Computer software & security



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This section is the main section on Dedoimedo. Here, you will find a wealth of tips, tricks, instructions, how-tos, guides, and tutorials on a wide range of computer-related topics. The information you find here will be extremely useful to almost anyone, from a beginner user to an expert.

Every single topic presented here is explained to the latest detail, step by step, accompanied by screenshots and examples. I never miss a step and I never assume! Everything you read on Dedoimedo has been thoroughly tested and proven to work.

I have used computers extensively for the last two decades and have often had to solve difficult problems without instant, easy solutions. I wish to make your journey easier and more pleasant. My goal is to provide computer users worldwide with high-quality education and solutions to computer problems, in the best fashion possible. My articles are written in simple, down-to-earth English suitable for any level of expertise. Remember, no step skipped and no assumptions! This is my motto.

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Linux guides, tutorials & distro reviews

In this sub-section, you will find extensive, step-by-step tutorials and reviews to some of the most popular Linux distributions, tips and tricks how to work on the command line, setup and configure your Linux environment, including compilation, installation, drivers, file and printer sharing, network connectivity, security practices, links to popular software, and more.

Windows guides & tutorials

In this sub-section, you will find lots of useful advice for Windows users, including several installation tutorials, links to popular software, comprehensive security guides about web, mail, policies, and more, how to use Windows and Linux together by dual-booting, how to create live bootable Windows CDs, and many other practical ideas.

Virtualization, Cloud & Containers

In this sub-section, you will learn about virtualization software - how to setup and configure multiple operating systems on a single host simultaneously, including recipes like Windows on Linux, Linux on Linux and other combinations, how to share resources between Windows, Linux and other operating systems, how to run DOS applications on modern operating systems, and other innovative tricks. You will also find articles on cloud, containers and other technologies.

You may also want to refer to the Computer games section to see how virtualization and emulation can help you play games, as well as enjoy in-depth reviews of more than a hundred games and counting.

Multimedia

This sub-section deals with audio, video, flash, and any other form of digital media content that you may encounter and use on your computers. Here, you will learn how to obtain and play multimedia files, how to obtain the right codecs for them, how to edit the content, including splitting, joining, converting, tagging, streaming, recording, and much more.

Office & Documents

This section will teach you how to work with text editors, word processors, document processors, PDF software, and other software oriented at home and business office work. You will learn about office suites, typesetting languages, tips and tricks to increase your productivity, separation of styles from content, and much more.

Internet stuff

This section is all about the Internet - Internet technologies, Web development tools, Web browsers, gadgets, and other online delights. Whether you're looking for tips on how to configure Flash, which Firefox extensions to choose, what programs to use to develop your website, or how to make your online experience more productive, you've come to the right place. Among the featured articles, you will find reviews of Firefox, Chrome, Opera and other browsers, Flash Player, privacy and security, and more.

Hardware reviews, 3D software, humor & other stuff

In this sub-section, you will learn about hardware and software in general: desktops, laptops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets, Android and Nokia smartphones, cameras, multimedia centers, gaming consoles and appliances, other fancy gadgets, backup and imaging solutions, scientific computing, applied statistical methods in software, router security, educational software, computer-related rants and humor, book reviews, rendering, and anything else not covered in previous sub-sections. Some of these topics will be branched off into separate sub-categories when the number of relevant posted articles grows enough to merit independence.

BSD, Solaris & other UNIX-like flavors

This new section has been recently created to accommodate the growing number of reviews for UNIX-like operating systems, including OpenBSD, PC-BSD, Solaris, as well as hybrid versions based on the former. While it could be cozily nested as a sub-section in the Linux category, I decided to split the two, since UNIX, despite its inevitable spiritual legacy and influence on Linux, is a separate operating system. I hope you will find this category informative and useful. Existing articles have already been merged.







Linux

Please note: Check the ARCHIVE page for articles written prior to 2016 (2006-2015).
Many of those are still very much relevant today so make sure to read the archive, too!

