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General knowledge- 8 CMD Commands to Manage Wireless Networks in Windows

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the lights on at MakeUseOf. Read more. As a Windows user, the Control Panel and the Settings app can feel quite limiting in what they can do. If you want full and absolute control over your network, meaning access to everything the operating system …

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General knowledge- 25 Outlook 2016 Command Line Switches You Have to Know

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the lights on at MakeUseOf. Read more. You can get more out of Microsoft Outlook by learning how to use command line switches. The command line interface can seem intimidating, especially if you aren’t particularly familiar with using it. However, it can offer major …

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General knowledge- The Quickest Way to Install Windows Software: The Command Prompt

Installing apps on Windows is a time-consuming process. The user has to go through a series of steps to patch the software—search for the recent version of an app, download the installer file, manually install the app (next, next several times), and uncheck unwanted bundleware or ads. The problem does not end here. Software installers …

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General knowledge- 13 df Linux Commands With Examples

Getting to grips with Linux can be tough for newcomers. But the power of command line tools should not be overlooked. They may look old fashioned—requiring zero mouse use—but tricks like the df command can save you time. With the Linux df command you can easily interrogate your system for details on disk space and …

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General knowledge- 10 Ways to Check Which Linux Version You’re Running

Which version of Linux are you running? Ubuntu? Arch? Red Hat? No, that’s not what you really want to know, is it? What you want is the actual Linux version, or even the Linux kernel version. After all, it’s not displayed anywhere, so how could you know? Here are nine commands to help check the …

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General knowledge- The New Windows Terminal Is Now Available

Microsoft has released the first version of the new Windows Terminal for Windows 10. Developers have been able to compile the Windows Terminal using the code on GitHub. However, this makes the whole thing available as an app from the Microsoft Store. How to Download the New Windows Terminal As explained in a post on …

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General knowledge- The New Windows Terminal Is Now Available

Microsoft has released the first version of the new Windows Terminal for Windows 10. Developers have been able to compile the Windows Terminal using the code on GitHub. However, this makes the whole thing available as an app from the Microsoft Store. How to Download the New Windows Terminal As explained in a post on …

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General knowledge- How to Kill Unresponsive Programs Without the Task Manager

It’s frustrating when Windows programs crash. Everyone has clicked on something in an app only to have the window gloss over and show the dreaded Not Responding text. Your first move to force-close frozen programs might be to open the Task Manager, which is fine. However, if you’d like to force-close in Windows even faster, …

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General knowledge- How to Customize the Mac Terminal and Make It More Useful

The Terminal app is your gateway to the command line in macOS. It provides an interface with a shell or command interpreter that takes your command and invokes others to perform both routine and complicated tasks. If you’re just getting started or spend considerable time in the Terminal, you might want to customize the look, …

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