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Moving users folder on Windows Vista/Seven to another partition

When I format the computer and reinstall Windows, my first step is move the "my documents" folder to another partition. In Windows XP it wasn't enough because the desktop folder and another user ...
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How do I build a DIY NAS?

I'm looking for good, detailed instructions on how to build a DIY NAS (Network Access Storage). I'm planning on doing it cheap (old PC config + open source software). But not too cheap either. I'm ok ...
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How do I use the awesome window manager?

I've installed awesome on my Ubuntu laptop, and I like it. But I feel kind of lost. I don't know any keyboard shortcuts and the man pages aren't really any help (for instance, what does Mod4 mean?). ...
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Excel for programmers [closed]

Recently as part of my job I have had to edit and create a lot of excel spreadsheets. I am familiar with some Excel formulas but while editing the spreadsheets I don't feel that I'm using the full ...
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I'm an Emacs user. How do I learn Vim?

Most of the time, I use Emacs. However, I've decided to try to learn Vim. I'm happy with Emacs, I just am trying to avoid having it turn into Maslow's Hammer. I've seen a few tutorials, but I have ...
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How could I describe the Save icon to a kid

How could I describe the Save icon to a kid. Problem: kids don't know anymore what floppy look like.
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Bash Shell Tutorials [closed]

What are some good bash tutorials? I would like to learn more about the bash shells commands and how to use them.
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Learning to draw technical illustrations in inkscape?

Do you know any good tutorials and/or books on learning to draw technical illustrations in Inkscape? I am specifically looking for resources aimed at beginners in both drawing and Inkscape, if that ...
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Looking for software to create Step-By-Step Screenshot guides

I like to annotate a series of existing pictures like that one shown below. Each shows GUI elements and I want to add some circles, arrows and numbers to create a step by step guide. Is there any ...
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VIM plugin creation tutorial?

I'd like to make a script that executes a series of commands (basically just two lines): :v/\S/d :w But i cant find a tutorial about how's done. Anyone?
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What is the Unix/Linux equivalent of Typing Tutor?

Back when I started to use computers, there used to be an application called 'Typing Tutor'. As the name of the application indicates, Typing Tutor was meant to teach computer users to touch-type. To ...
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Quick and dirty user management service for Linux VMs?

Background I have a home server running Debian, and a workstation that runs various VirtualBox VMs (mostly Linuxen but some Windows). At the moment, I'm creating my main user account anew for every ...
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vi / vim tutorial recommendations

Being a common tool for *nix System Administrators, I'm looking for recommendations for vi/vim tutorials. After seeing this 'how do I do [this] in vim' question in Stack Overflow, I realize that I ...
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Good Blender tutorial for 3D Studio MAX users

Is there a good tutorial which should how to do things in Blender for ones who knows to to do the same things in 3D Max? May be in form of the table: 3D Max sequence of actions: | Blender sequence of ...
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Learn Linux for the First Time

I want to learn Linux so badly but I'm so pathetic, I don't understand a thing such as "sudo" "apt" or even directories. Also, I'm a slow learner but I'm patient and I can go through the hardship just ...
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3answers
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Where can I learn various hacking techniques on the web? [closed]

I would like to try my hand at hacking -- that is, exploiting various website vulnerabilities. Not for any illegal purpose mind you, but so I can have a better understanding and appreciation of these ...
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Windows on a Chromebook

I heard that it would be possible to install Windows on a chromebook in this blog article and I found a tutorial for installing Windows on the older model CR 48. I own the newer model Samsung Series 5 ...
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How to create a Linux distribution?

Are there any tutorials or books which can help you get started creating a Linux distribution? I can't really find any on the Internet. The distribution doesn't need to have a GUI.
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1answer
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Getting started with Far Manager

I'm interested in learning Far Manager. Are there any walkthroughs or tutorials or feature tours out there? The F1 help system is good, but it's more of a reference than a beginners guide.
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How to set up a home network

I need help to list the devices and cables needed to establish a small network lan in my home. I really don't know what kind of devices I need; is it router, switch,or access point. I have 3 bedrooms ...
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2answers
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Web for teaching how to use the mouse for super-beginners

I remember there was a mouse use teaching application on the Macintosh 128k computers. It was something about a city and it guided you about how to click, double click, etc... Does it exist something ...
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3answers
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Open Office tutorials [closed]

I've been teaching the Open Office suite to adults. I've found some tutorials online, but I don't like them very much. There is always the possibility of doing one myself, but instead I could ...
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7answers
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Windows XP + Internet Basics book/tutorial for an old person

My mom wants to learn how to use a computer, and I thought she'd better start off learning how to use Windows (XP) and the Internet. What books/tutorial (preferably free) do you recommend, which ...
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3answers
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Tutorial for those who know Vim but want to learn Emacs as well

I would like to find a resource listing all the Emacs equivalents (for performing various common tasks or using features in common to both editors) for the Vim commands/features that I know well.
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3answers
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What's a good IPv6 tutorial? [closed]

How do I get started on IPv6? There are many urban myths about IPv6 (today, I heard that enterprises don't like IPv6 because they can't control their BLOCKS like they do today with IPv4). Is there a ...
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4answers
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Git on Windows - tutorial?