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Fedora 26 review - A garden implement
updated August 21, 2017

Fedora + Plasma + Unity = Nice looks?
updated August 16, 2017

Some interesting Ubuntu themes and icons
updated August 14, 2017

Zazu App - Intelligent artificialness
updated August 12, 2017

Rclone - Rsync for cloud storage
updated July 28, 2017

Linux Mint 18.2 "Red" Sonya - Distro the Destroyer
updated July 17, 2017

Solus 2017.04.18.0 review - Second time lucky?
updated July 15, 2017

Debian 9 Stretch - Not by a long stretch
updated July 12, 2017

Kubuntu Zesty is shaping up to be a perfect distro
updated July 10, 2017

Fedora fonts: The Font Strikes Back
updated July 8, 2017

Etcher - Etched in Linux
updated July 5, 2017

How to turn Kubuntu into a perfect desktop
updated July 3, 2017

Macbuntu - Spice up your desktop
updated June 30, 2017

Nomad desktop - You'll never walk alone
updated June 29, 2017

Liri - Loves me, loves me not ... at all
updated June 24, 2017

Manjaro 17.0.1 Gellivara (Che Guevara) - Pretty decent
updated June 23, 2017

Fedora version upgrade - Laptop with Nvidia
updated June 22, 2017

Fedora & EFI mount problem = failed boot
updated June 19, 2017

Plasma secrets - Tips and tricks for the KDE desktop
updated June 17, 2017

Linux, Wireless printing, scanning and HPLIP
updated June 14, 2017

Ubuntu & UKUI desktop - Not a good idea
updated June 12, 2017

More Gnome 3 pimping - Highway to sanity
updated June 10, 2017

Deepin 15.4 review - All that glitters is not gold
updated June 6, 2017

Kubuntu: Enable write access to Windows Phone
updated May 26, 2017

Activities Activities Activities
updated May 24, 2017

Rejection report 4: BunsenLabs Linux & deepin
updated May 22, 2017

CloudReady - Chromebook re-experienced
updated May 20, 2017

How to edit Gnome themes - Tutorial
updated May 17, 2017

Xubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zorro - Vigorous
updated May 8, 2017

Gnome 3 + Dash to Panel extension - Turbo efficiency
updated May 1, 2017

Kubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zaphod - Kawabuntu!
updated April 29, 2017

Oh Snap - to boldly package where no one has packaged before
updated April 28, 2017

Show desktop icon in Gnome 3 - Where and how
updated April 26, 2017

Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapata - Viva la revolucion!
updated April 22, 2017

Latte Dock - An anchor for your Plasma stuff?
updated April 17, 2017

Q4OS 1.8.3 Orion review - Bayeux distro
updated April 15, 2017

How to backup GUID Partition Table (GPT) disks
updated April 10, 2017

Unity is dead. Long live Ubuntu!
updated April 8, 2017

Q4OS- Olden Linux for modern times, first test
updated April 7, 2017

Ubuntu 16.10 essential tweakology guide
updated April 3, 2017

Discover Discover
updated March 29, 2017

Rejection report 3: Knoppix and Q4OS
updated March 18, 2017

Plasma is sluggish? Disable desktop effects.
updated March 13, 2017

More Fedora 24/25 family pimpage
updated March 10, 2017

LXQt usability review - We got a long way to go
updated February 27, 2017

GRUB2, Ubuntu & rmdir os-prober mount error
updated February 24, 2017

GRUB2, Fedora & can't find command error
updated February 22, 2017

Linux Mint 18.1 Serena - The glass is half full
updated February 20, 2017

Make Gnome 3 more accessible for everyday use
updated February 18, 2017

The State of Plasma
updated February 17, 2017

Recover from a badly corrupt Linux EFI installation
updated February 13, 2017

Fedora 25: Wayland vs Xorg
updated February 10, 2017

OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 Gnome - Better but not really
updated February 6, 2017

