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10 Reasons Why Linux Is Better Than Windows

Linux has grown from an enthusiast’s toy hobby to a viable alternative to Windows in recent years, thanks to the effort and the commitment of many selfless volunteering developers around the world and of some large companies such as RedHat and Concanical. With more and more security breaches happened to Windows computers, it is time to seriously consider Linux over Windows. Here are 10 most compelling reasons why Linux is better than Windows. 1. Linux […]

Get Ready for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

According to the official release schedule for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, a RC (release candidate) build was released yesterday and the final release is only one week away: April 26, 2018. Are  you ready for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS? But why Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is so important? LTS stands for Long Term Support and a LTS release of Ubuntu means Canonical (the company who created Ubuntu) will provide support for 5 years until April 2023 which a […]

What can I do about Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities

The Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities in the modern CPU processors have been on the news headline and caused quite some panic (here, here, here, and more) because the vulnerabilities can theoretically allow attackers to steal private information without user’s knowledge. Major OS vendors such as Microsoft, Google, Apple and Linux all started working on a patch on the OS level way before the vulnerabilities were released in public and the patches will soon be […]

Earn extra cash easily without extra work

Disclaimer: the article contains some referral links which will give me monetary incentives when you sign up the programs by using the links. You do not have to use my referral links, but I would greatly appreciate if you do. Holiday shopping is stressful and stretches everyone’s budget, including mine. But fortunately I have been earning extra cash throughout the year to prepare for the potential budget overhaul. I earned around $600 extra cash in […]

How to switch to Linux from Windows gradually

This post is for those who had some experience with Linux or had tried Linux before, but never made up mind to switch to it. Linux has become better and better in every aspect of the operating system, especially with the new release of Ubuntu 17.10 and Linux Mint 18.3, I think it is the right time to dive into Linux and eventually switch to Linux from Windows. However, if you think you are still […]

How to add days, months, and years to a date in JavaScript

Several years ago I wrote a post about how to add days, months, and years in JavaScript, and it was a quick-and-dirty workaround for a project and I didn’t pay much attention to value checking when writing the JavaScript function. For example, if the old date is 07/19/2017 and you need to know what date it is after adding 25 days, the JavaScript function will throw an error because 07/44/2017 is not a valid date […]

Lock screen images for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Note5

Would you like to read an inspirational message from the Bible when you turn on the screen of your phone? I just made two lock screen images for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Note5 with the Bible verses: Philippians 4:13 and Proverbs 16:3. Here is what it looks like on my phone: If you want to download the images and use them for your lock screen, you can click here or the “Free Stuff” link from […]

HP Envy laptop black screen after BIOS update

I have a habit of keeping my computer system as up-to-date as possible, including Windows updates and hardware drivers, so when I noticed there is a new version of BIOS for my HP Envy laptop the other day, I started the update process right away without giving much thought about the potential danger of updating the BIOS. The download of the BIOS update utility was smooth and the update process completed without interruption. Supposedly, the computer should reboot […]

GPS Spoofing is a big issue in Pokémon GO

GPS spoofing refers to changing a mobile device’s GPS location by using special GPS app without having to physically go to the new location. It has been widely used by Pokémon GO players yet Niantic has not done enough to prevent GPS spoofing. Besides the ability to fake device’s GPS location, some GPS spoofing apps also provide a “joystick” feature that enables Pokémon GO players to “walk” to virtually any location on earth without having to […]