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How To: Install Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) on Your PC

This tutorial will walk you through the steps required to install the Ubuntu 9.10 operating system (Karmic Koala) on your computer. I have a Suzuki Kuiper 1411 HKS notebook computer with 2.1 GHz Intel Dual Core processor, 4GB RAM and 320GB hard drive. It has a dedicated 256MB Nvdia GeForce 9300M GS graphics card and 1270++MB of VRAM in SLI mode.

How To: Remotely assist someone in Ubuntu

Remote assistance is a feature that, as its name suggests allows a user to remotely control another computer. The user can then use the remote computer in the same way as if the user is physically present there. Most modern operating systems support this feature.

How To: Install Google Chromium OS on your Mac or PC

First download the virtual box, download it for Mac and install it. Now download the Chrome OS and extract it. Now launch your virtual box and click new. A "create new virtual machine" wizard will open, click next, put the name of the OS and choose Linux in operating system and Ubuntu in version now click next. Now give memory atleast 1000 MB and click next. Select "use existing hard disk" and tick the "boot hard disk" and choose the OS file by clicking the folder icon next to it, click add a...

How To: Monitor hardware sensors in Ubuntu

In this tutorial, we learn how to monitor hardware sensors in Ubuntu. First, go to your Synaptic Package Manager and download any IM-Sensors you need. You will also have to download and install "hddtemp". After you do this, go to your terminal and type in "sudo sensors-detect", then press enter. Answer the questions YES to every question you are asked. When you get to the end, start the chip drivers that are found by typing in "sudo modprobe (driver name)". This is all you have to do to monit...

How To: Open RAR & ZIP files

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to open RAR and ZIP files. This task is very easy, fast and simple to do. Begin by downloading the 7-Zip program. Then open the downloaded file and follow the instructions to install the program. Once installed, right-click on the zipped file, go to 7-Zip and select Open Archive or Extract Files. Once opened or extracted, users will be able to access the zipped content. This video will benefit those viewers who have received or downloaded a zipped fil...

How To: Make windows full screen on a Mac

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make windows full screen on a Mac computer. This task is very easy, fast and simple to do. Users will need to download the application, Right Zoom. The link to download this application is: Right Zoom. Once downloaded and installed, double-click on the application to operate it. Now whenever users click on the + on the top of a window to maximize the screen, the window will enlarge to full screen. This video will benefit those viewers who use a Mac...

How To: How Long Would It Take to Crack Your Password?

If you have any doubt about how secure that strong password you created really is, there's an easy way to check online. Just visit HowSecureIsMyPassword.net, which uses a combination of math and statistics to determine how long it would take for a PC to crack your password. It's sponsored by Dashlane, one of the top password managers available, and also gives you tips on how to make your password or passphrase stronger. The site claims the password submitted is not sent over the web, and its ...

How To: Turn Vista into Windows 7 for free

This video demonstrates how to turn Windows Vista to Windows 7 for free. Make sure that you are running your PC on a Windows Vista OS. First, unlock your taskbar by right-clicking on it and unchecking the option. The space where your smaller application icons are located can now be made wider. Re-lock your taskbar once done. You can also right click and select View>Large Icons to make the icons look bigger. You can also download a free application at RocketDock which will make your Vista task...

How To: Upgrade Notepad in Microsoft Windows

Want a little bit more from your text editor? This video clip from CNET TV will show you how to find a suitable replacement for Microsoft Windows' Notepad. For details, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started finding, downloading and using a Notepad replacement yourself, watch this home computing how-to.

How To: Compress and encrypt an .EXE file with MPRESS

For the newer generation, using a computer is now a common thing that a lot of people must know how to do. Regular things like opening programs, writing papers, and using the internet are all easy to get, but there are other things that can be a bit harder for those less experienced. So if you're starting off or just looking to learn something new, this video can help. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to compress and encrypt an .EXE file for free using MPRESS. Good luck, pay attention, a...

How To: Enable the 'Ctrl-Alt-Del' login window on Windows 7

Use Microsoft Windows 7? Miss the old Ctrl-Alt-Delete log-in prompt? It's easy to restore. So easy, in fact, that this home computing how-to from the folks at CNET TV can present a complete overview of the restoration process in just over a minute's time. For more information, and to get started restoring this useful security feature on your own Windows 7 PC, watch this free video tutorial.

How To: Run Windows inside Mac OS X

Want to run Windows Vista or 7 on your Apple computer without having to install Bootcamp? With virtualization software like Parallels, it's easy! Learn how to run Microsoft Windows within Mac OS X with this free video tutorial from the folks at CNET TV. For specifics, and to get started running your favorite Windows applications and games in OS X, watch this handy how-to.