Resources, Articles, Tricks, and Solutions in connection to Windows

Remove Extensions From Google Chrome - Step by step guide ?

This article covers the removal procedure of an extension from Google Chrome. In fact, you can customize Chrome on your desktop by adding extensions from the Chrome Web Store.


To remove an app or extension from your Chromebook, follow the steps below:

  • Open Chrome.
  • Select More  and then More tools and then Extensions.
  • Next to the extension you want to remove, select Remove.
  • To confirm, select Remove.
  • Tip: To remove an extension that's a button on the browser toolbar, right-click the button and select Remove from Chrome.


To temporarily stop using an extension:

  • Open Chrome.
  • Select More  and then More tools and then Extensions.
  • Turn off the extension you want to disable.

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Clear the History on Google Chrome - Step by step guide ?

This article covers how to clear or delete the browsing history in google chrome using various methods. In fact, If you don't want a record of webpages you've visited using Chrome, you can delete all or some of your browsing history. If you delete your browsing history, it'll take effect on all devices where you’ve turned sync on and signed in to Chrome.

Your history will be removed from Chrome. Separately, you can also delete your Google search history from your account. 


How to Delete your activity while using Google sites ?

  • On your computer, go to myactivity.google.com.
  • Above your activity, click Delete .
  • Click All time. 
  • Click Next and then Delete.


How to Delete your activity automatically on Google ?

  • On your computer, go to your Google Account.
  • At the left, click Data & privacy.
  • Under "History settings", click an activity or history setting you want to auto-delete. 
  • Click Auto-delete.
  • Click the button for how long you want to keep your activity and then Next and then Confirm to save your choice.

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The 7 Best Free and Open-Source Lead Management Software

This article covers the best lead management software which streamlines the processes and stages of leads till closing them and managing for the team speedily and accurately. It includes Pipedrive, Salesflare, Monday.com, SalesRabbit, ExtraaEdge, OneHash and ClinchPad respectively. 

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The Best 7 Free and Open-Source Emergency Notification Software

This article covers the 7 best, free, and open-source emergency notification software that empowers companies and guides them in ensuring the security and safety of their employees, teams, and relevant stakeholders. The mentioned platforms are Alert Media, RedFlag, DeskAlerts, Klaxon, Omnigo, Squadcast and Sahana EDEN respectively.

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The Best 6 Free and Open-Source Fraud Detection Software

This article covers the 6 best, free and open-source fraud detecting software solutions that assist and empower businesses and companies in securing the data and information of their clients, teams, and relevant stakeholders and parties. They include Feedzai, Kount, Alessa, ThreatMark, Actico and MISP.

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The Best 8 Free and Open-Source Instant Messaging Software

This article covers the 8 best free, and open-source instant messaging software that assists teams, workforce, and employees to get in touch with each other even from remote areas while having progress on tasks and projects. These messaging software platforms are Wire, Telegram, Slack, Viber, RetroShare, Tox, Pidgin and Mattermost respectively.

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The Best 6 Free and Open-Source Gym Management Software

This article covers the best 6 free and open-source gym management software solutions in this article that empowers and uplifts gym businesses with all the powerful tools and features embedded in the software along with streamlining the daily and routine tasks to deliver the best services to the gym members and stakeholders. They include Glofox, Exercise.com, TeamUp, bsport, PT Distinction and OpenStudio. 

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Remove the Shortcuts on Google Chrome - Step by step guide ?

This article covers the complete procedure of removing the shortcuts on Google Chrome. In fact, you can make the Home page of your browser look neat and clean.


How to Hide New Tab Shortcuts on Google Chrome ?

When you open a new tab page in Chrome, you'll see shortcuts to websites you frequently visit under the search bar. If you don’t want those to appear, your best bet is to hide them. Here's how:

  • Open a new tab in Chrome.
  • Click Customize Chrome on the lower right.
  • Click Shortcuts.
  • Toggle on Hide shortcuts.
  • Click Done to save. Then when you open a new tab, you'll see not much more than the Google search bar.

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Customize the Fonts in Google Chrome - Step by step guide ?

This article covers how to easily customize the fonts of your Google Chrome browser according to your choice. In fact, you can make your Google Chrome browser look just the way you like.


How to Change the default font for Google Chrome ?

  • Click on the Ellipsis button (three vertical dots in the top-right corner) and select Settings.
  • In the Appearance section, click on Customize Fonts.
  • Here you would find different types of fonts used on your Google Chrome browser, the primary one being Standard Font.
  • Change its type to the one you prefer and restart the browser.

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Speed up Google Chrome - Step by step guide ?

This article covers how you can easily speed up your Google Chrome browser and hence enhance your browsing experience to the fullest.


How to Turn off or stop unwanted processes on Google Chrome ?

Extensions are small programs you can add to Chrome on your computer that let you do more. If you're not using all your extensions, you can turn them off to speed up Chrome:

  • On your computer, open Chrome.
  • At the top right, click More More and then More tools and then Extensions.
  • Turn off or remove the extension.


How to make Chrome open pages faster ?

You can turn on network action predictions ("page prefetch") to make Google Chrome open webpages faster. When the setting is on, Chrome preloads the links you might open:

  • On your computer, open Chrome.
  • At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  • Click Privacy and security and then Cookies and other site data.
  • Turn on Preload pages for faster browsing and searching.

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Turn off the Auto-Completion of the Searches on Google Chrome

This article covers how you can turn off the auto-completion of the searches on Google Chrome instantly. In fact, you can use this feature by simply turning on the toggle button that you turned off.


How to clear Autofill Data in Chrome ?

  • Click the Chrome menu icon. (Three dots at top right of screen.)
  • Click on History, then click on History again in the menu that appears.
  • Select Clear browsing data.
  • (Alternatively, you can press CTRL+SHIFT+DEL on your keyboard to bypass steps 1-3.)
  • If it is not already selected, click on the "Advanced" tab.
  • At the top, choose “All Time” option to clear all saved data.
  • Make sure that the “Autofill Form Data” option is checked. If you wish to clear "Passwords and other sign-in data", be sure to check that option as well.
  • Click "Clear Data."

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Stop the Redirects on Google Chrome - Step by step guide ?

This article covers the method of stopping the redirects on Google Chrome. In fact, you will be able to save your precious time that is wasted by the unwanted page redirection.


How to block browser pop-ups and redirects in chrome on a computer ?

  • Launch the Google Chrome Computer browser.
  • Click on vertical 3dots icon menu for options.
  • Select Settings from the list.
  • Scroll down to the Privacy and Security section, and select the Site settings from the menu.
  • Choose the Pop-ups and redirects option within Site settings.
  • Toggle the button to turn OFF and block the pop-ups and redirection.

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Enable Java on Google Chrome - Step by step guide ?

This article covers the method of enabling Java on Google Chrome. It basically revolved around adding an extension to the Google Chrome browser that supports Java. In fact, by adding this extension to your browser, you will no longer face any difficulty in running the web pages containing Java applets on Google Chrome.


How to Enable Java in Opera ?

Yet again, disabling and enabling the Java plugin in the Opera browser is simple and straightforward:

  • Type opera:plugins in the address bar type and hit enter.
  • Navigate to the installed plugins.
  • Scroll down and click on Enable to turn on Java.

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Change the Autofill Settings in Google Chrome

This article covers the method of changing the Autofill settings of Google Chrome. 


How to turn Off Autofill in Chrome ?

  • Click the Chrome menu icon. (Three dots at top right of screen.)
  • Click on Settings.
  • In the "Autofill" section, expand the area for which you wish to disable Autofill.
  • Toggle the setting OFF if it is on.  The system will automatically save your settings.

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Block YouTube on Google Chrome - Step by step guide ?

This article covers how to conveniently block YouTube on your Google Chrome browser for as long as you want. In fact, once you feel like you do not need to keep this website blocked anymore, then you can unblock it from your browser at any time you want.


How to block YouTube using site settings ?

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • Go to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com
  • Click on the lock icon on the left side of the URL.
  • Choose Site settings from the drop-down menu.
  • Scroll down to Your device use.
  • Click on the Ask (default) box.
  • Select Block.


How to Block YouTube on Google Chrome on a Desktop ?

  • Open Mobicip on your browser and log in.
  • Click on the Family tab on the top menu.
  • Scroll down until you see Websites.
  • Click on the arrow on the right side.
  • Under Blocked websites, type in "youtube.com".
  • Click Block.

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Export Bookmarks in Google Chrome - Step by step guide ?

This article covers the steps of exporting the bookmarks in Google Chrome on a Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, You can also follow these steps whenever you want to view all of your Google Chrome bookmarks in one glance.


How to Add bookmarks to Google Chrome ?

To import bookmarks from most browsers, like Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari:

  • On your computer, open Chrome.
  • At the top right, click More More.
  • Select Bookmarks and then Import Bookmarks and Settings.
  • Select the program that contains the bookmarks you'd like to import.
  • Click Import.
  • Click Done.

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Change the Location Settings on Google Chrome - Step by step guide ?

This article covers how you can conveniently change the location settings of your Google Chrome browser. In fact, you can easily control whether your location would be visible to the different websites that you visit or not. 


How to Change your default location settings on Google Chrome ?

  • On your computer, open Chrome Chrome.
  • At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  • Click Privacy and security and then Site Settings.
  • Click Location.
  • Choose the option you want as your default setting.

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Block Dangerous Websites on Google Chrome - Step by step guide ?

This article covers how to block the potentially dangerous websites on Google Chrome while using Linux Mint 20. In fact, you can prevent yourself from all the harms associated with visiting such websites.


Use the URL blocklist and allowlist to:

  • Allow access to all URLs except the ones you block—Use the blocklist to prevent users from visiting certain websites, while allowing them access to the rest of the web.
  • Block access to all URLs except the ones you allow—Use the blocklist to block access to all URLs. Then, use the allowlist to allow access to a limited list of URLs. 
  • Define exceptions to very restrictive blocklists—Use the blocklist to block access to all URLs. Then, use the allowlist to let users access certain schemes, subdomains of other domains, ports, or specific paths.
  • Allow Chrome browser to open apps—Allow specific external protocol handlers so that Chrome browser can automatically open certain apps.

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Add a New Language on Google Chrome - Step by step guide ?

This article covers how to add a new language to the Google Chrome browser while using a Linux Mint 20 system.


How to Change the language of your Chrome browser ?

You can set Chrome to show all settings and menus in the language you want. This option is only available on Windows computers.

On Mac or Linux? Chrome will automatically display in the default system language for your computer.

  • On your computer, open Chrome.
  • At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  • At the bottom, click Advanced.
  • Click Languages and then Language.
  • Next to the language you'd like to use, click More More.
  • If the language isn't listed, add it by clicking Add languages.
  • Click Display Google Chrome in this language. 
  • This option is only available on Windows computers.
  • Restart Chrome to apply the changes.

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Enable Cookies on Google Chrome - Step by step guide ?

This article covers the procedure of enabling the cookies on Google Chrome on a Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, you will be able to enable the cookies of your Google Chrome browser instantly and hence you will be able to personalize your browsing experience in a better way. 


How to Turn cookies on or off on a browser (like Chrome or Safari) ?

  • On your computer, open Chrome.
  • At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  • Under "Privacy and security", click Site settings.
  • Click Cookies.
  • From here, you can: Turn on cookies: Next to "Blocked," turn on the switch and Turn off cookies: Turn off Allow sites to save and read cookie data.


Why cookies are helpful on Google Chrome ?

Cookies are files created by sites you visit. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing information. With cookies, sites can:

  • Keep you signed in.
  • Remember your site preferences.
  • Give you locally relevant content.

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Remove My Google Account from Google Chrome - How to do it ?

This article covers the procedure of removing a Google account from the Google Chrome browser. In fact, before removing a Google account from Google Chrome, you need to be well aware of the consequences i.e. the data that you are going to lose as a result of doing so.

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Remove the Unwanted Ads from Google Chrome - Fix it

This article covers how to remove all the unwanted ads from Google Chrome.


How To disable pop-ups in Chrome ?

  • In Chrome, navigate to the upper right corner, click on the three dots to open Chrome's menu (it's called the kebab menu. We know, so funny!). Click on Settings.
  • From the panel on the left, select Privacy and security.
  • Scroll down to find Site settings.
  • Select Pop-ups and redirects.
  • Move the toggle to block pop-ups. If it works, the toggle becomes grey.


How to disable pop-ups in Chrome on your mobile device ?

  • Open the Chrome app and, in the upper right corner, tap on the Settings kebab menu.
  • Scroll down to Site settings.
  • Tap Pop-ups and redirects and tap the toggle to block pop-ups. When disabled, the toggle should be grey.

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Turn off Notifications on Google Chrome - Step by step guide ?

This article covers how to turn off the notifications of Google Chrome instantly.


How notifications works on Google Chrome ?

  • By default, Chrome alerts you whenever a website, app, or extension wants to send you notifications. You can change this setting at any time.
  • When you browse sites with intrusive or misleading notifications, Chrome automatically blocks notifications and recommends you continue to block these notifications.
  • If you're browsing in Incognito mode, you won't get notifications.


How to Allow or block notifications from all sites on Google Chrome ?

  • On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  • To the right of the address bar, tap More More and then Settings.
  • Tap Site Settings and then Notifications.
  • At the top, turn the setting on or off.
  • To allow quieter notification prompts, tap Use quieter messaging (blocks notification prompts from interrupting you). You won't get notifications after you ignore multiple notifications from a site, or if other users typically don't allow notifications from a site.
  • Important: If you allowed notifications for a site that Chrome marked as abusive or misleading, Chrome may block those notifications and require the site to request your permission to send a push notification. You can change the setting to allow notifications.



How to Turn pop-ups off on Google Chrome ?

  • On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  • To the right of the address bar, tap More More and then Settings.
  • Tap Permissions and then Pop-ups and redirects.
  • Turn off Pop-ups and redirects.

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Change The Startup Page On Google Chrome - Step by step guide ?

This article covers how you can customize Google Chrome to open any page for the homepage or startup page.

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Manage Google Chrome Extensions - How to go about it ?

This article covers how to manage google chrome extensions using the chrome settings. In fact, You can also install an Extension manager  to manage all extensions in your browser.


How to manage your Google Chrome browser extensions ?

1. On your computer, open Google Chrome browser.

2. At the top right, click , select More tools and then Extensions.

3. Here you can manage your extensions:

  • Remove: Deinstall / remove the extension.
  • Details: Get details about the extension.
  • Turn on/off: Turn the extension on or off.
  • Allow incognito: On the extension, click Details. Turn on Allow in incognito.
  • Fix corruptions: Find a corrupted extension and click Repair. Confirm by clicking Repair extension.
  • Allow site access: On the extension, click Details. Next to "Allow this extension to read and change all your data on websites you visit", change the extension's site access to On click, On specific sites, or On all sites.

4. You can also install the Chrome Extension Manager from the Chrome Web Store.


How to Uninstall an extension in Google Chrome browser ?

1. To the right of your address bar, look for the extension's icon. Right-click the icon and select Remove from Chrome.

2. If you don't see the extension's icon:

  • On your computer, open Chrome.
  • At the top right, click More More and then More tools and then Extensions.
  • On to the extension you want to remove, click Remove.
  • Confirm by clicking Remove.

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Change Google Chrome Background - Step by step guide ?

This article covers how to change the boring white background of the Google Chrome browser and make it more vibrant and alive by adding a background image and theme to it.


Steps to Add / change the Google homepage background image

  • Sign in to your Google Account in the top right corner of the Google homepage.
  • Click Change background image at the bottom of the Google homepage.
  • Choose where to select your background image (Public gallery, from your computer, your Picasa Web photos, your recent picks, no background)
  • Once you've chosen your image, click Select at the bottom of the window. It may take a moment before your new Google homepage background appears.

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Clear Cache and Cookies on Google Chrome - Step by step guide

This article covers how you can clear your Chrome browser's cache and cookies. Note that after clearing the cache, the webpages may appear slightly slower as it will need to retrieve all the files again. Also deleting the cookies will cause the saved user information to be lost. However, clearing the cookies and cache is still required sometimes to resolve the browsing issues.


How to clear cache in Chrome ?

1. Open Chrome and click the "More" icon. On Windows, macOS and Android, this is three vertically-stacked dots in the top-right; on iOS, it's three horizontal dots at the bottom.

2. On Windows and macOS, mouse over "More Tools" then click "Clear browsing data". This will open up a dialog box on top of a new Settings tab.

On Android and iOS, tap "History" then "Clear browsing data." 

3. On Windows, macOS and Android, use the “Time range” drop-down menu at the top to select the period you want to clear. To clear the cache entirely, you can select "All time", but if you just want to delete files you've accrued recently, you can choose to clear from the last hour, 24 hours, 7 days or 4 weeks.

On iOS, you can't select a specific time range, only delete the cache in full, so skip this step. The remaining steps are the same across all platforms.

4. Make sure the "Cached images and files" checkbox is marked. This is the last of three checkboxes, along with those for clearing browsing history and cookies; more on these below, but you don’t need these checked just to clear the cache.

5. Click or tap the "Clear data" button. That’s it — any files retrieved within your selected time range are cleared from the cache.


How cache & cookies work ?

  • Cookies are files created by sites you visit. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing data.
  • The cache remembers parts of pages, like images, to help them open faster during your next visit.

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Add Extension in Google Chrome - Step by step guide ?

This article covers how to add or install extensions in Google Chrome. 

You can customize Chrome on your desktop by adding extensions from the Chrome Web Store:

Install on your phone,

  • On your phone, open the Chrome app Chrome. If you haven't yet, sign in to Chrome.
  • Find the extension you want.
  • Tap Add to Desktop.
  • Confirm by tapping Add to Desktop.

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The Best 7 Free and Open-Source Exam Software Solutions

This article covers the best 7 free and open-source exam software solutions are Uxpertise XP, Test Invite, FlexiQuiz, TestGorilla, YouTestMe, Synap and TCExam respectively. In fact, these platforms comprise superlative and intuitive features that empower universities, colleges, companies, and even the private or public selection authorities in examining and determining the right and the best candidates. 

