Answers: Swap a laptop hard drive

21 09 2007


A great post at Yahoo Answers covered replacing an old laptop hard drive with a new one and making the old one into a portable drive. It is a pretty simple process and so are the steps, though I would recommend going for a free alternative instead of Norton Ghost, such as Ghost for Unix (which is for windows too). The instructions are a bit vague but you could get through it pretty well with a bit of extra reading.

How Do I change My Hard Drive? from Yahoo Answers





Good to know: Stop a car with no brakes

22 08 2007


Ever been driving along the highway, go to slow down for a corner, then realize: no brakes? No? well, if it ever does happen, you’ll be glad you read these two articles, one from Popular Mechanics, and another from WikiHow, on how to stop a car with no brakes.

Stop A Car With No Brakes From WikiHow

Stop A Car With No Brakes From Popular Mechanics





The 46 best-ever freeware utilities

14 08 2007


“Gizmo Richards” at website Tech Support Alert has a list of the 46 best ever free software utilities for windows. The list is very comprehensive and covers basically any piece of software you might be hunting for. The reason I like this list the most is because it is regularly updated and if “Gizmo” finds a piece of software that he thinks is better he will replace it. He has given me a ton of good recommendations for software that I now use regularly.

The 46 Best-Ever Free Software Utilities





Wiki of the Week

4 08 2007

hey we’re back with a new segment “Wiki of the week” a great link to a wiki sit. this week its from WikiHow. And this is possibly the most in-depth guide to overclocking your computer i’ve come across, apart from overclock.net tutorials.

How to Overclock A PC from WikiHow





Learn to install software in ubuntu

23 07 2007

Switching from Windows to Ubuntu? one of the biggest difficulties is figuring out just how to install things, especially if they are not in adept package manager. You could check out GetDeb for some .exe-like .deb files, or you could learn how to install programs with cutler softwares’ guide. The site explains:

“installing software, themes and other things on Ubuntu is actually very easy! This guide will help you understand with screenshots, instructional videos and to-the-point language.”

The guide is very in depth and, while it is written for Ubuntu 6.06, is still really useful for anyone new to the OS.

How to install ANYTHING in Ubuntu!