Easy Ways To Clean Your Computer

Here’s something interesting. Did you know that there’s such a thing as the National Clean Out Your Computer Day? Yes, there actually is such a day.

Monday, Feb. 11 is National Clean Out Your Computer Day. When you clean your computer, it’s not just about dusting off your screen and wiping down the keyboard. It’s important to clean the hard drive, updating software, and getting rid of outdated programs.

(Via: http://www.wect.com/2019/02/11/dont-neglect-your-computer-importance-cleaning-it-inside-out/)

That goes to show how important it is to clean out your computer, inside and out. It makes perfect sense. After all, you need to keep your computer in tip top shape so that all your valuable files are protected.

Cleaning your computer’s hardware makes the entire system run more smoothly and keep it running longer. Regular cleaning protects not only your investment, but the important data stored on it as well. Every few days or so, give the screen a good wipe and empty the crumbs out of the keyboard. Those simple tasks will reduce the risk of it breaking and overall help the computer work better.

(Via: http://www.wect.com/2019/02/11/dont-neglect-your-computer-importance-cleaning-it-inside-out/)

A good wipe every now and then is not enough. Cleaning out your computer goes way beyond than just wiping the monitor and the keyboard. You also need to make sure that the fan vents are clean.

You should also regularly clean the dust out of fan vents which can help prevent the computer from overheating and potentially breaking causing you to lose all of your valuable information stored on it. Joseph Sharp, co-owner of Lead Tech Service in Wilmington says cleaning the dust out of the vent fans is a fairly simple task.

(Via: http://www.wect.com/2019/02/11/dont-neglect-your-computer-importance-cleaning-it-inside-out/)

If you are not sure as to how to go about cleaning the fan vents, don’t worry. You can just have your computer cleaned by a professional. That way, the right tool can used to clean the fan vents.

“To actually clean the hardware, I would take it to any computer repair shop” says Sharp. “We all use something called a data vac and we blow out the machine. Usually it’s not a very expensive charge, but definitely if your

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KaOS Linux Gets First ISO Snapshot in 2019 with KDE Plasma 5.15, LibreOffice 6.2

The KaOS project released the first ISO snapshot for 2019 as KaOS 2019.02, an up-to-date live and installation media that contains all the latest software updates, bug fixes, and security issues.

KaOS 2019.02 is a major release that will replace about 70 to 80 percent of your install base with updated packages. It ships with the latest KDE Plasma 5.15 desktop environment accompanied by the KDE Frameworks 5.55.0 and KDE Applications 18.12.2 software suites, and the Qt 5.12.1 application framework.

Under the hood, the KaOS 2019.02 snapshot is powered by the Linux 4.20.13 kernel and Mesa 18.3.4 graphics stack, and ships with updated components that include LibreOffice 6.2.0read more)

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Linux Lite users are among the first to try the recently released Linux 5.0 kernel on their computers powered by one of the supported Linux Lite releases.

Released last weekend, Linux kernel 5.0 is a major milestone with minor improvements. Linux Lite developer and founder Jerry Bezencon is usually among the first to offer a new major kernel series to his users, and you can now install the Linux 5.0 kernel series on Linux Lite 4.x and 3.x series.

Highlights of Linux kernel 5.0 include FreeSync support in for AMD GPUs for a stutter-free viewing experience on LCDs with dynamic refresh rates, a new energy-aware scheduling feature for ARM big.LITTLE CPUs, support for swap files in the Btrfs file system, and support for the Adiantum file system encryption for low power devices.

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Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Emergency Point Release Arriving March 7th

Canonical announced today that it’s working on the sixth security-oriented point release of the long-term supported Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series.

Following on last week’s Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS (Xenial Xerus) emergency point release to patch a critical security vulnerability affecting the APT package manager, which could allow attackers to execute code as root and possibly crash the system by installing malicious apps, Canonical is now working on Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS.

The Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS point release will be similar to the Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS point release, but for those who want to deploy the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series on new computers without taking any security risks caused by the said APT vulnerability.

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Wireshark 3.0 Released as World’s Most Popular Network Protocol Analyzer

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As its version number suggests, Wireshark 3.0 is a massive update to the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer designed for network troubleshooting and analysis, software and communications protocol development, as well as education purposes, which introduces numerous new features and improvements.

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The GNU Linux-Libre project released today the GNU Linux-libre 5.0-gnu kernel for GNU/Linux users who are seeking 100% freedom for their personal computers.

Based on the recently released Linux 5.0 kernel series, the GNU Linux-Libre 5.0 kernel is here to offer you a Linux kernel that doesn’t contain any proprietary code as it deblobbs the new ipu3-imgu driver, removes the Eicon DIVA ISDN driver, and updates the names of several firmware included in the upstream Linux 5.0 kernel.

“Besides the usual assortment of firmware name updates, a new driver (ipu3-imgu) required disabling of blob requests, and a driver that we used to deblob (Eicon DIVA ISDN) was removed, so its cleaning up code is now gone,” said developer Alexandre Oliva in a mailing list announcementread more)

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Linux kernel 5.0 released and here is how to install it

Linus Torvalds the creator and the principal developer of the Linux kernel announced the release of Linux kernel version 5.0. This release increases the major kernel version number to 5. from 4.x. The new change does not mean anything and does not affect programs in any way. From the mailing list:
Te overall changes for all of the 5.0 release are much bigger. But I’d like to point out (yet again) that we don’t do feature-based releases, and that “5.0” doesn’t mean anything more than that the 4.x numbers started getting big enough that I ran out of fingers and toes.
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