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The Best 6 Free and Open-Source Purchasing Software

This article covers the best, free and open-source purchasing software are comprised of intuitive and powerful tools and features that empower companies and businesses to streamline their supply chain management system along with monitoring the best quality and quantifying the stock level to fulfill the demands of the end-users. They include Precoro, Fraxion, SutiProcure, Odoo, VISCO and CatalystK respectively.

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The Best 6 Free and Open-Source Productivity Software

This article covers the best powerful software that enhances the results of companies by boosting the input level on an individual basis that secures maximum productivity. With the assistance of these discussed platforms which are OpenProject, Productive, Trello, Hubstaff, Libre Office and Apache OpenOffice.

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The Best 7 Free and Open-Source Onboarding Software

This article covers the best 7 free and open-source onboarding software that empowers companies and organizations for a seamless onboarding process of employees from the initial step till the end efficiently. They include BambooHR, Zenefits, BizMerlinHR, Newired, WorkBright, Justworks, and Zoho People Plus respectively. 


Main Advantages of Onboarding Software includes:

  • Streamlining of a lot of HR functions.
  • Easy form filling, filing and storage.
  • Cloud-based communications.
  • Higher employee engagement, and subsequently retention. 
  • Device independence. 
  • Ease of sharing files.
  • Onboarding data analytics and reporting.
  • Continuous task updates.
  • Adherence to document compliance.
  • Automation of menial tasks, which improve employee productivity.
  • Accountability. 
  • Security.
  • Reliability. 
  • Real-time Accessibility.

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How to Find Google Chrome Extensions ?

This article covers how to see chrome extensions. Using the chrome extensions, you can use the various features in your google chrome browser.

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Restore Google Chrome Tabs - How to Resolve ?

This article covers the different methods you can use to bring back the Google Chrome tabs that were lost due to the system restart or the accidental closure of Google Chrome. However, you should remember that you can't restore tabs in incognito mode because this mode does not save the browsing history.


How to Recover Chrome tabs after a crash ?

Tabs are the modern equivalent of a desk full of papers. If you lose them, you could be losing hours of work or missing an important deadline.

But don't worry — there are ways to restore Chrome tabs after a crash. Chrome has built in a crash recovery process that will help most people. However, for some people the prompt doesn't appear in Chrome. In either case, here's what we recommend:

  • Follow Chrome's recovery prompts if you see them.
  • If you don't see the recovery prompts, use the keyboard shortcut Cmd + Shift + T (Mac) or Ctrl + Shift + T (Windows).

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The Best 5 Free and Open-Source Logistics Software

This article covers the best 5 free and open-source logistics software that provides the best delivery services and manage the complete supply chain management. In fact, Businesses invest in such effective and powerful software that empowers them on getting a complete hold on multiple complex activities varying from tracking deliveries, routing along with providing the best delivery services and grabbing the audience with engaging features that equip the businesses to use the insights tactfully according to their needs to stand strong in the cutthroat competition. These includes GoFreight, URBANTZ, Tailwind TMS, Tookan and OpenTCS respectively. 

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The Best 5 Free and Open-Source GPS and Vehicle Management Software

This article covers the best, free open-source GPS and Vehicle Management Software that enables companies and empowers businesses to monitor and track the progress of their fleet and to stay ahead in the game to take timely decisions resulting in more positive outcomes and business growth. These include Detrack, GPS Trackit, Onfleet, Track-POD and Odoo respectively.

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Best 3 Free and Open-Source Training Software Solutions

This article covers the best 3 free and open-source training software that enhances the skills personally and professionally which has become a need continuously in the world of business to deliver better and more. These includes Lessonly, Learn, and Talent LMS respectively.

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The 5 Best Free and Open-Source Mind Mapping Software

This article covers the best free and open-source mind mapping software that enables companies, businesses, the education sector, government sector, to brainstorm and jot down ideas in a logical, professional, and logical way yet in creative style. They include Cacoo, Lucidchart, Coggle, Free Mind and Compendium respectively.

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The Best 6 Free and Open-Source Library Management Software

This article covers the best, powerful and competitive library management software which provides access to the users and provides them with accurate, relevant, and access to vast information on fingertips. They include Koha, Evergreen, OPALS, OpenBiblio, PMB and Invenio respectively. 

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The Best 5 Free and Open-Source Team Communication Software

This article covers the best, free, and open-source team communication software that empowers and enables every individual whether working remotely or within office workplaces to work with much more efficiency and assist in taking timely decisions. They include Mattermost, Slack, Element, HubStaff, and Zulip respectively.

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The Best 6 Free and Open-Source Risk Management Software

This article covers the best, free and open-source risk management software that assists companies to build their brand reputation,assess risks before their detrimental impacts, and guide companies to take timely actions to minimize the impact and secure all the data, resources, and assets. it includes SearchInform Risk Monitor, Essential ERM, GOAT Risk, Camms.Risk, Sofvie and Open Source Risk Engine respectively. 

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The Best 6 Free and Open-Source Attendance Tracking Software

This article covers the the powerful, market-competitive, best free, and open-source attendance tracking software. In fact, they enable and help businesses by focusing on workforce online presence that enhances and increase employees responsibility, accountability, working hours flexibility, productivity tracking, and easy compensation. They include MoniTask, Time Doctor, ProHance, SINC, DeskTime, and Calamari respectively.

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The Best 5 Free and Open-Source Website Builder Software

This article covers the best, free, and open-source website builder software that empowers and assists companies, brands, and organizations to enhance their digital presence in highly captivating manner. It has helped companies reduce costs, save time, and increase productivity with the help of the in-depth analytical tools and insights that provide a competitive edge to grasp and attract more attention to the website traffic. 

They include Web.com, SquareSpace, Weebly, Go Sitebuilder and openElement respectively. 

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The 8 Best and free Open-Source Shipping Software

This article covers the best and open-source shipping software that empowers, enhances, and controls the companies’ and organizations shipping processes from top to bottom with high efficiencies and accuracies resulting in building strong customer relations. It also helps and guides through in achieving higher engagements, greater conversions with the built-in powerful and intuitive features and tools. They include Shippo, OpenBoxes, PrestaShop, ShippingEasy, ShipStation, ShipRush, Openshipping and Trackhive respectively.

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The best 6 Open-Source Employee Scheduling Software

This article covers the best, market-leading and market-competitive employee scheduling software. In fact, Employee Scheduling Software is a digital suite of applications and tools which replaces the manual employee scheduling process with a nimble, agile, and multi-faceted employee scheduling solution.

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Best 5 Free and Open-Source Fashion Design Software

This article covers the best, free, and open-source fashion design software that empowers fashion designers, textile creators, clothing brands to work efficiently, smoothly and discover new horizons in the domain of fashion. In fact, it has helped apparel and clothing brands reduce costs, save time, and increase uniqueness and productivity.

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Best 8 Open-Source Attendance Tracking Software

This article covers the best, free, and open-source attendance tracking software. In fact, they enable and help businesses by focusing on workforce online presence that enhances and increase employees’ responsibility, accountability, working hours flexibility, productivity tracking, and easy compensation. It replaces slow manual processes with effective and efficient automated processes ensuring business scalability and returns. 

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Best 7 Free and Open-Source Remote Work Software

This article covers the best, free, and open-source remote work software that empowers remote users to work efficiently and takes decisions timely. In fact, It has helped companies reduce costs, save time, and increase productivity. Choosing the right tools and software boosts the overall productivity of companies, ensuring higher revenue and exponential growth. These includes teamwork, Slack, Element, Jitsi, mattermost, Rocket.chat, and Hubstaff respectively.


A remote work software assists organizations in managing the five essentials of remote work: 

  • Online connectivity.
  • Data security.
  • Communication.
  • Screen sharing and  collaboration.
  • Project management.

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Best 6 Free and Open-Source SEO Software Solutions

This article covers the best, open-source and competitive SEO solution software. In fact, they enable and help businesses by focusing on demand and content that enhances and increase web traffic while gauging the audience’s interests, segmenting them under various preferences, monitoring and tracking results, and evaluating marketing campaigns. These Software includes SEMRUSH, Raven Tools, MOZ, BrightEdge, SimilarWeb, and Screaming Frog. 

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Best 4 Free and Open-Source Presentation Software

This article covers the best free and open-source presentation software with market competitive features and capabilities to take the businesses and brands to the next level. In fact, these software has enabled and assisted businesses and organizations in multiple ways to engage the maximum audience and higher conversions resulting in generating higher sales and profits. 

They include Apache OpenOffice, Calligra Stage, LibreOffice, and WPS respectively. 


Benefits of presentation software includes:

  • The best presentation tool allows you to visually present the information with ease, which helps the audience to understand the topic better.
  • You can embed the slides with relevant videos, images, GIFs, texts, audio files, and animation links. 
  • The free presentation software is incredibly simple, allowing you to create slides within the shortest possible time.
  • You get access to an extensive and rich library of customized layouts, templates, and background themes. 
  • Edit your presentations at your will even when you are offline from anywhere and using any device. 
  • You can summarize your topic and facts in the best possible manner.  
  • Presentation software proves an excellent option when you have to showcase a project's progress report through graphical charts and diagrams. 
  • You can choose your preferred style while giving a presentation. 
  • You can easily communicate with the audience by maintaining constant eye contact. 

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Best 8 Open-Source Video Making Software

This article covers the best open-source video-making software that assists companies to build their brand, higher engagements, greater conversions, and a strong customer relation with the help of artistic video content. In fact, Choosing the right tools and techniques saves time, boosts productivity, and cuts costs for companies. They include OBS Studio, ShotCut, Pitivi, Moovly, OpenShot, wave.video, Kdenlive, and Flowblade respectively.

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Best 5 Open-Source Social Media Management Software

This article covers the best open-source social media management software that empowers companies, and organizations to build their brand with higher engagements, greater conversions, and stronger customer relationships with the help of social media management software. In fact, Choosing the right tools and techniques saves time, boosts productivity, and cuts costs for companies. These includes HootSuite, Social Oomph, Zoho Social, Sprout Social, and Buffer respectively.

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Best 8 Open-Source Applicant Tracking Software

This article covers the best and free open-source applicant tracking software that helps the companies to build applicant's pipelines, along with reducing the hiring and administrative costs incurred during the process. In fact, Choosing the right candidate is always a crucial matter for any company or organization for its success. 

They include iKrut, HireList, YouCruit, SmartRecruiters, TalentRecruit, HRMantra, Zoho Recruit, and Ejobsitesoftware respectively.

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Best 8 Open-Source Web Hosting Software

This article covers the best Open-source website hosting platforms that help you to seamlessly manage your websites, servers, and usage requirements. In fact, Web hosting is the necessity of the website. Without web hosting services, the website cannot go live on the internet. Web hosting service providers leverage the tools & techniques required by the companies and individuals to make their website accessible through the internet. These includes Ajenti, Sentora, ISPConfig, Univention Corporate Server, and TinyCo.

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Best 8 Open-Source Business Process Management Software

This article covers the market-leading and the utmost market competitive Business Process Management software which includes jBPM, Bitrix24, Modelio, Alfresco, Bonitasoft, Bizagi, Pipefy, and Appian respectively. In fact, Business Process Management divides the tasks into smaller units called processes. The process can be anything from a strategic roadmap to a logical set of instructions that leads to the goal. The execution of all interrelated processes in proper sequence completes a given task.

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Best 6 Open-Source Marketing Automation Software

This article covers the best, powerful and competitive marketing automation software. In fact, these Open-source Software enables and helps the procedure of selling by focusing on defining your audience, segmenting them under various preferences, monitoring and tracking results, and evaluating marketing campaigns.

They include MailChimp, OpenEMM, SalesAutoPilot, Drip, InTouchCRM, and SharpSpring. 

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Best 6 Open-Source Application Development Software

This article covers the best Open-source leading and competitive software application development environments. In fact, App development software is the real game-changers nowadays for either small or large-scaled businesses, across the globe. Businesses need to keep themselves updated with the fast-paced tech industries and their offerings in terms of result-oriented services that come by with advanced and powerful features for the betterment and future prospects of the companies. 

They include Buildfire, Apache Cordova, Framework7, NativeScript, Flutter, Jasonette. 

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Best 8 Open-Source E-commerce Software

This article covers the market-leading and most competitive eCommerce platforms. In fact, Startups and small budget business can think of having their online presence by taking complete advantage of the free and open source eCommerce software solutions. These includes WooCommerce, OpenCart, PrestaShop Zen Cart, Magento, Drupal Commerce, Spree, and Virtue Mart.

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Best 5 Open-Source Digital Signage Software

This article covers the market-leading digital software solutions that are transforming signage strategies. In fact, Digital signage is transforming the marketing strategies of many organizations and businesses across the globe. Product and service marketing techniques transform towards betterment each day and every company adopts the changing trends in an attempt to maximize sales, profits, and overall revenues. Digital signage helps in this regard. Transforming marketing for many businesses, digital signage software help enhance sales and transform the overall marketing strategies of a company which in return improves revenues. Here in this article, we have enlisted the market-leading digital software solutions that are transforming signage strategies.

These software solutions are Xibo, Concerto, Screenly OSE, Rise Vision, and Display Monkey. 

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Best 7 Open-source Workforce Management Software

This article covers the best free workforce management tools. In fact, using technology such as workforce management software to accelerate, manage, and streamline overall workforce processes can turbocharge workforce managers to create talent pools that lead the market. These tools are Bitrix24, ClickUp, Teambook, VisualTime, Talygen, Timesheets.com, and Pacific Timesheet.

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Best 5 Open-Source Workflow Management Software

This article covers the leading tools for workflow automation and management. Workflow management is a basic requirement in seamlessly handling and managing various processes in any business. These processes help enhance the task handling along with eventually resulting in the overall business sales and therefore the revenues. They include Apache Airflow, Apache Taverna, Camunda, Bitrix24, and Vtenext.

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Best Open-source Request for Proposals (RFP) Software

This article covers the best top market-leading and competitive tools for generating and creating interactive and attractive RFP proposals. These software incorporates the capability to store the client's company's information and data, and based on the questions asked in the RFPs, generate accurate responses and compile proposal documentations. The software also includes the capability to create efficient responses for RFIs, RFQs, EOIs, along with generating attractive whitepapers, SOWs, etc. They include Loopio, QorusDocs, Procurement Express, Proposify, RFPIO, and RFP360. 

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Best 6 Open-Source Anti-Spam Software

This article covers the best open-source, and cross-platform compatible anti-spam software solutions. All the listed solutions offer a codebase built on advanced machine learning algorithms that allow seamless email filtration. These includes Rspamd, MailCleaner, Apache SpamAssassin, Mozilla Thunderbird, MailScanner, and Scrollout f1. All the anti-spam software discussed here is able to detect spam, malware, threats, and viruses hidden in emails or email attachments.

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Best 4 Open-Source Transportation Management Software

This article covers the most Efficient logistics and transportation management software which helps in streamlining the key activities and processes involved in transportation management. They also help in the process of arrival, packaging, sales, product distribution, warehouse, and inventory updating and management, planning the departures and arrivals, vehicle routes planning and vehicle maintenance, etc.

They include OpenTCS, OpenLMIS, Open Door Logistics (ODL), and OpenMAINT.

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Best 4 Open-Source Affiliate Software

This article covers the best 4 best affiliate software that ensures seamless affiliate management platforms. In fact, these software solutions are eLitius, OSI Affiliate, Affiliate Pro, and Affiliate Pro Script. All the discussed solutions are open-source and cross-platform compatible. 

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Best 10 Free Asset Tracking Software

This article covers the market-leading and competitive asset tracking software solutions. In fact, these software offer either free subscriptions or free trials for its users to get acquainted with the amazing and feature-packed asset tracking software. The discussed software solutions are UpKeep, JIRA< MaintainX, QReserve, Asset Vue Inventory, ManWinWin, Alloy Navigator, Reftab, The Asset Guardian (TAG), and Pacific Timesheets.

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Install PhotoFlare on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

This article covers PhotoFlare photo editing tool, how to install and use it on Ubuntu Linux system. In fact, PhotoFlare is an impressive image editor for Linux. It supports quick cropping, flip / rotating, scaling, image filters, batch processing, and many more excellent features.

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What does Web 3.0 mean ?

This article covers what Web 3.0 is, its features, and future. In fact, Web 3.0 is slated to be the new paradigm in web interaction and will mark a fundamental change in how developers create websites. Simply put, web 3.0 is the new phase of the internet’s evolution. The changes that web 3.0 is bringing to the internet is going to take it to a whole new level. Computer scientists and Internet experts believe that these changes are going to make the internet smarter and our lives easier.


Properties of Web 3.0:

  • Semantic Web.
  • Artificial Intelligence.
  • 3D Graphics.
  • Ubiquitous.



Advantages of the Web 3.0:

  • Increased information linking: Semantic web will help in the connectivity of online data.
  • Efficient searching.
  • Better marketing.
  • More efficient web browsing.
  • Effective communication.
  • Change human interaction.

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Best 7 Open-Source Password Management Software

This article covers the best free, open-source, and cross-platform compatible password management solutions. In fact, The main objective of password management software is to manage credentials for different accounts. But, there are password managers available in the market which can do a lot more than just managing the credentials.

As per our research, we have found seven best of the leading password managers, that despite being free, open-source, and cross-platform compatible, also provide key features required in a password manager. These key features mainly include an easy mechanism for storing and accessing the passwords along with ensuring a secured platform that guarantees password safekeeping, such as utilizing database encryption mechanisms. The top 7 best here listed password managers are Bitwarden, Buttercup, KeePassXC, Pass, PasswordSafe, Universal Password Manager (UPM), and KWallet. These password managers, as per our research and findings, provide a secured environment for storing passwords and seamless mechanisms for accessing the passwords, thereby fully being able to satisfy user's password management needs and requirements.

