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Guide: How to make your own personal VPN in under 30 minutes

Article Contents<p>1 Should I host my own VPN?<p>2 Step one: Setting up a Linode VPS<p>3 Step two: Logging into the VPS<p>4 Step three: Setting up the VPN<p>5 Step …

Linux

Google Keeps a Record of Your ENTIRE Search History. Here’s How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps

You can also download a file of your entire search history.<p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry …

AdWords

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

How to speed up your smartphone, clear up your browser and simplify your digital life

Spring has traditionally meant cleaning, organizing, and mops. But in our increasingly high-tech households, your hard drive, phone, or tablet may need as much attention as your broom closet and stove.<p>It’s not just stuff. Your privacy needs a clean-up too. You’d be shocked at how much Google tracks …

Minimalism

Linux Mint announces Mintbox Mini 2 tiny desktop PC with Intel inside

Due in June, the new Mintbox moves from an AMD CPU to a rival Celeron processor, which should provide a performance boost while maintaining a similar …

Linux

10 Actually Cool Uses For A USB Drive

The humble USB drive - supplanted by the download and the cloud sync, but still useful in all kinds of ways. If you've got an old drive lying around, …

Raspberry Pi

600 Free Online Programming & Computer Science Courses You Can Start in January

Six years ago, universities like MIT and Stanford first opened up free online courses to the public. Today, more than 700 schools around the world …

Online Education

Mint 18.3: The best Linux desktop takes big steps forward

Linux Mint isn't just the best Linux desktop, it's the best desktop, period.<p>The Internet of Things is the new frontier. However, generations of ERP …

450 Free Online Programming & Computer Science Courses You Can Start in December

Six years ago, universities like MIT and Stanford first opened up free online courses to the public. Today, more than 700 schools around the world …

Online Education

Linux antivirus and anti malware: 8 top tools

Keeping Linux systems safeImage by Linux/ThinkstockBy most estimates, more than 50 percent of web servers on the internet are running some version of …

Linux

Why and how you should switch to Linux

It's time for a change.<p>When you start comparing computers, you probably pit Windows against macOS—but Linux rarely gets a mention. Still, this lesser-known operating system has a strong and loyal following. That's because it offers a number of advantages over its competitors.<p>Whether you're …

Linux

Opinion | I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise.

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So what can you actually do with Linux? A guide for beginners

Linux is perfect for everyday tasks like browsing, emailing, photo management, financial management, and much more. Here's an overview.<p>In the …

Linux

How to prevent root login on your Linux servers

If you're overly paranoid about security (which you should be), you might want to consider blocking root logins on your Linux servers. Here's how to …

Linux

Mint 18.2: Still the best Linux desktop

Want a better operating system than Windows 10? Want a great Linux desktop? Then Linux Mint 18.2 is for you.<p>The Linux Mint developers have posted a …

Linux

Starter Guide to Linux Forensics

The old saying is if your data isn’t backed up at least twice, it’s not backed up at all. For those not wise enough to heed this adage, there are a …

Forensics

Dumping Windows and installing Linux Mint, in just 10 minutes

One of my netbooks needed refreshing, and I decided to dump Windows completely and install only Linux Mint. The entire process took 10 minutes. Here …

Linux

The A to Z of Photography: Aperture

Together with shutter speed and ISO, the aperture setting on your camera is one of the three fundamental elements of exposure. Not only that, but …

PEX Supply Pipe: Everything You Need to Know

PEX supply pipe is the biggest revolution in plumbing since the flush toilet, and in this article we'll answer the most common questions homeowners …

Woodworking

Build a portable computer on a USB stick

It's a PC that you can carry anywhere.<p>Linux, the free and open-source operating system, has fewer desktop users than Windows and macOS. But it's also far more flexible. In fact, you can install many of its versions (Linux comes in several different flavors, called distributions or distros) on a USB …

Raspberry Pi

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

5 Door Locks That Will Keep You Safe and 5 That Won't

Most break-ins are committed by criminals who come right through the front door, according to Department of Justice statistics. Even if you're …

Home Automation

5 Stretches to Regain Hip Mobility and Flexibility

<b>If you are an athlete - or someone who trains like one - chances are your hips, piriformis, and glutes are tight.</b> You may even find it difficult to …

Here's How You Get Rid of Fruit Flies

It's all about building the right kind of trap.<p>Fruit flies are a nuisance that will eventually afflict every household. All it takes is a piece of fruit or vegetables that have been left out for a week, and you'll find you have many new flying friends. The simple answer for getting rid of fruit …

Tesla will begin selling its solar roof this year -- here's everything you need to know

Tesla will offer four types of shingles to match different housing aesthetics in an effort to get homeowners to ditch clunky solar panel add-ons in …

Tesla

Hands-on: New PCLinuxOS installation images

Good news: there are new PCLinuxOS installation images available! I'm going to see how they work, and what else might be new, different, and …

Linux

Get Rid of Windows 10 Ads, Office Offers and Other Annoyances

Microsoft slowly started to sneak advertisements into the Windows platform with Windows 8, and they’ve only crept up further in Windows 10. From …

Google Drive

12 Useful Commands For Filtering Text for Effective File Operations in Linux

In this article, we will review a number of command line tools that act as filters in Linux. A filter is a program that reads standard input, …

Linux

5 Pro Tips on How to Paint Your House Right

Most homeowners will take a crack at doing some house painting at some point and many will end up with more headaches than they need while doing it. …