‘OS Tips’ Posts

Six Productivity Tools Better Than a Planner

Six Productivity Tools Better Than a Planner

Three exams, four essays, three group meetings, one final project, five classes and 30 hours spent crying. Welcome to the typical week of a college student. No matter what year you’re in, all college students have one problem in common – productivity. You quickly figure out that there are only so many hours in a ...

Why You Should: Use the Brave Browser

Why You Should: Use the Brave Browser

If you spend a lot of time on your mobile device researching school assignments, you should switch to the new, free Brave browser. Brave Software aims to stop online ads from invading your privacy and slowing down the Web. This mission is not the same as trying to blocking all ads. The growing use of ...

Picking Your Ideal Linux Distro: Part 2

Picking Your Ideal Linux Distro: Part 2

College students stand to benefit greatly from using the Linux operating system. Linux is secure, easy to use and well-tested; there’s no need to worry about viruses or malware. No one company owns Linux, and it’s not just one operating system. Since it’s an open source software, many communities are able to develop and support ...

Minute Hacks: How to Organize Your Desktop

Minute Hacks: How to Organize Your Desktop

Is your desktop looking a little cluttered? Here are a few tips to help you gain control: 1. First things first: If you’re just moving your files into “Documents”, create shortcut folders on your desktop, but limit the number of folders. For example: Create an “Actions” folder for items such as forms to fill out ...

How to Quickly Uninstall Bloatware and Toolbars on Windows

How to Quickly Uninstall Bloatware and Toolbars on Windows

One of the biggest annoyances that comes with buying a new Windows PC or laptop is dealing with the massive amounts of useless programs installed by the manufacturer. While a few of these programs may be tied to actual functions, most are basic applications with better alternatives available for free online. And often, many are ...

Historically Speaking: Birth of GNU

Historically Speaking: Birth of GNU

Yesterday, September 27th, marks the 29th anniversary of the birth of one of the most altruistic movements in modern computer science: the GNU project. It was initiated by Richard Stallman in 1983, who sought to make technology as open and accessible to the masses as possible by creating a free, Unix-like operating system that could be ...

OS Tips: Add Internet Search to Windows Start Menu

OS Tips: Add Internet Search to Windows Start Menu

If you run Windows 7 and don’t use the Start Menu search function (or the run command for those of the geekier persuasion) – why not? It’s a fast and effective way to launch apps, search through your PC, and after reading through today’s OS Tips, search the web as well! While you can ...

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