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Best 5 Open-Source Product Management Software

This article covers the best product lifecycle management (PLM) or simply, the product management software. The listed software are Apache OfBiz, Ofoo, OpenPLM, Aras Innovator, and OpenBOM. The listed offer efficient and most market competitive features and capabilities along with offering free subscriptions, open-source development, and are cross-platform compatible. There are also other famous and efficient PLM software but none of them are equipped with free subscriptions, or are open-source, and cross-platform compatible along with providing state-of-the-art features and capabilities all in one.

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The Best Open-Source CRM Software

This article covers the market-leading and highly competitive CRM software mostly adopted by the business and corporate sector organizations and personnel. The listed and discussed software are Bitrix24, Odoo, iDempiere, Apache OFBiz, SuiteCRM, Dolibarr, CiviCRM, OpenCRX, VTiger, and Sangoma FreePBX. Among the listed CRM software all are cross-platform compatible, and open-source.

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Best Open-source free Digital Asset Management Software for Linux

This article covers the best free, open-source, market-leading, and cross-platform compatible digital asset management software solutions. This includes Pimcore, Phraseanet, ResourceSpace, and Entermedia. There are also other open-source, and cross-platform compatible digital asset management software solutions such as Razuna, and Canto. 

For efficient use and easy access, Organizations need to manage and streamline their digital data. It comes under the asset and content management process of the businesses. The responsible Asset and Content Management theories gave birth to Digital Asset Management (DAM), a subset of Enterprise content management (ECM). The process of storing, managing, and retrieving digital assets when required, is called Digital Asset Management. Companies deploy software to achieve their goal of efficient digital asset management.

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Best 8 Open-Source free CAD Software for Linux

This article covers the best Open-source free CAD modeling software for your Linux system. In fact, CAD software refers to a type of software program used by engineers and designers to create 2D and 3D physical component models. These applications have an easy-to-use user interface, toolbars, and a large library of 3D models. Many tools also enable you to print on multiple pages. This includes LibreCAD, FreeCAD, OpenSCAD, TinkerCAD, BRL-CAD, Open Cascade and QCAD.


How does CAD Software work ?

  • Initially, a graphics card or a CAD software package will be installed in your computer to enable your typical CAD system work.
  • The graphics kernel is the heart of the CAD software package.
  • GUI is an essential part of the CAD packages. The usage of GUI involves obtaining user input by displaying the CAD geometry.
  • The mouse and the keyboards are mostly used as the input devices. However, digitizer, tracker ball, etc are also used sometimes.

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Install ePhoto on Ubuntu 20.04

This article covers how to install and remove ePhoto image viewer on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

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Best 7 Open-Source Game Development Software

This article covers the best performing 7 best gaming development software. The here discussed software are Godot Engine, GDevelop, Delta Engine, Panda3D, MonoGame, Cocos2d-x, and Starling. All the listed software offers an intuitive and friendly environment to the game developers. Also, the developed games support both mobile and desktop versions seamlessly. Along with offering market-competitive and most attractive features, the discussed software is free, open-source, and supports development across all the leading operating systems.

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Best 6 Open-Source Data Analysis Tools

This article covers the best open-source, and cross-platform compatible data analysis software that are widely acclaimed across the globe. The tools discussed are Grafana, R Project, KNIME, Knowage, Apache Spark, and BIRT. All the discussed tools offer an efficient platform to handle and manage big data and advanced visualization tools to graphically display the data. Furthermore, the interactive and visually appealing dashboards are incorporated in each of the tools which help get an instant insight into the company's data and analyze its current standing.

Basically, Data analysis is the process of working on data with the purpose of arranging it correctly, explaining it, making it presentable, and finding a conclusion from that data.

It is done for finding useful information from data to make rational decisions.

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Best 5 Open-Source LMS Software

This article covers the best LMS software that is free, open-source, and cross-platform compatible. The top five here discussed LMS is Moodle, forma.lms, ILIAS, Opigno, and Sakai. All the discussed LMS software offers an intuitive and flexible platform for students and the corporate sector personnel alike. Anyone across the globe can benefit from the seamless eLearning experience via the discussed platforms as they ensure quality content and seamless course management and top-class user experience.

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Best 8 Open-Source Business Intelligence Software

This article covers the best open-source BI tools that are widely adopted. These tools are Jaspersoft, BIRT, Zoho Reports, KNIME, and SpagoBI. All the discussed tools are open-source and offer an intuitive interface for getting an insight into originations past performances and thereby make future decisions accordingly. Furthermore, being open-source, all the tools offer a platform for extending the capabilities and adapting the tool or analyses as per organizational demands and requirements.

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Best 8 Free 3D Modelling Software

This article covers the leading 3D modelling software solutions. The top 8 listed tools in the article are SculptGL, Wings 3D, Blender, Tinkercad, Vectary, SketchUp Free, Leopoly, and BlocksCAD. All the discussed tools offer seamless product designing, modelling and architecting capabilities on any leading platform and browser, all free of charge. Though, only a few of the discussed offer open-source platforms, specifically, SculptGL, Wings 3D, and Blender. Still, the other platforms too provide and ensure an optimal user experience and integrated support mechanisms.

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Best 9 Free and Open-Source Accounting Software

This article covers the leading accounting software solutions that have outperformed its competitors in terms of flexibility, features and functionalities, and stability. The here listed accounting software are Skrooge, Akaunting, Apache OFBiz, iDempiere, Openmiracle, GnuCash, LedgerSMB, GNUKhata, and KMyMoney. All the listed software offers seamless and most intuitive and easy-going platforms to manage financial information and details of an organization or a firm. Also, being cross-platform compatible, the software solutions discussed in the article can be used across any platform and by any user operating from any corner of the globe.

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Install Ghost CMS on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - A step by step guide ?

This article covers the installation procedure of Ghost CMS on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. In fact, Ghost is a lightweight, open-source Content Management System (CMS) and blogging platform built with Node.js. It is easy to install and update with Ghost-CLI.


How to Troubleshoot Ghost CMS ?

1. Troubleshoot the system for any potential issues when installing or updating Ghost:

$ ghost doctor

2. Get help about Ghost:

$ ghost --help

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Top 5 Free Gantt Chart Software

This article covers the best Gantt chart software solutions such as OpenProject, taskJuggler, GanttProject, dotProject.net, and ProjectLibre. In fact, Gantt charts are user-friendly, simple to use and visually appealing. It serves as an intuitive and time-saving diagramming method. While project tracking and project reporting, you can make use of Gantt chart software that will provide you better visualization and understanding of the project.


Main Gantt Chart Features includes:

  • Clearly designated milestones (easily movable/adjustable).
  • Task dependencies using vertical line markers or another method.
  • Task progress indicators or task health status.
  • Drag-and-drop project items for easy chart building and later adjustments.
  • Collaboration with at least 2 users (and more is preferred).
  • Gantt chart templates so that you don’t have to start each document from scratch.

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Top 9 Free and Open-Source Document Management Systems

This article covers the best free, open-source, and cross-platform compatible document management software solutions. The discussed software solutions are Alfresco, LogicalDOC, OpenKM, Mayan EDMS, Maarch, Epiware, SeedDMS, OpenDocMan and NemakiWare. All the tools are well equipped with a list of enhanced features required in document management tools. Some of the tools also incorporate capabilities to integrate external popular and leading document management solutions which makes the overall document collaboration and syncing most seamless.

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Top 6 Free and Open-Source Data Entry Software

This article covers the best free and open-source data entry software solutions that provide efficient data entry and management capabilities. In fact, Data entry, though a requirement of every organization, is rare if one requires it for free along with access to its source code. The listed data entry software solutions in the article are Form Tools, DKAN, CKAN, and GADS are all completely open-source and free for anyone to access thereby allowing immediate and most efficient access to its users. Many other free data entry tools are quite famous, such as Docparser, Kamisha soft, Moreapp, etc.

Companies can gain business with a proper data management system. The growth of the company depends on its data. Rigorously, the data entry teams are toiling hard to enhance their business operations. 


Features of data entry software:

  • Electronic forms – The data entry software features electronic forms that enable the user to create custom forms to keep the critical data that can be entered into the system. With the help of autofill functionality, the user can effortlessly fill the forms and check the standard errors. The data entered in these forms are converted into more complicated and classified formats by the data entry tool. These formats are used for better storage and analysis.
  • Data extraction – The feature of data extraction in data entry software helps in taking the unstructured data and further classifying and processing data which can be used in the business.
  • Data validation – The process of data validation is performed to ensure that the standard errors should be avoided at the time of data entry so that data gets entirely correct and useful for the users. 
  • Data Cleaning – This feature takes the set of data (like a table, record set, database, etc.). All the data undergo the scanning process to clean the data from the specific specified errors, discrepancies, and blank spots.
  • Data Classification – The data classification feature takes the data entered into the system and converts it into a format to make it more beneficial for future use and analysis.
  • Scanning- This feature allows to scan the images that can be stored with the data. The advanced data entry software can scan in spreadsheets and other types of physical data sets that can be converted and classified into usable data in the system. This feature helps in storing visual information. 

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Top 7 Free and Open-Source Billing and Invoicing Software

This article covers the best billing and invoicing software that is cross-platform compatible, free, and completely open-source including InvoicePlane, BoxBilling, BambooInvoice, InvoiceNinja, LogicInvoice, InvoiceExpert and Carter. In fact, these billing and invoicing software can work for all sort of businesses.

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Top 7 Free and Open-Source Statistical Analysis Tools

This article covers the best free and open-source statistical modeling and analysis tools highly adapted by the statistics and data sciences field experts such as R Project, Gretl, GeoDa, MacAnova, PSPP, and Rattle and JASP. In fact, these tools produce highly formatted content and are able to perform analysis and statistics on millions and billions of data records. Also, Statistical software has features to combat the common statistical errors related to categorical data analysis. Marketers, businesses, researchers, and concerned entity can use these statistical analysis software for their statistical requirements.

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Install Brasero on CentOS 8 - Best Method ?

This article covers a complete step by step procedure to install a CD/DVD burner application brasero on CentOS 8 system. In fact, brasero software package provides CD/DVD burning application for GNOME. 

You can install in your Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) by running the commands given below on the terminal:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install brasero 

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Top 7 Open-Source Animation Tools

This article covers best free, open-source, and cross-platform compatible animation tools that are widely used and adapted across the world. In Fact, Animation tools are being used by everyone, from children to students to the professionals creating animation movies, everyone requires an efficient animation tool that can illustrate their thoughts. These tools are Blender, Pencil 2D, Gimp, Synfig Studio, TupiTube, Krita and Adobe Animate.

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Top 6 Free and Open-Source Call Tracking Software

This article covers the best, open-source, and cross-platform compatible call tracking software solutions. The listed software, i.e., Bitrix24, VICIDial.com, OSDial, Voicetronix, and Oreka GPL are all leading call tracking applications in the market. Many other solutions provide and ensure a seamless user experience, however, the combination of free, open-source, and cross-platform compatible software solutions along with exceptional features and capabilities does not come by so easily. 

The call tracking software is one of the essential tools or assets that helps you pinpoint effective marketing efforts and prioritize the most productive calls to generate more ROI. In addition to that, implementing call tracking applications is indeed a proven technique to increase your conversion rates. The free and open source call tracking software even paves the way for boosting the paid and organic searches and improving the customer experience. 

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Top 10 Open-Source Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Software for Better Visibility

This article covers what APM software is all about, its benefits, and the top open-source APM software to help you monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your apps. In fact, OpenAPM shows you which open source Application Performance Management tools are suitable for your stack. We discussed the best open-source APM tools such as Apache Skywalking, Signoz, Pinpoint, Stagemonitor, Metrics, Scouter, Hypertrace, and AppPerf. 

APM software plays a significant role in making sure the app performance is solid and meets user expectations. It can identify issues and notify you so you can make quick fixes and improve its performance.


Importance of Application Performance Monitoring tools:

  • Speed up your development lifecycle.
  • Perform code audits.
  • Gain an understanding of which features are really being used by your customers.
  • Understand application dependencies.
  • Uncover performance problems.
  • Increase your confidence in the software you release.
  • Monitor the impact of your code changes.
  • User experience monitoring. Sometimes this is known as Real User Monitoring (RUM).
  • Network Monitoring and Network Performance.

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Top 10 Open-Source Artificial Intelligence Tools

This article covers the best open-source artificial intelligence development frameworks currently available such as Deeplearning4j, Caffe, H2O.ai, Apache Spark MLlib, Apache Mahout, openNN, Oryx 2, OpenCyc, System DS, and Numenta which work best on Linux and other operating systems as well. Artificial Intelligence has surrounded us. From university projects to the key software solutions being developed in the software companies, everyone aims at acing the new paradigm. Machine learning, deep learning, and data sciences are hot topics in the world of software engineering, computer engineering, and information technology.

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Top 9 Free and Open-Source Diagramming Tools

This article covers the best free and open-source diagramming tools that are widely adopted and adapted by individuals, companies, enterprises, and different institutes such as Diagrams.net, Dia, Calligra Flow, LibreOffice Draw, Apache OpenOffice Draw, Inkscape, Diagramo, and Pencil. 

The diagram app is quite helpful and valuable. You can build and visually shape your ideas to the audience by employing intuitive diagramming tools. The users can make beautiful diagrams from scratch with the help of diagram software technique. 

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Top 7 Free and Open-Source Appointment Scheduling Software

This article covers the best appointment scheduling software solutions such as Easy!Appointments, Reservio, Bitrix24, and classroombookings which is used in many organizations and institutes. Appointment scheduling applications and solutions are required in every business, enterprise, firm, or institution. There are many scheduling software solutions available where each comes equipped with a list of advanced functionalities.

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Top 6 Free and Best Open-Source GIS Software

This article covers top-performing free and open-source GIS software such as GRASS, OpenJump, gvSIG, QGIS, SPRING, and uDig. GIS software solutions demand has seen a growth in the past few years. The adoption of such software solutions is not limited to only the government organizations, space agencies, and forestry management companies anymore, rather many businesses are adopting such solutions to improve their businesses and ensure growth by performing location and area analysis and monitoring.

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Install Siege Benchmarking Tool on Ubuntu 20.04 - Step by Step Process ?

This article covers how to install Siege benchmarking tool on Ubuntu Linux System using two methods: using the APT and the tar.gz package. Siege allows you to test a web server with n number of users t number of times. Siege offers three modes of operation: Regression, internet simulation, and brute force.

Once the Siege is installed, you can verify the installed version of Siege using the following command:

$ siege --version

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Set Up OpenVPN on Ubuntu 20.04 - Step by Step Process ?

This article covers method to set up OpenVPN on Ubuntu 20.04. OpenVPN is a full featured, open-source Transport Layer Security (TLS) VPN solution that accommodates a wide range of configurations. OpenVPN is an open-source, fast, popular program for creating a VPN (Virtual Private Network). It uses both the TCP and UDP transmission protocols, and VPN tunnels are secured with OpenVPN protocol with SSL/TLS authentication, certificates, credentials, and optionally MAC address lock as well as multi-factor authentication.

Here, you will set up OpenVPN on an Ubuntu 20.04 server, and then configure it to be accessible from a client machine.

To confirm that the OpenVPN service is up and running by checking its status using the following systemctl command:

$ sudo systemctl status openvpn

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Use Netflix on Ubuntu 20.04 - Easy way to do it ?

This article covers how you can enjoy your TV shows and Movies using Netflix on Ubuntu 20.04. You can simply install Google Chrome and start watching Netflix without any additional tools and requirements.

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Install Dropbox on Centos 8 - Step by Step Process ?

This article covers how you can install Dropbox on the CentOS system and sync your local files and folders with Dropbox cloud storage. Dropbox is a useful file-sharing and syncing service that lets you sync files between different machines over the Internet for free. It's very useful for backing up your important documents, pictures, MP3 files, video files, and other data.

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Top 5 Free Inventory Management Software

This article covers an analysis of the best working and free inventory management solutions for the Linux paradigm users. The list includes Delivrd, NEXTAR, Skyware Inventory, PartKeepr, and Square. Inventory management solution is required across the globe, by almost every other use for their businesses or for simply managing their items. Inventory management solutions make it easier for one to manage and keep track of their goods along with monitoring purchases and sales records. Excel files have long served the purpose, but with the advent of these efficiently working inventory management systems, it would not be wrong to say that inventory management has overall revolutionized.

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Top 8 Best, Free and Open-Source Project Management Software

This article covers the best open-source, and cross-platform compatible available project management tools (OpenProject, TaskJuggler, ProjectLibre, Redmine, Toggl Plan, Taiga, TargetProcess, and GitLab). Project management tools are a demand of every software house, business, and for individuals as well. They are all capable of seamlessly managing, handling, and responding to the everyday demand and needs of the users and people working in teams. 

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Top 5 Best, Free and Open-Source School Management Software

This article covers the school management software tools that are free, open-source, and are compatible with the leading operating systems. School management software solutions are the demand and need of every education system, i.e., from schools, colleges, universities, or any other institute, all the platforms require a management tool capable of keeping track of different administration activities. Though there is a variety of some very efficient and capable school management systems, such as Fedena, OpenSIS, SchoolTime, and many others, however, none of these are free and open-source both at the same time. Currently, very few school management tools come under the free and open-source software license and provide competitive school management features as well. Gibbon, SchoolTool, RosarioSIS, and TS School, all ensure efficient and competitive school management features and at the same time provide free and open-source software services to its users.

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Top 6 Best, Free PDF Readers in Ubuntu / Debian Linux

This article covers the best PDF Viewers you can install on your Ubuntu / Debian Linux system. 

PDF viewer list on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux:

  • Evince PDF Viewer.
  • Okular PDF Viewer.
  • Atril PDF Viewer.
  • Adobe Reader PDF Viewer.
  • Zathura PDF viewer.
  • GNU gv PDF Viewer.


Okular is a default PDF viewer on Ubuntu 20.04 KDE Plasma Desktop. To install Okular PDF Viewer, simply run the command:

$ sudo apt install okular

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Install GIMP on CentOS 8 - Best Method ?

