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March 2, 2015
by sjvn01
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How to run Linux and Chrome OS on your Chromebook Simultaneously

Chromebooks are pretty darn handy. Even some hardcore Windows users now acknowledge that a Chromebook might be just what you need for work. But, as great as Chromebooks are, and as much progress as Google has made in getting “Web-only” … Continue reading

February 24, 2015
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Chromebook Pixel, the Rolls-Royce of Chromebooks, is getting a refresh

Most people are happy with inexpensive Chromebooks. Some people, and I’m one of them, want top-of-the-line hardware and were willing to pay $1,449 for the Chromebook Pixel back in 2013. Now, Google will soon be releasing a Chromebook Pixel 2. … Continue reading

February 19, 2015
by sjvn01
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How to remove Superfish adware from your laptop

No one likes crapware–the adware and trial software that PC and smartphone vendors put on their devices. Until recently, though we rarely got actual malware installed on new computers. Now, thanks to Lenovo and Superfish Visual Discovery adware, we didn’t … Continue reading

January 28, 2015
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Dell offers new Ubuntu Linux workstation laptop

In 2007, Dell became the first major computer OEM to sell pre-installed Linux on their computers. Today, Dell continues to support desktop Linux. In its latest move, Dell will be bringing Ubuntu 14.04 to its top-of-the-line Precision M3800 workstation laptop … Continue reading

January 22, 2015
by sjvn01
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Librem 15, the first free software GNU/Linux laptop, makes funding goal

If you want a Linux on a laptop, it’s easy to install it yourself. You can also always buy one from a specialized Linux vendor such as System76 and ZaReason or even get a mainstream laptop, like the new Dell … Continue reading