Ubuntu: Launch apps as root via a launcher

If you’re like me you really hate typing sudo before almost every command in a terminal window. Or sometimes you want to just be able to interact or copy files via Nautilus instead but you need root, and don’t want Nautilus tied down to a terminal widow. In this article I will discus how to make Launchers to launch a terminal as well as launch Nautilus as root… Read the rest of this article »

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Internet Explorer 8 goes RC1

As of today the feature-complete IE8 goes RC1. It comes in Windows XP (32 and 64 bit), Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit), Server 2003 (32 and 64 bit), and Server 2008 (32 and 64 bit) flavors.

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Cleaning up desktop clutter the batch file way

As many of you may know I love batch files LOL Well I thought many people have an abundance of desktop clutter. The qustion is how to cut through the clutter and move only certain types of files to other locations and do it without installing any software? Well after a few hours I have solved the problem, using nothing else but a batch file. Before you ask, a batch file is a plain text file that allows you to run DOS style commands without having to type out commands multiple times. The following batch file will move any files with the .jpg, .jpeg, and .png file extensions to a folder called “Pic temp” in the folder “wow temp64” on your desktop in Vista. Read the rest of this article »

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First impressions of Windows Seven

Well it’s time for me to give the lowdown on Windows 7 beta! I have come up with a list of noteworthy things about 7. Read the rest of this article »

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The tweaks every Vista User should do.

It has come to my attention that there are a lot of things new users don’t like about Vista.  In this guide I will be going over the tweaks that every Vista user should do (and how to do them) to make their OS a little lot better. Please note that your screen may not look exactly that same as mine but all the things are in exactly the same places. Read the rest of this article »

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Writing a self deleting batch file

Some people laugh at me when I tell them I love to write batch files.Thinking

Today i found myself in kinda a pickle, I wanted to write a batch file that would delete itself as well as any files in the directory it was located in. So I turned to my good friend Google, not too much luck… Lucky I can usually figure this stuff out. Here’s what worked for me…

The solution:
@echo off
cls
del. /q

the del. deletes everything in the working directory and /q switch makes it so you don’t have to confirm every file delete (quite mode).

I hope this info was helpful!

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Mac finely gets uTorrent

The makers of one of the best bittorrent clients has released a long awated OS X version of the client.

After screwing around with it, it appears to be a fairly solid BT client but is strangely reminiscent of Transmission although is a lot nicer looking.

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