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Best Linux Distributions for New Users   

Ah, the age-old that holds far more importance than simply pointing out which Linux distribution is a fan-favorite. Why is that?

Let me set the stage: You have a user one who has, most likely, spent the majority of their time in front of either a Windows or Mac machine and they've come to you for an alternative. You want to point them in a direction that will bring about the least amount of hiccups along the way and highlight the power and flexibility of Linux.

But, remember, the single most important aspect is that they must get it, out of the box.

That's why we often take the time to point out which distributions are best designed for new users -- because bringing new users into the mix is the best way to spread the word and grow the base.

With that said, what are the best distributions for new users?

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Published on January 16, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
Microsoft Security Updates January 2017   

It is the second Tuesday of the month, and that means it is once again Patch Day over at Microsoft.

The company has released security updates and non-security updates for client and server versions of its Windows operating system, as well as for other company products today.

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Published on January 10, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
The future of Yahoo Web Properties   

Verizon offered $4.8 billion for the Yahoo brand name, core patents, and the bulk of the company's Internet properties, and Yahoo accepted the offer last year. The only major properties not included in the deal is the stake in Yahoo Japan, and the stake in Chinese company Alibaba.

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Published on January 10, 2017 by Bob Uhlman  --  Revised on January 10, 2017
Microsoft lets some Windows 10 users hit pause on updates   

Latest beta also allows more Home users to defer forced updates with metered connection trick

Microsoft today delivered a new Windows 10 build that includes changes designed to address long-standing complaints about the operating system's update practices.

Testers -- those registered with the Windows Insider program and on its "Fast" release track -- were handed build 15002 today. Dona Sarkar, the Microsoft software engineer who serves as the public face and voice for Insider, called 15002 "a BIG update" in a post to a company blog that spelled out a slew of changes.

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Published on January 10, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
Analysis of the top 10 linux distributions of 2016   

The list is the top 10 distributions as found on Distrowatch.

The point of this guide is to look at each of the top 10 distributions and to highlight how suitable the distribution is for the everyday Linux user.

There is a set criteria I use to determine how suitable a Linux distro is for the average person which is as follows:

Must be easy to install
Must have an intuitive desktop environment
Must be easy to use
Must have a standard and fairly complete set of applications installed
Must have a decent package manager for installing other applications
Must be ready to use straight away
The list is ordered in the same way they are on Distrowatch.

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Published on January 10, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
The Best Linux Distros for 2017   

The new year is upon us, and it's time to look toward what the next 365 days have in store. As we are wont to do, looks at what might well be the best Linux distributions to be found from the ever-expanding crop of possibilities.

Of course, we cannot just create a list of operating systems and say "these are the best," not when so often Linux can be very task-oriented. To that end, I'm going to list which distros will rise to the top of their respective heaps...according to task.

With that said, let's get to the list!

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Published on January 9, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
Microsoft browsers may have hit rock bottom   

Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge browsers may be near the bottom of their unprecedented crash in user share, measurements published Sunday show.

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Published on January 4, 2017 by Bob Uhlman  --  Revised on January 4, 2017
How to Remove (Chrome/Firefox)   

This removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. looks like a rather convenient platform. The website has a search engine, an email client and several extra features. lists relevant news items. It gives access to games and horoscopes. The website links to a dating platform and an advertising network. gives information about the current exchange rates between rubles, US dollars and euros. The last feature of the website needs to be addressed in detail.

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Published on January 4, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Firefox's ready to supercharge browser speed with major multi-process push   

Mozilla is getting closer to rolling out a faster, more responsive browser to all its users since introducing multi-process Firefox to a select few in August. Soon a much wider swathe of users will be able to experience the performance gains that multi-process Firefox offers. Mozilla says the new Firefox design is offering a 400 percent increase in responsiveness and a 700 percent improvement when webpages load.

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Published on January 4, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
How to use Tor Browser   

If you want to keep your web browsing private, you can use the Incognito mode in Chrome, Private Browsing in Firefox, InPrivate mode in Microsoft Edge, and so on. While this will prevent other people who use your computer from seeing your browsing history, it doesn't prevent your ISP from monitoring the sites you are visiting. You might well want to for any number of reason browse the internet completely anonymously, and this is precisely what the Tor browser offers.

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Published on January 2, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
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