The Windows Environment

How To : Set environment variables in Windows XP

This video shows you how to set environment variables in Windows XP. A lot of the older software written for windows requires the use of environment variables. There are variables set at the system level and programs that run in a DOS window or older programs can access these ...more

How To : Set up Cygwin for Python programming

If you're interested in learning a general purpose, high-powered programming language, Python might be the way to go. In this installment from his video tutorial series dedicated to programming in the Python programming language, you'll learn how to install the Cygwin Windows ...more

How To : Virtual Machine Basics

If you have never heard of a Virtual Machine (VM) before you might think it to be some new kind of gamers virtual reality system, and that would be incorrect. A virtual machine is a Virtually a real computer that exists inside of your own computer. You can run Kali inside of a ...more

How to Hack Like a Pro : Getting Started with Metasploit

This is my first contribution in an ongoing series on detailing the best free, open source hacking and penetration tools available. My goal is to show you some of the quality tools that IT security experts are using every day in their jobs as network security and pen-testing p ...more

Hack Like a Pro : How to Evade AV Software with Shellter

Welcome back, my tenderfoot hackers! One key area on the minds of all hackers is how to evade security devices such as an intrusion detection system (IDS) or antivirus (AV) software. This is not an issue if you create your own zero-day exploit, or capture someone else's zero- ...more

How To : Use GPG4Win in Windows to Encrypt Files & Emails

I love cryptography. It is like a great gigantic puzzle for me to solve. However, it is more important than that. It is also how we keep secrets safe. Not just sorta safe either, but really safe. Until recently, if you wanted to use strong encryption you had to either learn d ...more

How To : Setup an Asterisk Server

Over the years, I have enjoyed playing with Asterisk. I have found Asterisk to be extremely powerful and fun to play with. There are several books and many scattered how to articles out there, but most are outdated and the information required to build Asterisk from beginning ...more

How To : Make a Window Garden to Grow Food in a Small Space

Growing whatever food that you can yourself is tremendously good for the environment because industrial food production has all sorts of ecological problems. If you live in an apartment, it might seem impossible to grow your own food. Think again! This video will show you how ...more

How To : Install Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 is an integrated development environment that lets you develop websites, web applications, and web services. It requires a bit of computer coding to run (C#, Visual Basic, ASP, C++) and will work on any web server that supports Microsoft. This vid ...more

How To : Add transitions and effects when editing video in Windows

Add transitions and effects with iMovie. Effects and transitions can really influence the mood of your video. This informative and lighthearted tutorial shows the overall procedure, including the editing environment, effect preview, and suggested basic transitions to use.

How To : Edit Adobe Bridge's layout and interface

Changing the way the Bridge looks is a personal touch everybody can make to streamline their workflow. Changing layout settings in the bridge is actually quite easy and very helpful for customizing for individual needs. In this video tutorial, see the ways that you can change ...more

How To : Use white balance & automation in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial the instructor shows how to automate white balance. Normally there is a good chance that a group of photos were taken in a particular environment and if there was a white balance defect it would have affected all those pictures. So you will need to a ...more

How To : Install KDE 4.3 Plasma on [k] Ubuntu Linux

New to Ubuntu Linux? This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to install KDE 4.3 Plasma on [k] Ubuntu Linux. After six months of development, the K Desktop Environment 4.3.0 was launch ...more

How To : Paint Your Car's Interior for a Two-Tone Look

Painting your car's interior is a great way to enhance your driving surroundings and give you a new plush look. In most cases it can even increase the value of your car when you trade it in or sell it. You could spend hundreds, even thousands for changing or replacing your in ...more

How To : Use the vi editor for Python programming

If you're interested in learning a general purpose, high-powered programming language, Python might be the way to go. In this installment from his video tutorial series dedicated to programming in the Python programming language, you'll learn how to set up the vi editor to cod ...more

How To : Make free ringtones for a non-jailbroken iPhone 3G

gjtfreak demonstrates a new free tip for the iPhone 3G on how to get free ringtones on a Windows Vista environment in this video. Firstly go into the start menu open control panel option and from that open folder option. Click on view and find a box that says hide extensions f ...more

News : Eco Friendly Window Treatments

Looking to go "Green" When I'm looking to do new remodeling projects around the house, I find myself asking, is this Eco-Friendly? Is this main stream America brain-washing me into a "Greener Tomorrow?" I doubt it! Embracing Eco-minded products is not just good for preserving ...more

