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Easily make a Windows bootable USB from within Linux Mint with WoeUSB

WoeUSB is an application for GNU/Linux that enables you to create bootable USB media for Windows from Windows ISO images or DVDs.

So, there’s many different tools out there for all operating systems, for making USB’s of other systems. However, when it comes to making USB’s of Windows, from within a Linux system, I find that WoeUSB tends to be my go-to, it’s quick, painless, and worked without issues in the past.

CCleaner update introduces Privacy options

The most recent version of CCleaner, a popular temporary file cleaning software for Windows, includes a new Privacy page that aims to give users of the application control over the program's data collection and integration of offers.

How to remove Open With programs in Windows

Open With is a useful feature of the Windows operating system that allows you to open files with different programs from Explorer.

While you can map a file type such as zip to a program so that it gets opened whenever you double-click on a file of that type, you can also right-click on files and select open with to launch the file in a different program.

Windows opens an "open with" menu when you double-click on files that have no default program associated with them so that you may pick a suitable program from the list that is provided.

KB4100403 cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803

Microsoft released the second cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803, and it comes after the the release of similar updates for previous versions (1709, 1703 and 1607) of the Windows 10 operating system.

It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the new cumulative update for the most recent version of Windows 10 shares several changes with cumulative updates released in the past days for older versions of Windows 10.

PicPick is a professional screen capture tool for Windows

PicPick is a free for personal use (and commercial) screen capturing tool for Microsoft Windows devices that supports a wide variety of features and replaced SnagIt on my systems.

Finding the right screenshot tool can be a time-consuming task; the sheer number of programs available for Windows (and other operating systems) means that you may spend days testing different tools to find the most suitable candidate for the job.

From using built-in Windows tools like the Snippet Tool over free excellent solutions like Screenshot Captor to commercial programs like SnagIt.

A look at Malwarebytes 3.5.1

I have to admit that I did not really use Real-Time Protection or the Full Version of Malwarebytes all that much anymore on my Windows machines after the release of version 3.0 of the application. But I do still use the trial version to cleanup crud from systems.

The fight of Manjaro Budgie

So, I’ve been gone for a little while to finish school (I did well!) and got a new (to me) computer. I had issues with it from the moment I bought it, on a sketchy classifieds deal...

Configure Two-Step Authentication for Firefox Accounts

Anyone may create a Firefox Account. The account is used for a number of purposes such as syncing browser data between different profiles or devices, commenting or rating add-ons on Mozilla's add-on site, and other interactions with Mozilla and Firefox services.

Firefox Accounts did not support two-factor authentication up until now but that changes with yesterday's announcement by Mozilla.

Extract email addresses and other data from files on Windows

RegexCaptor is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that you may run on any number of files to extract email addresses and other data from them.

The program was created to "extract email addresses from bounced emails" so that they could be removed from a mailing list.

While that is the program's primary purpose, it was designed in a way so that it can be used to extract any kind of text data from files.

Notepad gets extended line endings support in Windows 10

Notepad is the default plain text editor on all supported versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system. The editor is popular because of its integration with Windows and its fast loading performance; it has serious disadvantages as well, however.

Notepad can't be used to open larger text files and the text editor did not display text files created on Unix, Linux or Mac OS X machines correctly.

Notepad displayed the text continuously which meant that it appeared garbled in the editor as it was displayed without any line breaks.

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