Make Fedora fonts better
updated January 28, 2017

Dedoimedo interviews: Bodhi Linux team
updated January 27, 2017

Fedora upgrade - Does this work?
updated January 25, 2017

Fedora 24 Gnome & HP Pavilion + Nvidia setup review
updated January 23, 2017

Dedoimedo interviews: DistroWatch
updated January 21, 2017

Install icon panel & dock on Gnome 3
updated January 20, 2017

MX Linux MX-16 Metamorphosis - Winds of change
updated January 14, 2017

TLP - Don't go chasing power management
updated January 9, 2017

Maui Linux 2.1 Blue Tang - Aloha!
updated January 7, 2017

Kernel 4.8.7 & Realtek Wireless - Fedora report
updated January 6, 2017

And the best distro of 2016 is ...
updated December 31, 2016

Dedoimedo interviews: KDE team
updated December 23, 2016

Best Gnome distro of 2016
updated December 21, 2016

Fedora 25 Gnome review - A way to land
updated December 17, 2016

OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 - Forrest Gimp
updated December 16, 2016

Dedoimedo interviews: MX Linux team
updated December 14, 2016

Best Xfce distro of 2016
updated December 12, 2016

Manjaro 16.10 Xfce - Surprised me, I like
updated December 10, 2016

Best distro of 2016 poll
updated December 9, 2016

Netrunner 16.09 Avalon - King Arthur wasn't there
updated December 7, 2016

Best KDE/Plasma distro of 2016
updated December 5, 2016

Dedoimedo 2016 contest - Winner announced
updated December 3, 2016

Chapeau 24 Cancellara - Same same but different
updated December 2, 2016

Make CentOS 7 MATE & Xfce ultra fine with Numix
updated November 28, 2016

I spy, with my little eye, Gnome Pie
updated November 21, 2016

Kubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak - Cautiously good?
updated November 19, 2016

Kernel 4.8.7 fixes Realtek card disconnects!
updated November 18, 2016

Ubuntu 16.10 & Unity 8 overview
updated November 14, 2016

Xubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak - A breath of fresh air
updated November 5, 2016

The formula for the perfect Linux desktop
updated November 4, 2016

Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak - Cue in Benny Hill music
updated November 2, 2016

