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If you operate your own website, analytic software can be crucial in order to track exactly how well your site is doing. Without this software, you can do whatever you want with your site, but you will never know if it is getting more visitors, aside from the amount of comments. When you look at the possible options you have for analytic software, the most popular choice is Google Analytics.
Linux offers us plenty of choices as to what kind of operating system we want to run on our computer. While this is great, it is often overlooked. Yes, there are the usual “big boy” choices, such as Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, and more, but by looking at just those you are skipping over much smaller distributions that could possibly suit your needs better or showcase ideas that you like which no other distribution has.
Alternative defragmentation tools have been mentioned for years and years now, as most people deem the default defragmenter that comes with Windows to be insufficient. There are plenty of different solutions that try to out-do each other, some free and some paid. However, you can’t just pick any free solution. You need to know which ones actually make a difference on your system.
If you’ve kept up with some of the latest news about new computer parts, you may have heard about SSDs, or solid state drives. They are designed to replace your clunky, slow hard drive and give your system a major performance boost. However, some people have experienced some hiccups by using these new pieces of technology, including usage and price. Here we’re going to discuss the exact pros and cons of owning a solid state drive and whether such an investment would be right for you.
You have to admit that Gnome Shell does look elegant, even if you completely hate it for how it works. Some people even say that Gnome Shell practically breaks every ergonomics rule in the book, but others seem to enjoy it. Currently I myself find it most useful on my netbook, and I like what the developers have done to try to put some new life into the boring old desktop.
Security is an area of computing where some people are completely paranoid, while others barely give it a glance. No matter in which category you fall under, security will ultimately always be something that can be improved. Here we’ll be sending text through an encryption/decryption program to make communications secure, whether over instant messenger, or via email.
The most popular torrent client, uTorrent, has been getting a lot of extra effort put into it to simplify its use while expanding its feature set. I must say that the uTorrent developers have done an excellent job to do all of this while still keeping the program lightweight. One of the newer features that you’ll find is called add-ons.
When installing Windows, the installer will ask you a strange question – how do you want to format your hard drive? For Windows systems, there are only a few possible answer choices. You either format it in NTFS or FAT, or you format it in NTFS or FAT (quick). Have you ever stopped to wonder what the difference actually is between a full and quick format?
Some people choose to bookmark all the pages that they find temporarily useful for whatever project they may be working on, while others go through the long, common processes. Going to the page in Firefox, copying it, opening Word, pasting the content into Word, and then saving it. You can shortcut this process by using Notesaver, a Firefox add-on.
Yet another couple months have passed (or weeks, depending on how you count), and Mozilla has released the next version of its flagship product, Firefox 6. Even though Firefox’s release schedule has been cranked up, that doesn’t mean there are virtually no changes with each new release. Here we’ll find out what did change and why you should update.
People use various tools to manage their email, the two most popular being the Gmail website and the Thunderbird desktop app. However, today we’ll be looking at a top KDE choice that has plenty to offer for those of you who crave some power and control over their applications. It’s called KMail.
Over the years, Intel and AMD have been in quite a battle to bring out the best processors. Eventually a point came where you didn’t hear all too much about what AMD was up to, while Intel was rolling out all of its latest processors. However, AMD’s “quiet time” was very well used, as they are now releasing their newest APUs to reignite the battle with Intel.
As of late there’s been a been a great buzz going around about Bitcoin, the latest P2P digital currency. One of the main activities of getting Bitcoins is through a process called mining. No need to fear, though, because there’s a great program that comes with a GUI that does all the dirty work!
One of Linux’s most popular desktop environments, KDE, released their latest series (version 4.7) at the end of July. This version improves on work done in previous releases by adding new features while improving performance and stability. However, this new version does not provide a drastic change such as GNOME 3 as most changes are under the hood.
We (as in Linux users) have all wished that some of those popular games we see in commercials would be readily available for Linux. Finding good, native games for Linux can be a bit tricky. So here are three different websites that’ll make finding them a lot easier.