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Update to the 8.1 Update

Everything you need to know about moving to the new Update for Windows 8.1.

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Manage your hard drive space with Windows 8.1's hidden, helpful tools

Windows 8.1's PC Settings app has two great features to help you manage your computer's disk space.

How to install Ubuntu and keep Windows

There are three ways to have your Ubuntu and keep Windows, too.

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Linux to the rescue! How Ubuntu can help a computer in distress

When disaster strikes your Windows PC, an Ubuntu live drive has all the tools you need to save the day.

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Uninstall preloaded Windows 8 apps in bulk with this program

It's easy to dump all your desktop bloatware in one fell swoop, but what about all those programs you don't need on the modern side of Windows? A new app helps you dump modern apps in bulk.

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How to selectively delete browser history

Remove individual sites or pages from your history rather than all of it. We'll show you how in this video tip.

How to selectively delete browsing history

Erasing your entire browsing history might be overkill if you just want to remove one or two sites or pages. In Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer you can selectively delete your browsing history.

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How to run SteamOS in a virtual machine

See what all the hub-bub behind Valve's gaming-centric operating system is about WITHOUT blowing away all the data already on your hard drive.

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How to set and keep your preferred default font in LibreOffice Writer

You’ve given up Microsoft Office for the free LibreOffice. Unfortunately, you really don’t care for that default Liberation Serif font.

Two tricks to take the hassle out of managing Windows 8 Wi-Fi connections

Managing your Wi-Fi connections may not seem all that important...until it is.

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Protect your privacy while you browse

Here’s how to give crooks, corporations, and governments the slip while you search the web.

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How to prevent Windows 8.1's desktop taskbar from showing in Metro apps

The Windows 8.1 update made Microsoft's Metro vision much more PC-friendly, but the newly universal desktop taskbar can block the UI in Metro apps. Here's how to make it stop.

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Tie me down: The ultimate guide to proper PC cable management

With a little planning and lots of twist ties, your cluttered PC can be transformed into a clean, crisp computer with wonderful airflow.

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How to run DOS programs in a current version of Windows

Windows has a way to let most old programs keep running. Failing that, there's a free utility that could save the day.