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Getting onto the Unix System and Using the Command Line
By Dave Taylor
Nov 19, 2015
In this chapter from Unix in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself: Covers OS X, Linux, and Solaris, 5th Edition, learn how to log in to and log out of the system, change your password with the passwd command, choose a memorable and secure password, find out who the computer thinks you are, find out who else is on the system, find out what everyone is doing on the system, and check the current date and time.
Video: Ubuntu Server Essentials: Creating File Systems
By Sander van Vugt
Nov 9, 2015
In this excerpt from Ubuntu Server Essentials LiveLessons, Sander van Vugt shows you how to create a file system using the utility mkfs and discusses some of the most important file systems.
Using Microsoft Family to Manage Your Child's Computer Access
By Jim Cheshire
Nov 3, 2015
Microsoft Family is designed to help adults monitor and control what children can do on a PC. In this chapter from My Windows 10 Tablet (includes Content Update Program): Covers Windows 10 Tablets including Microsoft Surface Pro, Jim Cheshire shows you how to use Microsoft Family to keep children from wandering into websites and apps that contain inappropriate material, control the days and times that a child can use your computer, and configure your tablet so that when a particular family member logs in, he or she can access only a specific app.
Video: Ubuntu Server Essentials: Getting Through the First Steps of Installation
By Sander van Vugt
Nov 2, 2015
In this excerpt from Ubuntu Server Essentials LiveLessons, Sander van Vugt walks you through the first steps of installing Ubuntu Server.
Video: Ubuntu Server Essentials: Managing Processes with Kill and Nice
By Sander van Vugt
Oct 29, 2015
This excerpt from Ubuntu Server Essentials LiveLessons shows you how to manage processes as a server administrator, namely how to kill or nice processes.
Using the Windows 10 Interface
By Brian Knittel, Paul McFedries
Oct 28, 2015
The Windows 10 interface might look familiar, but there’s lots that’s new, so the goal of this chapter from Windows 10 In Depth is to help you get comfortable with this new look. That is, you learn exactly how the Windows 10 interface works, what shortcuts you can use to make it easier, and what customizations you can apply to make it your own.
Optimizing the Start Menu in Windows 10
By Alan Wright
Oct 22, 2015
This chapter from Windows 10 Absolute Beginner's Guide covers working with and resizing tiles, using groups in the Start menu, and customizing the Navigation menu.
Setting Up Your PC: Windows 10 Edition
By Michael Miller
Oct 12, 2015
Michael Miller walks you through the basics of setting up your notebook, all-in-one desktop, or traditional desktop PC, as well as powering on, logging on to Windows, and shutting down, in this chapter from Easy Computer Basics, Windows 10 Edition.
Getting to Know Windows 10—If You've Used Windows Before
By Michael Miller
Oct 8, 2015
Whether you're upgrading from Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows XP, Michael Miller will walk you through the differences (and improvements) in Windows 10, including its most important features, in this chapter from Computer Basics Absolute Beginner's Guide, Windows 10 Edition (includes Content Update Program), 8th Edition.
Easy Windows 10: Using Cortana Search
By Mark Edward Soper
Sep 30, 2015
This chapter from Easy Windows 10 shows you how to get the most from the enhanced search tools in Windows 10, including Cortana, which provides voice-activated search of both the Web and your device, can send you reminders, and works hard to discover what you like so you get better search results.
Managing and Understanding the Boot Procedure on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
By Sander van Vugt
Sep 16, 2015
In this chapter from Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE 7 Cert Guide: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (EX200 and EX300), Sander van Vugt explains how the boot procedure on Red Hat Enterprise Linux is organized, including a discussion of systemd, the overall service that takes care of starting everything on your server. He also covers GRUB2 and how to apply changes to the GRUB 2 boot loader.
Getting Started with Windows 10
By Katherine Murray
Sep 14, 2015
In this chapter from My Windows 10, Katherine Murray covers the best new features in Windows 10, which enable you to choose the best of both worlds, whether you are more comfortable using touch or the mouse to navigate as you use your computers and devices.
Using Your Apple Watch to Stay Active
By Craig James Johnston
Sep 2, 2015
In this chapter from My Apple Watch, you learn how your Watch keeps track of your activity and helps you stay healthy.
Providing Location Service Using DependencyService in Xamarin.Forms
By Wei-Meng Lee
Aug 17, 2015
When your app needs to work with location information, the code that requests and then handles the user's latitude and longitude shouldn't be affected by the platform of that device. Wei-Meng Lee shows how to use Xamarin.Forms to take advantage of each platform's native features to provide location services.
Help Me, Windows 10! Cortana to the Rescue
By Katherine Murray
Aug 13, 2015
In this excerpt from My Windows 10, Katherine Murray shows you how to use the voice-activated Cortana tool in Windows 10 as your built-in electronic assistant.
Configuring and Personalizing Chrome OS
By Michael Miller
Aug 11, 2015
In this chapter from My Google Chromebook, 3rd Edition, you’ll learn about the many configuration options available with Chrome OS, from changing Chrome’s startup behavior to selecting a new desktop background.
Logging In to Windows 10 and Customizing the Start Menu
By Mark Edward Soper
Aug 10, 2015
In this sample chapter from Easy Windows 10, author Mark Soper explains essential functionality of working with Windows 10: how to start and stop the operating system, navigate the Windows desktop, and make the menus work for you.
Using Native Platform Features in Xamarin.Forms Through DependencyService
By Wei-Meng Lee
Jul 30, 2015
Xamarin.Forms is platform-agnostic, and your single code base will work on all platforms. But if you want to perform platform-specific operations, you need to do some work, as Wei-Meng Lee shows.
Video: Docker Containers: Removing Containers and Images
By Christopher Negus
Jul 30, 2015
In this excerpt from Docker Containers LiveLessons, Chris Negus discusses several ways to go about clearing out unneeded containers and images.
Apple Watch Interface Navigation
By Wei-Meng Lee
Jul 21, 2015
In this chapter from Learning WatchKit Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Creating Apple Watch Applications, learn how your Apple Watch application navigates between multiple screens.

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