How To : Make your own natural window cleaner

If you use Windex or any other window cleaning product, you may be exposing yourself, or others, to harmful chemicals. Many cleaning products that are sold in supermarkets, contain harmful chemicals that are not good and certainly not good for the environment. In this tutoria ...more

How To : Recycle old windows into new decorations

In this video, we learn how to recycle old windows into new decorations. First, you can make a coffee table by using the old window and adding legs onto the bottom of it. You can also place a box around the bottom and hinge the window to make a display case. This is simple to ...more

How To : Check If Windows XP Is Activated

Some people might check their activation status of Windows XP by simply right-clicking on the My Computer icon on their desktop, then clicking on Properties. It opens up a new window with General tab showing some basic information about your PC, like system info, registered to ...more

How To : Use the Wubi installer for Ubuntu

This video describes basics about using Wubi installer for Ubuntu in Windows operating system.Wubi installer is usually used for Ubuntu family distribution installations.You can download Wubi installer from the Internet and then it will install all desired distribution automat ...more

How To : Set up OpenGL and GLUT on Windows for Visual C++

If you want to learn how to make a 3D game using C++, then this is where you should start. This video lesson will show you how to download and set up OpenGL and GLUT for Microsoft Visual C++ Express on a computer running a Windows operating system. With all of this ready to g ...more

How To : Make an urban environment neighborhood drawing

Watch this video to learn how to make an urban neighborhood drawing. Start by sketching the road splitting into two direction. Remember that as things are farther a way they are smaller in appearance. Put in some vegetation where you are not going to put building. Next sketch ...more

How To : Customize Your Linux Desktop

Linux can have the most beautiful interface in the world, because it is simply what you make of it. You can change every little detail with relative ease because that's what Linux is all about: Freedom and OpenSource. I posted pictures of my desktop on the corkboard a few wee ...more

How To : setup an external MIDI device with Apple Logic

Let’s say you have a MOOG keyboard you want to send into Logic. To set this up, there’s a few things to do in Logic. Make a new project in Logic, create an audio track. Open the environment (apple+8) In the environment, click NEW/INSTRUMENT In the track inspector on the left ...more

How To : Remove a Windows Password with a Linux Live CD

Back when I was a Windows user, I know I'm not the only one who has experienced password loss—that moment where you just can't remember your password. Sometimes it happens to the best of us. So, how can we get into the system without paying a local geek or geeksquad to do it? ...more

How To : Recover Deleted Files in Linux

File recovery on Linux is a bit different than Windows. It requires different software than the Windows counterparts because every OS has their own file system. Windows uses NTFS, or FAT file systems, while on the other hand, Linux uses ext-based file systems. I personally use ...more

News : Overview of New features in Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft office 2010 is the successor version of office 2007 and is code named as office 14. It is the first 64 bit version of office which is only compatible with Microsoft service pack 3, Windows vista and windows 7. It was released on April 15, 2010. It is the first Micros ...more

News : The Right Linux Distro

As many of you Null Byters may know, I was planning on writing this article a week or two ago. Better late than never! So, let's get right to it then—choosing the right Linux distro for your needs. First off, you need a base for your search. Picking a Base Right now, there ...more

News : Performance Hacks & Tweaks for Linux

If you have made the switch from Windows to Linux, I want to congratulate you in advance. I'm sure you have noticed a huge performance increase when using Linux over other operating systems. This is only half the battle, though! Most users who are new to Linux end up using Ubu ...more

How To : Use Cygwin to Run Linux Apps on Windows

You'll see a lot of Linux action going down here at Null Byte. We use Linux for hacking-related stuff because it provides a more relaxed programming environment, making it easy to write exploits and tools. Linux has many features Windows is lacking, such as full control over t ...more

How To : Do the "swim in the sky" glitch in Mercenaries 2

Glitches are everywhere in the video game world, and you can call them what you want... glitches, cheats, cheat codes, hints, secrets or tips. In order to find a glitch, you have to keep your eyes open or follow a recommendation from a gaming friend. Either way, to catch a sec ...more

News : Techniques for Creating Architecture in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. In the past, we've gone over how to improve the architecture of windows, doors, walls and other such structures. In last Saturday's workshop, we looked into some specific te ...more

Otherworldly : Optical Delusions and Small Realities

Last week in New York, I saw the new show Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities at the Museum of Arts and Design, at Columbus Circle near the edge of Central Park, between Broadway and Eighth. Below is the museum’s description of the show: “Otherworldly: Optical ...more

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