This article covers how you can easily install the GIMP image editor on your CentOS system. GIMP is the acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is free and open source raster graphics editor used for image retouching and editing, free form drawing, converting between image formats and many more tasks. It is released under GPL3 license and is available for Linux, Microsoft Windows and MacOS.


How to Install and use Gimp graphical editor on Linux?

You can install gimp package by using the dnf command:

# dnf install gimp

You can Start Gimp graphical editor from your menu or by executing the following command:

$ gimp

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Install Gitea on Linux Mint 20 - Best Method ?

This article covers the installation procedure of Gitea on a Linux Mint 20 system. With Gitea, you can track time, issues, repository branching, file locking, merging, etc.

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Install Flatpak on CentOS 8 - Best Method ?

This article covers the installation steps of Flatpak on the CentOS 8 system. With Flatpak, users can easily install new packages or applications from the flathub repository in an isolated space.

Flatpak is a package management system that aims to enable  users and developers to install and manage software packages on Linux systems regardless of the Linux distribution, runtime, dependencies and the type of package management. A flatpak application runs in a sandboxed environment. This is an isolated environment that is bundled with all the dependencies, libraries and everything that is needed for the app to run smoothly. 


How to Enable Flatpak in Red Hat / CentOS / Fedora ?

For RedHat / CentOS 8 and Fedora 22 and later versions, invoke the command below to enable flatpak:

$ sudo dnf install flatpak

For earlier versions of Red Hat and CentOS use the YUM package manager:

$ sudo yum install flatpak

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Top 6 Best Free and Open-Source Contact Management Systems

This article covers a list of such contact managing tools which provides optimal performance in terms of storing, maintaining, and managing user's contacts and address books. EspoCRM, Zurmo, SuiteCRM, and ownCloud all offer an extensive platform that along with providing a platform for managing contacts also provides other different project management features as well.

Managing and maintaining different contacts along with their details can become a hassle if done manually. Contact Management Systems and tools seamlessly automate this process for users who then do not have to worry about any important leads, contacts that they might have written on some paper or a sticky note and stored them somewhere in their briefcases. Contact Management tools take care of that for you.

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Best 5 Free and Open-Source eBook Readers

This article covers eBook software applications which are free and open-source. EBook reader applications have seen a rise in recent times. Many people have acquired the means to feed their book-reading habits via kindle, mobiles, or desktops to take their minds off from their busy work schedules and daily routines. In the rapidly advancing world, taking time to go to book shops, buying books, and then taking further time out from the packed schedules to read the books is not an option for many. Therefore, eBooks have been widely adopted by many across the globe. 

You can easily open and read eBook in a variety of formats in these software. The most commonly supported eBook formats in these software include EPUB, Mobipocket, LIT, PDF, HTML, RTF, Plain Text, Comic books, etc. These software provide all essential tools which are required to enhance the overall eBook reading experience. These tools basically include search text, page navigations, go to, zoom in/ out, single page and dual page view modes, rotate, fullscreen view, scrolling options, night view mode, etc. Additionally, you can also view Table of Content and Bookmarks in these software to navigate to specific chapter or section in an eBook.

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Install Swift on Ubuntu 20.04 - Best Method ?

This article covers how to install Swift on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Swift is a programming language developed from C and objective-C which uses variables to store and refer to values. Constants are used throughout.

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Install qbittorrent on Ubuntu 20.04 - Best Method ?

This article covers the process of Installing qBittorrent on Ubuntu 20.04. For more information, visit their official site https://www.qbittorrent.org.


Main feautures of qBittorrent:

  • An interface similar to uTorrent
  • DHT, peer exchange, and complete encryption are all supported by this BitTorrent client.
  • It has a well-integrated search engine.
  • It also has UPnP port forwarding and NAT-PMP capabilities.
  • You can also use the qBittorrent Web interface to control it remotely.
  • A search engine that is well-integrated and expandable.
  • IPv6 compliant.

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Install VeraCrypt on CentOS 8 - Best Method ?

This article covers how to install VeraCrypt on CentOS 8. VeraCrypt is free open-source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. In case an attacker forces you to reveal the password, VeraCrypt provides plausible deniability. In contrast, to file encryption, data encryption performed by VeraCrypt is real-time (on-the-fly), automatic, transparent, needs very little memory and does not involve temporary unencrypted files.


Features of VeraCrypt:

  • Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk. 
  • Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive. 
  • Encryption is automatic, real-time(on-the-fly) and transparent. 
  • Parallelization and pipelining allow data to be read and written as fast as if the drive was not encrypted. 
  • Encryption can be hardware-accelerated on modern processors. 

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Top 7 Best, Free and Open-Source Photo Editing Tools

This article covers the best, free, open-source, and cross-platform compatible photo editing tools. Editing pictures with a simple, intuitive, straightforward, and yet feature-packed tool is a dream-come-true scenario for the professional photo editors or the newbies out there. 

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Top 4 Free and Open-Source Calendars

This article covers the best Open source calendars for Windows as well as Linux. There are many other high functioning and acclaimed Calendar applications such as GNOME Evolution that is most famous and offers many advanced features and set of tools, however, the platform is not available for any other paradigm except Linux. Similarly, Osmo is another great calendar application that offers enhanced capabilities but does not come for Windows or macOS.

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Top 10 Free and Open-Source Music Players

This article covers the best music players for Linux.

RhythmBox, Clementine, Banshee, Audacious, DeaDBeeF, Amarok, and qmmp occupy our list of the best music players for Linux and its distributions and Windows platforms. Some players also support macOS, iOS, and Android, however, are mostly used and appreciated by Linux and Windows users.

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Top 10 Free and Open-Source Games for Linux

This article covers the best Linux games which are free, open-source, and cross-platform compatible. The best games includes 0 A.D., Xonotic, Battle of Wesnoth, Astromenace, SuperTuxKart, Minetest, and Red Eclipse.

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Top 10 Free and Open-Source Radio Players

This article covers the top ten best radio players which works in Linux. They enable users to store and mark different radio channels along with categorizing their music. The listed radio players are Gradio, Radio Tray, Tuner, Shortwave, Goodvibes, StreamTuner2, Tauon Music Box, QMPlay2, Olivia, and Rhythmbox. All the listed players are most acclaimed and best rated by many Linux users and reviewers around the globe and therefore, we believe, are the most capable and efficient radio players.

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Top 7 Free and Open-Source Calculators

This article covers the best free and open-source calculators available for Linux and its distribution operating systems. Each discussed calculator software has been reviewed best and most acclaimed by reviewers and Linux users around the globe. The enlisted calculators offer more than any other everyday calculator and enable students, staff, employees, and workers in different areas across the globe to perform mathematical and graphical calculations on the go. The discussed paradigms are all free and can be accessed readily by the users. 

Also, the active community of the paradigm constantly adds to the already enhanced and advanced list of features of the diverse calculator software thereby improving the overall user experience every day.

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Top 6 Free and Open-Source Alarm Clocks

This article covers the best clock applications that work most efficiently on the Linux platforms and their distributions and are absolutely free, open-source, and reliable.

Alarms are one of the most required utilities in these times. It would not be wrong to say that if there are no alarms, suddenly there will be a giant halt to productivity. Many information technology firms and software solutions developers have proposed high-functioning clock platforms that not only offer a sleek, simple, and easy clock utility but also offer amazing and most efficient alarm features along with a list of other vast features enhancing overall user experience. 

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Top 5 Free and Open-Source Office Suites

This article covers the most efficient, free, open-source, and cross-platform compatible office suites. Apache OpenOffice tops our list of the best office suites available in the market, however, the paradigms to follow, i.e., LibreOffice, OnlineOffice and Calligra also offer a competitive user experience and list of features. All the discussed paradigms incorporate a wide list of integrated tools that allow users to create, maintain and edit any kind of data, e.g., Calligra offers an enhanced list of ten different components (or tools) that allow users to almost do anything they want, from taking random notes to creating mathematical formulae, all features are provided in one enhanced and feature-packed paradigm. 

Microsoft Office is though a great competitor to the here discussed office suites, however, the paradigm is neither free nor open-source which makes its feature limited. The open-source paradigms offer a continuous platform to extend capabilities and functionalities thereby providing its users an unending sea of features and functionalities.

Office suite are a bundle of productivity software. The primary program contains a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software. It is a set of business applications with the same style of the user interface. 


Benefits of using free Office Suite:

  • Drafting documents
  • It helps you to calculate difficult formulas in minutes.
  • Allows you to writer blogs, articles, reports, with grammar correction tools.
  • Creating spreadsheets and presentations.
  • It helps you to keep track of what is going on.

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Install Notepadqq on Ubuntu 20.04 - Best Method ?

This article covers how to install notepadqq on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux system. Notepad is a similar copy of the most popular editor notepad++. Basically, Notepadqq is a text editor that is designed by developers for the developers. It supports more than 100 languages and useful to note down daily tasks.


How to Install Notepadqq on Debian / Ubuntu?

1. Add Repository

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq  

2. Update Repository

$ sudo apt-get update  

3. Install Notepadqq

$ sudo apt-get install notepadqq  

4. After installation, we can access it either via terminal by typing notepadqq or by searching from the application manager. Run Notepadqq:

$ notepadqq 

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Create and Run Ansible Playbook File - Best Method ?

This article covers how you can create a simple playbook file and execute it. Basically, Ansible is an Infrastructure as Code tool that allows you to use a single central location (Ansible control node) to monitor and control a large number of remote servers (hosts).

Therefore, we can use Ansible to set up a number of tasks that the remote hosts can perform, including creating new files and directories.


Components of Ansible playbook file:

  • hosts: Defines on which remote hosts from your Ansible inventory file you want to execute the task. All means that every host receives the command, but you can also enter the name of a host category or one individual host.
  • tasks: Announces that the remote host needs to perform a task.
  • name: Lets you define a name for the task. The name is for your reference only and has no influence on the task itself.
  • file: Engages Ansible's file module to create a new file.
  • path: Defines the path for the new file on the remote host’s hard drive.
  • state: Similar to the touch command in the Ubuntu terminal, entering touch creates an empty file in the location you chose.

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Best Photo Editors for Linux

This article covers the best photo editors for Linux users. If you are using a Linux operation system and looking for an efficient Linux photo editor that is not better than Lightroom or Photoshop, you may face some problems. With these software, you can perform basic and professional adjustments, retouch and organize your images, make color and lighting correction, manipulate size, converse or share the files.


Top Best Linux Photo Editors

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Install Zoom on CentOS 8 - Step by Step Process ?

This article covers how you can install Zoom on CentOS machine using two different methods i.e via RPM and via snap. The Zoom Client can be installed on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.


How to Install Zoom Client on CentOS 8 / Fedora 33/32/31/30 ?

An RPM package is provided on the Downloads page for installation on CentOS / RHEL and Fedora System.

1. Download the latest release of Zoom Client:

$ sudo yum -y install wget
$ wget https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_x86_64.rpm

2. Then install Zoom Client on CentOS 8 Linux with yum command:

$ sudo yum localinstall zoom_x86_64.rpm

Hit the y key to start the installation.

The dependencies required and Zoom Client will be installed on CentOS 8.

3. You can check the version of Zoom Client installed on CentOS 8 / Fedora Desktop with the rpm command:

$ rpm -qi zoom 

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Install Strimio Radio on Linux Mint 20 - Step by Step Process ?

This article covers how to install the Strimio Radio on your Linux Mint 20 system. Strimio is a free streaming service that allows you to access and enjoy thousands of live streams from all around the world. It is a cloud-based app equipped with many useful features available on several platforms, including Linux, Windows, and macOS.


To install Strimio on Linux:

Run the following command in your terminal:

$ sudo snap install strimio-desktop

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Top 5 Best Open-Source Screen Recorders for Linux

This article covers the screen recording tools that are the best performing and yield the most optimal outcomes for Linux users. Cross-platform compatible screen recorders are discussed as well such as OBS Studio and Freeseer whereas Kazam, recordMyDesktop, and Simple Screen Recorder are especially and specifically designed to enhance the user experience of Linux users. Still, each discussed screen recording tool is most acclaimed and best-reviewed by Linux users and hence ensures a seamless user experience.

Screen recording is a need for every paradigm, from businesses to school management to chefs cooking meals in the restaurants and kitchens, everyone requires or wants to create tutorials. To create these tutorials, screen recording tools often pose different challenges and issues.

All of these open-source software tools for Linux let you record video of what's happening on your screen, and some let you live-stream it to YouTube or Facebook Live as well.

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Top 5 Best Data Migration Tools for Linux

This article covers the best cross-platform compatible data migration tools available in the market that not just ensure safe and secure data migration but also provide a seamless user experience. IRI NextForm tops our list due to its advanced functionalities along with a simple and easy user experience. DBConvert Studio is another great tool that offers cross-platform and cross-database compatibility and vast support for various formats and databases. 

Next in our list are the data migration tools offered by the information technology industry giants, i.e., data migration tools by AWS, IBM, and Microsoft. All the tools offer seamless data migration capability with slight features and compatibilities modifications that can change according to user preference, and so whatever platform is adopted by the user, according to their requirements, will ensure a seamless and autonomous data migration process.

Data migration is a need of every business, enterprise, and company. Sooner or later, every organization needs to tend to their database management services which always, or in most cases, involve data migrations. 

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Top 5 Best Development Environments for Linux

This article covers the best Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) that despite providing a coding environment, also provide assistance and support along with speed and efficiency to enhance the software developers’ overall coding experience. PhpStorm, Eclipse, BlueFish, VSCode, and Sublime Text – all IDEs are part of our list of top-performing IDEs. Each IDE is cross-platform compatible thereby enabling software developers across all the platforms, i.e. Windows, macOS, and Linux, and making development easy, efficient and equal for all.

Basically, Developing software solutions is a need and demand of many users, companies, and enterprises across the globe. In this advanced world of information technology, it has almost become impossible to expect advancements and improvements or even sustenance without relying on a software solution.

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Top 5 Best Time Tracking Software for Linux

This article covers the top and best functioning time tracking tools capable of tracking, managing, and providing insights such as reporting, on different tasks the users or employees have spent their time on. Project Hamster, actiTime, TimeCamp, Hubstaff, and Kimai, all are the most acclaimed time tracking software by many reviewers and Linux users across the globe. Each of the discussed tools offers seamless time tracking and reporting functionalities that enable companies or freelancers to manage their time, budgets, and accounting processes and operations.

Linux users are though less in number than the other platforms, still holds a significant market, and most of the servers, mainframe computers, and supercomputers are based on Linux.

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Top 5 Best Open-Source Screenshot Tools for Linux

This article covers the best functioning and currently available screenshot tools enabling Linux users across the globe. There are many screenshot tools, however, not all come with the open-source functionality that despite enabling the user to modify and adjust the tool according to their needs and requirements, also help to enhance and improving the performance and feature set of the too, thereby enabling every user of the tool. 

Therefore, the discussed tools are free and open-source which offer unlimited access to features and functionalities and ever enhancing the platform’s functionalities and performance.

To capture the entire desktop, simply press the PrtScr button. Captured images are saved in the 'Pictures' folder. Another easy way of capturing screenshots is using the SHIFT + PrtScr keyboard combination. This reveals a crosshair pointer that you can drag to grab the area that you wish to capture.

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Install Rhythmbox on Linux Mint 20 - Step by Step Process ?

This article covers the best method of installing the Rhythmbox audio playing application on a Linux Mint 20 system. Rhythmbox is a free and open-source audio player that plays and helps organize digital audio files. the features of Rhythmbox like Music playback, gapless playback, music importing, audio CD burning and SoundCloud support. 


How to remove Rhythmbox from Ubuntu?

You can also remove it by downgrading the player via command window at the same time:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

If it fails to remove, you can also remove it from the Software and Update utility on Ubuntu.


Main Features of Rhythmbox:

  • Fixed Critical Errors and Internal Bugs.
  • Fixed Rhythmbox crashed during import.
  • Command option added.
  • Very good layout and design.
  • Play queue UI improvements feature added.
  • Added Expand playing icon in the entry view
  • Fixed hangs for a special file type.
  • Fixed Open settings Crash for this app.
  • Fixed Keyboard navigation tab when searching an entry widget.

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Top 5 Languages for Automation in Linux

This article covers software programming languages which are the top-rated languages being used by the quality assurance engineers for designing and developing the most efficient and reliable test automation software. Python, Java, C#, JavaScript and Ruby, all are well-acclaimed programming languages to deliver and support test automation for software applications developed in any of the platforms.

Automation testing is one of the booming demands of all organizations across the globe. Many quality assurance engineers face a key challenge in setting up an environment capable of most seamlessly testing the developed software against the documented test cases and requirements. Verifying and validating all the test case scenarios is a tedious task to perform thereby giving rise to the need for automation testing. Automation testing significantly enhances and improves the software testing processes.

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Top 5 Linux Distros for Gaming

This article covers the leading gaming distros for Linux. Pop!_OS tops our list of the best gaming distros available in the market for Linux operating system users. Ubuntu, being an efficient and overall optimal operating system that ensures execution of any task, comes second on our list. Whereas GamerOS, Fedora Games Spin, and Manjaro Gaming Edition follow the suit. The here listed paradigms are found and proven to be the best gaming distros for Linux by many reviewers and users. From Pop!_OS to Manjaro Gaming Edition, any adopted distro is ensured of providing an efficient, seamless, and enhanced gaming experience to the Linux gamers. 

However, many other distros too lead the market such as Drauger OS, Lakka, etc. Still, the distros listed in this guide have proven to outperform their peers numerous times and thereby are listed here as the top five best Linux Distros for Gaming.

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Top 5 Source Code Repositories

This article covers the top-performing code repositories which are all Git-based. Git was created by Linus Torvalds in 2005 for the development of the Linux kernel, and henceforth it can be safely concluded that all the discussed source code repositories support and are compatible with not just Linux but the rest of the operating systems too. Any source code developed or created in any of the operating systems can seamlessly be managed in GitHub, BitBucket, SourceForge, Assembla, and CloudForge. Along with that, the paradigms are top-rated by users and many reviewers around the globe. 