Solus review - The distro that could not
updated October 29, 2016

Zorin OS 12 Beta - Flat white, no sugar
updated October 24, 2016

Powershell on Linux - Early taste
updated October 22, 2016

Systemd - Progress Through Complexity
updated October 19, 2016

PlayOnLinux second review - The magic man?
updated October 15, 2016

Elementary OS 0.4 Loki - Ragnarok
updated October 14, 2016

Ubuntu 16.04, re-tested six months later
updated October 10, 2016

Ubuntu tablet, Oct 2016 - We need more!
updated October 8, 2016

LinuxCon Europe 2016 - Veni, Vidi, Vici
updated October 7, 2016

Mount LVM filesystems in live session
updated October 1, 2016

Getting jiggy with Busybox and LD_PRELOAD
updated September 28, 2016

Lenovo G50 & CentOS 7.2 MATE - Fairly solid
updated September 24, 2016

Ubuntu Phone, Sep 2016 - Vorsprung durch Touch
updated September 19, 2016

Fedora 24 - From 0 to Fun in 10 minutes
updated September 16, 2016

How to tame and pimp Xfce on CentOS 7
updated September 14, 2016

The hunt for the perfect CentOS theme
updated September 12, 2016

KDE neon - Weak lighting
updated September 9, 2016

How to change timezones in Linux - Tutorial
updated September 1, 2016

Linux guru talks about the Linux desktop
updated August 29, 2016

AppImage - One app framework to distro them all
updated August 22, 2016

More reading comprehension issues in Linux
updated August 15, 2016

Fedora 24 - And we represent!
updated July 20, 2016

Lenovo G50 & CentOS 7.2 Xfce - As good as it gets
updated July 18, 2016

CentOS 7 - Daily papercut fixes
updated July 16, 2016

Linux 2017 - The Road to Hell
updated July 13, 2016

Lenovo G50 & CentOS 7.2 Gnome - Perfection asymptote
updated July 9, 2016

SketchUp running on Ubuntu 16.04 - Tutorial
updated July 8, 2016

Mint 18 - Forgetting Sarah Linux
updated July 6, 2016

Lenovo G50 & CentOS 7.2 KDE - Really nice and cool
updated July 3, 2016

GeckoLinux 421 Plasma review - It ain't no dragon
updated June 27, 2016

Rejection report 2: Korora KDE and GeckoLinux
updated June 20, 2016

Dedoimedo 2016 contest - Win an Ubuntu tablet
updated June 11, 2016

Ubuntu M10 tablet & Convergence - Getting groovy
updated June 11, 2016

Ubuntu Phone used by 60+ year olds
updated June 4, 2016

Korora 23 Gnome - Fedora on steroids
updated June 3, 2016

Kubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus - Not meant to be
updated May 23, 2016

Xubuntu Xenial Xerus - Triple X - The spy who failed me
updated May 16, 2016

Snap - I've got the package!
updated May 14, 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus & Realtek - Various fixes
updated May 13, 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus - Oh Shucks ... it's Schuster!
updated May 4, 2016

BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet - The heat is on
updated April 29, 2016

Taming Plasma
updated April 28, 2016

Rejection Report 1: Antergos and Neptune
updated April 25, 2016

ROSA R7 Desktop Fresh review - Thorny fun
updated April 17, 2016

Universal Install Script by XKCD - Combat test
updated April 16, 2016

Linux Mint security - 28 days later
updated April 9, 2016

Pisi Linux 1.2 Xfce don't love me none
updated April 2, 2016

Fedora 23 finally running on Lenovo G50-70! Results.
updated April 1, 2016

Why not Arch Linux?
updated March 28, 2016

Fedora 23, Nvidia & Steam - Problems and fixes
updated March 25, 2016

Fedora 23 & Skype
updated March 21, 2016

Leopard Flower firewall - Protect your bytes
updated March 16, 2016

Fedora, Gnome 3 & extensions - A quest of usability
updated March 14, 2016

KaOS 2016.01 review - The fallen angel
updated March 12, 2016

Make Linux more professional: The list
updated March 11, 2016

The MX Toolbox: Big Tools for a Little Distro
updated March 9, 2016

MX-15 review - Highway to rad
updated February 29, 2016

Reading comprehension is a big problem in open-source
updated February 24, 2016

Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 - A pot of cold
updated February 19, 2016

Remix OS 2.0 Alpha review
updated February 17, 2016

More distro tests on Lenovo G50
updated February 15, 2016

Fedora 23 & Nvidia - Are we gonna have a good time?
updated February 8, 2016

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Xfce - Absolutely fantastic
updated February 3, 2016

Rescue a FAT32-formatted disk with Linux
updated February 1, 2016

Manjaro 15.12 Xfce - It started almighty but then
updated January 29, 2016

Apricity OS 12.2015 review - Apre Trouble
updated January 25, 2016

Linux Mint: from Rafaela to Rosa
updated January 16, 2016

Netrunner 17 Horizon - Event Plasma
updated January 15, 2016

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa - A wilted flower
updated January 4, 2016

Firejail - Sandbox for Linux, wanna build a castle?
updated January 1, 2016




Windows

Please note: Check the ARCHIVE page for articles written prior to 2016 (2006-2015).
Many of those are still very much relevant today so make sure to read the archive, too!

