How to tutorials related to the desktop enviorment.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista hide the Run option in the start menu by default. I know that you can use the Search Programs and Files feild but I preffer to have it visable in my start menu. Plus to enable this takes about 5 seconds. Let's get started and enable the Run option in the start menu.



The intent of this article is to show you some information on  basic wireless hacking along with just how important it is to secure your wireless Network. Please use this information wisely. I am not responsible for what you and your friends do with this information.

To find your IP address on a Windows computer go to Start > Run (You can also use the keyboard short cut windows + "R")

Note: In windows 7 the run option is hidden from the start menu. A quick short cut is to hold down the windows key (located in the bottom left corner of your keyboard by CTRL and FN) and hit the the letter "R". For Steps on how to make this visable visit


You can setup network share on a Linux server using samba or just setup a shared drive on a windows machine. This will allow you to have a central place to store files and easly share them with other computer on the network. In this tutorial we will assume the network share is already setup.


In this example we will  setup a shared drive on a home computer. This will allow us to share files between multiple computers and devices on the network. This can be great for sharing files as well as setup a single point to manage and update files.


Arch Linux has so many different ways you can set it up and configure it. For example there is no primary desktop defined such as GNOME 3, GNOME 2, KDE, XFCE, Fluxbox and so on. No matter what desktop enviroment you have installed using the good old fashion terminal to complete this task is probaly the best idea. Lets get down to install GIMP.

Open a terminal window.

note: If you have not setup sudo access for your user you will need to switch to the root user to install. (su command)

Type sudo pacman -S gimp  (Note:  The capital S)




"Ubuntu" is an ancient African word, meaning "humanity to others".

Ubuntu is a Linux operating system originally based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and distributed as free and open source software.

Some newer Linux users may not be aware that many Linux distributions use workspaces. It can be a bit frustrating if you accidentally bump something and switch to another workspace. So instead of trying to avoid them, lets look at some fancy ways you can switch between them.

Workspaces can be a real nice feature and helps keep you organized while you work. In this article I am using Ubuntu and using the default keyboard shortcuts. The 3D desktop cube will require you to install Advanced Desktop Effects Settings (CCSM) – CompizConfig Settings Manager, and enable the 3D cube. This can be installed using Ubuntu Software Center.

In this example I am switching between workspaces using the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + E



By default ubuntu has an unknown password set. It is very rare that you would ever need to login as root but if you do you will need to have a password set. To set the password for root it is as simple as typing in a command in a terminal / command line.



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