When Linux Hangs or Completely Freezes

When Windows hangs itself we all know what to do right? Were just reaching for the combination [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] (Control Alt Delete). But if you try this in Linux nothing happens (in some distributions, like Ubuntu, you actually get the menu for shutting down your system, but this don’t work when your system hags or freezes).
So what to do?
There is 3 keyboard combinations every Linux user should remember (or write down). But before we begin I want you to understand some of the signs I use: If a symbol is surrounded by [ ] means that it is a button or key on your keyboard. +means that you have to hold the keys down at once. And means that you have to click the buttons one by one, remember that you have to press each key for 2-3 seconds. Now that you have learned this we can move on to the commands:
Fist you have the combination [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[BackSpace] (backspace is the [←] over[Enter]) that restarts X or GDM (you will be logged out), and you can kind of call it Linux’s Control Alt Delete equivalent. This command gives your programs time to make emergency backups of unsaved files (for example if you writing on a document in Open Office) and it  prevents that you get a file system error during the crash.If you use Ubuntu or a distribution based on Ubuntu you will have to use[Alt]+[PrtSc]+[K] (PrtSc = Print Screen) instead, but you should note that some Ubuntu based distros (like Linux Mint) still use the universal [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[BackSpace].
But what to do if this combination doesn’t work?

Download Flash Games To Computer From Internet / Miniclips

Looking for an easy way to download Flash Games from the internet? Then move onto Miniclips, a website where you find few of the important flash games. You can also look online for loads of fun/interesting and addictive flash games. But in order to store the flash games online, you ought to be a Mozilla Firefox user.
Steps are as follows:
1. Go to the flash games in the Firefox browser, and click on the Tools menu after the game webpage loads completely. 
2. Now, go to ‘page Info’ which opens to a dialog box. Click the media tab with the list of components in the present web page like images, swf flash files and other scripts, in case they are found on this page. 
3. Next click on ‘Type’ where the components are displayed in a certain order. Scroll down and look for ‘Embed Files’ which has .swf extesnsion having bigger size flash in your flash game. 
4. Choose the file, ‘Save As’ and your job is over!

How to Turn Off / Disable Hybrid Sleep Mode In Windows 7, Vista

A great new feature introduced in the Microsoft Windows Vista is the “Hybrid Sleep” mode. This is a definite boost from the ordinary “Sleep” feature wherein the unsaved programs and other running programs on the computer were lost in case of a power outage. This was because the Sleep mode would serialize the current state into memory and then shut down all devices other than the RAM. This problem has now been resolved with the “Hybrid Sleep” mode in which the information is saved on the memory as well as a hibernation file similar to the “Hibernate” option.
This function is quite irrelevant for desktop users with UPS backup or those using laptops as these systems are configured to automatically go into hibernation or shutdown as soon as the battery has been reduced to a certain level. Moreover, switching to this feature resulted in the reduction of the performance of the Sleep feature. To turn off and disable the feature follow this step by step process.

Five Linux Cool Tricks

1. Download a website

Here is a simple way to download a whole website without actually visiting all the pages. First up all go into the directory you wish to download the whole website using the command line and type in the following

wget-r-p-k-E http://www.example.com/dir/

Note -E is to create .html extensions to XHTML or text files. Omit if not needed.It is however not possible for all type of sites :-)

2. Five ways to logout from bash

4.export TMOUT=1
5 kill -9 $
Dont use the fifth one when you are the root since it will kill some essential processes.

3. To change the root password

The first step is to reboot the system. When grub loads up, move the arrow key up/down to highlight and select the Linux kernel and press e to edit the GRUB commands before booting.

Access Blocked Websites with HTTPS Google cache

Access blocked websites by using the https version of its Google cache. It’s like a free https proxy from Google and very fast loading.

In most colleges and schools, the content of certain sites is blocked using filters or firewalls. Normally in such case, most of us use free web proxies or vpn services. But most of these web proxy services are either slow or already blocked by the firewall and VPN servers are charging heavily per bandwidth.

The best method to try out in this case is by using google’s https cache service. This cache is linked directly to the secured https version of the site’s content in google servers. [you can access the google cache of any site by searching for cache:example.com in the search box]

HTTPS version could be added by entering an ‘s’ after the http cache url or you can download an extension for google chrome which converts all google cache link to its secured version.

Download Chrome extension

Recover / Unlock Forgotten Vista Admin Password

If you have misplaced a Microsoft CD Key, it can be got back easily by utilizing the free tools which can go deep into your registry files. But if your Windows Vista Password is lost, or you are not able to unlock admin access to your Vista system, then you may be little worried. But relax, even this can be solved through some essential help lines and tools [free tools, naturally.] the only thing you have to so s to be assured to follow the instructions carefully. Also note that some of the tools may not restore your Windows Vista Password, but they will definitely help you set up a different password on your system.
Usually, to reset the admin login password on Vista, Microsoft has its particular set of PStools and they are specially used for this. Downloaded and extracted the PStools will help you reset Windows Vista Password or in some cases, you may need to change the admin password as a whole. This is very helpful for all the local systems and remote multiple systems.
Often, you may need to have an official tool that can unlock, recover Vistas password for you.