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Turn Your Old PC into a Retrogaming Console with Lakka Linux   

If you have an old computer gathering dust, you can turn it into a PlayStation like retrogamingconsole with Lakka Linux distribution. 

You probably already know that there are Linux distributions specially crafted for reviving older computers. But did you know about a Linux distribution that is created for the sole purpose of turning your old computer into a retro-gaming console?

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Published on October 16, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
French government issues advice on online ransomware   

French government has issued guidelines for what to do if your computer or portable device becomes infected with a "ransomware" virus and asks you for money to unblock it.

Ransomware is a form of computer virus that renders your machine inoperable until you pay money via the virus screen, to "unblock it" and supposedly regain use of your computer or device.

It is usually spread via email attachments, including archives, programs, and images. It can also be activated if you visit an infected website.

Businesses and individuals can both be affected, and infection rates are said to be on the rise, having soared since 2015.

Should you fall victim to this kind of scam - known as both 

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Published on October 16, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Paul Allen: Microsoft Co-Founder Dies, Aged 65   

Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said.

He had been suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and passed away on Monday, his investment firm said.

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Published on October 15, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Facebook HACKED - 29 million accounts accessed in huge security breach   

FACEBOOK has admitted hackers got hold of personal data from 29 million accounts in a massive security breach..

The company revealed last month up to 50 million users were affected by the hacking.

Another 40 millions accounts were also at risk in the biggest ever Facebook breach.

At the time Facebook took the unprecedented step of logging out the 90 million affected users.

Today the social media giant said hackers had successfuly accessed data from 29 million accounts.

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Published on October 12, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Windows 10 WARNING: Users alerted as SHOCK issue discovered with October 2018 update   

Windows 10 users are being warned after a major issue was discovered with the October 2018 update.

Recently some Windows 10 fans who downloaded the October update have been hit by a surprise problem.

The PC users took to Windows 10 forums and Reddit to claim the latest Microsoft update had been deleting some of their personal files.

Many of those hit by the Windows 10 issue have apparently not been able to recover the deleted files.

In one post a Windows 10 user wrote: "Last night I updated to 1809, and it all went smoothly, but then I find that all my files in Documents are DELETED

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Published on October 7, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Linux Mint 19.1 codenamed ‘Tessa’   

Linux Mint 19.1 is estimated to be released around November/December 2018 and will be supported until 2023.

Linux Mint 19 users will have the ability to upgrade. This upgrade will be both easy and safe and it will be performed via the Update Manager.

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Published on October 2, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Sir Tim Berners Lee is building a ‘new internet’ where you’re in control of your own data   

Sir Tim Berners Lee is building a new version of the world wide web, designed to take power away from tech corporations including Facebook and Google and restore it to the individual.

The founder of the world wide web has been developing web platform Solid for several years with colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) through new company inrupt, guided by the principle of "personal empowerment through data."

The project gives users the choice to decide where their data, including photos, address book, message history, music library and documents, is stored and the means access them easily in one place, instead of through various apps and systems like WhatsApp, Google Drive, Spotify etc.

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Published on October 1, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Tails 3.9 is the biggest update of Tails this year!   

Privacy for anyone anywhere

Tails is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a USB stick or a DVD.

It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to:

use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship;
all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly;use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

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Published on September 6, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Steam Makes it Easier to Play Thousands of Windows Games on Linux   

It's no secret that the Linux gaming library offers only a fraction of what the Windows library offers. In fact, many people wouldn't even consider switching to Linuxsimply because most of the games they want to play aren't available on the platform.

At the time of writing this article, Linux has just over 5,000 games available on Steam compared to the library's almost 27,000 total games. Now, 5,000 games may be a lot, but it isn't 27,000 games, that's for sure.

And though almost every new indie game seems to launch with a Linux release, we are still left without a way to play many Triple-A titles. For me, though there are many titles I would love the opportunity to play, this has never been a make-or-break problem since almost all of my favorite titles are available on Linux since I primarily play indie and retro gamesanyway.

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Published on August 29, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Zorin OS 12.4 Released   

release of Zorin OS 12.4. This new release brings together the latest software updates, bug fixes, performance enhancements and hardware support out of the box.

Zorin OS 12.4 introduces an updated hardware enablement stack. The newly-included Linux kernel 4.15, as well as an updated X server graphics stack, add compatibility for newer computers and hardware in Zorin OS. In addition, new patches for system vulnerabilities are included in this release, so you can have the peace of mind knowing that you're using the most secure version of Zorin OS ever.

Zorin OS was started in 2008 with one goal: to bring the most advanced technology into the hands of everyone. We believe in creating a product which is open, so you can take back control of your technology and not the other way around. By maintaining a clear focus on simplicity, we've been able to create a powerful computing experience

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Published on August 25, 2018 by Paul Illingworth  --  Revised on August 25, 2018
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