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Showing posts with label Computers. Show all posts

January 26, 2017

Should You Encrypt Your Computer Hard Drive?

Thio Joe
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Most people don't even think to encrypt their hard drive, or have no idea how. It's actually not that difficult, and Windows has a feature built right into it called Bitlocker that will let you encrypt your drive, as long as you have at least the Pro version of Windows.

January 24, 2017

A Look At Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena"

Linux Mint 18.1 Logo
A screenshot of the Linux 18.1 logo  
Joe Collins, a Linux enthusiast, gives us a quick look at Linux Mint 18.1; codenamed, Serena.

Top Five Alternative Linux Distributions To Ubuntu For New Users

Linux Penguin
Linux Penguin
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Ubuntu started out with the aim of creating an easy-to-use Linux desktop, and while it has certainly achieved that goal, several other Linux Distributions have since come along and surpassed it with easy to use features and greater flexibility.

January 22, 2017

Alert, Aware, Cynical And Suspicious!

Leo Laporte
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Jim in Danville wants to know if he has to worry about viruses surviving after wiping a hard drive and reinstalling the operating system.

January 13, 2017

AMD's High-Bandwidth Cache

Ryan Shrout
A screenshot of Ryan Shrout  
In this episode of This Week In Computer Hardware, Ryan Shrout and Patrick Norton discuss AMD's Vega and its redesigned memory architecture, including high-bandwidth cache, the company's goals, the Primitive Shader, Tile-based Rasterization, and the cache controller.

January 7, 2017

Ransomware For Good

Emory Roane
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Normally ransomware is the bane of a user's existence, but now ransomware can be used for good!

January 6, 2017

Ubuntu MATE + Google Chrome + Compiz = No Go

Tux; the Linux Mascot
Tux; the Linux Mascot
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Joe Collins, a Linux enthusiast, shares with us, Ubuntu MATE + Google Chrome + Compiz = No Go.

January 5, 2017

Microsoft Office With Linux

Microsoft Office
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While there are many ways to work with office suites on Linux some people feel the need or have the need to use Microsoft Office.

10 Tips To Make Your Computer Faster (For Free)

It seems all too common that whenever we buy a new computer, the computer is so fast at first, but then it eventually slows down over time.

January 4, 2017

Lenovo's New PCs

Paul Thurrott
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Lenovo introduces a new family of ThinkPads and more (The X1 Carbon previously leaked, and Lenovo had previously stated how it would make ThinkPad awesome in 2017).

January 3, 2017

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Rides Again!

The Ubuntu MATE Logo
A screenshot of the Ubuntu MATE Logo  
Joe Collins, a Linux enthusiast, shares with us, Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Rides Again!

December 31, 2016

Should You Get A Microsoft Surface Studio All-In-One Desktop PC?

Microsoft Surface Studio
Microsoft Surface Studio
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Jerry, a technology vlogger and the creator of Barnacules Nerdgasm, does an in-depth review on the Microsoft Surface Studio.

December 28, 2016

Best Linux Desktop 2016

Tux; The Linux Mascot
Tux; the Linux Mascot
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A YouTuber who goes by the sobriquet, Quidsup, reviewed twenty-four Linux desktops in 2016; he also talks about them in detail.

December 18, 2016

Qubes OS: The Security-Focused OS Used By Snowden

Andrew Wong
A screenshot of Andrew Wong 
In this episode of The New Screen Savers, Leo Laporte and Aaron Newcomb talk about and demo the Snowden-endorsed Qubes OS, a security-focused OS that works to protect you from malware and other security breaches, with its community manager, Andrew Wong.

December 17, 2016

December 14, 2016

A Brilliantly Horrific New Ransonware Twist

Steve Gibson
A screenshot of Steve Gibson  
In this episode of Security Now, Steve Gibson talks about "Popcorn Time" the latest twist in file encrypting malware, that gives you a choice of paying one bitcoin or successfully infecting two other people to get your files back.

December 12, 2016

New: Backslash Linux — Elsa — Full Preview

BackSlash Linux
A screenshot of Backslash Linux
In this episode of Linux Quest, Rob Collins gives us the full rundown of Backslash Linux.

December 5, 2016

10 Reasons Why Linux Is Better Than MacOS Or Windows

There are many reasons to like Windows, MacOS or Linux, but which OS offers more potential for the user in the long run?

December 3, 2016

10 Computer Myths And Lies (Stop Believing These Now)

There are plenty of computer myths out there about viruses, computer security, fixing computers, and anything else you can think of.

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