Last Week's Best Posts

You wanted HTML 5, you wanted more RAM and you wanted fix-it advice. Kick off your Lifehacker Monday by making sure you didn't miss any of the biggest posts from last week:

  • How Microsoft Conspires To Anger Paying Office Customers
    Windows 7 has been widely acclaimed as the best Windows release in years, but Microsoft has still managed to also make it an evil sales tool for Office 2007 upgrades. Here’s what sucks about pre-installed Windows 7 for Office 2003 users not planning to make a shift, and how to fix the dreaded MAPI32.DLL error.
  • How HTML5 Will Change The Way You Use The Web Firefox and Safari partially support it, Google's Wave and Chrome projects are banking on it, and most web developers are ecstatic about what it means. It's HTML5, and if you're not exactly sure what it is, here's an explainer.
  • Top Google Searches Show We’re Clueless About The Address Bar
    Google has released its annual list of the most popular and fastest rising search terms used by Australians. While there’s a predictable glut of Michael Jackson and Masterchef, the list also demonstrates that apparently many of us don’t know how to type an address into a browser.
  • Ten Alternatives To Mininova Last week, popular BitTorrent tracker Mininova started limiting torrents to only approved partners. If you're hunting for a new torrent-tracking home, all-things-BitTorrent weblog TorrentFreak is here to offer some worthwhile alternatives.
  • Is This $29 Printer A Genuine Dell Discount?
    Dell’s already got something of a position of infamy in the Lifehacker Discount Academy after its router discount turned out to be anything but, so when the company started promoting a photo printer discounted from $219 to $29 yesterday, my suspicions were immediately aroused
  • Do You Really Need More Than 4GB Of RAM? With the price of upgrading system RAM extremely low these days, people are always asking me whether it's really worth it to upgrade beyond 4GB; today we'll answer that question for everybody.
  • How To Fix Your Relatives' Terrible Computer Drop your bags, fix a drink, and grab the XP CD-it's time for the holiday ritual of fixing up your relatives' computer. Here are some tips and downloads to keep handy while you're cursing all the auto-starting crapware.
  • The Human's Guide To Running Google Chrome OS Two weeks ago Google released the source code of their upcoming Chrome OS operating system, and thanks to some fast and hard-working developers, you don't have to be a coder to try it out.
  • The Mac Lover's Bedroom Putting your workspace in your bedroom is a gamble. Do it poorly and you invite a clutter magnet into your sleeping space. Do it well, and you can put your bedroom's extra space to stylish, productive use.


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