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  How to Create Your Own Personalized Windows Instal...

Would you like to have a complete Windows installation disk with all the correct drivers for your system together with all the Windows updates and your favorite software applications and tweaks already on it?

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  How to Find the Build Number of OS X on a Mac

Each release of OS X has a unique build number assigned to it to represent the changes found in that version of system software, often these changes are minor and incremental, but with major OS X releases the build numbers can change significantly.

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  How to change your language settings in Windows 8

Maybe your co-worker played a prank on you, or maybe you were (recklessly) fooling around with the language settings on your PC. Now your entire computer is in Japanese and you have no idea how to fix it. Here's how to change your language settings back to English -- even if you can't read enough Ja... Show More
  Using the Snipping Tool

The Snipping Tool is a handy Windows utility that allows you to snip a portion of your display to be saved, edited, mailed, etc. The tool is a bit like doing a print screen, except that it lets you capture an arbitrary portion of the display.

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Chrome has its own basic tool for sharing your screen with other computers: All you need is Google's official Chrome Remote Desktop extension. It allows you to establish secure connections for remote support or for your own remote access to apps and files.

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  Create mail filters in Yahoo Mail

Make Yahoo email work better for you. Create email filters that will take the tedious aspect of controlling your inbox, and make things easy.

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  ZDNet readers love their Chrome web browser

Just like most US users, ZDNet readers have made Chrome their web browser of choice. What's surprising is the next most popular browsers, in order, are Firefox, Safari, and, believe it or not, only then IE.

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  Ninite is a safe place to get Windows software

Ninite is a safe solution, at least for the more than 100 programs that you can download from the site. All programs offered on the site are free of adware.

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  Firefox 37: find out what is new

Mozilla will release new versions of the Firefox web browser for all supported channels later today.

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  First look: Project Spartan, Microsoft's next-gene...

Microsoft’s new browser combines a minimalist look and feel with a rendering engine designed to keep pace with a rapidly evolving Web.

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  Get the Most Out of Google Drive and Other Apps on...

Google Apps are an incredibly powerful means to a very productive end. With this ecosystem you get all the tools you need to get the job done. And since most of these tools work within a web browser, it couldn’t be more cross-platform friendly. No longer do open source users have to hear “Linux ... Show More
  News from the Mint Team

The release candidate for LMDE 2 “Betsy” was announced. Bugs were fixed and we’re now getting ready for a stable release. Working on Betsy was very exciting and it paved the way for some of the work planned for Linux Mint 18 (in 2016). It also highlighted a few areas where things could be impr... Show More

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