Therefore, to manage the software application development processes, any of the discussed paradigms can be safely adopted and is assured of providing optimal performance and expected services.

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Top 5 Container Management Software

This article covers the best performing container management software tools that have served their purpose across all the platforms, i.e., Windows, macOS, and Linux, and have most seamlessly handled and deployed applications ranging from small-scale to large or enterprise-scale. Basically, Kubernetes, Docker, AWS ECS, Apache MESOS, and OpenShift are capable to autonomously design, deploy and manage any software application in any environment.

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Top 5 Open-Source Virtualization Software for Linux

This article covers the top-performing virtualization software specifically for Linux. Virtualization is the act of creating a "virtual machine" (VM) for every layer and system excerpted from the original, whether it is storage, hardware, computer network resources, or the operating system as a whole.

Virtualization is the process of developing virtual versions of operating systems, hardware platforms, storage devices, or computer network resources.

Basically, Some of the discussed virtualization paradigms are cross-platform such as XenProject, VirtualBox, and Microsoft Hyper-V, but Linux KVM and oVirt are specifically designed and created for the Linux operating systems.


A key advantage of running a virtual machine is that it allows you to run apps that would otherwise not be available due to having very different system requirements, which is one particular reason why virtualization has become so important in business.


The Top 5 Open Source Virtualization Software includes:

  • Xen Project.
  • VirtualBox.
  • KVM.
  • oVirt.
  • ProxMox.

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Top 5 Cloud Storage Services

This article covers a review of the top best existing cloud storage platforms providing support for all the operating systems.

With an influx of cloud storage services in the market, it gets quite inconvenient for users and businesses to select a storage service for storing, sharing, and managing their data or files.

Each storage service provides users with the ability to create, store, manage and share their data with other team members in real-time through safe and secured data encryption mechanisms. 

Users can test every discussed cloud platform for free for up to a limited amount of data storage capacity, after which users can subscribe to any of the pricing packages provided by each cloud storage platform. 

IDrive, pCloud, OneDrive, IceDrive, and Google Drive ensure the safest platform for data sharing and storing, with each platform slightly varying in providing different features such as support models, external systems integrations, etc. Therefore, based on an individual or a company’s need, the selection of the best-suited cloud storage can differ, though each platform is a top-rated storage service by many across the globe.


Best cloud storage providers:

1. IDrive

2. pCloud

3. BigMIND by Zoolz

4. Degoo Cloud

5. Nordlocker

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Top 5 Open-Source Web Servers for Linux

This article covers the top functioning web servers in the market that are rated best by the reviewers and users.

With the surge of growing websites, the demand and need for optimal, user-friendly, and open-source web servers are witnessing a great influx. Each day, a new web server is launched with enhanced functionalities and commendable features. 

Apache tops our list of the best five web servers currently existing. The diversity of the features offered by Apache and the second-best web server as per our list, i.e., NGINX are without a doubt, unmatched.

Lighttpd offers a sleek and lightweight web serving experience. 

Whereas Caddy and Apache Tomcat are best fit for users trying to host Go language-based applications and Java-based applications, respectively.

Each web server provides a satisfactory user experience and is among top best renowned open-source web servers.


The Best Web Servers includes:

1. Apache HTTP Server

2. Nginx

3. Apache Tomcat

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Top 5 Email Clients 2021

This article covers the best and most efficient cross-platform compatible email clients. Some of the listed are open-source and free, while others offer subscriptions. 

The type of email service most compatible for every user depends on their needs and requirements from an email service client. 

For example, people or organizations more inclined towards security assurance from a platform may prefer Inky over Thunderbird, which offers numerous advanced features but may fall behind Inky in terms of meeting user's security needs. Other listed platform also offers various unique and advanced features along with easy and interactive user interface assuring utmost performance and customer satisfaction. 

Despite the ones listed here, there are many other cross-platform compatible email clients offering different features, however, we believe, that the email clients listed in the article outperform many of the existing cross-platform email service providers due to their assured reliability, user experience, and diverse features.

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Top 5 Open-Source CMS Platforms

This article covers how open-source and cross-compatible CMS platforms are a great decision for both a programming novice and a computer science expert. 

CMS enables users to readily develop websites by mere drag-and-drop or by simply configuring the ready-made templates.

The platform enables the experts to catch the bugs or flaws and then contribute to the development of the platform and enhance its extensive capabilities and extensions. 

The listed CMS platforms are all one of the best currently available CMS, and so whichever platform is adopted by the user, can surely yield the utmost results. 

However, the decision of selecting the CMS platform greatly depends on the nature of the desired project. 

We see that many CMS platforms, to some extent, limit their capabilities for the development of large-scale projects. Therefore, for small to medium-sized enterprise solution websites, all the CMS platforms, i.e., WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, WikiSuite, and Grav can provide excellent outcomes and can offer almost every user-required feature. 

Nevertheless, the ever-evolving and growing CMS communities are adding to the extensive functionalities and features of the CMS platforms every day thereby assuring their reliability, efficiency, and security. 

Therefore, the day when these CMS platforms will be able to support large-scale enterprise software solutions is most definitely, not far.

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Install Microsoft Edge Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 - Step by Step Process ?

This article covers how to install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu OS.

With Microsoft Edge PPA, you can be aware of a newer version whenever it is released.

While with the .deb package, you will have to download the latest .deb package and then install it again to update the current version.

To Install Microsoft Edge Browser in Ubuntu:
1.  Download the package:

$ curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg
sudo install -o root -g root -m 644 microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/edge stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-edge-dev.list'
sudo rm microsoft.gpg

2. Install Microsoft Edge Browser:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install microsoft-edge-dev

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Top 5 Open-Source Text Editors

This article covers a list of all the top-performing text editors that are open source and cross-platform compatible.
They are rated best by many of the reviewers and users, therefore, deciding on one text editor that is best to meet all user requirements simply depends on the user demand and need from the text editing tool, which can differ from user to user.
Atom being top of our list of best text editors makes it so due to its modern yet simple user interface and a vast list of features.
However, the rest of the listed text editors, i.e., Vim, Gedit, Bracket, and VS Code too offer significant commendable features and enhanced user experience thereby making it to our list of best performing source code editors.
Hence, we believe, any of the text editors adopted from the list, will certainly result in a better user experience for the developers from across all the different platforms.

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Top 5 Collaboration Tools 2021

This article covers collaboration tools such as Slack, Nextcloud, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Zoom, which provides cross-platform compatibility, user data security and privacy, and efficient team collaboration.
Though each varying in additional functionalities e.g., third-party integrations.
Efficient communication and team collaboration are key to ensure better performance and overall yield of an organization.
Almost every company is dependent upon one or two of the above-listed collaboration tools that can fulfill the needs of a company and its employees.
Many collaboration tools either incorporate or integrate with project management platforms to provide users a complete platform to sustain a project's timely deliverance and ensure the company's progress and growth.

Reasons why you should use collaborative tools:
1. But what is collaborative work?
2. You receive too many emails.
3. You feel like you are wasting your time being in meetings.
4. You are a little lost about your team projects' progress.
5. You really don't know which tasks are the most important.
6. Sharing documents has become a puzzle.
7. You have organization issues.

Project Collaboration Solution Requirements:
1. Cloud-based technology. A decade ago, most software solutions stored data on hard drives.
2. Workflow management tools. A good project management solution is one that brings everyone together. 3. A visual representation of your workload.
4. The ability to track multiple projects.

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Top 5 Media Players 2021

This article covers the best media player such as PotPlayer, KMPlayer, Plex, VLC, etc. with great features.
From the time when only a handful of media players existed to this date, numerous media players with varying and advanced features have overflowed the market.
Deciding among this flood of media player choices, where each delivers best, is a difficult task. Still, in this article, we have managed to sketch out a fair summary of the top-performing cross-platform media players.
VLC being on top of our list is the most compatible and user-friendly media player that supports almost all the audio and video formats.
Other media players listed offer advanced audio and video tools and advanced configuration tools to enhance the overall user experience and ensure a satisfied customer base. VLC, MPV player, SM Player, Audacious, and MPlayer are all the best cross-platform media players to exist which are capable to satisfy any user requirement and also assure the platform's sustainability and reliability.

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Top 5 Web Browsers 2021

This article covers the topmost web browsers that are best in terms of privacy, speed, compatibility, updates, and support. The browser that has proved to be the best amongst its competitors is Mozilla Firefox which has answered the utmost concern of many, i.e., privacy.
Mozilla Firefox despite offering efficient mechanisms to ensure user data privacy also provides speed and efficiency making it top our list of best 5 web browsers. Chrome is very popular across the globe still tops the list of many reviewers but its speed and privacy features are no way near to Mozilla Firefox, as per our opinion.
However, it still comes on second of our list of top 5 web browsers and other web browsers giving Mozilla Firefox a tough competition is also discussed.

We believe, the web browsers that are based on or have shifted to the state-of-the-art Chromium-based platform have instantly revitalized their game for which Google Chrome must take the credit as Google was the first one to adopt the paradigm.
Nevertheless, the browser wars are never-ending, and it is still a question if Mozilla can continue to enhance and top our list and other reviewer's list in the future as well.

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Top 5 Popular Operating Systems

This article covers the top five best performing operating systems in the market. Many reviewers and experts categorize operating systems in different types, i.e., some may categorize OS best for businesses or universities or etc.
However, here in this article, we have compiled a list of best-performing client-based OS that is optimal to carry out the client-side requests easily and efficiently. However, some of the listed OS is also used and considered best for the server-side as well, e.g., Linux-based OS.
Microsoft Windows tops our list mainly due to its adaptability, compatibility, features, and performance. Apple macOS comes second on the list despite offering limited compatibility to non-Apple users due to its enormous security policies and measures.

Data integrity and security are key to success for any platform, system, or application in this age because of the increasing data threats and their misuse.
Linux-based OS, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Elementary OS concludes our list of the best five OS as the paradigms besides being open-source offer numerous features along with compatibility, speed, and security.

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Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions for Everyone

This article covers Google Chrome extensions that ought to improve productivity, time consumption and efficiency of work.
Some of the listed extensions can yield opposite results from expectation, e.g., Pocket, in its attempt to suggest popular articles can result in distracting a user from their main task.
However, all the listed extensions are most popular amongst its users and therefore improve overall Chrome users experience. Other than the listed few, many other Chrome extensions have also greatly contributed to productivity, e.g., Grammarly extension is great for users as it helps identify and save users from unwanted typos or spelling mistakes.
Nonetheless, the provided list in the article covers the top ten most efficient and productive Google Chrome extensions that have been most downloaded and loved by its users.

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Compress PDF File in Ubuntu - Step by Step Process ?

This article covers how you can compress the PDF file size in Linux and its distributions like Ubuntu. 

Although applications like LibreOffice Writer allow you to convert your business documents into portable and secure PDFs, sometimes the files they produce are too large and unwieldy. These huge files may hog network bandwidth, waste space on company storage devices or be too big to share as email attachments. 

Fortunately, Ubuntu provides a complicated, but efficient method to reduce the size of your PDFs using the standard Ghostscript library of command line utilities.


How to use Ghostscript command to compress PDF file in Linux Systems ?

You can use Ghostscript command line tool for compressing a PDF file. 

Most Linux distributions include the open source version of Ghostscript already. 

However, you can still try to install it just to make sure.

On Debian/Ubuntu based distributions, use the following command to install Ghostscript:

$ sudo apt install ghostscript

1. Start a Ubuntu terminal session and navigate to the folder containing the PDF file you want to shrink.

2. PDF is in the Documents folder, type "cd Documents" (without the quotation marks) at the terminal prompt and press "Enter."

3. Type the Ghostscript command to reduce the size of your PDF file. For example, if your file is named "mydoc.pdf" and you want the reduced version to be called "mydocsmaller.pdf," type the following command at the terminal prompt as a single line:

gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dPDFSETTINGS=/screen -dNOPAUSE -dQUIET -dBATCH -sOutputFile=mydocsmaller.pdf mydoc.pdf

This command instructs the Ghostscript GS utility to take the file "mydoc.pdf" and create a version 1.4-compatible, low-resolution PDF file called "mydoc_smaller.pdf" that is optimized to be displayed on your PC screen rather than printed on paper.

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Turn-on Dark Mode in Mozilla Firefox - Step by Step Process ?

This article covers how you can enable dark mode in Mozilla Firefox web browsers. 

Mozilla recently added support for dark mode. You can activate it in four easy steps.

Let me show you how.

But you can enable dark mode in Firefox today, on any operating system, and without installing any third-party themes. This works on Windows 7, Windows 10, macOS, and Linux.


To Enable dark mode in Mozilla Firefox web browser:

1. In Firefox, go to the the top right corner and open the menu by clicking the hamburger menu.

2. Click on the “Addons” menu entry. You could also use the Ctrl+Shift+A keyboard shortcut. On the “Addons” page you will see a list of the extensions that you have installed or disabled.

3. Now we need to switch to the themes page. You can do that by clicking “Themes” on the left hand of the screen.

4. You will see the “Dark” theme. Click on the “enable” button to immediately activate the dark mode.

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Install Mozilla Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04 - How to do it ?

This article covers how to install the Mozilla Firefox browser on the Ubuntu system. Mozilla Firefox is the official Internet browser for Ubuntu, therefore, most Ubuntu distros have it installed by default.

If your system lacks this browser due to any reason or if you have accidentally deleted it, we will tell you how to install it on your Ubuntu.


To update Firefox on Linux:

1. Click the menu button , click. Help and select About Firefox. On the menu bar click the Firefox menu and select About Firefox.

2. The About Mozilla Firefox Firefox window opens. Firefox will check for updates and download them automatically.

3. When the download is complete, click Restart to update Firefox.


To Delete Firefox and all it's data from Ubuntu:

1. run sudo apt-get purge firefox.

2. Delete /etc/firefox/ , this is where your preferences and user-profiles are stored.

3. Delete /usr/lib/firefox/ should it still be there.

4. Delete /usr/lib/firefox-addons/ should it still be there.

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Install Opera Web Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 - Step by Step process to perform it ?

This article covers how to install Opera web browser on an Ubuntu 20.04 system. Opera web browser provides its unique features and has many users all over the world.

Users can access and then use the Opera browser once they have installed it in their systems. You will also learn how to uninstall the browser from the Ubuntu 20.04 system.


To install Opera browser on Linux:

1. Add Opera browser Repository. Let's start by adding an Opera repository and keyring.

2. Install Opera Browser. At this stage to install the Opera browser on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver is easy as executing the below command: $ sudo apt install opera-stable.

3. Start Opera Browser.


To Install Google Chrome on Debian:

1. Download Google Chrome. Open your terminal either by using the Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by clicking on the terminal icon.

2. Install Google Chrome. Once the download is complete, install Google Chrome by typing: $ sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb.


To start Chrome on Linux:

1. Edit ~/. bash_profile or ~/. zshrc file and add the following line alias chrome="open -a 'Google Chrome'"

2. Save and close the file.

3. Logout and relaunch Terminal.

4. Type chrome filename for opening a local file.

5. Type chrome url for opening url.


To install Google Chrome on Linux Mint:

1. Add this link to the list of repo sources "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main"

2. Run in terminal "sudo apt-get update"

3. Run in terminal "sudo aptitude install google-chrome-stable"


The sudo apt-get update command is used to download package information from all configured sources.

So when you run update command, it downloads the package information from the Internet. It is useful to get info on an updated version of packages or their dependencies.


To Uninstall Opera on Ubuntu:

1. In order to uninstall Opera through the command line, enter the following

$ sudo apt-get remove opera-stable

2. The repository you added will still be residing on your system. Enter the following command in order to remove it:

$ sudo apt-delete-repository "deb [arch=i386,amd64] https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free

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5 Key Google Chrome Extensions

This article covers the key Google Chrome extensions which will definitely enhance your browsing experience and will make Google Chrome even more helpful and useful for you. Google Chrome extensions are programs that can be installed into Chrome in order to change the browser's functionality.

Adding to do lists or notes to Chrome. Password management. Making it easier to copy text from a site. Protect your privacy and making web browsing more secure.

Some extensions can be ethically dubious or even malicious, but Chrome features new restrictions on extension developers that should help mitigate that problem.

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Remove Duplicates in LibreOffice - Step by step process to do it ?

This article will guide you on how to get rid of duplicates from either the single column or from the multiple columns in LibreOffice. Removing duplicate entries is necessary to clean up the data. With LibreOffice advanced filter tool, you can easily remove these duplicate values from your data.

You can use Libre Office to open and edit existing #MS Office documents like excel word power point etc. 

Libre Office is a free alternate to MS #office and offers same functionality. Its easy to install and use.

The #VLOOKUP function (short for Vertical LOOKUP) is a built-in Calc function that is designed to work with data that is organized into columns. 

For a specified value, the function finds (or looks up) the value in one column of data, and returns the corresponding value from another column.


To find duplicates in #LibreOffice Calc:

1. Go to the worksheet that has the duplicate entries, and select 'Data' > 'Filter' > 'Standard Filter' (it seems to automatically select the data in the sheet that it will filter, you may want to do this manually beforehand).

2. It should then filter the data, and hide any duplicate records.


To insert a date in Libreoffice #Calc:

To enter a current date as a static date, press CTRL+; (semicolon). It will insert today's date as a static value in the corresponding cell. 

Similarly to enter current time as staic value, press CTRL+SHIFT+; .

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Some Useful VLC Media Player Shortcut Keys

This article will guide you on #shortcuts you can use in VLC media player which can control this application very conveniently. Doing this will not only increase your productivity but will also save your time in locating and using the GUI based controls.

