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The First Computers


This is a day and age where we cannot even conceive of life without computers but as recently as twenty years ago the majority of homes in the western world did not own or plan to own a personal computer. The first computers were huge behemoths and took giant cooled storage rooms to hold. The first programmable computer was not…

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Linux vs Windows: Malware


More and more people are falling in love with Linux as a desktop operating system. However, like a cult fiction, Linux is still invisible to much of the public eye. Windows remains the reigning champion of the OS world. More users are migrating to Linux’s open source elysium each year, and part of what’s sending them there is the desire…

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How Much Market Share Does Linux Really Have?


Linux is a marginal entity when it comes to operating systems. There are very few people who argue this tragic but appropriately cited fact. However, there is still a problem of miscalculation when it comes to actually Linux market share. This includes operating systems and, far more importantly, servers. According to statistics cited by Microsoft, Linux has only two percent…

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The best website deals on the web


People always have said that knowledge is power and in turn power is money. There is more information on the web that one person can handle in a lifetime but if you know how to use the web wisely it can literally be a wealth of knowledge. Knowing the best websites to go to for a deal can be one…

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The Best To-Do Applications On The Web


We might not complete them all but we all sure have them – to-do lists. It seems like everyone has an ever mounting to-do list. Little notes jotted down on scraps of paper, email drafts and the like that are kept hidden and only come out of the woodwork after we forget to do them on time. If you are…

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Microsoft Funds the War Against Linux


Microsoft isn’t exactly the most reputable company. Sure, they provide a lot of very functional hardware (such as the Xbox 360). They even have some software that isn’t buggy all of the time. However, rumors have always flown about Microsoft’s business tactics. Most recently, revelations about an anti-Google push by Microsoft has heightened this poor reputation; something that could be…

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Why Is the Linux Logo a Penguin?


Linux is no stranger to debate. After all, it is the most hotly contested issue when it comes to server and personal operating systems. However, among the issues being debated with Linux is one that is somewhat surprising: “Why on earth did Linus Torvalds choose a penguin as the logo?” Let’s clarify, first, exactly what sort of penguin we’re looking…

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Windows vs Linux: Contrasting the GUI and CLI Options


In a previous entry, we discussed the definitions of a GUI and CLI. In brief, a GUI is a graphic user interface that allows you to interact with your system using pretty pictures and click/drag commands. A CLI is a command line interface that uses text input for greatest versatility, but which requires a higher level of expertise to understand…

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Windows vs Linux: Gaming


In this series, we have covered many of the major ways in which Linux and Windows systems vary. While Windows certainly has the majority of support for personal computer users, server space is far more based in Linux. Perhaps the reason for Microsoft owning so much of the “personal use” market is the presence of gaming options. In today’s entry,…

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