Author: Shankar Ganesh
A 16 year old Techie, High School Student, Blogger and Part Time Freelance Writer from India. He writes about computers and software at Killer Tech Tips

Shankar Ganesh has written and can be contacted at shankar@techie-buzz.com.
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Here are five apps that let you disable everything from your Aero Glass effects to your keyboard at the click of a button.

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If you’ve tried Linux before, chances are you found this frustrating. The NumLock key on your keyboard is by default OFF when Linux boots. There’s a way to enable NumLock key stay in the ON state when Linux starts up. Here’s how to do it if you’re in Ubuntu: Using the shell, install NumLockX by […]

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Did you just switch to Linux and realise that pressing Win Key + D shortcut doesn’t take you to the desktop? Yes, by default this keyboard shortcut for ‘Show Desktop’ doesn’t work in Linux.

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.RM files, short for ‘Real Media’ are media files that may contain audio and video or either of them. Some sites use the RM format to stream audio or/and video to your computer. So how do you open .RM files and get them played on your computer?

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I recently switched to Winamp, thanks to a friend’s recommendation. One thing that’s been keeping me away from this player is the fact that it looks ugly (well, atleast to my eyes). There are lots of skins, I know, but they aren’t professional looking. But I really loved Winamp because it’s very customizable. I tried […]

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Have you ever tried printing an entire CHM file from Windows? Chances are the file won’t print properly. This is a known bug, and there’s a workaround to printing an entire CHM file easily.

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SpiceBird Review - Instant Messenger Setup

SpiceBird is a new application that aims to integrate Instant Messaging, Email, Calendar and Task Management, and also RSS reading under one wing. I just downloaded it and gave it a try, and thought of posting my initial thoughts on this over here. First, it’s a beta version FYI. I had no problems with installing […]

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Miro, a free open source video player that brings Internet TV to your desktop has gone to version 1.1 with lots of new features. Miro 1.1 has been officially released for download. What’s new in Miro 1.1? The most noticable change in Miro 1.1 comes in the improvements in torrent downloading speeds, along with more […]

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Digg!

If you dual boot with Windows and Linux, and have data spread across different partitions on Linux and Windows, you should be really in for some issues. It happens so sometimes you need to access your files on Linux partitions from Windows, and you realize it isn’t possible easily. Not really, with these tools in […]

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Test Vista compatibility with Vista Compatibility Checker

Want to get your PC installed with Windows Vista, but not sure of whether your computer is compatible with it? Vista requires some decent hardware configuration to run on. So how do you check if your computer hardware is compatible with Vista? Can your computer run Vista or not? There’s a way to find out […]

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Xultris is a Firefox extension that brings the famous Tetras game into the browser. Install the extension, and launch it via the Tools menu and you’re ready to play. Hit ‘n’ to begin, there are single and double player modes. Download the Xultris addon from here

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Google Talk Translation Bots

Hiya! A new feature that’s exclusively available on Google Talk and Gmail Chat. You can now use Google’s Translate from inside your chat window, thanks to the new bots that’ve been added. So how can you get translation done using Google Talk Chat? First, add any of these bots to your contacts list:

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Launchy 2.0

Launchy helps you to launch applications and tasks on your computer in a matter of a few keystrokes. It indexes your files and executable programs so that they’re just a few keystrokes away, saving you lots of time. Launchy 2.0 Features

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Yahoo Messenger for Vista

You can now download a cool new version of Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista. Today, Yahoo Messenger Preview has been released for download for Windows Vista users. Yahoo Messenger for Vista integrates with Vista very well, and has some specific and unique features only available for Windows Vista. Download Yahoo Messenger for Vista, and get […]

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Open ISO files

An ISO image is an image of files that can be burnt to a CD. If you’ve just downloaded an ISO file, and be able to open the ISO file and edit its contents, before burning it off on a CD, here’s a quick guide telling you how you can open an ISO file.

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