To Edit #VLC Media Player Shortcuts (Hotkeys):

1. In the Menu Bar click on Tools and then “Preferences” [CTRL + P is the shortcut].

2. On the left of the preferences option go to “Hotkeys”.

3. To edit a shortcut double click on one of those Action or Hotkey.

4. A “Hotkey Change” option is displayed.

5. If the shortcut is already used up then a warning is displayed.

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Different useful LibreOffice writer shortcut keys ?

This article will guide you on how to use shortcut keys when dealing with #LibreOffice Writer documents.

These #shortcut key combinations will ease your life a lot as they will save your time that is spent in performing the most frequently used operations.

If the active cell is empty Ctrl+A selects the whole table; otherwise it selects the contents of the active cell. Depressing Ctrl+A a second time selects the entire table. If the active cell is empty Ctrl+Home moves the cursor to the beginning of the table.

To make a table in LibreOffice writer:

1. Place the cursor in your document where you want to insert the table.

2. Choose Table - Insert - Table.

3. In the Size area, enter the number of rows and columns.

4. Select the options that you want, click OK.

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How to install Notepad++ on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ?

This article will guide you on steps to install #Notepad++ on Ubuntu 20.04 #Linux operating system using snap package manager. Notepad++ is a #GUI based user friendly text editor that can be used on #Linux as well as on Windows platform. To #Install Notepad++ on Ubuntu 20.04 : 1. Install Notepad++ on Ubuntu 20.04. Notepad++ runs over the WINE platform, which provides compatibility for the Windows application on Unix-like operating systems. 2. Open Notepad++. 3. Uninstall Notepad++.

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How to upload a video to Google Drive ?

This article will guide you on steps of uploading a video to #Google #Drive within no time. If you upload files from compatible #programs like #Microsoft Word or #Excel, you can even edit them in Google Drive. By following this method, you can upload your video files with sizes ranging from a few #Bytes up to 5 TB. After uploading a file, you can create its copies, download it, share it with the people you want, or may even remove it.

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How to make documents read-only in Google Drive ?

This article will guide you on how to make a #Google #Drive #document read-only for yourself or for others by using any of the two methods that are suggested here. These #methods can be used with equal ease both by the experts as well as the naïve users since they are extremely simple to follow. To make a Google Drive folder not read only: 1. Open your Drive. 2. Click "new". 3. Select "folder". 4. Name your folder. 5. Select your folder by "single clicking" it. 6. Adjust your sharing settings by selecting the sharing icon. 7. Select "get shareable link". 8. Then copy and paste the link that is highlighted. Share this link with anyone you would like to have access to the folder.

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How to Browse in incognito or private mode of Google Chrome ?

This article explain the benefits of working with the private mode or #Incognito #mode of #Google Chrome. Also, we also demonstrated to you the different ways of entering this mode while using Google Chrome. To browse incognito in #Chrome: 1. Click on the Chrome icon to launch the #browser. 2. At the upper right corner of the app, click on the More icon that looks like three vertical dots to activate Private Mode. 3. Select New Incognito Tab.

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A complete guide on how to run two or multiple networks instance of Tinc VPN on same box

This article will guide you on how to use Tinc to create a mesh network of two different VPN on the same server.

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XenApp Error 10060 - Fix it Now ?

This article covers method to fix XenApp Error 10060 for our customers. Users trying to launch the desktop enabling the "HDX Adaptive Transport" policy set to Diagnostic and it fails with an error: 'Unable to connect to the server. Contact your system administrator with the following error: There is no Citrix XenApp server configured on the specified address. (Socket Error 10060)'.

To fix this error, Ensure UDP 1494 and 2598 ports open on the VDA I connect back to the Citrix desktop, run CtxSession /v and receive confirmation that we are now using UDP 2598. This means that HDX Enlightened Data Transport is being used with Session Reliability. You can also check Director and note the protocol will be set as UDP.

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'http error 401.3 – unauthorized' in IIS - Fix it Now ?

This article covers methods to fix 'http error 401.3 – unauthorized' in IIS. This error appears when the user account under which the IIS service runs does not have the required permissions to access and serve web server content.

Assuming Anonymous Authentication is Enabled and the error message persists, edit the Anonymous Authentication setting. 

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Windows server 2016 vss error 12347 - Fix it Now ?

This article covers methods to resolve Windows server 2016 vss error 12347. Basically, 'Windows server 2016 vss error 12347' occurs when the Backup of Shadow Copy Component Fails. This usually happens when the registry Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) writer did not respond to a query from the VSS service.

To resolve this Windows error, simply Reboot the Server where the problem exists.

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Updating Group Policy Settings on Windows Domain Computers - How to do it?

This article covers how to update Group Policy Settings on Windows Domain Computers. Group Policy provides centralized management and configuration of operating systems, applications, and users' settings in an Active Directory environment. A set of Group Policy configurations is called a Group Policy Object (GPO).


To force a group policy update on a domain:

1. Right-click the selected OU, and click Group Policy Update.

2. Click Yes in the Force Group Policy update dialog box. This is the equivalent to running GPUpdate.exe /force from the command line.

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Configure Proxy Settings on Windows Using Group Policy

This article covers how to configure Proxy Settings on Windows using Group Policy. In earlier versions of Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer Maintenance (IEM) could be used to configure a subset of Internet Explorer settings in an environment using Group Policy. In Windows 8, the IEM settings were deprecated in favor of Group Policy Preferences, Administrative Templates (.admx), and the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10 (IEAK 10). 


To Configure proxy settings using Group Policy Management (To Create an Internet Explorer item):

  • Open the Group Policy Management Console. Right-click the Group Policy object (GPO) that should contain the new preference item, and then click Edit.
  • In the console tree under User Configuration, expand the Preferences folder, and then expand the Control Panel Settings folder.
  • Right-click the Internet Settings node, point to New, and select Internet Explorer 10.
  • In the New Internet Explorer 10 Properties dialog box, enter the Internet options for Group Policy to configure.
  • Click the Common tab, configure any options, and then type your comments in the Description box.
  • Click OK.
  • The new preference item appears in the details pane.

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Securing RDP Connections with Trusted SSL/TLS Certificates

This article covers how to secure RDP Connections with Trusted SSL/TLS Certificates. 


To Check What Certificate RDP Is Using

You can check the thumbprint of the certificate the server is using. Windows Key+R > Regedit {Enter} > Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
> SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > Terminal Server > WinStations > TemplateCertificate

You can check this with the actual Certificate> Windows Key+R > mmc {enter} > File > Add/Remove Snap-in > Certificates > Local Computer > Open Certificates > Personal > Certificates > Locate the certificate you ‘Think’ RDP is using and you can compare its thumbprint with the registry key.

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Time Based Temporary Group Membership in Active Directory on Windows

Basically, Temporary Group Membership (Time Based) is the version of Active Directory in Windows Server 2016 introduces an interesting feature that allows you to temporarily add a user to an AD security group. In order to use the Temporary Group Membership, you need to enable the Privileged Access Management Feature in your Active Directory forest. Like with AD Recycle Bin (which allows you to recover deleted objects), you cannot disable PAM after it has been enabled.

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Saved RDP Credentials Didn't Work in Windows - Fix it Now ?

This article covers how to resolve Saved RDP Credentials Didn't Work in Windows. Using a saved RDP credentials, the user doesn't need to enter the password each time to connect to the Remote Desktop. Basically, despite the fact that the RDP connection password is saved in the Credentials Manager, the system will not use it requiring the user to prompt the password.


To fix remote desktop credentials:

The credentials for the Windows Remote Desktop connection do not change automatically. 

The Network Adapter Troubleshooter will help check the flaws with the network (if any) and correct the same. 

  • Go to Start > Settings > Updates & Security > Troubleshoot. 
  • Select the Network Adapter Troubleshooter from the list.


To fix your credentials could not be verified on Windows:

  • Disable Microsoft Hello in Start->Settings->Accounts->Sign-in option or in local group policy.
  • Then restart the machine.
  • Log on with local admin account.
  • Re-enable the Windows Hello feature.
  • Configure the Pin as you need.

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Use gMSA in Active Directory to launch services and tasks

This article covers how to use gMSA in Active Directory. When a gMSA is used as service principals, the Windows operating system manages the password for the account instead of relying on the administrator to manage the password. Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSAs) provide a higher security option for non-interactive applications/services/processes/tasks that run automatically but need a security credential.


The Install-ADServiceAccount cmdlet installs an existing Active Directory managed service account on the computer on which the cmdlet is run. The cmdlet also makes the required changes locally so that the managed service account password can be managed without requiring any user action.

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Setting remote desktop drain mode on a Windows Server RDS host

This article covers how to set remote desktop drain mode on a Windows Server RDS host. Basically, setting remote desktop drain mode on a Windows Server RDS host can be easily performed with PowerShell. The Drain Mode is used when a server administrator needs to maintain a server (install Windows updates, configure or update apps) without affecting the availability of the entire RDS farm. 

When you set the RDS host in drain mode state, the RDS host can no longer accept new connections but existing sessions continue working until users log out. You can monitor the status of the RDS host in Horizon Administrator.


To remove a Remote Desktop Session Host (Uninstall the RD Session Host Role Service) :

  • Open Server Manager.
  • In the left pane, expand Roles.
  • Right-click Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remove Role Services.
  • On the Select Role Services page, clear the Remote Desktop Session Host check box, and then click Next.
  • On the Confirm Removal Selections page, click Remove.

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IIS Manager: Could not connect to the specified computer - Fix it Now ?

This article covers methods to resolve the IIS Manager error "Could not connect to the specified computer". 


To install and configure Microsoft Windows Internet Information Services:

  • Select: Manage / Add Roles and Features.
  • Select "Next" until you get to Server Roles. Scroll down and open Web Server (IIS) / Management Tools.
  • Select "Management Service".
  • Select "Next" and "Install".
  • Once installation completes, open services. If you already had services open, use refresh to add it to your list. Scroll down to Web Management Service. You will notice it is installed, but not started. It is also set to manual, so it will not start on reboot either. You need to change both of these so the service will run now and will run anytime the server is rebooted. Open the properties.
  • Change the Startup type to "Automatic". Do not start the service yet as you will not be able to configure the service while it is running.
  • Launch IIS, open Management Service.
  • Configure the Web Management Service, then apply your changes and start the service.


How to configure Microsoft IIS ?

  • Enable remote management.
  • Use windows credentials only.
  • Deny access to all except your approved IP addresses.  Use IP address ranges only when you control the entire range.
  • Use your server’s certificate if you have one configured. (Optional).
  • Change the port from the default to something else if the server is accessible from the Internet. (Optional).
  • Now you will be able to remotely manage IIS from any IP address you granted access.

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Windows Cannot Find Microsoft Software License Terms - Fix it Now ?

This article covers methods to fix Windows error, Cannot Find Microsoft Software License Terms. Basically, this error happens when trying to perform a clean install of Windows Server 2016 on a new Hyper-V virtual machine. A common cause for Windows cannot find the Microsoft license software terms can be your BIOS. Sometimes certain BIOS settings can interfere with your system and prevent Windows from installing.


To fix this Windows issue, users are suggesting entering BIOS and restore the default settings.

This is fairly simple to do, but if you don't know how to do it properly, we advise you to check your motherboard manual for detailed instructions. 

After restoring the default settings, try to install Windows again.


Another method to fix Windows cannot find the Microsoft license software terms message, is to,

Disconnect the installation media during the installation:

Follow the installation steps until you reach the Install Now screen.

Disconnect your installation media and click the Install Now button.

Continue the installation as you would do normally.

Once the setup is ready to start copying files, it will ask you to reconnect your installation media, so be sure to do so.

After you connect the installation media, follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

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Enable ABE on Windows Server - How to do it ?

This article covers how to Enable ABE on Windows Server. By default, when a user opens some shared network folder, SMB displays a full list of files and folders on it. Of course, it happens only if the user has permission to access the share. Access Based Enumeration (ABE) allows hiding the specific files and folders for a user who don’t have access permission.

Access Based Enumeration is available on the Windows platform since Windows Server 2003 SP1, and helps to prevent users from seeing files and folders.

ABE is enabled for each folder individually. To configure ABE, open Server Manager console, and select role File and Storage Services.


Main ABE features:

1. ABE controls only the list of the contents in a shared folder. It does not hide the list of shared folders from the users. Therefore, when a user connects to the server, he will see all shared folders. If you need to create a hidden share, you can simply add the character $ to its name, for example, ShareName$;

2. ABE doesn't work when the user logged locally or when connecting via RDP;

3. Members of the local Administrators group always see the full list of the folder contents.

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Windows Update Stuck At "Downloading 0%" On Server 2016 – Fix it Now ?

This article covers different methods of fixing Windows 10 Update not working, stuck at downloading 0%. 


To fix this Windows stuck at downloading 0% error:

  • Delete the deployment package.
  • Delete the software update group if exists.
  • Download once again the update and create a new software update group.
  • Create a new deployment package and distribute the content.
  • Refresh the SCCM policy on your SCCM clients.
  • Wait a few minutes and confirm if the Windows Update is installed.

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Active Directory Temporary Group Membership on Windows Server 2016

This article covers how to implement  Active Directory Temporary Group Membership on Windows Server 2016. Temporary Group Membership is a new feature that appeared in Windows Server 2016 and is a part of the Privileged Access Management (PAM) functionality.


By default, PAM is not active and the first thing you need to do is turn it on. You can do this with the PowerShell cmdlet Enable-ADOptionalFeature. For example, to enable PAM in domain contoso.com, run the following command with domain administrator privileges:

Enable-ADOptionalFeature -Identity ″Privileged Access Management Feature″ -Scope ForestOrConfigurationSet -Target ″contoso.com″

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The RPC server is unavailable – Fix it Now ?

This article covers methods to resolve RPC server error. To prevent the problem from reoccurring, check your firewall settings to see whether RPC data traffic is being blocked. If you use a third-party firewall, check the appropriate settings. If you use the Windows firewall, open the Control Panel and search for 'Windows Firewall". In the "Remote" tab, under "Remote Assistance", all of the boxes should be checked.


How to fix the RPC server error ?

Fortunately, the error can be resolved easily and quickly. You just need to restart the service.

  • From the Start menu (Windows symbol) open the Control Panel.
  • Select "Administrative Tools" and then "Services". Alternatively, you can enter "Services" in the search bar.
  • Find "DCOM Server Process Launcher" in the list and double-click to open it.
  • You are now in the configuration menu for the RPC server. Ideally, the "Startup type" should be set to "Automatic" and the "Service status" should show "Running". If this is not the case, set the "Startup type" to "Automatic" and click the "Start" button under "Service status". Click "OK" to confirm.
  • Now close any programs you have running and restart your computer.

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Hardening Windows Using Microsoft Security Baseline

This article covers Hardening Windows Using Microsoft Security Baseline.

Every organization faces security threats. However, the types of security threats that are of most concern to one organization can be completely different from another organization. For example, an e-commerce company may focus on protecting its Internet-facing web apps, while a hospital may focus on protecting confidential patient information.

The one thing that all organizations have in common is a need to keep their apps and devices secure. These devices must be compliant with the security standards (or security baselines) defined by the organization.

A security baseline is a group of Microsoft-recommended configuration settings that explains their security impact. These settings are based on feedback from Microsoft security engineering teams, product groups, partners, and customers.


How can you use security baselines?

You can use security baselines to:

1. Ensure that user and device configuration settings are compliant with the baseline.

2. Set configuration settings. For example, you can use Group Policy, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, or Microsoft Intune to configure a device with the setting values specified in the baseline.

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Configure RDS User Profile Disks on Windows

This article covers method to configure and use User Profile Disks on a server with Remote Desktop Services role running on Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2 / 2016.

In a single RDS collection, there can exist only one VHDX profile file for one user. If a user connects to the resources from two different collections, a separate profile disk should be created for each of them.

Also note that the UPD drive is bound to the RDS server Windows OS version. You can’t transfer (use) an UPD user profile from an RDS server from one version of Windows Server to another.


To Setup & Enable RDS User Profile Disks:

1. Create a shared network location for the disks.

2. Launch SERVER MANAGER.

3. Expand REMOTE DESKTOP SERVICES > COLLECTIONS.

4. Click on your Collection.

5. Click TASKS > EDIT PROPERTIES (top right corner).

6. Click USER PROFILE DISKS (bottom of the menu on the left).

7. Click ENABLE USER PROFILE DISKS.

8. Set the location to what you created in step 1

i.e. \\YourServerNameHere\UserProfileDisks$

9. Set the maximum size of those disks.

10. Scroll down and set what you want to have stored on those VHD's.


How to Resize User Profile Disks Using PowerShell ?

You can extend the virtual vhdx drive with the user's UPD profile using the PowerShell cmdlet Resize-VirtualDisk from the Hyper-V module:

Net use U: \\rdvh1\DemoLabOficeApps
Resize-VHD -Path u:\UVHD-<SID>.vhdx -SizeBytes 40GB
Net use U: /delete

If you want to run the Resize-VHD cmdlet from a desktop with Windows 10, you must install the feature Hyper-V -> Hyper-V Platform -> Hyper-V Services.

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Set-ADUser Modify Active Directory Users with PowerShell - Do it now ?

This article covers how to use Set-ADUser Modify Active Directory Users with PowerShell.

Basically, the Set-ADUser cmdlet is part of the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell.


The Identity parameter specifies the Active Directory user to modify. 

You can identify a user by its distinguished name, GUID, security identifier (SID), or Security Account Manager (SAM) account name. 

You can also set the Identity parameter to an object variable such as $<localUserObject>, or you can pass an object through the pipeline to the Identity parameter.

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Clean Up and Compress WinSxS Folder on Windows Server / Windows 10 - Do it Now ?

This article covers methods to Clean Up and Compress WinSxS Folder on Windows Server/Windows 10. 

WinSxS folder in Windows is the reasons of its constant growth and ways to clean up it. 

The C:\Windows\WinSxS directory is the repository of Windows components. This directory contains DLLs, binary and XML files necessary for installation and operation of various Windows roles or features.

When installing the Windows updates (usually this happens every month), the new version of the updated component is installed on the system, while the old one is saved to the WinSxS folder (it is necessary to provide compatibility and make it possible to rollback to the previous versions of the components when you uninstall the Windows update).


