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A Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free   

Although Microsoft concluded its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, 2016, the company has yet to close some of the loopholes that it originally opened for folks running Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. If you thought about taking advantage of the launch promotion but never got around to it, there's still nothing stopping you from downloading a free copy of Windows 10 from Microsoft's servers.

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Published on August 16, 2017 by James Calkins
Mint 18.2 Still the best Linux desktop   

Want a better operating system than Windows 10? Want a great Linux desktop? Then Linux Mint 18.2 is for you.

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Published on August 14, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Dumping Windows and installing Linux Mint, in just 10 minutes   

The first step is to download the latest Linux Mint installation image, from the Download Linux Mint page. Because this is a netbook (read as: slow CPU and limited memory), I chose to install the Mint Xfce version. However, the actual installation time for any of the Mint versions (Cinnamon, MATE, KDE or Xfce) are essentially the same.

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Published on August 7, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Kaspersky Free Antivirus worldwide roll out begins   

Kaspersky announced the worldwide rollout of Kaspersky Free, a free limited version of Kaspersky Internet Security, yesterday.

We reviewed the initial version of Kaspersky Free back in 2016 when Kaspersky began to distribute it in selection regions. While the security program was released only in those regions, downloads were not restricted to them.

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Published on August 2, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Windows 10 Version 1703 KB4032188 Cumulative Update   

Microsoft released KB4032188 today, a new cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1703, the Creators Update version of the Windows 10 operating system.

The cumulative update is already distributed through Windows Update, and also available as a standalone download at the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

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Published on August 2, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Microsoft Security Updates July 2017 release   

Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products on July 11, 2017.

The following guide provides you with in-depth information on the July 2017 Microsoft Patch Day. It starts with an executive summary that covers important to-know bits about the updates.

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Published on July 18, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
What is ransomware and how do I protect my PC from Petya?   

Following the WannaCry attack in May, there's new malware spreading across the world: Petya. Ransomware stops you from accessing any files on the 'infected' computer until you pay the ransom. Here we explain what you need to do to protect your precious data.

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Published on July 5, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Microsoft releases July 2017 Non-Security Office updates   

Microsoft has just released non-security updates for Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016; a day later than anticipated because of 4th of July in the US.

Only non-security Office updates get released by Microsoft on the first Tuesday of the month. That's the reason why you don't see patches for Office 2007 or Office 2010 as both are on extended support which means that Microsoft supports them with security updates only.

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Published on July 5, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Linux Mint 18.2 released   

Linux Mint 18.2, a new version of the popular Linux distribution, has been released to the public on July 2, 2017 in Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and KDE flavors. The new Linux Mint 18.2 is a long term support release which means that it will be supported until 2021 (as opposed to regular releases which are not supported that long). The new version introduces new features and changes to existing features. These differ somewhat depending on the Linux Mint edition -- Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce or KDE.

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Published on July 5, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Microsoft to beef up Windows 10 antivirus to catch up with rivals   

Microsoft is set to further tighten up security for businesses when the Fall Creators Update arrives for Windows 10, promising a raft of new features and 'end-to-end' security that leverages cloud intelligence to keep PCs protected alongside a transformation for Windows Defender which will become a 'next-gen antivirus'.

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Published on June 27, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
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