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How to Install Linux in Windows With a VMware Virtual Machine

You’ve tried Linux from a live CD. Now you want to install it, but you’re unsure about dual booting. The sensible option is to install your chosen Linux operating system in a virtual machine (VM). This means that a software environment replicates the conditions of a hardware environment: a personal computer. The environment is based… read more »

Create a Virtual Machine Clone of Your Existing Windows Hard Drive

Virtualization allows one operating system (OS) to run on another OS. But did you know that a Virtual Machine (VM) clone of your hard drive can put your entire computer inside of another computer? With VMs, the possibilities are endless. For most people, though, virtualization enables playing older games using emulation, the ability to sandbox,… read more »

Top 5 Linux Operating Systems You Should Try in a Virtual Machine

Whether you’re using Windows as your main OS or you’ve seen the light and switched to Linux, there’s a good chance that you may need a virtual machine at some point in the future. This might be to get the sort of Linux evaluation experience a live disc cannot deliver or it might simply be… read more »

Turn Your Gmail Inbox into a Task Managing Machine with ActiveInbox

Your email inbox is usually a hot mess of pending tasks and projects. But with ActiveInbox, you can organize them all right in Gmail with an ease that’s nearly unheard of. While ActiveInbox is almost never discounted, we’re offering an elusive markdown just for MakeUseOf readers. A year of service is valued at $ 39.95,… read more »

Thursday Deals: Alienware SteamOS Machine, MOTA Quadcopter, and a Go-Pro Baseball Hat [UK]

Some excellent deals today on SteamOS gaming consoles, drones, privacy-protecting shredders, flash drives, and a Go-Pro baseball hat (Go-Pro sadly not included). Alienware Steam Machine — 4th Generation (Black) [33% Off] Valve’s Steam gaming platform has been an enormous success, prompting Value to create SteamOS — a Linux based Steam gaming Operating System. If you… read more »

50+ Silhouette Machine Projects to Try Now

We recently introduced you to the Silhouette line of die-cutting machines, how they work, and what you can make with them. The machine takes a lot of the heavy lifting out of paper and fabric crafts, but can be a little bit intimidating when you first take it out of the box. To get you started, we’ve put… read more »

5 Mac Backup Solutions That Aren’t Time Machine

Time Machine comes packaged with every Mac, it’s comes ready to run, and makes a great option for backing up your computer to an external hard drive. But there are plenty of other options out there too, and many of them have features that Apple’s default backup app just can’t compete with. Here are five great alternatives to Apple’s… read more »