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AOMEI Backupper review - Needs more resilience
updated June 26, 2017

Windows 10 Creators Update - Let there be light
updated June 9, 2017

Windows 10 & new processors policy - The explanation
updated May 10, 2017

Windows 8.1 gets stuck searching for updates
updated May 5, 2017

Windows 10, annoying ads & ultimate privacy setup
updated April 24, 2017

Winaero Tweaker - Taming the Shrew ... again
updated April 14, 2017

ATI, UEFI and Windows 8.1 - How to recover partitions
updated April 1, 2017

Windows 10 & SuRun - Stand and deliver
updated February 15, 2017

Windows 7 cumulative rollup updates - Any good?
updated December 3, 2016

Ultimate Windows Tweaker - Taming the Shrew
updated November 25, 2016

Microsoft UX expert talks about Windows 10
updated October 28, 2016

Powershell on Linux - Early taste
updated October 22, 2016

How to run graphical apps in BASH in Windows 10
updated October 17, 2016

SuRun on Windows 7 - Worth trying?
updated September 30, 2016

How to fix slow Windows 7 updates - Tutorial
updated September 30, 2016

Let's bash Windows 10. I mean BASH on Windows 10!
updated September 23, 2016

Windows 10 Anniversary Update - Not too bad
updated August 27, 2016

WSUS Offline - Update thy Windows
updated August 26, 2016

Autopatcher - Fix for slow Windows Updates
updated August 19, 2016

Windows makes USB disconnect-connect sounds - Fix
updated July 11, 2016

GWX Stopper - A tool to stop Windows 10 upgrades
updated July 2, 2016

Never10 - Not likey Windows 10? No ragrets.
updated June 29, 2016

Fight 'em, tooth and nail - Corporate greed be gone
updated June 25, 2016

Windows 10 user management - Account Savant
updated June 24, 2016

Windows IFEO, GWX, Nirvana, and more
updated June 16, 2016

How to block Windows 10 upgrades - Many solutions!
updated June 10, 2016

Windows XP - April 2016 report; sign of life?
updated May 11, 2016

Microsoft EMET 5.5 review - The goodness abides
updated May 7, 2016

Windows 10 & GWX Control Panel
updated April 23, 2016

April security sensationalism and FUD
updated April 20, 2016

Windows 10 GWX upgrade removal - second guide
updated April 11, 2016

Windows security updates with ads - Continued
updated April 4, 2016

Slow Windows Update? Here's a fix. Maybe.
updated March 31, 2016

Windows disk space usage - unknown files
updated March 23, 2016

Windows security updates come with ads? Let's check.
updated March 18, 2016

Partition Master review - Or maybe a servant?
updated March 7, 2016

Power Data Recovery review - Get your bytes back
updated March 2, 2016

Cameyo V3 - Application virtualization, not this time
updated February 12, 2016

Windows 7 + USB 3.0 external hard disk disconnects
updated February 6, 2016

More Windows 10 privacy with W10Privacy
updated January 27, 2016




Virtualization, Cloud & Containers

Please note: Check the ARCHIVE page for articles written prior to 2013 (2006-2012).
Many of those are still very much relevant today so make sure to read the archive, too!

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Docker swarm mode - Adding worker nodes tutorial
updated February 11, 2016

How to install the latest version of Docker on CentOS 7
updated November 9, 2016

Docker Engine swarm mode - Intro tutorial
updated October 5, 2016

VirtualBox & unknown version of X Window system
updated September 3, 2016

Docker on Windows 10 - Introduction guide
updated August 12, 2016

Do you feel brave enough to try OpenStack? OSAD!
updated November 14, 2015

Vagrant & CoreOS clusters and networking
updated October 23, 2015

Vagrant virtualization - introduction guide
updated September 26, 2015

Docker & data volumes - Tutorial
updated September 25, 2015

VirtualBox Guest Additions compilation errors - How to fix
updated September 5, 2015

Problems starting/deleting Docker containers - How to fix
updated September 2, 2015

