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Google Chrome is now Official!

Yes, Google Chrome has been around and I have even made a blog dedicated to Chrome hacks, but Google Chrome is now going official.  I really sense that Chrome will start picking up even more users due to the fact that they did fix a lot of security bugs with enhancements from the community feedback.

Go Google!

One thing I highly admire of Google over Microsoft is that they went with open-source when they could’ve made gazillions more money with proprietary code.  Kudos to o

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Ubuntu Linux Hack – How to Install Fresh Copy of Ubuntu without Losing your Current Program Settings!

If you are a hard-core Ubuntu/Linux supporter like me, you will need to learn how to save your programs when you install a fresh copy of Ubuntu.

Here’s how to do it:

Configuration

Keeping your configuration intact is pretty straight forward and obvious. Just backup your /home folder onto an external drive or whatever. Make sure you also grab the hidden files, don’t do my mistake! Applications

Now for the current applications. Basically we just need to make a full list of the installed apps. sudo dpkg –get-selections &

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Interview with Inventor of Linux, Linus Torvalds!

I’ve read books of 2 of the most unique creators of operating systems, that is Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, and Bill Gates, the creator of Microsoft Windows.

Of course, I did get the feeling that Bill Gates was a money-hungry, arrogant, geek-vampire from his book while I got the feel

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Eee PC Hack – How to Make your Eee PC Boot in just 5 seconds!

Here’s a cool Eee PC Hack that uses a modified Fedora Linux to speed up the boot time of Eee PCs.  I think this shows how great linux operating systems are modification by uses.  I am sure you can do something similar with Windows, but not to the extent this hack does.

How did they do it? Arjan said it starts with the right attitude. “It’s not about booting faster, it’s about booting in 5 seconds.” Instead of saving a second here and there, set a time budget for the whole system, and make each step of the boot finish in

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Wine Version 1.1.5 Now Available for Download!

Wine, a Linux application that lets you run Windows programs, has now released version 1.1.5: (Go knock yourself out now, drink too much wine!)

The Wine development release 1.1.5 is now available. What's new in this release (see below for details): - Substantial JavaScript implementation. - Partial support for layered windows. - Support for Unicode file export in Regedit. - Proper exception handling in widl-generated code. - Asynchronous requests and cookies suppor

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Eee PC Hack – How to run Mac OS X on Eee PC!

Eee PC Hack - How to run Mac OS X on Eee PC!

Wow, someone has figured out a way to run Mac OS X on an Eee PC!  Of course, you cannot use your sound, WiFi, LAN, and pretty much anything of necessity but it’s cool simply due to the fact that you are running Mac OS X on a PC.

While many would question why you’d want to go to the trouble of installing OS X when there are many Windows and Linux distributions available out of the box? Maybe you’re looking for a challenge. Installing OS X on non-Apple hardware provides plenty of chances to f

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DIY – HOWTO Make a Serial port IR Receiver!

Here’s a cool DIY on how to make your own serial port IR receiver.

What does it do you ask?

Well, IR receiver can be used for controlling any IR devices or reading from them such as TVs, DVDs, etc…etc…

The best part about this DIY is that it can be used for making your custom DIY media center.

This circuitry allows you to control your computer with a simple remote, like the one you already use for your TV-set. It’s very useful when you want to control a DVD or an mp3 player without having to stay at the

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Recap of Google Chrome Hacks Blog This Week!

Remember we made a new blog to cover tips and hacks for the Google Chrome?

Here’s a re-cap of interesting hacks and tips this week:

Resize your textbox – Google Chrome lets you resize any textbox of any website

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Dell Inspiron 910 Mini-Notebook coming this week!

You can expect the Dell Inspiron 910 Mini-notebook later this week.  The Dell Inspiron 910 is the very first mini-laptop produced by Dell, who is trying to take a market share of the new “mini” market.

Here’s some Dell Inspiron 910 Links that will inspire you for sure from our pimp blog LaptopPimp.com.

Dell Inspiron 910 Specs and Detailed Pics

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World’s Smallest Linux PC fits in your hand!

Okay, don’t get me wrong, this ISN’T the world’s smallest Linux PC.  Actually, the smallest Linux PC maybe even smaller as embedded Linux has evolved.

But from PC users’ standpoint, this Linux PC pictured above isn’t big at all, in fact, it’s as small as an apple designed for use in spaceships.

What’s the point?  It looks cool and eventually we should be able to replace bulky desktop PCs with these little min-versions.

So, would you like a Space Cube? Tough luck, at least for the moment. Out

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