Microsoft Joins Linux Foundation

Hello readers, By now some of you have heard or perhaps even read articles about Microsoft joining the Linux Foundation. This includes some support from Microsoft – $500,000.00 per year. More importantly, perhaps some cross platform support. Since Windows Azure met Suse Linux, many developers have wondered how much more cooperation might be on the […]

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Visual Studios 2015 Community Edition For Python

Hello readers, Recently my programming practice has been primarily on the Linux operating system family, and for most of what I do this is totally sensible. Linux has the best IDEs for every language I can think of, the easiest setup for extra libraries i.e. python‘s pip works right in bash without any setup to […]

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Hello readers, Having just updated to build 1607 – The Windows 10 Anniversary Build – I decided to look over the new features and mention some of the highlights. Cortana Our Windows 10 Cortana has received some new abilities including smarter answers to questions. She can tell you very quickly how long it will take […]

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Installing A New Operating System Via USB

Hello readers,   Whether you’ve done it once or a million times, installing a new operating system can be either utterly painless, or a nightmare, depending on a few critical factors. In this article we’ll focus on making it as logical and straight forward as possible to set up an OS from scratch using a […]

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React OS Versus Windows NT

Hello readers, React OS is an open source operating system that acts as a drop in replacement for windows on older machines. For all intents and purposes React OS functions reasonably well. It isn’t Linux but uses WINE which is a windows compatibility layer that generally is found on Linux. React not only uses but […]

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Microsoft’s Augmented Reality Program

Hello reader, From around the mid 1980’s (Nintendo era,) many of us were looking at the infancy of shooter games and imagining more immersive experiences. The ones that early virtual reality technology flirted with offering to the general public were so cost prohibitive that only a select few ever experienced games like doom through what […]

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10 Incredibly Useful Programs For Windows 10 Users

Hello readers, I’ve been using Windows 10 alongside Linux Mint 17.3 and I discovered a few things you might want to do to get more functionality out of your Windows 10 Experience. *These are all “downloads” rather than apps in the Windows store, just so there is no confusion. VLC LibreOffice Gimp Skype Steam Greenshot […]

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Linux and Windows Versions Of Similar Software

Hello reader, There are thousands of applications with nearly identical counterparts between these two operating system “types.” Of course there are probably many similar counterparts for Mac users, but that won’t be the focus of this artricle. Our particular goal here will be to show some of the less commonly demonstrated applications that might have […]

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Virtualbox Stays Useful

Hello reader, If you aren’t already familiar with Oracle’s Virtualbox software,  I’ll try to summarize quickly what it is, before explaining why it actually is going to be relevant for quite some time. Normally people have a computer with one operating system like Windows or Linux. If they are like me they have several computers […]

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Celebrating Microsoft’s Customer Service

Hello reader, What is it about calling to activate a Windows installation that makes us feel like we’re stealing cable? Is it just me? In any event, I’ve had occassion to call or be called twice in the last few weeks and so have several other people I know. In my specific case I had […]

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Driver Management For Windows And Linux

Hello reader, One of the more tedious aspects of installing a new operating system is finding the drivers for your hardware devices. In many cases computers are only assigned their original operating systems and this can make even a simple upgrade become a risky venture. Linux: In most cases your Linux operating system will come […]

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10 Useful Windows Shell Commands

Hello reader, Many Windows users were excited to see the inclusion of powershell in Windows 10. Some of the oldest remaining dos style commands still in use are still the most useful. Some of these include: Ipconfig: similar to ifconfig in the linux terminal, this command allows you to look over, flush, and change some […]

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Windows Security Solutions

Hello reader, Aside from a decent antivirus many users don’t spend much time thinking about security on their home computer. There are at least a few applications and practices which can be useful to remember though, so let’s look at a few. Adobe Settings Some people don’t realize that a flash player remembers where they […]

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Windows 10 Post 29th Blog From An Insider

Hello reader, In several articles so far I heralded Windows 10 for a variety of reasons and decried the few negative experiences I had. These consisted namely of driver conflicts that couldn’t be easily resolved. Now that 14 million people are jumping over to the final release I figured I’d reinstall, and see if the […]

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Flash Alternatives Worth Considering

Hello reader, Mozilla has joined the numerous other frustrated companies that find Adobe Flash to be an unforgiveable mess. The ad laden, malware hiding, outdated, resource hog is considered by most companies to be irrelevant software.  (Yes we are quoting Gizmodo) Users however, have been counting on flash for years for viewing sites like youtube, […]

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Is Windows 10 Right For You

Hello reader, I’m normally inclined to look at: features, performance, operability, and stability of most of the operating systems I use before ever suggesting what makes a good fit for the end user. However… The question of whether any given operating system is right for any given user goes much deeper, right down to the […]

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Removing CryptoVirus

Hello reader, 3 calls a day and companies are charging 200 dollars… (thieves captalizing on thieves) Here you go, just follow the steps. How to remove CryptoLocker Ransomware & Restore Cryptolocker Encrypted files. Start your computer in “Safe Mode with Networking” To do this, 1. Shut down your computer. 2. Start up your computer (Power […]

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What we can learn from games like Sauerbraten

Similar to the classic old school shooters like Doom, Sauerbraten manages to stay on our list of favorite games. Click the Cube 2 logo to go get the game for free. (Open source rocks) While you can easily just hop in and play single player or multiplayer through servers, (there are public and privately built […]

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