Tweaking Firefox

Firefox has grown a lot over the last few years. It's US market share is currently greater than 21%. With so many of us on line every day, that means a huge chunk of people are using Firefox. By no means is Firefox the best browser in every aspect ...

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Tweaking Deluge

Yesterday I noted that I prefer the Deluge BitTorrent client for my torrenting (is that a word yet?) listing several reasons. Today I want to show you how to set it up to maximize its usefulness. From configuring network connection settings, to setting up the block list plug-in, there are ...

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Smart-Torrent

BitTorrent has helped change the way we get files on the Internet. No longer do we depend solely on a single servers maxing out their allotted bandwidth on a first come first served basis.  No, that is the distribution method of the past where as today we have the BitTorrent ...

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Favorite Apps for Fresh Systems

Around the holiday's there are lot's and lots of new computers. If your frugal like me however, you just spend time reformatting and cleaning up instead of buying a whole new computer. After setting up my fair share of new systems over the past few weeks/years, there ...

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In Praise of Hulu

So thanks to Hulu (and Adobe) supporting (at least not intentionally preventing) Linux users use their services, I was able to find this:

This work of art made me laugh and reminds me why the Simpsons has been on for so many years. They stay current! Unlike other organizations, they ...

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Basic Ubuntu Security

I just got finished reading (and technically flaming) a article from the ITSecurity site. The article, The Big Ol' Ubuntu Security Resource, starts off by trying to scare you. "So you thought Ubuntu was secure? Think again! I did a Google search with the words Ubuntu and security and you ...

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Switching My Grandmother to Linux Part II

Last time I left you, I had helped my grandmother get accustomed to some of Firefox's great features and how to use the AOL web-mail interface. Well it has been a few months since then and I was finally able to get my grandmother to, "take the plunge!" We ...

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When Facts are Propoganda

Microsoft sent a TechNet newsletter to my immediate boss saying it was a "...special bonus edition of TechNet Flash featuring content specifically selected to inform and ease your Windows Vista deployment." Now in the first sentience of the TechNet newsletter, they admit that this is selective data rather than an ...

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