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  Troubleshooting Your Internet Connection

If you are experience trouble with 3G or Wifi internet connection on your Google Chromebook, here is a way to start your diagnostic. Visit chrome://diagnostics and test your connection status.
  Displaying the PC Settings Screen

Most aspects of your Windows user interface can be changed by using what is referred to as the PC Settings screen. (Well, you can change whatever aspects that Microsoft allows you to change.) In fact, many of the customizations that used to require invoking the Control Panel can now be accomplished ... Show More
  Automatically Logging On

If you are the only user on the computer and are not worried about someone else having access to your PC, you can configure Windows 7 to automatically log you on.



1. Click on the Start button.



2. Next, type in netplwiz and press the Enter key.



3. Uncheck User must en... Show More
  Windows 10 quick tips: 5 ways to speed up your PC

Want Windows 10 to run faster? We've got help. Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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  The “Optimizing Your Mac” Notification in OS X...

Some Mac users may see a notification alert pop-up from OS X in the corner of their display with a message stating “Optimizing Your Mac – Performance and battery life may be affected until completed.”

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  Windows 10 quick tips: How to protect your privacy...

Worried about possible privacy problems in Windows 10? Here are some quick ways to protect your data.

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  LibreOffice 5.1: The premier open-source office su...

LibreOffice is the product of more than 1,000 developers, most of whom are volunteers, and has an estimated 100 million users worldwide. Born in 2010 as a fork of OpenOffice, LibreOffice has taken the lead and left its progenitor in the dust. In keeping with the Document Foundation’s time-based re... Show More
  Microsoft fixes 36 flaws in IE, Edge, Office, Wind...

February’s Patch Tuesday brought 12 security bulletins, five of which Microsoft rated critical


Microsoft released its second batch of security updates for this year, addressing a total of 36 flaws in Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, Windows and .NET Framework.


SAP slaps patch on ... Show More
  Analysis Of The Top 10 Linux Distributions Of 2015...

The point of this article is to look at the top 10 Linux distributions as listed on Distrowatch for the year 2015 and analyse their suitability for the average Joe.

The criteria for an Everyday Linux distribution is as follows:

Must be relatively easy to install

Must have an intuitive... Show More
  Microsoft Security Bulletins For February 2016

The Microsoft Security Bulletins overview for February 2016 provides you with detailed information about security and non-security patches that Microsoft released for its Windows operating system and other company products since the January 2016 release.

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  Curious Case Of Linux Distribution Code Names

Have you ever wondered about the code name of the latest release of your favorite Linux distribution?


The upcoming Linux Mint 18 has been codenamed Sarah. Ubuntu 16.04 will be called Xenial Xerus. The list goes on like that.


The question about the code-names is really trivial. It d... Show More
  Convergence Becomes Real With First Ubuntu Tablet

First Ubuntu tablet has been just announced. Canonical, parent company of Ubuntu, and Spanish hardware manufacturer BQ are all set to unveil the first Ubuntu tablet at Mobile World Congress, later this month.


BQ is also the manufacturer of the first Ubuntu Phone. The partnership between Can... Show More

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