To clean up the WinSxS folder on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016/2019:

1. Optimize the component store and remove old versions of Windows component files left after installing Windows updates;

2. Features on Demand – allows you to remove unused Windows components from the disk;

3. Enable NTFS compression on the WinSxS folder – a way to reduce the size of the WinSxS directory using the built-in compression of the NTFS file system.


How to Check the Actual Size of WinSxS Folder on Windows 10?

The easiest way to get the current size of the WinSxS folder on Windows is to open the properties of the %windir%\WinSxS folder in File Explorer (or use a PowerShell script). 

You can find out the real size of the WinSxS folder on disk using the du tool from Sysinternals:

du -v c:\windows\winSXS

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Mapped Network Drives Not Showing in Elevated Programs

This article covers methods to fix 'Mapped Network Drives Not Showing in Elevated Programs' issue for our customers.
When UAC is enabled, the system creates two logon sessions at user logon. Both logon sessions are linked to one another.
One session represents the user during an elevated session, and the other session where you run under least user rights.
When drive mappings are created, the system creates symbolic link objects (DosDevices) that associate the drive letters to the UNC paths.
These objects are specific for a logon session and are not shared between logon sessions.
When the UAC policy is configured to Prompt for credentials, a new logon session is created in addition to the existing two linked logon sessions.

To resolve this Windows issue:

1. In Local Group Policy Editor, locate the following Group Policy path:

Local Computer Policy\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options

2. Configure the following policy to Prompt for consent: User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode


Note:
The EnableLinkedConnections registry entry forces the symbolic links to be written to both linked logon sessions that are created, when UAC is enabled.

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Can't move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can't be redirected

This article covers Steps to resolve Windows error, Can't move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can't be redirected.


To resolve this error, try the following:

1. Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows logo+R then type "regedit". Press Enter.
2. Now head to this address:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

3. Locate a personal folder at the right panel that is displaying the error and double-click on it.
4. Replace the current value data with the corresponding Default Value in the below list:

Desktop - %USERPROFILE%\Desktop 
Favorites - %USERPROFILE%\Favorites 
Music - %USERPROFILE%\Music 
Pictures - %USERPROFILE%\Pictures 
Videos - %USERPROFILE%\Videos 
Documents - %USERPROFILE%\Documents 
Downloads - %USERPROFILE%\Downloads

Note the Corresponding registry key for the Downloads folder.
5. Click Ok to save the changes, close Registry Editor and restart the computer.


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Outlook error "We Couldn't Create The Outlook Data File" - Fix it Now ?

This article covers different methods to fix the Outlook error 'We Couldn't Create The Outlook Data File'.

Main Causes of 'We couldn't create Outlook Data File' error:

This error is fairly well known among Outlook users, so people have found possible causes that led to this error happening.
1. Gmail account: The error seems to only occur when you’re trying to add a Gmail account to Outlook. The exact cause of this is unknown, however, it might have something to do with Gmail’s security options.
2. Outlook bug: A common cause of this issue is a bug within Outlook itself. The bug prevents you from adding an email account via the Add account option.
3. Simplified Account Creation Wizard: This is a relatively new Outlook feature. Generally, whenever a new feature is added to an application, it's bound to cause errors and bugs.

How to Remove Outlook Write Protection from a Hard Disk ?

One of the easiest ways of removing write protection from a disk is by using the Diskpart utility:
1. Hold the Windows and R keys down on your keyboard at the same time.
2. Type in diskpart and press OK.
3. Type in the following command and press Enter after each one:
i. list disk
ii. select disk (number)
iii. For example, if your Drive 1 is protected, you're going to type in select disk 1.
    attributes disk clear read-only
4. Once the Diskpart utility finished clearing the Read-only protection, you can type in exit and hit Enter to close the command prompt.

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DISM Error 0x800f0906 "The source file could not be downloaded"

This article covers methods to fix DISM Error 0x800f0906. Basically, the failure of the DISM command-line utility will lead us to the DISM Error 0x800f0906.
The DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) command-line utility is an incredibly nifty little tool that can be used to service and repair a Windows installation.
The DISM.exe command failing can be a pretty significant issue, especially if this happens when you desperately need the utility to work its magic.
When the DISM command-line tool fails with error code 0x800f0906, the accompanying error message either states that the source files could not be downloaded or that the files required to repair the store could not be found.

To resolve DISM Error 0x800f0906:

Uninstall the KB3022345 Update
1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard to open the Start menu, and either click Control Panel, or type in Control Panel and open the result, depending on which version of Windows you’re using.
2. Switch to Icons view, in the top right corner of Control Panel, and open Programs and Features from the list.
3. On the left side, click on the View installed updates
4. You will see a search box in the top right corner, type KB3022345 to find the update with less effort.
5. When you've found it, right-click it, and choose
6. Once everything is done, reboot your device.

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Can't read from the source file or disk - Fix it Now ?

This article covers how to fix "can't read from the source file or disk" error.
Basically, this error triggers when trying to copy certain files to or from an external hard disk.
Many users have reported that they got "Can't read from the source file or disk" error message while copying, deleting or moving files from one location to another.

To fix Error Message: Can't read from the source file or disk:
1. Restart the PC
If you can't read from the source file or disk while copying in Windows 10, and this happens for the first time, try restarting the computer (do not turn off and on, just restart).
Rebooting helps the computer deal with such errors on its own and returns it to an adequate working state.
2. Check the file name
Changing the file name is justified when the file was created in one OS, and its use occurs in another. You may not be able to read from the source file or disk while deleting after using this file on the command line. If this is your situation, be sure to rename the file properly and restart the computer after that.
3. Try to open the file on another PC
Try to do the same as in method 2, but on another PC. Better yet, if it will be a completely different OS (for example, you have Windows installed, then look for a computer with a Mac, etc.).
This will help get rid of any conflicts between the file and the computer, which can happen quite often.
4. Use chkdsk to fix bad sectors
The free chkdsk utility usually handles such errors with ease.

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The source file names are larger than is supported by the file system

This article covers methods to resolve Windows error "The source file names are larger than is supported by the file system". Most Windows users encounter this issue when trying to copy or delete a file on the computer and they may receive an error message saying Source Path Too Long with the explanation of the source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file system.


This Windows error error happens mainly because one or more files that are kept in a series of subfolders that have long names, but Windows only allows 258 characters at most in the folder path subfolder.
This will prevent you from moving the files or folders that are saved in this folder.

To fix this windows error, try the following:

Delete the File/Folder by Bypassing the Recycle Bin
You know that when you delete files from your computer, these files will be first moved to the Recycle Bin and they will stay there until you delete them permanently.
i. Click on the file or folder that is bothered by the Source Path Too Long error.
ii. Press the SHIFT and Delete buttons at the same time to permanently delete the file or folder.

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Disk full due to large System Volume Information Folder on Windows

This article covers how to access System Volume Information Folder and clear up the disk space.
Basically, the disk full warning in windows can also happen due to the large System Volume Information Folder.

What is System Volume Information Folder in Windows?

1. WindowsImageBackup —system restore points on desktop Windows versions or System State backups made using Windows Server Backup (wbadmin) in server OSs;
2. The contents of Indexing Service database used for fast file search (including Outlook search);
3. Distributed Link Tracking Service database;
4. Disk snapshots made by Volume Shadow Copy, which can be used to recover older versions of files. For each snapshot, a separate file is created with a long ID as a name;shadow copy files on system volume information folder
5. NTFS disk quota settings;
6. Base and chunks of the Data Deduplication service;
7. DFS Replication database (dfsr.db);
8. WPSettings.dat file – created by the storage service (StorSvc);
9. The USB drives will also store an IndexerVolumeGuid file that defines the unique disk label used by the Windows Search service;
10. AppxProgramDataStaging, AppxStaging – Windows UWP app backups (it can be used for recovery after removal).

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Make Sure the File is an NTFS Volume and isn't in a Compressed Folder or Volume

This article covers methods to resolve Windows error "Make Sure the File is an NTFS Volume and isn't in a Compressed Folder or Volume" for our customers.
The first thing you should do to isolate the error is to change the path of the downloaded ISO file.
Sometimes, the error is triggered by the address of the ISO file for some reason in which case moving the file to another drive solves the problem.
Therefore, try changing the volume in which the ISO file is stored to fix your error.

Causes of this Windows error:

This error is not something new, however, there was a certain thing that made it trigger the most.

Following are the factors that usually cause it —


1. Windows 10 security update.

For most of the users, the error came into being after the release of KB4019472 Windows 10 update which happened to be a security update. This update made the error emerge for most of the users.


2. Location of ISO file.

In some cases, the error can be due to the location or path of the downloaded ISO file. In such a scenario, you will have to change the location.

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Windows Server error, You don't currently have permission to access this folder - Fix it now ?

This article covers methods to fix the 'You Don't Currently Have Permission to Access This Folder' issue for our customers.
If you happen to meet "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" issue when you are opening a folder, do not worry. You can fix the problem with the  effective tips here.

To remove the folder access error:

1. Gain Access by Allowing Everyone
i. Right-click on the folder that you're unable to access and select "Properties".
ii. Click on "Security" tab and under Group or user names click on "Edit".
iii. Click on "Add" and type everyone. Click on "Check names" and then click "OK".
iv. Select "Everyone". Under "Allow", select "Full control" and click on "Apply" and click "Ok".

2. Change the Ownership of the File/Folder
You can also try to change the ownership of the file or folder to troubleshoot "You Don't Currently Have Permission to Access This Folder" issue on Windows 10/8/7.
i. Right-click on the folder to navigate to "Properties".
ii. Go to the "group or username" section on the "Security" tab.
iii. Click on "Advanced", and then "Change".
iv. Type your account name. Click on "Check names" > "OK".
v. Check "Replace owner on sub containers and objects" > "OK".

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Cannot Copy and Paste via RDP - How to fix this Windows issue

This article covers how to Allow/Prevent Copy and Paste via RDP Clipboard on Windows. Copy and paste is an essential function that should ideally work every day without fail. You can resolve this Windows issue by restarting the rdpclip.exe program in the remote computer.

Also, you can log off the remote user and then log back on on Windows.

Once the rdpclip.exe is relaunched, you should be able to copy paste using clipboard from the local computer to the remote computer. 


In order to fix the copy and paste issue in Windows, you need to end the rdpclicp.exe process and then restart it:

To do this;

1. Press Ctrl + Shift + ESC to start Task Manager.

2. Go to the "Details" tab.

3. Right-click the "rdpclip.exe" process.

4. Select "End task".

5. Go to Windows/system32 folder.

6. Look for "rdpclip.exe" and run it.

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Enable Built-in Administrator Account on Windows 10 - How to implement this

This article covers an easy way to activate the administrator account is from the command prompt with elevated privileges. Windows 10 includes a built-in Administrator account that, by default, is hidden and disabled for security reasons. Sometimes, you need to perform a bit of Windows management or troubleshooting or make changes to your account that requires administrator access.

Windows 10 administrator default password will not be required, alternatively you can enter password for local account and sign in.


To know if I have the built-in Administrator account in Windows 10:

1. Right-click the name (or icon, depending on the version Windows 10) of the current account, located at the top left part of the Start Menu, then click on Change account settings. 

2. The Settings window will pop up and under the name of the account if you see the word "Administrator" then it is an Administrator account.


To reset the built-in Administrator account in Windows 10:

1. Boot from Windows 10 bootable CD/DVD or USB.

2. When the install now screen shows up click on Repair your computer > Advanced Options >Troubleshoot > Command Prompt.

3. Once you can boot into the command prompt, type "net user administrator /active:yes".


To enable hidden administrator:

1. Go to Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options. 

2. The policy Accounts: Administrator account status determines whether the local Administrator account is enabled or not. 

3. Check the "Security Setting" to see if it is disabled or enabled. 

4. Double-click on the policy and select "Enabled" to enable the account.

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This App Has Been Blocked for Your Protection on Windows - Fix it now

This article covers methods to fix the 'This App Has Been Blocked for Your Protection on Windows' error. Windows Defender SmartScreen acts as a sort of guard dog while you use Windows 10.

It will block you from opening some apps if they come from an unknown place or are created by an unknown publisher. 

Some apps really are harmful and really will get you in a mess. Only go around the Windows 10 app block if you know for sure that the file is safe.


To unblock an app that is blocked by the administrator:

1. Locate the file, right-click it, and select "Properties" from the contextual menu. 

2. Now, find the "Security" section in the General tab and check the checkbox next to "Unblock" - this should mark the file as safe and let you install it. 

3. Click "Apply" to save the changes and try to launch the installation file again.


To Unblock Programs In Windows Defender Firewall:

1. Select the “Start” button, then type “Firewall“.

2. Select the “Windows Defender Firewall” option.

3. Choose the "Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall" option in the left pane.


To install a program that is blocked by administrator:

1. Disable Windows SmartScreen.

2. Execute the file via Command Prompt.

3. Install the app using the hidden administrator account.

4. Temporarily disable your antivirus program.

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Run Scripts on Remote Computers – Implementing with PowerShell Remoting

This article covers how to Run Scripts on Remote Computers. You can run commands on one or hundreds of computers with a single PowerShell command. Windows PowerShell supports remote computing by using various technologies, including WMI, RPC, and WS-Management.

PowerShell Core supports WMI, WS-Management, and SSH remoting. In PowerShell 6, RPC is no longer supported. In PowerShell 7 and above, RPC is supported only in Windows.


Windows PowerShell Remoting

Using the WS-Management protocol, Windows PowerShell remoting lets you run any Windows PowerShell command on one or more remote computers. 

You can establish persistent connections, start interactive sessions, and run scripts on remote computers.

To use Windows PowerShell remoting, the remote computer must be configured for remote management.

Once you have configured Windows PowerShell remoting, many remoting strategies are available to you.


How to Start an Interactive Session ?

To start an interactive session with a single remote computer, use the Enter-PSSession cmdlet. 

For example, to start an interactive session with the Server01 remote computer, type:

Enter-PSSession Server01

The command prompt changes to display the name of the remote computer. 

Any commands that you type at the prompt run on the remote computer and the results are displayed on the local computer.

To end the interactive session, type:

Exit-PSSession

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Automatically Log in to Windows without Password - How to get this done

This article covers methods to automatically log in to Windows without password.

Here, you can disable password login on Windows 10 and boot the computer directly to the user’s desktop. In order to temporarily disable automatic logon in Windows and manually specify the user credentials under which you need to sign in, you must hold down the Shift key while Windows is booting.


CMD is the official and tricky way to bypass Windows 10 admin password. In this process, you will need a Windows Installation disk and If you don't have the same, then you can create a bootable USB drive consisting of Windows 10. Also, you need to disable UEFI secure boot option from the BIOS settings.


To Disable Windows 10 Login Password via the User Account Settings:

1. Press Win+R;

2. In the Run dialog box, enter netplwiz or control userpasswords2 command;

3. In the next window with the list of local user accounts, uncheck the option “User must enter a username and password to use this computer” and save changes (OK);


To Automatically log in to your Windows 10 PC:

1. Open the Run command box (Start > All apps > Windows System > Run or press Windows key + R).

2. A User Accounts window will open.

3. A new window labeled Automatically sign in will pop up.

4. Your computer will now bypass the log-in page when you turn on your PC, but it will not bypass the login page when you unlock your PC.

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Steps to Run Program without Admin Privileges and to Bypass UAC Prompt

This article covers how to run a program without admin privileges. The trick to bypass UAC is to create a scheduled task (with highest privileges) for each program that you want to run, and then invoke the scheduled task item manually using schtasks.exe .

UAC helps keep your computer secure. If you reflexively disable UAC when setting up a computer, you should give it another try – UAC and the Windows software ecosystem have come a long way from when UAC was introduced with Windows Vista.


To  Eliminate UAC Prompts for Specific Applications:

1. In Task Scheduler, right-click "Task Scheduler Library" and select "New Folder" Name it whatever you would like.

2. Select the new folder and click "Create Task" (not "Create Basic Task")

3. Name the task something descriptive. ...

4. Under the Actions tab, select "Start a program" in the Action dropdown if it isn't already.


To bypass UAC administrator password:

1. Right-click Start button at left lower corner of PC, select Control Panel.

2. Click User Accounts and family Safety.

3. Click User Accounts.

4. Click Change your account type.

5. Enter Admin password and click Yes to continue.

6. Select Administrator as your new account type, and click Change Account Type.

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Unlock a file locked by any process or system - Do it now

This article covers how to unlock a file locked by any process or system. 

If everything goes correctly, you will fix this Windows problem without killing the process and – more importantly – without having to reboot the system.


To unlock a locked file in Windows 10?

1. Type the name of the locked file in the field, and click the Search button. 

2. Select the file from the search result. 

3. Behind the search window, in "Process Explorer," right-click the locked file, and select Close Handle to unlock it.


To Open a Locked File When Another Program Is Using It:

1. Close The Program That Is Using The Locked File.

2. Kill The Program Process Using Task Manager.

3. Turn Off The Preview Pane In File Explorer.

4. Toggle The Folder Process In File Explorer.

5. Launch & Close The Locked File.

6. Restart Your Windows Computer.

7. Use Command Prompt To Delete The File.

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An error occurred while reconnecting - Fix this Windows error now

This article covers methods to resolve fix 'An error occurred while reconnecting' Windows error. 


Causes for 'The Local Device Name is already in Use' Error on Windows:

1. Drive mapping has gone wrong – The process of network drive mapping can sometimes produce problems like this one when it comes to drive letters.

2. Some drive letters are unassigned – Some drives may have incorrect or even missing drive letters which causes this error to appear.

3. File and Printer Sharing is disabled – If this option is disabled in any firewall you might be using, networking becomes difficult and full of errors.

4. No space on the server – Users have reported that they had to free up at least a couple of gigabytes on the root drive of the network’s server to get rid of the problem.


