BSD vs Linux: The Basic Differences

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Both Linux and the varying BSDs (Berkeley Software Distributions) are free and open-source, with more things in common than differences. With this in mind, you may ask yourself, “If they’re so similar, then why do they exist at all? Wouldn’t it be better to have a singular operating system from which to choose?” I can […]

How to Fix ‘RPC Server is Unavailable’ Error in Windows

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Those of you who have been using Windows for some time may have already bore witness to the “RPC Server is Unavailable” error. This is one of the more common errors you can run into while using the Windows OS and often causes confusion to more inexperienced Windows users as to why it popped up […]

How To Fix VPN 800 errors

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Active internet users who value their privacy should invest in the use of a VPN. A good VPN service can help secure your connection and keep all online activity anonymous to shady websites seeking to sell your private information to the highest bidder. They can also allow you to circumvent some region-locked websites and services […]

How To Dual Boot Ubuntu With Windows 10

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Windows 10 is currently the most popular computer operating system. This statement is validated by the billion users enjoying it worldwide as it continues to evolve with every update. That said, Windows 10 does come with a host of issues that can make it seem less than reliable at times. Enter Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu is […]

How To Set Up Your Own Tor Relay

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The Onion Router (Tor) runs on the support of a network of volunteers offering up their computers and internet bandwidth to make it all come together. There are millions of users around the world who place their trust in Tor for the purpose of online privacy protection and the ability to access various websites without […]

Create Your Own Live Video Streaming Server With Linux

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Most live streaming tools and sites are free to the public but they often tend to require that you create an account, providing information you may not wish to appear online. They can hold some content behind advertisements and incorporate confusing Terms of Service that they may not even stick to themselves.  There are those […]

How To Add GPX Files To Google Maps

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Google Maps’ map data format of choice is KML, but they do support many other formats including GPX. GPX, also commonly referred to as GPS eXchange format, is an open standard XML type that contains Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates on top of additional map data. The format has seen increased growth and is used […]

The Best 4 Alternatives To Google Chromecast

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One of the primary reasons a Google Chromecast alternative is sought after would be the lack of a standalone graphical interface and operating system. Anyone who currently owns a Chromecast can attest to the need to rely on other devices for control and management, like a PC or smartphone. Another, and likely the biggest reason, […]

The Best Apps To Monitor Internet Usage

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There are quite a few tools available to the general public that can help you monitor your monthly internet usage limit. Seeing as unlimited plans are not considered the standard in the United States, these tools can be seen as almost necessary to avoid overspending.  Most users are unaware of how much data they’re using […]

The Most Common Windows 10 Error Messages & How To Fix Them

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On-screen errors are always a source of frustration. It never fails to drain the life from one’s face anytime your Windows OS succumbs to an internal hiccup. Even more so when you have no idea how it happened in the first place. In a time when our lives are being made easier through the use […]