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How to Recursively Change File Permissions in Linux

Because Linux is a multi-user operating system, it has a mechanism that sets and manages file permissions to ensure that only authorized processes and users…

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What Is a CPU Socket Type? CPU Socket Types Explained

The central processing unit (CPU) is the brains of your PC. “Central” is right there in the name, after all. But every ruler needs a…

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How to Download and Install Older Versions of macOS

Got an old Mac and want to reinstall macOS? Maybe you want to roll back your Mac to an earlier version of macOS than the…

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How Do Frame Rates Affect the Gaming Experience?

You’ve likely heard before that you should try to play games with a high frame rate, but why? We’ll explain how a high frame rate…

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How to Use the lp Command in Linux to Print Files From Terminal

Linux printing can be a bit of a challenge – especially to new users. In this tutorial, we introduce you to the lp command in…

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How to Use Steam’s “Proton” to Play Windows Games on Linux

Want to start gaming on Linux? With utilities like Steam’s Proton tool, it’s not a pipe dream anymore, even if your game is officially supported…

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How to Fix “Repository Does Not Have Release File” Error

As you work with various Linux distributions, you will need to install software repositories, including third-party repositories such as Ubuntu PPAs. In most cases, the…

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PSA: Linux Doesn’t Force You to Log in to a Microsoft Account

You may have heard (or experienced for yourself) that Windows 11 Home edition won’t let you set up your computer without signing in to or creating…

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What Is Browser Fingerprinting, and How Can You Block It?

Browser fingerprinting is a method with which the websites you visit can identify you. It’s mostly used to target ads at people, although it can…

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What Is a Web Crawler, and How Does It Work?

Have you ever searched for something on Google and wondered, “How does it know where to look?” The answer is “web crawlers,” which search the…

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How to Turn Your Xbox Series X/S or PS5 Into a Beta Testing Machine

If you’ve managed to grab a Sony PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, or Xbox Series S, you’ve no doubt spent plenty of time exploring everything…

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What Is OLED?

If you’re thinking of buying a new TV or smartphone, you might have seen the term “OLED” used to describe the type of display. So…

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APK vs App Bundle: Why Is Google Changing Android’s App Format?

Android apps have historically been distributed as APKs (Android Packages). An APK contains a compiled version of an app, along with critical media resources such…

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Newegg Now Builds and Delivers Custom PCs

Newegg Newegg just entered the world of build-to-order PCs, and its already one of the most compelling options available. For $99 plus the price of…

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DDR5 RAM: How Much Faster Is It, and What Else Is New?

DDR5, the next generation of RAM, should appear on store shelves somewhere around late summer or fall of 2021. DDR5 is the successor to DDR4 RAM….

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Steve Wozniak Voices Strong Support for the Growing Right to Repair Movement

In what has become a growing battle between big tech companies and the people who use their products, iconic Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently spoke…

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People Who Hate Walled Gardens Aren’t Going to Like Where Google’s Taking the Play Store

Google will start imposing a change that would clamp down on the Android apps distributed through the Play Store. This week, the company announced that…

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Why Doesn’t Windows 11 Support My CPU?

Move over TPM 2.0: Windows 10’s CPU generation requirements are even more confusing. Windows 11 requires at least an 8th-generation Intel CPU or AMD Ryzen…

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What You Need to Edit Sizzling Special Effects on Your PC

Want to make the next Avatar at home? Here are some tips on how to beef up your personal F/X rig. Source: https://www.wired.com/story/what-you-need-video-editing-special-effects-pc-tips/ Proactive Computing found this story…

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Why Does Windows 11 Need TPM 2.0?

Windows 11 requires a PC with TPM 2.0. So does your PC have TPM 2.0, TPM 1.2, or none of the above? Did your PC…

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How to Use Encrypted Passwords in Bash Scripts

If you’re forced to use a Linux script to connect to a password-protected resource, you probably feel uneasy about putting that password in the script….

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How to Run Nmap without Root or Sudo

Nmap, short for Network Mapper, is one of the most used portmapper and network scanning tools. While it is possible to run some of Nmap’s…

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