Virtualbox 5.0 - One step closer to the Matrix
updated July 11, 2015

Docker containers networking - Tutorial
updated July 10, 2015

Docker & supervisord tutorial
updated June 12, 2015

A thorough introduction guide to Docker containers
updated May 10, 2015

Virtualbox CERT_E_REVOCATION_FAILURE - How to fix
updated March 17, 2015

How to fix in Windows 8.1 boot errors in VirtualBox
updated October 24, 2014

Docker for your containers
updated August 18, 2014

Make your Android Virtual Devices (AVD) run fast
updated July 19, 2014

Virtual machines in your browser
updated July 11, 2014

Put your virtual machines in Boxes
updated June 28, 2014

Cameyo - Application virtualization for Windows
updated April 9, 2014

How to setup and test SteamOS as a virtual machine
updated January 11, 2014

OpenXenManager alternative to XenCenter
updated February 9, 2013

Fedora FATAL: INT18: BOOT FAILURE in VirtualBox
updated January 16, 2013




Multimedia

Please note: Check the ARCHIVE page for articles written prior to 2013 (2006-2012).
Many of those are still very much relevant today so make sure to read the archive, too!

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22 things Amarok does: the good, the bad, the ugly, and the hope
updated March 22, 2017

How to work around video and subtitle embed errors
updated March 3, 2017

How to embed subtitles using VLC - Tutorial
updated March 1, 2017

How to configure H.265/HEVC in Linux? - Tutorial
updated February 8, 2017

VideoLAN (VLC) cannot play remote files - Solution
updated December 28, 2016

Ex-Mozilla dev talks about Firefox
updated December 26, 2016

Spotify & Local Files problems on Linux
updated November 26, 2016

Spotify for Linux - In the friendzone
updated October 26, 2016

Say not Goodbye, say Sayonara
updated September 26, 2016

Rotate videos in VLC - Tutorial
updated September 21, 2016

SoundHound - Music search galore?
updated August 20, 2016

Mp3tag - Can it redeem my songs?
updated June 23, 2016

iPhone & iTunes sync - Don't want
updated January 8, 2016

Rhythmbox & iPhone sync - Improving
updated January 6, 2016

Feel like tagging your music? You might as well buy fresh.
updated November 30, 2015

Minime? No. Minitube? Yes.
updated October 28, 2015

SMPlayer - What is love?
updated October 14, 2015

CentOS 7 & Audio CD strikes back
updated October 2, 2015

Gmusicbrowser - Forget the name, enjoy the songs
updated July 15, 2015

KDE Connect - Insieme, unite unite smartphone
updated June 27, 2015

They call me Kodi
updated May 23, 2015

Rhythmbox & smartphone sync - Just don't
updated January 24, 2015

From Windows to Linux, Part 2: Multimedia applications
updated July 21, 2014

VLC does not support error - Howto & fix
updated July 12, 2014

WinFF is a dandy ffmpeg frontend
updated July 13, 2013

Netflix outside the USA - in Linux & with Tunlr
updated June 17, 2013

How to manage VirtualDub codecs
updated May 31, 2013

How I made my Windows 8 video guide
updated March 25, 2013

VLC secrets: Logging and how it helps with bad files
updated January 12, 2013




Office & Documents

Please note: Check the ARCHIVE page for articles written prior to 2013 (2006-2012).
Many of those are still very much relevant today so make sure to read the archive, too!

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Change document background color in MS Office Online
updated May 15, 2017

Okular - An eye for an eye
updated May 12, 2017

How to convert XPS to PDF - Guide
updated April 19, 2017

Microsoft Office Online gets better - on Linux, too
updated February 25, 2017

SoftMaker Office 2016 - Your alternative to LibreOffice?
updated January 18, 2017

