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Things you’ll need when seeking GNU/Linux support online

You broke something. Congratulations! You’re one of the millions of people across the globe, who have broken their system, perhaps without having any clue whatsoever about how you even did it... Okay, so, you’ve tried some searches online, you’ve asked your other computer savvy fri...

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Microsoft says Windows Defender saved half a million PCs from crypto-mining malware

According to Microsoft, Windows 10's built-in antivirus software, Windows Defender, protected a malware epidemic that struck almost 500,000 PCs this week.Just before midday on March 6, Windows Defender blocked 80,000 suspected attacks by a new group of trojans. They had never been seen before and we...

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A look at KDE Neon – a minimal mini-distribution

So, with the news of Linux Mint no longer providing KDE in future releases, some people have started to wonder where they might turn should the need / desire to change distributions in the future arises; granted you don’t have to leave LM-KDE at all if you don’t want, there will just be...

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Ghostery: open source and new business model

The source code of the privacy extension Ghostery for the web browsers Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Edge, has been published on GitHub by the development company. Ghostery is a very popular browser extension. On Firefox, it is one of seven extensions with more than 1 million users; and on Chrome, it h...

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Windows 10 ‘Spring Creators Update’ name dropped in yet another leak

Yet another leak has reaffirmed the likely name of Microsoft’s next major Windows 10 update to be ‘Spring Creators Update,’ thanks to infamous Microsoft leaker WalkingCat.The leak brought itself to bear after WalkingCat coyly asked their followers to run a specific code string thro...

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Your key Windows 10 apps are getting tabs, starting with File Explorer

Windows has undergone huge changes over the last few years, but the trusty File Explorer has remained virtually untouched. Whenever you want to drag and drop files between locations outside your Quick Access panel, you have to open two File Explorer windows. It's frustrating and, frankly, a waste of...

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Report: Forced Windows 10 version 1709 upgrades that bypass Windows Update

Reports are coming in that Windows 10 systems running an earlier feature version of the operating system are upgraded to Windows 10 version 1709 forcefully in some circumstances. The issue seems to be related to KB4023814, "Some versions of Windows 10 display a notification to install the latest ver...

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Ghacks Deals: ZenMate Premium: Lifetime Subscription (94% off)

If you are still looking for a primary, secondary or tertiary VPN solution, ZenMate Premium may be worth a closer look considering that the following offer may look to good to be true. Today's deal is for a lifetime premium subscription for just $49.99 instead of the regular price of $840 provided...

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Malwarebytes 3.4.4 update released

Malwarebytes, maker of the security software of the same name, released Malwarebytes 3.4.4 for the Microsoft Windows operating system yesterday. The new version is the first stable release for Windows in 2018. Existing Malwarebytes installations should pick up the update automatically as automatic u...

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Google Chrome 65 release information

Google started the rollout of the web browser Google Chrome 65 for desktop and mobile systems earlier today. The release post on the official Chrome Releases blog does not reveal much about changes, improvements or new features but an hour-long combing through of the official changelog revealed seve...


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