Monthly Archive: June 2016

Jun 29 2016

Improve YouTube Video Playback on Low Power Intel mini PCs by Disabling VP9 Support in Chrome or Firefox

I’ve been reviewing several Intel Bay Trail, Cherry Trail, and Braswell mini PCs in the last year or so, and I always end up recommending Microsoft Edge browser over Firefox or Chrome for people wanting to watch YouTube videos, as the last two browsers always drop many frames with the video stuttering regularly. However I …

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Jun 28 2016

How to Hide Linux Command Line History by Going Incognito

Sometimes you just want things to stay between you and ….. you! Luckily, you can even hide the Linux Command Line History by using Incognito Mode. Source: How to Hide Linux Command Line History by Going Incognito (Make Tech Easier)

Jun 24 2016

How to Keep Getting Windows XP Updates for Years to Come

Windows XP has been dead and gone for over two years now, but it sadly won’t be completely gone for a long time. Many businesses are stuck using XP due to laziness or forced compatibility with some ancient website or software. Most home users should upgrade to a modern version of Windows (like Windows 10) …

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Jun 18 2016

Microsoft’s Refresh Windows Tool — A New Tool To Clean-Install Windows 10

On its website, last month, Microsoft mentioned a new tool that would allow Windows 10 users to refresh their Windows installation and perform a clean installation. This tool has now leaked and you can download it here to give it a try. Source: Microsoft’s Refresh Windows Tool — A New Tool To Clean-Install Windows 10 (fossBytes)

Jun 11 2016

How to Handle App/OS Freezes in Linux

Linux-based operating systems are deemed to be more stable than other operating systems. Testimony to this is the fact that Linux powers over 95% of supercomputers in the world. However, stability and performance doesn’t mean that Linux systems don’t experience app or OS freezes. There could be many different types of freezes such as situations …

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Jun 10 2016

Install and using netstat in Linux

netstat is a useful tool for checking your network configuration and activity. It is in fact a collection of several tools lumped together. Source: Install and using netstat in Linux | Unixmen

Jun 09 2016

5 Best Antivirus Apps for Android

Some people do not believe anti-virus apps are necessary, but if you want an extra layer of security on your Android device, having a decent anti-malware app won’t do any harm and will likely eliminate the most common threats to your system. With the multitude of anti-virus apps available on Google Play, it can be …

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Jun 08 2016

Make live bootable flash drive or SD card disks easily with Etcher

NOTE: The article referenced below is about the Linux version, but the program itself is cross-platform, with Linux, Mac, and Windows versions available. Making live USB disks on Linux has always been hit or miss. You could use dd and the command line, and it’s mostly a good tool, but a lot of times the …

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Jun 07 2016

How to use systemd timers

I was setting up some scripts to run backups recently, and decided I would try to set them up to use systemd timers rather than the more familiar to me cron jobs. As I went about trying to set them up, I had the hardest time, since it seems like the required information is spread …

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Jun 05 2016

Top 5 Screen cast Softwares for Linux

A Screen cast software (screen recorder) is the recording of computer screen, also known as a screen capture with audio. Source: Top 5 Screen cast Softwares for Linux | Unixmen

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