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The Stormy Sea Desktop

This desktop is simple enough, and Flickr user jsmorley explained that they wanted something just personalised a bit, but nothing over the top. The end result is this dramatic desktop that’s also easy for anyone to duplicate. Here’s how.


Last Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from last week.


The Blood-Pumping Desktop

Reader McTarkus submitted this beating heart desktop to our Desktop Showcase, and in animated form, we can’t help but show it to the world. Here’s how he made it, and how you can make it too.


Program A Raspberry Pi Zero Over The USB Port

The Raspberry Pi Zero might still be hard to find, but at least it’s not hard to use. DIYer and teacher Te Co Ed shows off how to easily program and use the Pi Zero over USB.


How To Type Accented Characters

If you have to Google/copy/paste every time you want to type a word with an accented character, we have good news for you: There’s an easier way. Read on for the fastest way to type these letters on Mac, Windows and Linux.


The Hulking Robot Desktop

Giacomo’s Windows 10 desktop doesn’t have a ton of skins or moving parts, but combined with that wallpaper it’s pretty dramatic. Here’s how he set it all up, and how you can too.


The PocketC.H.I.P. Is The Handheld Linux Machine I've Been Looking For

The variety of ways people have found to cram the palm-sized Raspberry Pi computer inside a handheld device are some of my favourite Pi projects. But those projects are usually expensive, and some even require a 3D printer. The PocketC.H.I.P. isn’t nearly as powerful as a Pi, but it’s still the handheld machine I’ve wanted for a long time. Plus, it’s just $US50 ($67).


The Faded Getaway Desktop

Good wallpaper, faded app launcher in the corner, and a visualizer. Reader Ciysco’s desktop looks sharp and we love it. Here’s how you can make it your own.


Here's How To Get .NET Core Running On Ubuntu

After years of development, Microsoft’s open-source reboot of the .NET Framework, .NET Core, has reached version 1.0. Awesome… but how do you go about installing and using it on something other than Windows? Glad you asked.


Test Raspberry Pi Code On Your Primary Computer With VirtualBox And A Bit Of Tweaking

The Raspberry Pi is great because it’s a low cost way to test all sorts of crazy electronics ideas, but sometimes you might want to test before you test. Virtual machines are a great way to do so, and Grant Winney has a guide for setting one up using VirtualBox.


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