Torturing Tech Support Phone Scammers With Linux

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Some days it doesn’t pay to be a huckster selling phony Windows support. Not that Windows doesn’t need supporting, mind you…

Roblimo’s Hideaway

“What,” you may ask, “is Online Tek Squad?” I didn’t know, […]

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Eight Things to Do After Installing Linux Mint Xfce 18.x

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After you get Linux up and running on your computer, there are still a few things left to do. Here’s a short list that newcomers might find helpful.

Linux for Newcomers

Those who […]

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A Nonreview of Linux Mint Xfce 18 ‘Sarah’

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With Linux Mint Xfce 18.1 “Serena” due to be released any day now, we decided it was too late for a full review of Mint Xfce 18.0 “Sarah,” and opted instead for this down-and-dirty “nonreview.” […]

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Dear CIO: Linux Mint Encourages Users to Keep System Up-to-Date

Linux Mint 18.0 Update Manager

Regardless of what you may have read elsewhere, the Linux Mint team takes security very seriously and wants you to keep your system up-to-date.

Swapnil Bhartiya gets it wrong.

Let me start by […]

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Is Linux Kernel Growth Sustainable?

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A tech writer who still counts on her fingers and toes, tries to wrap her head around the size of the Linux kernel, and wonders when its weight will cause it to crash through the […]

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