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How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows

To run Ubuntu from a USB stick, the first thing you need to do is insert a USB stick with at least 2GB of free space into your PC. The easiest way to put Ubuntu onto your stick is to use the USB installer provided at pendrivelinux.com. You’ll need to download and...

Five Best Linux Desktop Environments

Whether you're customizing your Linux install or choosing a distro to go with, one of your many options is the desktop environment you use. There are tons to choose from, all with different benefits and features. There may be no one single best, but this week we're...

Clear the local DNS cache in OSX 10.10 Yosemite, Linux and Windows

When URLs are just not resolving the way you want it, to time to clear or flush the dns nameserver local cache - How to clear the local DNS cache…. OSX 10.10 sudo discoveryutil udnsflushcaches OSX 10.9 dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder OSX 10.7...

Precise Puppy Is a Fast, Furious Distro

The latest version of Puppy Linux could easily win best of breed; it's got all the convenience and user-friendliness you would expect from its bloodline, but this Precise Puppy also possesses whippet-like speed. That's impressive when you consider that it boasts an...

Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3

Universal USB Installer aka UUI is aLive Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive. The Universal USB Installer is easy to use. Simply choose a Live Linux Distribution, the ISO file, your Flash...

Finding MP3 tracks in iTunes

Q: For a while now I have been trying to figure out how to locate all of the MP3 formatted songs in my iTunes library and convert them to AAC. This becomes increasingly difficult when your iTunes is over 50 GB and the only way I have is to use the search feature in...

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