Does anyone know of a decent tutorial on how to set up Git on Windows? Which client do you prefer to use? Any that integrates with Visual Studio? How to use Git on windows? I am used to svn and ...
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2answers
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Tutorial on making a picture like this in Photoshop

I always wanted to make a background like this but I could never find a tutorial on this. I also do not know what the effect is called so it makes it even harder for me to find. This is the ...
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3answers
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What are good tutorials for Ubuntu network configuration from command line? [closed]

I had been using Ubuntu for some time, but no really comfortable with the Ubuntu networking concepts from command line. I searched on the internet, but could not find any nice tutorials for ...
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1answer
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ScreenShot Tutorial Creator software

I'm looking out for a software which can create tutorials from screen shots and output them to html at the end of it. I should be able to add the text while the screen shot is taken though the text ...
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1answer
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What's mac software is available to create videos like the squareup.com intro video?

This is a somewhat famous video now: https://squareup.com/intro What mac software is available to easily create these effects? Could it be done with iMovie or do you need something like FinalCut?
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2answers
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Tutorials for HandBrake? [closed]

Does anyone know of any good HandBrake tutorials? I'm new to video encoding in general and could use the help.
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2answers
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Sed for windows

I am attempting to use SED for the first time. To complicate matters, i am using it in windows. I downloaded from this source. Since I don't have install privileges on my work machine I created a ...
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4answers
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Can you reinstall Windows Vista without wiping your machine?

A friend’s computer, which runs Windows Vista, appears to have become somewhat borked — Internet Explorer doesn’t display some images, and Vista Service Pack 1 fails to install via Windows Update ...
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How to put back a fallen off key in HP EliteBook 8540w?

I have a EliteBook 8540w and my F5 Key has come loose and now has come off (not sure how it came off). Anyone know how to put it back on? It is not as simple as a keyboard from a desktop.
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Tutorials on How to set up a linux system from scratch

I have a USB hard disk. I want to run a simple application on Linux. Kinldy tell me the tutorial links where i can find info on how to build the bootloader, kernel and roof file system from scratch ...
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How to encrypt external usb hard drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to encrypt data on an external hard drive? This is my problem, I'm a student and I live with two roommates. When I go to school, I carry my external HDD with me for ...
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Where can I find information for learning to use Cisco IOS? [closed]

I just purchased a Cisco 881 router for my business. I understand a little IOS but i'm having a little problem setting up the router to match the current router (dinky netgear personal router). My ...
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1answer
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Where can I find some useful current Access Tutorials? [closed]

I'm working an a research project and need to learn some of the basic and more intricate how to's of Access 2010. Are there any free online resources that are worthwhile? I'm looking to learn how ...
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1answer
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GNU Screen: :printcmd [cmd]

I cannot understand the examples in manual: `lpr' or `cat > /tmp/scrprint'. How can you use the ":printcmd"-command in GNU Screen? How can use the command to print the Stdout with lpr? Please, ...
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1answer
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How do you set up MacVim to compile and run Java?

I'm reading loads of great things about Vim and MacVim, so I've downloaded it and I've been using it for writing HTML and CSS. I figure that since I'm new to this whole area, I might as well learn ...
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1answer
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text detection program demos

Do you know any text detection software, from images or videos, available as a demo or video demo? Please give me some links. Edit: better with some paper and it's realization. Edit2: I want to ...
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1answer
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LinkSys WRT54GL + AM200 in half-bridge mode - Setup guide recommendations?

I am basically looking for a good guide on how to set up my home network with this set of hardware. I need: Dynamic DNS Firewall + port-forwarding VPN Wake-on-LAN from outside firewall VOIP would ...
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1answer
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What's a good website or book to learn Photoshop CS3 from? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Photoshop Tutorials? I'm looking to learn Photoshop CS3. I mean really master it. i can do some basic things, but I'm not familiar with workflow or keyboard shortcuts ...
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1answer
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Any good (free) video tutorials on the basics of Adobe Premier Elements?

I purchased a copy of Adobe Premier Elements with my computer earlier this year and haven't spent more than a few minutes working with it since. I want to perform some basic editing of home videos but ...
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1answer
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Bash script template to copy files to predefined destination folders

I need an interactive bash script template to copy files to predefined destination folders. If possible, when prompted for user input tab completion would be enabled for a predefined source directory. ...
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1answer
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Where can I find examples or tutorials about ingesting files in a Fedora Commons repository using PHP?

I'm having a surprising amount of trouble ingesting an image file into a Fedora Commons repository with PHP (and cURL). Furthermore, I can't find any working examples of this being done online. Are ...
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1answer
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Expert-level tutorials on LibreOffice Calc

This question was posted on the LO Facebook page: Folk, Any one has Libre office expert level tutorial for CALC ? I need it to present in my company since we are migrating to MS Office to Libre ...
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2answers
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Where can I find a tutorial for PCB?

I'm looking at using this PCB layout program and looking for a tutorial for it. After skimming through the manual, and a few attempts at guessing how to use it, I have to say that in combination they ...
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What are good resources for getting started with Apache Tomcat 7?

We need to set up an Apache Tomcat 7 installation and get a third party software up and running. We have never used Apache Tomcat at all, although we are experienced Java developers, for what that's ...
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Downloading tutorial videos from sites

Once in a while when I come across excellent screencast tutorials I download them for viewing offline. Any ideas on how I can extract this tutorials from this particular jquery site?