We’ve all known for a while now that Google has been developing an OS that is supposed to run on netbooks and store everything in the cloud, but now you can actually try it out for yourself! If you know how to setup virtual machines, check out this article on how to get Chrome OS up and running!
Install Google Chrome OS
Straight from the source, 77 tips that you’ll endorse.
77 Windows 7 Tips from Microsoft’s TechNet
Much like our recent post on CPU’s, GPU-z details all pertinent statistical information for your video hardware and software.
GPU-z v0.3.7 download
Smart, clever and downright sassy, somEEcards has a category that will offend just about any friend or family member. Perfect !
The Plugin Pack for Pidgin, available in .zip or .exe, adds 50 configurable additions to Pidgin. Magic 8 Ball, Last Seen, Buddy Icon Tools and Auto reply are just some of the plugins you can use to make Pidgin more fun. Add to your ‘Purple’ directory and enjoy !
Plugin Pack homepage
Download Plugin Pack v2.6 .zip
Ok, this is not going to make you any more productive today, but it’s damn cool! If you thought those scroll bars could only be used for scrolling, not so fast! Some geeks decided to make a real-time clock using just scroll bars. Geeky and cool.
Learn how to optimize your nVidia video drivers with this comprehensive, step by step tutorial by Tweak Guides. Perfect for the curious or the serious gamer.
nVidia Tweak Guide
Acknowledging outstanding websites in 70 categories, The Webby winners are all truly worthy sites to visit. Games, blogs, banks, humor, activism, real estate, even ‘weird’ sites are represented.
The 2009 Webby Award winners
If you’re a real geek, you’ve probably already created a barcode that has your name encoded in it! If not, you should get crackin! Creating a barcode is easy and it’s a lot of fun scanning it away and watching your name pop up! If you need some quick barcodes for fun or for a small project, check out this article below.
Create Your Own Barcodes Online
Even though their name might be very innocent (all geeks love Pandas), it did not stop Panda Security (Spain’s main security vendor) become 4th largest antivirus vendor worldwide. Their latest product, Panda Global Protection 2010, incorporates a new and very promising technology called Collective Intelligence which tries to harness the power of cloud computing. If you want to know how good it is and if it’s worth your money, check out this review.
Security for Everyone – Reviewing Panda Global Protection 2010