Able2Extract PDF Converter 11 review
updated December 19, 2016

Open365 mail - You've got ... something?
updated September 7, 2016

LibreOffice save error - How to fix
updated September 2, 2016

Open365 - Clouding with style
updated August 17, 2016

Icecream PDF Converter review
updated May 21, 2016

Able2Extract PDF Converter 10 review
updated March 4, 2016

Able2Extract PDF Converter 9 review
updated September 28, 2015

LibreOffice extensions - Leclerc, we have a problem
updated August 31, 2015

LibreOffice 5.0 review - Good stuff
updated August 29, 2015

Can Gnumeric excel over Calc?
updated May 30, 2015

Need OCR? How about YAGF?
updated May 18, 2015

LibreOffice 4.4 review - Finally, it rocks
updated February 16, 2015

LibreOffice Viewer for Android
updated February 11, 2015

Cometdocs - Let the converted files rain down on me
updated January 7, 2015

From Windows to Linux, Part 5: Mail clients
updated October 31, 2014

Microsoft Office Online - on Linux!
updated September 8, 2014

From Windows to Linux, Part 1: Office applications
updated July 14, 2014

LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office, Part Deux
updated March 14, 2014

PDF Studio Pro review
updated March 5, 2014

LibreOffice Impress remote control via Android
updated August 19, 2013

Kingsoft Office review - Refreshing
updated August 10, 2013

Linux office suite competition
updated July 20, 2013

LibreOffice install & uninstall problems
updated March 9, 2013

LibreOffice 4 review - Getting better but ...
updated February 22, 2013




Internet stuff

Please note: Check the ARCHIVE page for articles written prior to 2014 (2006-2013).
Many of those are still very much relevant today so make sure to read the archive, too!

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Firefox 54: Speed, customization and future
updated August 19, 2017

Skype failed installation error code 1603 - What now?
updated April 21, 2017

Skype for Linux 5.0 Beta and the rise of the bots
updated April 5, 2017

Dedoimedo interviews: Gizmo's Freeware
updated March 20, 2017

Firefox + EMET + EAF mitigation slowness fix
updated March 5, 2017

Firefox & Electrolysis - Oxygen for all?
updated November 11, 2016

Odrive cloud sync - Thunderstruck
updated November 7, 2016

The new and brave Skype for Linux ... calls, too
updated September 6, 2016

Disable the new Firefox 48 location bar - Tutorial
updated August 24, 2016

HERE versus Microsoft versus Windows ... maps
updated August 1, 2016

Opera Developer power saving - Magic or science?
updated June 17, 2016

Meet Franz - Alles Klar Herr Kommissar?
updated May 25, 2016

How to remove Skype ads - New tutorial
updated April 7, 2016

Opera 35 - A Swan Song?
updated March 26, 2016

Opera 12 for Linux, I had to try
updated January 30, 2016

Cyberfox - Imitation of life
updated January 19, 2016

Vivaldi browser - The Four Tabs
updated December 14, 2015

No more ads in Firefox Tiles - A new hope
updated December 7, 2015

How to smartly manage your passwords
updated November 27, 2015

The future of ads - and the Internet
updated October 16, 2015

Liferea - If you don't go to the Internet, the Internet will come to you
updated September 30, 2015

BitTorrent backups - BTsync and Syncthing
updated September 11, 2015

The future of Firefox Add-ons - Nope
updated August 28, 2015

Google Chrome hotword privacy concerns - What and how
updated July 13, 2015

How to install Oracle Java in Ubuntu
updated April 17, 2015

HTML, the plot thickens
updated January 30, 2015

And so Mozilla gave us tiles
updated December 29, 2014

HTML? What is this wondrous technology?
updated December 27, 2014

No sound in Skype 4.3 on Linux - Solution
updated December 1, 2014

Firefox alternatives
updated November 26, 2014

How to download Youtube video thumbnails
updated October 25, 2014

HERE offline navigation application for Android
updated October 11, 2014

Bash shellshock, bending phones, celeb nudes, and more
updated September 29, 2014

