Category Archives: Desktop Operating Systems

Windows 10 Hands-On: A Good Start

Windows 10 is also smarter when it comes to snapping applications to the left and right sides of the desktop. The real Windows is back. Recently, Microsoft showed off the first preview build of Windows 10, which does away with the infamous Modern UI and brings back the Start menu, […]

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

Microsoft deserves credit for making the Surface Pro 3 thinner and lighter than its predecessor, especially since the screen grew from 10.6 to 12 inches. Do consumers want a tablet that can double as a laptop? Microsoft thinks so, which is why it's trying to sell just such a hybrid […]

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Best Windows 8.1 Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Internet Explorer

From button placement to changing tabs, your browser’s layout is fundamental to how quickly and comfortably you can surf the Web. When it comes to Web browsing on your Windows 8 tablet, chances are you’ve already picked your favorite browser for the job. But you might be missing out. The […]

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Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin

Thankfully, all four browsers keep their interfaces relatively free of clutter, but some do this more elegantly than others. Still using the stock Android browser? You’re missing out. Android users can choose from a plethora of browsers, bringing a richer mobile Web experience to your smartphone or tablet. We considered […]

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How to setup VMware vSphere Lab in VMware Workstation?

With this eBook you will receive weekly updates in your email for free, courtesy of Vladan.fr. This Free E-book describes the setup of Portable Lab to run nested ESXi 5.1 servers with nested VMs, shared storage, virtual networking etc… This is no mean to be a perfect, without errors, guide. […]

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JVM Troubleshooting Guide

The Java virtual machine is really the foundation of any Java EE platform. The Java bytecode produced when application are compiled, is eventually executed by the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). The JVM has grown to be a sophisticated tool, but it essentially remains a "black box" for most Java programmers. […]

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Designing and Building an Open ITOA Architecture

ExtraHop advocates an open approach to IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) that puts you in charge of how you collect, store, and analyze your data. This white paper offers prescriptive guidance for building an open ITOA architecture that incorporates the four sources of IT visibility: wire data, machine data, agent data, […]

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The MagPi Magazine: Enigma Cipher

This month’s MagPi contains a wealth of different material including a review of Raspberry Pi powered autopilot technology and the first of a mini-series from the PiBot robotics team. This issue hosts a review of the FishDish electronics board, written by the MagPi's youngest guest author so far. With standard […]

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6 Modern Security Tools for Windows 8

By downloading this free guide, you agree to receive regular updates on the latest cool apps, product reviews, and giveaways from MakeUseOf. Windows 8 tablets and touch-enabled hybrid devices, such as the Microsoft Surface Pro series, are just as prone to malware attacks and other threats as your desktop computer. […]

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5 Windows 7 Features You Didn’t Know Existed

By downloading this free guide, you agree to receive regular updates on the latest cool apps, product reviews, and giveaways from MakeUseOf. Windows XP may be gone, but all is not lost. Windows 7 may replace it as the legacy Windows OS of choice, especially considering the little-known features hidden […]

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Guide to KDE: The Other LINUX Desktop

By downloading this free guide, you agree to receive regular updates on the latest cool apps, product reviews, and giveaways from MakeUseOf. KDE is a project founded in 1996 by Matthias Ettrich to provide a full-featured desktop environment for free software operating systems (including Linux).  This guide is meant to […]

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Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin

Thankfully, all four browsers keep their interfaces relatively free of clutter, but some do this more elegantly than others. Still using the stock Android browser? You’re missing out. Android users can choose from a plethora of browsers, bringing a richer mobile Web experience to your smartphone or tablet. We considered […]

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Best Windows 8.1 Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Internet Explorer

From button placement to changing tabs, your browser’s layout is fundamental to how quickly and comfortably you can surf the Web. When it comes to Web browsing on your Windows 8 tablet, chances are you’ve already picked your favorite browser for the job. But you might be missing out. The […]

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The Ultimate Apple Free Reference Card Kit

This Apple reference kit includes 9 individual reference cards providing shortcuts, tips, and tricks for multiple Apple products. Use the reference cards to brush up on the basics and/or find alternative methods to your favorite commands. Each reference card is designed to be printable and are yours to use, distribute, […]

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Apple Mac OS X Tiger – Free Quick Reference Card

This Apple Mac OS X Tiger Reference Card offers the fundamentals, as well as tips for using the various applications within the operating system. Use this reference to brush up on the basics and to find alternative methods to your favorite commands. This printable quick reference is yours to use, […]

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