Run Windows in Ubuntu with VMware Player

Are you an enthusiast who loves their Ubuntu Linux experience but still needs to use Windows programs?  Here’s how you can get the full Windows experience on Ubuntu with the free VMware Player. Linux has become increasingly consumer friendly, but still, the wide majority of commercial software is only available for Windows and Macs.  Dual-booting […]






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5 Ways to Run Windows Software on a Mac

Macs have a thriving ecosystem of software, but some programs still only support Windows. Whether you want to use business software or play Windows PC games, there are many ways to run Windows programs on your Mac. Some of these methods are similar to the ways you can install Windows software on Linux orrun Windows […]






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Why is it Still so Difficult to Install OS X on PCs?

Macs switched over to Intel processors years ago, but it is still a huge headache to run OS X on a PC. Read on as we explore the technical hurdles in installing Apple’s OS on a PC framework. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision of Stack Exchange, a community-driven […]






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Troubleshoot Your Mac With These Hidden Startup Options

Troubleshooting a Mac is different from troubleshooting a PC, but not all that different. Use your Mac’s built-in startup options to test your hardware, boot in safe mode, reinstall Mac OS X, and perform other system tasks. To access one of these tools, you’ll first have to shut down or restart your Mac. You’ll then […]






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Automator 101: How to Automate Repetitive Tasks on Your Mac

For all the old jokes about one-button mice and simplicity, Macs have some power-user features Windows just doesn’t offer. Automator is one of them, offering a simple way to automate repetitive tasks without any third-party software. Automator is a powerful tool, and there’s a lot you can do with it. You can use the graphical […]






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How to Stop Windows 10 From Using So Much Data

Windows 10 is designed to be an always-connected, always-up-to-date operating system. It’s the most data-hungry version of Windows yet, but you can restrain it from going all-out on your home network with a few tricks. Check Per-Application Data Usage Despite all Windows 10’s automatic updates, the majority of data usage on your PC probably comes from the […]






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The Last Windows 7 ISO You’ll Ever Need: How to Slipstream the Convenience Rollup

Microsoft has finally released a “Convenience Rollup” for Windows 7 that combines updates from the past few years into one package (like a service pack). Microsoft doesn’t offer ISO images with these updates integrated, but you can create your own in a few simple steps. That way, whenever you install a fresh copy of Windows 7 in […]






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