Lifehacker has a great writeup on running Windows apps inside Linux with VirtualBox.
MaximumPC HOWTO on tweaking XP, from speeding up the Windows Start Menu (to give the appearance of a boost!), to diagnostics, and other enhancements.
CodecInstaller helps determine what codecs you need to play a media file properly. If you end up using the software alot, drop the guy a couple of bucks, since the app is free.
From Lifehacker, disable the “Need your permission to continue” prompt
Lifehacker has an article on how to reclaim memory by managing running processes. Not for your average user.
A nice article in Wired:HowTo wiki on how to optimize your fresh Ubuntu installation with a few add-ons
Problem: Event log was registering the following .NET Runtime error: Unable to open shim database version registry key – v2.0.50727.00000 The problem didn’t manifest itself in any way that affected the user, or application, that I know of. In other words, the user did not complain. But I figured I should fix the “problem” anyway. Solution: Using…
Problem: User’s Internet Explorer crashing alot. Event log registered the following error message on numerous occasions: Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 6.0.2900.2180, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00000000. Almost ALWAYS, this error is caused by some third party adware app that’s installed. Sometimes it’s a fancy IE toolbar (not yahoo or google), such…