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OPERATING SYSTEMS

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How to choose the right Linux distro

RHEL/CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, and OpenSuse have far more similarities than differences, but choosing the wrong one for the job can make life much harder

How to uninstall Windows 8

Don't like Windows 8? Here's how you can downgrade back to Windows 7

How to gain access to an old PC without the logon password

This technique is not well known, but it's relatively simple

How to add Windows Media Center to Windows 8 for free

Did you buy Windows 8 Pro? If so, you're entitled to the Windows Media Center Pack for free - but only for a limited time

How to dual-boot Windows 8 and Windows 7

It's not too taxing to test-drive Microsoft's new OS alongside your existing version of Windows

How to optimise Windows 8 with new hardware

If you need to get new hardware, you should ensure that it not only works with Windows 8, but performs optimally with Microsoft's new baby

How to make a bootable Mountain Lion install drive

Want to install Mountain Lion on multiple Macs? A bootable install drive could be much more convenient

How to add and manage users in Windows 8

There are some changes in Windows 8 you need to be familiar with if you want to add and manage user accounts

How to download and install Microsoft Windows 8 Final Release preview

The latest fine-tuned beta version of Window 8 is now available for your testing pleasure. It's free.

How to make your Android more productive, more secure and faster than iPhone

Android allows for more customisation and has cheaper apps - there's so much you can do

How to create a bootable Linux flash drive in three easy steps

Thanks to open-source gem UNetbootin, you can quickly and easily transform a flash drive into the ultimate rescue tool

How to set up Linux on your computer

If you'd like to have both Windows OS and Linux on the same computer, this is for you

How to customise Ubuntu's Unity interface

Three options to tweak the controversial tool

Why, how and where to update your Windows 8 drivers

Is your hardware on the fritz after upgrading to Windows 8? Updating your drivers could fix the problem

How to enable Hibernate mode in Windows 8

By default, Microsoft (inexplicably) hides this option in the new OS. Here's how to restore it.

How to add a Windows Server 2012 domain controller to an existing Windows 2008 domain

Here's how to integrate Windows 2012 into an existing environment

How to shut down Windows 8

All Windows 8 users will need to relearn how to turn off their PCs - Microsoft decided to hide the option in the strangest place

How to replace missing Start button in Windows 8

We tested three different products that produce a decent facsimile of the legacy Windows start button

The diehard's guide to making the most of Windows 8

You may need to break many old habits to get the most out of Windows 8, but it doesn't have to be a cataclysmic event

How to dual boot a Mac with Windows 7 and OS X

Run two different operating systems on your Mac

The best way to benchmark your PC for free

You can do it for free, but you'll need to use multiple tools and utilities specifically designed to tax each major component

How to delete linked calendar entries in Android

Android's built-in calendar app can display the contents of more than one Google calendar, integrating them together

How to migrate from Windows XP to 7, Windows Server 2003 to 2008 R2

With Microsoft ending support for these old operating systems, now’s the time to plan your transition to the latest versions

How to run Android apps on your Windows PC

BlueStacks App Player translates mobile software to desktop

How to adjust OS X’s software update

Like to be in control of what gets updated on your Mac and when? Here's how to alter the settings


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