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Trials & Tribulations: Installing Gentoo Linux With GNOME & Systemd

by Rob Williams on April 20, 2015 in Software

Having run Gentoo, KDE, and OpenRC for as long as I can remember, I recently felt inspired to start fresh and try something a little different. Such as a move to systemd, as well as GNOME. What results is this article, a rambling of sorts, featuring roadblocks I ran into, and thoughts of both systemd and GNOME 3.14 after using them for a week.


DuOS Review: Bringing An Android Environment To Your Windows Device

by Brandon Mietzner on March 23, 2015 in Software

With so many devices out there, on many different operating systems, deciding which one you should purchase can be difficult. DuOS helps lessen that burden by providing an Android tablet experience on your Windows computer. Does DuOS step beyond the barriers that currently divide these OS’s, or are we still locked into one OS per device?


Hands-on With Windows 10’s Preview Build 9926

by Rob Williams on January 26, 2015 in Software

Hot on the heels of its major Windows 10 event, Microsoft released a brand-new preview build to the public, versioned 9926. Given what we were told at the event, we knew that Cortana, a revamped Start menu, and updated Notifications pane would be featured. But is that all? As it happens, no. Not even close.

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A Look at Adobe’s Creative Cloud Fall 2014 Update

by Rob Williams on October 6, 2014 in Software

Adobe’s last major update to its Creative Cloud platform might have dropped just a couple of months ago, but as is now obvious, the company didn’t want to take longer than it had to, to get another out the door. Despite the short timeframe, there’s a lot of cool stuff in this update (especially if you’re an iOS user), so let’s get to checking it out.

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Microsoft’s Office in the Cloud: Office 365 Review

by Rob Williams on April 22, 2014 in Software

The consumer version of Microsoft’s Office 365 service has been available for a little over a year now, and I’ve been taking good advantage of it for about just as long. At this point, I’ve spent a lot of time being immersed in the entire Office 365 experience, so read on as I relay all of my discoveries to you.

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A Look at Adobe’s Creative Cloud Fall 2014 Update Rob Williams October 6, 2014 Software
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