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  Hands-On: Upgrading Linux Mint 17.3 to 18

A tutorial (written by Clem himself) on upgrading Linux Mint 17.x Cinnamon or MATE to the recently released Linux Mint 18 has been posted.

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  View All Installed Apps & Programs In Windows 10

When it comes to viewing all installed apps on your Windows 10 PC, there are two options. You can use the Start menu or navigate to Settings > System > Apps & features section to view all installed apps as well as classic desktop programs.

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  Access Your Gmail and Google Inbox on Linux Using ...

While Web-based email services have become really popular with time (offering features like the ability to access you account from anywhere, switch providers, and more), desktop clients are still preferred by many users. Of course, it’s primarily a matter of personal preference (or specific featur... Show More
  Dos and Donts on Public WiFi When Traveling Abroad...

Using public WiFi can pose a number of cybersecurity risks if you don’t take the right precautions, and traveling abroad usually means relying on insecure networks. Even paid, password-protected networks can be risky, especially if you’re using multiple devices.

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  Chrome Flags

At any point of time, Google is working on many many new features and variations of features for Chrome. Chrome Flags are the switches that you can use to turn a few things on or off.

To view all the Chrome experimental flags available to you, visit chrome://flags. To use a flag, enable it and re... Show More
  Install Oracle Java Packages

Linux Mint uses OpenJDK by default, but some web services might need the Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to be installed for running the services properly. If you would like to get the proprietary Oracle Java package for your system, you can download and install it with the steps below:

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  Backing up to the cloud? Read the fine print

One thing that backups are supposed to protect against is deleting a file by accident. Yet, multiple reviews at the time (Wall Street Journal, Ars Technica and the New York Times) failed to consider this.

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  New Android Trojan SpyNote leaks on underground fo...

A new and potent Android Trojan has been leaked on several underground forums, making it available for free to less resourceful cybercriminals who are now likely to use it in attacks.

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  This Is the Lifehacker Pack: Essential Apps and Do...

Over the past two weeks we have, like we do every year, given you a snapshot of the essential apps, extensions, and downloads we think every user of every major platform should try. Miss one? Here they all are, in one tidy package.

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  You can still grab a free Windows 10 copy after Ju...

Microsoft made the decision to provide the free upgrade offer to all customers who need assistive technologies. This means that anyone can click on the upgrade now button on the website to start the upgrade process.

A Windows 10 Upgrade executable file is downloaded which users on Windows 7 or Wi... Show More
  The Best Free Antivirus Protection of 2016

Microsoft's offer of a free upgrade to Windows 10 ends very soon, on July 29, 2016. Whether you take that offer or stick with Windows 8, you do get built-in protection from Microsoft Windows Defender. If you're running Windows 7 or earlier, though, the built-in protection isn't even as effective as ... Show More
  Windows 10 Anniversary Update review: Cortana, Edg...

Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update delivers moderate but meaningful improvements to those features you use most, while pointing the way to more substantial improvements down the road.

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Fri, 17 Jun 2011 - I keep getting the wromg home page where did I go wrong?

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You probably have a spyware infection. You may want to run the free version of superantispyware just to check your machine is clean. http://www.superantispyware.com/

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How do I get rid of a tab in Mozilla Thunderbird?

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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/message-tabs

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My system has been terribly slow. Kindly help to make it faster. Thns.

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What we typically recommend, and what we typically practice on our personal computers when they are "slow," is a complete, fresh reinstall of the OS. One may want to increase RAM and install a SSD for more speed. We also recommend users of older machines to use Linux--Mint or Linux Lite or Ubuntu. Clients seem to prefer Mint.

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