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If your PC is like most others out there today, it probably has tons of programs, apps, toolbars and small utilities running in the background.

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Command line users rely on the ‘kill’ command to terminate a process as defined by the appropriate process identifier (PID). While there’s nothing wrong with targeting processes by their PID, another approach which is often easier is to target a process by name, rather than its unique identifi... Show More
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Image Resizer for Windows is a free, open source program for Microsoft Windows devices to resize images straight from Explorer.

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Most everyone has lost at least one appliance or electronic device due to a power surge or lightning strike at some point, but a quality surge protector can help protect your valuable equipment from damage during the next one (and believe me, there WILL be a next one).
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  CCleaner v5.26, to clean and speed up your compute...

Is your computer not running as fast as it used to? Use CCleaner to boost its performance!
As your machine gets older it will collect unused files and settings, which slows it down and takes up valuable hard drive space. CCleaner will remove all these unnecessary files, fix registry issues and inst... Show More
  Best Linux Distributions for New Users

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

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  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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  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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  Microsoft lets some Windows 10 users hit pause on ...

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.

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  Analysis Of The Top 10 Linux Distributions Of 2016...

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

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