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Happy Birthday to Linux!   

24 years ago yesterday, Linus Torvalds released Linux to the world with a simple email. In the ensuing years, Linux has grown to be one of the most significant economic achievements in the past 20 years and has revolutionized the way we use open source to drive innovation.

This quick video demonstrates why Linux and open source is one of the most exciting, rewarding places to build a career. Check it out!

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Published on August 26, 2015 by Paul Illingworth
Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4 for Windows 10 released   

The program is a classic tweaking software that serves a different purpose than the half dozen privacy programs released for Windows 10 in the past couple of weeks.

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Published on August 25, 2015 by Bob Uhlman
Is Linux Right For You?   

Not everyone should opt for Linux -- for many users, remaining with Windows or OSX is the better choice.

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Published on August 25, 2015 by Bob Uhlman
Windows 10 isn’t really free   

Sure, you can go snag a free Windows 10 upgrade right now if you're running Windows 7 or Windows 8 but that doesn't mean Windows 10 is free. Buying a fresh Windows 10 license still costs $100-plus, and PC makers still pay Microsoft a fee for each and every computer that ships with Windows installed. Linux is free. The Windows 10 upgrade is only "free" for people who have already purchased a Windows license, be it via a standalone license or bundled with a premade PC.

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Published on August 25, 2015 by Paul Illingworth
How To Recover From a Frozen Windows Update Installation   

Most of the time, Windows Update does its job with little attention from us.
Sometimes however, when the patch, or maybe even service pack, is being installed during shutdown or startup, the update installation stops - freezes, locks up, hangs, clocks, whatever you want to call it.

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Published on August 24, 2015 by Paul Illingworth
Best lightweight linux distros   

You might wonder why you should care about lightweight Linux distributions in the era of multicore processors and inexpensive RAM. Basically, there are three points that make lightweight distros important: 1) They can revive old hardware, bringing new life into it; 2) They can power modern, but low-power systems such as Raspberry Pi; and 3) They can run on the most powerful modern hardware, reserving resources for users instead of consuming them themselves.
Here are some handpicked Linux distro

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Published on August 24, 2015 by Paul Illingworth
Make UAC prompts less intrusive on Windows 10   

Microsoft introduced the User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 to block activities requiring administrative privileges on Windows systems until an administrator permits them.

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Published on August 22, 2015 by Bob Uhlman
The dummy’s guide to a first-time Linux install. It’s easier than you think.   

If you're on the fence about trying out Linux, here's what you need to push you over. Grab a spare USB drive as we help you dive right in.

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Published on August 21, 2015 by Bob Uhlman  --  Revised on August 21, 2015
How to get rid of the 'Your upgrade to Windows 10 is ready' lock   

Did you sign up for the Windows 10 upgrade, but change your mind? This may fix your Win7/8.1 updater.

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Published on August 21, 2015 by Bob Uhlman
10 reasons you shouldn't upgrade to Windows 10   

You may be better off sticking with Win7 or Win8.1, given a wide range of Win10 trade-offs and shortcomings.

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Published on August 20, 2015 by Bob Uhlman
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