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Annual Packt Publishing $5 ebook/video sale - title's I bought

Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook

Every year around Christmas/Boxing day Packt Publishing runs a $5.00 sale. For $5 USD you can pick up any ebook or video in the Packt Publishing library. The past couple of years I've picked up books each time they've run the sale. The sale ends soon (January 9th). This year I picked up the following titles:

Windows 7 End of Life Support

Windows 7

Unlike Windows XP Microsoft is still providing updates for Windows 7. What's really happening is that Windows 7 enters the Extended Support period.

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Hard Drive Wiping In Windows

CCleaner's drive erase function

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.

(Turbo CPB) Gigabyte Motherboard - computer won't start Windows 8.x or Windows DVD

My motherboard, RAM, and CPU

After changing the stock heat sink on my system to a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo I ran into an issue where Windows wouldn't start up. Here's how I fixed the issue.

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PokerTH for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android

Customized PokerTH table with new cards and avatars for everyone

At first glance PokerTH seems unremarkable, but as you start to go through the number of options and customizations you realize what a time sink this game can really be. Not only is PokerTH enjoyable as a solo game (you can play network or over the Internet) but it's remarkably customizable, so even if you're not a gamer you might find yourself itching to sit down and create some custom card decks or game tables.

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