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Windows 10 WARNING: Users alerted as SHOCK issue discovered with October 2018 update   

Windows 10 users are being warned after a major issue was discovered with the October 2018 update.

Recently some Windows 10 fans who downloaded the October update have been hit by a surprise problem.

The PC users took to Windows 10 forums and Reddit to claim the latest Microsoft update had been deleting some of their personal files.

Many of those hit by the Windows 10 issue have apparently not been able to recover the deleted files.

In one post a Windows 10 user wrote: "Last night I updated to 1809, and it all went smoothly, but then I find that all my files in Documents are DELETED

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Published on October 7, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Linux Mint 19.1 codenamed ‘Tessa’   

Linux Mint 19.1 is estimated to be released around November/December 2018 and will be supported until 2023.

Linux Mint 19 users will have the ability to upgrade. This upgrade will be both easy and safe and it will be performed via the Update Manager.

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Published on October 2, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Sir Tim Berners Lee is building a ‘new internet’ where you’re in control of your own data   

Sir Tim Berners Lee is building a new version of the world wide web, designed to take power away from tech corporations including Facebook and Google and restore it to the individual.

The founder of the world wide web has been developing web platform Solid for several years with colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) through new company inrupt, guided by the principle of "personal empowerment through data."

The project gives users the choice to decide where their data, including photos, address book, message history, music library and documents, is stored and the means access them easily in one place, instead of through various apps and systems like WhatsApp, Google Drive, Spotify etc.

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Published on October 1, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Tails 3.9 is the biggest update of Tails this year!   

Privacy for anyone anywhere

Tails is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a USB stick or a DVD.

It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to:

use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship;
all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly;use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

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Published on September 6, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Steam Makes it Easier to Play Thousands of Windows Games on Linux   

It's no secret that the Linux gaming library offers only a fraction of what the Windows library offers. In fact, many people wouldn't even consider switching to Linuxsimply because most of the games they want to play aren't available on the platform.

At the time of writing this article, Linux has just over 5,000 games available on Steam compared to the library's almost 27,000 total games. Now, 5,000 games may be a lot, but it isn't 27,000 games, that's for sure.

And though almost every new indie game seems to launch with a Linux release, we are still left without a way to play many Triple-A titles. For me, though there are many titles I would love the opportunity to play, this has never been a make-or-break problem since almost all of my favorite titles are available on Linux since I primarily play indie and retro gamesanyway.

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Published on August 29, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Zorin OS 12.4 Released   

release of Zorin OS 12.4. This new release brings together the latest software updates, bug fixes, performance enhancements and hardware support out of the box.

Zorin OS 12.4 introduces an updated hardware enablement stack. The newly-included Linux kernel 4.15, as well as an updated X server graphics stack, add compatibility for newer computers and hardware in Zorin OS. In addition, new patches for system vulnerabilities are included in this release, so you can have the peace of mind knowing that you're using the most secure version of Zorin OS ever.

Zorin OS was started in 2008 with one goal: to bring the most advanced technology into the hands of everyone. We believe in creating a product which is open, so you can take back control of your technology and not the other way around. By maintaining a clear focus on simplicity, we've been able to create a powerful computing experience

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Published on August 25, 2018 by Paul Illingworth  --  Revised on August 25, 2018
Ubuntu 17.10 Reaches end of life, existing users must upgrade to 18.04   

Ubuntu 17.10 reached the end of life on 19th July 2018. This means that systems running Ubuntu 17.10 won't receive security and maintenance updates from Canonical anymore leaving them vulnerable.

Ubuntu 17.10 was released on 19th October 2017 and nine months later, it has reached its end of life. This shouldn't come as a surprise because Ubuntu 17.10 was a normal or short-term release and these releases are supported for only nine months.

Ubuntu 17.10 was a crucial release in many senses. It was used as a testing platform for Ubuntu's switch from Unity to GNOME desktop before the release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. It also tried using Wayland as the default display server and we all know that was a disastrous decision. Thanks to 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04 didn't feature Wayland as the default display server.

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Published on July 20, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Google Chrome UPDATE: Users warned as huge change coming they may NOT like   

Google Chrome fans have been put on alert about a huge update that they will soon be able to download.

Google Chrome is undoubtedly the most popular internet browser in the world - and it doesn't look like it will lose that crown anytime soon.

In the first six months of this year Google Chrome had a staggering 62.04 per cent chunk of the internet browser market, according to NetMarketShare.

Its nearest rival, the ageing Internet Explorer, had a 12.03 per cent share with Firefox behind on 10.41 per cent.

Microsoft's newer browser Edge, which is bundled in with Windows 10, had just a 4.41 per cent slice of the browser market.

Chrome is by far the most popular browser in the world, and Google aren't resting on their laurels - with a big update planned.

However, the tech giant have warned users ahead of the download's release.

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Published on July 14, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
MacBook Pro update - New laptops announced as Apple adds more power and improved keyboard   

APPLE has announced a refreshed line-up of MacBooks which now include more power and improved keyboard that makes typing quieter. Here's everything you need to know including price, release date and full specs.

Apple fans have some new MacBooks to choose from with the US technology giant announcing a major update to its range of laptops.

The upgrade comes to the MacBook Pro which is now faster thanks to an 8th-generation Intel Core processor.

Apple is boasting that this boost will make the 15-inch model up to 70 percent faster with the 13-inch model getting two times faster performance.

Additional updates include support for up to 32GB of memory and a True Tone display.

These new laptops also have an improved third-generation keyboard which Apple says will make typing on the laptop quieter than before.

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Published on July 12, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Difference Between the macOS and Linux Kernels [Explained]   

Some people might think that there are similarities between the macOS and the Linux kernel because they can handle similar commands and similar software. Some people even think that Apple's macOS is based on Linux. The truth is that both kernels have very different histories and features. Today, we will take a look at the difference between macOS and Linux kernels.

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Published on July 5, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
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