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  How to maximize your first 30 minutes with Windows...

Windows 10 is here! Windows 10 is here! Now what?

By now, you’ve seen our review of Windows 10. It’s one of the best operating systems Microsoft has ever produced, and it’s worth the download. But if you’re new to Windows 10, it can feel a bit daunting.

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  How To Stop Windows 10 From Phoning Home

Ever since ET coined the phrase in the 1980s, programs which attempt to contact their creator's server in order to send back information about the user are said to be "phoning home". Such behaviour is not uncommon. Adobe Digital Editions, for example, which is a free program for reading protected e-... Show More
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Linux Mint is one of the top free operating systems widely used in the world and currently receives the highest hits at DistroWatch.

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Winaero Tweaker is a portable program that contains tweaking features applicable to Windows 7 on up.

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Upgrade to Windows 8 or 10 and you may be surprised to find that you can no longer play video DVDs or Blu-ray. Unlike previous versions of Windows, Windows 8 and 10 don’t include built-in support for playing DVDs.

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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.

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  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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  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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  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 inst... Show More
  How To Recover From a Frozen Windows Update Instal...

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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  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-... Show More

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