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How to Upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7 Without Losing All Your Settings

How to Upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7 Without Losing All Your Settings

Windows 7 is the latest incarnation of the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. It is also the latest darling of the blogosphere and is being widely regarded as the only true successor to Windows XP. While Microsoft did release Vista after Windows XP, it was a disaster and most people, including yours truly, resisted […]

How to Remote Control Your Windows PC Using Twitter

How to Remote Control Your Windows PC Using Twitter

Twitter is a cultural phenomenon these days. In the few short years of it’s existence, it has gone from becoming just the latest social kid on the block, to the service which most of us see/read even before our daily newspaper. Different people use twitter for different purposes. Some use it to share interesting links […]

How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Vista

How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Vista

I like to call myself a reluctant Windows user, at best. Microsoft Windows is something I use only when I have to and even then I make sure I don’t touch Internet Explorer even with a 10 ft pole. Needless to say, whenever I login to my Windows desktop, every couple of weeks, I usually […]

How to Videoconference Linux and Windows with Ekiga

How to Videoconference Linux and Windows with Ekiga

Ekiga, formerly known as GnomeMeeting, is a videophone program similar to Skype. It’s free, open source, and has so far worked better for me than Skype ever did. Today, we’ll cover how to use Ekiga to conference Linux and Windows clients together.

Managing Windows StartUp Items With Chameleon

Managing Windows StartUp Items With Chameleon

Several of the most troublesome problems that Windows users face – viruses, trojans, bloated softwares – reside in the start up items. So it would be logical that we should watch all the citizen of StartUp Menu carefully. Unfortunately, those annoying programs have an amazing initiative to add themselves to list of start up items. […]

How to Password Protect Your USB Drive Without Administrator Privilege

How to Password Protect Your USB Drive Without Administrator Privilege

Password protecting my USB drive is often the most important thing that I do when I went on travel. With all the confidential information in the USB drive, the last thing that I want to see is to lost it and have others to access all my precious data. Although I have previously covered two […]

How to Install Ubuntu in Windows

How to Install Ubuntu in Windows

Here at MakeTechEasier, we’ve touched on Wubi here and there but have never really gone into detail on exactly what it can do and how it works. According to the website, Wubi is an officially supported Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows […]

Qumana: An Easy-to-Use Alternative to Desktop Blogging

Qumana: An Easy-to-Use Alternative to Desktop Blogging

Desktop blog editors provide bloggers additional functionalities that are missing in your blog’s default editor (e.g. WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, etc.). Additionally, you are able to write and edit your blog posts offline, which provides a way to save your work on your computer’s hard drive while also not having to be connected to the Internet. […]

How to Remove DRM from iTunes Music

How to Remove DRM from iTunes Music

iTunes is the world’s biggest online music store. It is probably also the world’s biggest distributor of DRM infested music. Even though, in the past few months, Apple has taken steps to rectify the problem, the chances of you purchasing DRM laced music from iTunes are still high. So, what is the problem, you say? […]

Safe Guard Your Password With KeePassX

Safe Guard Your Password With KeePassX

Password management applications offer a compromise between convenience and security by storing an encrypted database of your usernames and passwords behind one master password.

Iron Browser: A Secure Alternative to Google Chrome

Iron Browser: A Secure Alternative to Google Chrome

For those who are tempted to use Google Chrome, but are concerned about your privacy being recorded by Google, you can stop worrying now. Iron browser is an exact clone of Google Chrome, without the privacy annoyance features. Iron browser is developed by a German software company SRWare. It is based on the open source […]

Easy Twittering and Facebook(ing) with Seesmic

Easy Twittering and Facebook(ing) with Seesmic

In the battle of the social media sites, the two that seem to be everywhere these days are Facebook and Twitter. The hardest part of immersing yourself in any type of social media, be it for fun or for business, is managing it well. With all of the web based options available, most are geared […]

A Quick Look At Microsoft Security Essentials Free Antivirus Software

A Quick Look At Microsoft Security Essentials Free Antivirus Software

Microsoft has recently announced that they will be releasing a free anti-virus software for their Windows platform. The free software, named Windows Security Essentials (previously codenamed “Morro”) would be available by the end of 2009 at the latest, but for those enthusiasts who can’t wait for the official release, the beta version is already available […]

Transform Kubuntu Jaunty to Windows 7 In 3 Simple Steps

Transform Kubuntu Jaunty to Windows 7 In 3 Simple Steps

One thing that I love about Linux (and Ubuntu) is that it is fully customizable and I can configure it to the way that I want it. Previously, I have already illustrated its flexibility by showing how you can transform Ubuntu Hardy and Intrepid into Mac OS X. Today, let’s bring a step further and […]

How to Manage Your Email More Efficiently With Postbox

How to Manage Your Email More Efficiently With Postbox

I’ve been a web-mail kinda guy since a long time ago. I ditched my email clients (Mail, Entourage, and Thunderbird) and prefer to keep my GMail handy on any computer (or sometimes cellphone) that I use, wherever I am. But Postbox might just change my mind. This free open-source mail client (available for Mac and […]

How to Easily Encrypt Your USB Drive in Windows 7

How to Easily Encrypt Your USB Drive in Windows 7

USB drive is a great tool for you to bring your data anywhere you go without having to lull the whole computer along. The bad thing is, it is small in size and can easily be misplaced or stolen by others. When such incident occurs, the last thing that you want to happen is to […]

How To Access Windows Live Skydrive From Your Desktop

How To Access Windows Live Skydrive From Your Desktop

Dropbox, Sugarsync and Zumodrive are some of the great online storage services that you can use to store, sync and access your files right from your desktop. However, they only offer a meagre free storage space (less than 5GB) that may not even be enough to backup your MP3 files. On the other hand, Windows […]