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How to install closed drivers, media codecs, and other forbidden stuff on Linux PCs

Linux is famous for its open-source nature, but sometimes you just need to use proprietary drivers or codecs. Here's how to do so on many of the top Linux distros.

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How to use PPAs to install bleeding-edge software in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

PPAs are a great way for Linux users to install software that's unavailable in central repositories, but carry some risks you need to be aware of.

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Tip: WinDirStat can help you free up storage space for GTA V (or anything else) in a flash

This tried-and-true program just helped me free up over 100GB worth of drive space in mere minutes.

How to run Windows software in Linux: Everything you need to know

Even the most die hard Linux lovers have to run a Windows program every now and again. Here's how to do so.

3 tools for finding and eradicating duplicate files on your hard drive

Do you have more files than space on your PC? These three tools can help you eke out a little more free space by getting rid of duplicate files and folders on your hard drive.

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Bloatware: Why computer makers fill your PC with junk, and how to get rid of it

Lenovo's Superfish debacle has thrust bloatware back into the limelight. Here's why PC makers intentionally make your PC experience worse, and how to blast the crap off your computer.

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Beat it, bloatware: How to clean Superfish and other crap off your PC

Preloaded software bogs down your hard drive, your start menu, and worse. We're looking at you, Superfish. Clean it out with these handy tools and tricks.

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4 easy ways to cut your software costs in 2015

Are you paying money for software when perfectly good free alternatives exist? Here are four areas to consider dumping your annual software payments with solid free alternatives.