Android offline navigation
updated August 16, 2014

Google algorithms - We shall never surrender
updated July 18, 2014

Google Chrome & EMET crashes
updated May 26, 2014

Firefox 29 sucks!
updated May 2, 2014

Heartbleed, listen to my heartbleed, oh-oh
updated April 21, 2014

How to change the new Firefox Australis looks
updated March 29, 2014

Firefox, Directory Tiles, Advertisements, and Honesty
updated February 19, 2014

The future of Bitcoin
updated February 3, 2014

Why NSA surveillance is good for you!
updated January 26, 2014




Hardware reviews, 3D software, humor & other stuff

Please note: Check the ARCHIVE page for articles written prior to 2015 (2006-2014).
Many of those are still very much relevant today so make sure to read the archive, too!

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NitroShare - Simple file sharing solution for all
updated July 14, 2017

Wireless printers & security
updated May 19, 2017

Motorola Moto G4 review - Extremely refined
updated May 6, 2017

Asus eeePC + Xubuntu 16.04 - Engage!
updated May 3, 2017

Microsoft Lumia 950 - The Last of the Mohicans
updated April 12, 2017

Hard disk failure recovery - This is how you do it
updated March 27, 2017

Modern software development is cancer
updated March 17, 2017

Nextbase 101 HD in-car dash cam review
updated January 16, 2017

How to extend TrueCrypt volumes - Tutorial
updated November 23, 2016

Ubuntu tablet, Oct 2016 - We need more!
updated October 8, 2016

Ubuntu Phone, Sep 2016 - Vorsprung durch Touch
updated September 19, 2016

Lumia 640 LTE & WP10 review - Very decent
updated July 15, 2016

SketchUp running on Ubuntu 16.04 - Tutorial
updated July 8, 2016

Ubuntu Phone used by 60+ year olds
updated June 4, 2016

BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu tablet - Convergence in action
updated May 19, 2016

BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet - The heat is on
updated April 29, 2016

Amazon Fire TV Stick review - Half the price half the joy?
updated April 22, 2016

Stellarium - Space, the final frontier
updated February 20, 2016

Unixstickers sent me a package!
updated February 13, 2016

Ubuntu Phone is getting better
updated November 20, 2015

HP Stream 7 - To Windows 10 and back
updated October 21, 2015

Using iPhone 6, six months down the road
updated October 17, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S5 review - I wanna hate, but I cannot
updated September 23, 2015

Asus eeePC still boldly marches on - with Xubuntu 14.04
updated September 19, 2015

Android, iOS, Windows Phone - Which one is the best?
updated August 14, 2015

Amazon Fire TV - They promised me milk and honey
updated August 11, 2015

CubieBoard review - A six-sided nope
updated July 9, 2015

HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet review
updated June 6, 2015

A close encounter of the iPhone 6 kind
updated June 5, 2015

ODROID-XU3 review, sort of
updated June 1, 2015

Microsoft Lumia 535 review - Once again, nice
updated May 29, 2015

BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone review
updated May 4, 2015

Introducing my new Linux test laptop: Lenovo G50
updated March 28, 2015

Apple TV quick review
updated March 14, 2015

Google Chromecast quick review
updated February 13, 2015

Make Android look like Ubuntu Phone
updated January 14, 2015

Make Android look like Windows Phone
updated January 12, 2015




BSD, Solaris & other UNIX-like flavors

Please note: Check the ARCHIVE page for articles written prior to 2012 (2006-2011).
Many of those are still very much relevant today so make sure to read the archive, too!

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OpenIndiana 2017.04 Hipster - Temple Gloom
updated June 16, 2017

ReactOS 0.4.1 review - Cold fusion
updated June 18, 2016

Lumina, Luminum, Luminae
updated August 15, 2014

PC-BSD 10.0 Joule review - Troublesome
updated April 4, 2014

Haiku Alpha 4 - So what's next?
updated September 25, 2013

KolibriOS - The art of small
updated March 16, 2012

PC-BSD 9.0 Isotope - Radioactive
updated February 29, 2012





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