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Learn how to make the most of your free and open source desktop software with specific guides, HowTos, and tutorials.

How to Download, Install, and Unintall Firefox Extensions
Not sure to how install or uninstall a Firefox Extension? Here are some step-by-step instructions for Linux, Microsoft Windows, and OS X users.

How to Change the Default Browser in Thunderbird
Is Thunderbird using the wrong web browser to open links in your emails? Find out how to change the web browser Thunderbird uses when opening links.

5 Mysterious File Extensions Explained
Wondering if it's safe to download a strange sounding file? Not sure what to do with a .bz2, .gz, .tar, .deb, or .rpm file? Learn everything you need to know about these 5 mysterious file extensions.

Make the Most of Firefox Tabs
Learn to use Firefox's pinned tabs and tab groups for faster access to all of your favorite websites.

Create Your Own Custom Linux Commands
Learn how to create custom shell commands in Linux without any programming required.

5 More Mysterious File Extensions Explained
Before you blindly click on that file you just downloaded from the Internet, make sure it's not going to wreak havoc on your computer.

Open Source Tutorial - Adding a Header to Only the First Page in LibreOffice
Trying to add a unique header to only the first page of a LibreOffice document? This easy tutorial will show you how!

How to Install an Open Source Font
Having trouble installing an open source font on Microsoft Windows or OSX? Follow these simple instructions.

Open Source Tutorial - Access Bookmarks Faster with Mozilla Firefox Keywords
A tutorial for adding keywords to bookmarks in Mozilla Firefox for faster access to your favorite websites.

How to Kill Zombie and Runaway Processes in Linux
If you're more of a visual learner than a text-based one, these videos are just what you need to learn how to free your computer from zombie and runaway processes in Linux.

How to Capture a Screencast Using VLC
Step-by-step how-to using the free open source VLC media application to capture a live screencast.

Run Android On Your Desktop Using VirtualBox

How To Convert DVDs To iPad and Tablets Using HandBrake
Use free open source HandBrake to convert DVD videos into the format playable on iPad and other tablets.

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