Foremost is a simple tool for data recovery that has the advantage of not needing a partition to work from.
One of the issues we've run into, particularly with Intel graphics chipsets, is Firefox's URL test being obscured. Here's how to fix the issue.
Special thank you to the good folks at Pearson for sending me a review copy of the eighth edition of The Official Ubuntu Book.
Unlike Windows XP Microsoft is still providing updates for Windows 7. What's really happening is that Windows 7 enters the Extended Support period.
If you've got a hard drive you need to wipe in a USB enclosure or as a second drive in your Windows system here's a simple way to wipe the data off the drive without ever leaving Windows.