To fix 'The Local Device Name is already in Use' Error on Windows:

Remap the Drive Using Command Prompt

Remapping the network drive is the official solution recommended by Microsoft for users facing this problem. However, it has worked for many users and it has become one of the most used methods for this problem. 

Check out the steps to implement this;

1. Search for “Command Prompt” either right in the Start menu or by tapping the search button right next to it. Right-click on the first result which will appear at the top and select the “Run as administrator” option.

2. Users who are using an older version of Windows can use the Windows Logo Key + R key combination in order to bring up the Run dialog box. Type in “cmd” in the box and use the Ctrl + Shift + Enter key combination in order to run Command Prompt as an administrator.

3. Copy and paste the command shown below and make sure you click the Enter key on your keyboard.

net use * /delete

4. After you see that the operation is completed successfully, run the following command:

net use Z: \\server\share /user:username password

5. Make sure you replace the username and password placeholders with the correct username and password. Check to see if the problem is resolved!

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Your system requires smb2 or higher Windows error - Fix it now

This article covers how to fix the Windows error 'Your system requires smb2 or higher'. SMB1 protocol is vulnerable and your system will give you a warning message saying that it requires SMB2. 

Most Windows 10 users reported Your system requires SMB2 or higher error message on their PC. 

SMB stands for Server Message Block, and it's a protocol for sharing files. The protocol has two versions, the SMB1, and the SMB2, and while both can be used, the latter is the more secure one.


To enable SMB2 on Windows 10:

Check if your system can install SMB2

1. Start PowerShell as administrator. Press the Windows Key+ X and select PowerShell (Admin).

2.Type Get-SmbServerConfiguration | Select EnableSMB2Protocol in the command prompt of the Window PowerShell and press Enter.

3. If your system can run SMB2 protocol, type windows features in the Search box and select Turn Windows features on or off.

4. Once the Windows Features window opens, check SMB1/CIFS File Sharing Support option and hit OK.

5. Restart your PC and check if the problem with SMB2 is resolved.


To enable SMB2 on Windows 10 using Powershell:

1. Start PowerShell as administrator. We already showed you how to do that in our previous solution.

2. Enter Set-SmbServerConfiguration –EnableSMB2Protocol $true and press Enter.

3. Press Y to confirm.

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Windows Update Error 0x80240440 - Fix it now

This article covers how to fix Windows Update Error 0x80240440. 


To fix Windows Update error 0x80240440:

1. Click Start and start typing on your keyboard for "services.msc"

2. In your search results "services.msc" should show up. Open it with a click.

3. A new windows will open containing all Windows services on your system.

Search for "Windows Update"

5. Right-click the "Windows Update" and then click Stop.


Also, you can clean the Windows Update temporary cache folder:

1. Hold your windows-key pressed and hit "R" key simultanous.

2. A small new windows will appear.

3. Type %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore in this new window and click OK.

4. This will open Windows Explorer on the correct location.

5. Delete all contents of this folder. (Hint: Use Ctrl + A to select all files and folders).


Eventually, you can start the Windows Update Service again:

1. Switch back to the windows Services.

2. Locate Windows Update.

3. Right-click on it and choose Start.

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Windows update error 0x800f0805 - Fix it now

This article covers methods to resolve windows update error 0x800f0805. 

Windows update error #0x800f0805 indicates that the Windows edition was not detected. Check that the specified image is a valid Windows operating system image. All you need to do is restart your computer and try to activate it again, and it should work.


Causes of #error 0x800f0805 in Windows Update:

1. Bugs in update delivery to your system – This means that there is no fault in your system, instead, the Microsoft servers are experiencing issues.

2. Corrupted Windows files


Methods to fix the #Windows error 0x800f0805:

1. Using Windows Troubleshooter 

This built-in feature can automatically identify and apply fixes to issues on your device.

2. Manually downloading and installing the update

We can use the official Microsoft Update Catalog to download and install system updates manually.

3. Using System File Checker (SFC)

4. Using DISM

We recommend using a DISM scan after using SFC.

5. Resetting Windows Update components

This method will reset the Windows Update.

6. Reset your PC

If none of the above methods worked, you can freshly reinstall your OS without losing any files or settings by using 'Reset this PC' feature.

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Windows update error 0xC190012E - Fix it now

This article covers methods to resolve Windows update error 0xC190012E.

This error generally happens when the user either tries to update their Windows operating system to Windows 10 v 1903 or when upgrading Windows 10 from insider preview for security reasons.


What triggers Windows Update Error 0xC190012E?

If the Windows Update is continuously failing to search for the Updates or are unable to install them due to error 0xc190012e then here is the problem that causing this error.

1. Missing Registry

2. No Internet accesses

3. An issue in Windows update service

4. Corrupt system files

5. Misconfiguration

6. Virus or Malware attack

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Broken trust relationship between workstation and domain - Fix it now

This article covers tips to fix the 'broken trust relationship between workstation and domain' problem.

The underlying problem when this error is seen is that the machine you are trying to access can no longer communicate securely with the Active Directory domain to which it is joined.


Method to fix The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed Windows issue:

To resolve this issue, remove the computer from the domain, and then connect the computer to the domain.

1. Use a local administrator account to log on to the computer.

2. Select Start, press and hold (or right-click) Computer > Properties.

3. Select Change settings next to the computer name.

4. On the Computer Name tab, select Change.

5. Under the Member of heading, select Workgroup, type a workgroup name, and then select OK.

6. When you are prompted to restart the computer, select OK.

7. On the Computer Name tab, select Change again.

8. Under the Member of heading, select Domain, and then type the domain name.

9. Select OK, and then type the credentials of the user who has permissions in the domain.

10. When you are prompted to restart the computer, select OK.

11. Restart the computer.

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Code 9c57 Windows Update Error - Fix it now

This article covers fix the Code 9c57 Windows Update Error. Error Code 9c57 generally corresponds to a failed installation of Internet Explorer 11. In addition to that, the KB 2882822 update requires validation of genuine Windows installed on the system, so you may visit the link referred in the third question and check if your Windows requires activation.


What is 'Error code 9c57' in Windows Update?

Windows Update error 9c57 is an error that may occur when you are trying to install “Windows IE9 in Windows 7 for x64 Based System” update.


How can you fix ‘Error code 9c57’ in Windows Update?

Some of the common fixes include:

1. Manually installing Internet Explorer

2. Deleting SoftwareDistribution and running DISM command and sfc/ scannow command


Causes of Windows Update Error 9C57 - Error 9C57:

During software design, programmers code anticipating the occurrence of errors.

However, there are no perfect designs, as errors can be expected even with the best program design. Glitches can happen during runtime if a certain error is not experienced and addressed during design and testing.


To fix Windows Update Error 9C57 - Error 9C57:

1. When you get a runtime error, keep in mind that it is happening due to programs that are conflicting with each other. 

The first thing you can do to resolve the problem is to stop these conflicting programs.

2. Update / Reinstall Conflicting Programs

3. Virus infection causing runtime error on your computer must immediately be prevented, quarantined or deleted. Make sure you update your virus program and run a thorough scan of the computer or, run Windows update so you can get the latest virus definition and fix.

4. You might be getting the error because of an update, like the MS Visual C++ package which might not be installed properly or completely. What you can do then is to uninstall the current package and install a fresh copy.

5. You might also be experiencing runtime error because of a very low free space on your computer.

6. If the error is related to a bad graphics driver, then you may do the following:

Open your Device Manager, locate the graphics driver

Right click the video card driver then click uninstall, then restart your computer

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The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed error - Fix it now

This article covers methods to resolve the Windows #Installer Service could not be accessed #error which occurs while we try to install a program in Windows or when you are running Windows in safe mode.

Windows Installer popups may be caused by Windows configuration issues, by Windows Update prompting you to install updates or by malware.


To fix #Windows installer error:

1. Click Start. , type services.

2. Right-click Windows Installer, and then click Properties.

3. If the Startup type box is set to Disabled, change it to Manual.

4. Click OK to close the Properties window.

5. Right-click the Windows Installer service, and then click Start.

6. Try to install or to uninstall again.


To fix error 1719 windows installer service could not be accessed:

1. Start the Windows Installer Service.

2. Stop and then Restart Windows Installer Service.

3. Reset the settings of Windows Installer Service in the registry.


To to Disable Windows Installer:

1. Log into Windows. Click the "Start" button.

2. Double-Click "Group Policy" in the left pane.

3. Expand the tree in the left side of the pane, "Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Window Installer".

4. Double click "Disable Windows Installer.


To enable Windows Installer in Safe Mode:

1. Press Windows + R, type cmd, and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run CMD as administrator. 

2. Type the command net start msiserver in Command Prompt window, and press Enter to enable Windows Installer in Safe Mode in Windows 10.

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Enable and Configure MPIO on Windows Server 2016 2012 R2

This article covers how to enable Multi-Path Input-Output or MPIO on a Windows server either from a graphical interface using the Server Manager console or from the PowerShell command line. 

Multipathing is the technique of creating more than one physical path between the server and its storage devices. It results in better fault tolerance and performance enhancement. Oracle VM Servers are installed with multipathing enabled because it is a requirement for SAN disks to be discovered by Oracle VM Manager.


To Install MPIO in Windows Server 2008 R2:

Note You must restart the server after you follow these steps.

1. Open Server Manager. To do this, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

2. In Server Manager, click Features, and then click Add Features.

3. Select the Multipath I/O feature for installation, and then click Next.

4. Finish the installation by confirming the selections, and then restart the server.


To Configure MPIO for StorSimple volumes:

MPIO must be configured to identify StorSimple volumes. 

To configure MPIO to recognize StorSimple volumes, follow these steps:

1. Open the MPIO configuration. To do this, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click MPIO.

2. In the MPIO window, click Add on the MPIO Devices tab.

3. Type SSIMPLE Model in the Add MPIO Support window under Device Hardware ID.

4. Restart the server when you are prompted.


To Mount a StorSimple volume in Windows Server 2008 R2:

After MPIO is configured on the server, volumes that are created on the StorSimple appliance can be mounted and can take advantage of MPIO for redundancy. 

To mount a volume, follow these steps:

1. Open the iSCSI Initiator Properties dialog box on the server. To do this, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click iSCSI Initiator.

2. In the iSCSI Initiator Properties dialog box, click the Discovery tab, and then click Discover Portal.

3. Type the IP address of the "DATA" port on the StorSimple appliance.

Note If you use a private network for iSCSI connections, type the IP address of the DATA port that is connected to the private network.

4. Click the Targets tab in the iSCSI Initiator Properties dialog box. This displays the StorSimple appliance iSCSI qualified name (IQN) in the Discovered Targets section.

5. Click Connect to establish the iSCSI session with the StorSimple appliance. In the Connect To Target dialog box, click to select the Enable multi-path check box.

6. Open Server Manager. To do this, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

7. In Server Manager, click Storage, and then click Disk Management. Volumes that are created on the StorSimple appliance and that are visible to this server appear under Disk Management as new disks.

8. Initialize the disk and create a new volume. During the format process, select a block size of 64 kilobytes (KB).

9. Under Disk Management, right-click the disk, and then click Properties.

10. In the SSIMPLE Model #### Multi-Path Disk Device Properties dialog box, click the MPIO tab, click Details in the DSM Name section, and then verify that the parameters are set to the default parameters.

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Adding users to the local admin group in PowerShell

This article covers how to add users to local admin group either via Group Policy Objective or directly via command line. 


To add a user to the local group in PowerShell:

You can add AD groups or users to the local admin group using the below Powershell command.

Add-LocalGroupMember -Group "Administrators" -Member "domain\user or group," "additional users or groups."


To add a user to the local admin group:

1. Right-click the newly created Group, select Properties, navigate to the Members tab, click Add… and enter designated users to the group, e.g. domain\administrator, domain\domain admins, domain\syskitmonitorservice. 

2. Add other users that also need administrative privileges, if necessary. 

3. Click OK to proceed.


To get local admin group members in PowerShell:

To get the local Administrators group members using PowerShell, you need to use the GetLocalGroupMember command. 

This command is available in PowerShell version 5.1 onwards and the module for it is Microsoft. PowerShell. LocalAccounts.


To Create a User Account in Windows 10 with PowerShell:

1. Open PowerShell as Administrator.

2. To create a new user account without a password, type New-LocalUser -Name "user_name" -Description "Description of your new account." -NoPassword .

3. To create a user account that has a password, firstly execute the following line: $Password = Read-Host -AsSecureString .

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Install Azure PowerShell module

This article will guide you on how to install the Azure PowerShell module using the cmdlets method and through offline.

Azure CLI is available on #Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. Azure cloud shell is another option that can be browser-accessible and authenticated. 

Azure cloud shell gives you options to choose from either bash or Powershell. 

The Get-Command cmdlet gets all #commands that are installed on the computer, including cmdlets, aliases, functions, filters, scripts, and applications. 

Get-Command gets the commands from #PowerShell modules and commands that were imported from other sessions.

We can use Windows Powershell for managing Azure resources by installing az module.

To install the Azure PowerShell #module, run the following command. Make sure that the Windows PowerShell ISE is opened in "run as administrator” mode. 

By default, the PowerShell gallery is not configured as a Trusted repository for PowerShellGet. 

Click on “Yes to All” to continue with the installation.


Modules included in Azure PowerShell:

1. Azure PowerShell Az. Automation.

2. Azure PowerShell AzureRM. Automation.

3. Other PowerShell modules.

4. Internal Orchestrator. AssetManagement. Cmdlets module.

5. Python 2 modules.

6. Custom modules that you create.

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NTFS partition failed to mount

This article will guide you on methods to resolve NTFS partition failed to mount error. 

Causes of NTFS partition failed to mount error:

1. File system errors

After using #NTFS drive in #Windows you have detached it without removing it safely. Therefore NTFS journal has not been emptied from temporary streams.

To fix the problem:

i. Open Disk Utility under #Mac OS X. 

ii. You will find it in Applications – Utilities.

iii. Choose NTFS partition on the left and find First Aid tab on the right. 

iv. Under this tab you will find Verify Disk option. 

v. Run Verify and then Repair.

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Setup OpenVPN on Windows Server

This article will guide you on how to setup OpenVPN on windows.

OpenVPN is a virtual private #network (#VPN) system that implements techniques to create secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities. 

To Configure OpenVPN client as service on Windows:

1. Editing your OpenVPN client configuration.

2. Storing your PrivateVPN.com credentials in a file.

3. Import edited .ovpn file and user.auth file to OpenVPN #config folder.

4. Configuring OpenVPN service to start automatically on boot.

To connect to OpenVPN from Windows Server:

i. Navigate to your #OpenVPN Access Server client web interface.

ii. Login with your credentials.

iii. Select 'OpenVPN Connect for #Windows'.

iv. Wait until the download completes, and then open it (specifics vary depending on your browser).

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Powershell to enable script execution

This article will guide you on how to fix #Windows script error via PowerShell. Basically, we used #PowerShell to enable script #execution by running some #commands.

PowerShell is a cross-platform task automation and configuration management framework, consisting of a command-line shell and scripting language. Unlike most shells, which accept and return text, PowerShell is built on top of the . #NET Common Language Runtime (CLR), and accepts and returns . NET objects.

To enable script execution in PowerShell:

i. Open Start.

ii. Search for PowerShell, right-click the top-result and click the Run as administrator option.

iii. Type the following command to allow scripts to run and press Enter: Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned.

iv. Type A and press Enter (if applicable).

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Disable Password Expiration with PowerShell

This article will guide you on the method to disable password expiration in the #Windows server with PowerShell.

#PowerShell is the shell #framework developed by Microsoft for administration tasks such as configuration management and automation of repetitive jobs. 

The term 'PowerShell' refers to both – the shell used to execute commands and the scripting language that goes along with the framework.

Why did #Microsoft make me change my password?

This is a security feature of all Microsoft accounts which cannot be turned off. 

If the option for 72 days password expiration is enabled in your account then it will automatically ask you to reset password.

To turn off the password feature on Windows 10:

1. Click the Start menu and type "netplwiz." The top result should be a program of the same name — click it to open.

2. In the User Accounts screen that launches, untick the box that says "Users must enter a name and password to use this computer."

3. Hit "Apply."

4. When prompted, re-enter your password to confirm the changes.

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Winsock Error 10061 Steps to fix it

This article will guide you on different methods to resolve #Winsock error 10061. A socket error is when there is a problem with the user's #computer or the other computer or server while making this connection.

Winsock is actually short " #Windows sockets," which are files that allow Windows programs to connect to the Internet and other computers. Technically, Winsock is an "Application Programming Interface (#API)," that developers use to make their #programs network-enabled.

To fix Winsock #error in Windows 10:

1. Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.

2. Type netsh int ip reset and press Enter.

3. Type #ipconfig /release and press Enter.

4. Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.

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Windows Error Code 17

This article will guide you on different methods to tackle Windows Error Code 17 which causes Windows #program to crash, slow Windows performance and periodic system freeze.

#Windows error code 17 is a standard device driver error. This error can be attributed to either a corrupt driver or an outdated driver. To resolve, Do a search for your device #driver and see if the newest version available was released since you bought your hardware. If it was, you probably need to download the newest version.

To Fix #Spotify Could Not Be Started #Error Code 17:

1. Open the “Firewall & network protection” via Search bar;

2. Click on “Allow an app through firewall”;

3. Press “Change settings”;

4. In the list of programs, find Spotify and check the boxes for it under the Private and Public columns. 

If it's absent here, click on the “Allow another app …” button and add it manually.

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GameGuard redundant execution error 115

This article will guide you on different methods to get rid of Windows #Application #Error 115

To fix this #Windows 10 GameGuard error, allow NProtect access through your #firewall, and if it persists, delete #GameGuard directory. If the update isn't successful or GameGuard file is corrupted, try again later or check firewall settings.

To fix GameGuard error 114?

Initialization error 114 could occur in GameGuard in many different cases:

1. System restart(rebooting).

2. Spyware/Virus.

3. Windows Security update.

4. Collisions with other #programs.

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