Chris Hoffman

Chris Hoffman is a tech geek who's been writing about everything technology-related for years. When he's not writing about gadgets and software, he's probably using them in his spare time.

Chromebook power tips: How to work smarter online and offline

KDE Connect links your Android phone with your Linux desktop

KDE Connect links your Android phone with your Linux desktop

Receive your Android phone's notifications and reply to SMS messages from any Linux PC.

How to reinstall Windows like a pro
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How to reinstall Windows like a pro

It's super-easy to reinstall Windows 10 or 8, and not much more difficult to reinstall Windows 7. Use these tips to get the most out of a reinstall.

Chromebooks can now seamlessly access Windows network file shares

Chromebooks can now seamlessly access Windows network file shares

Google's new app, available in the Chrome Web Store, lets you easily access files on a network server from within Chrome OS.

Linux usage on Steam continues to fall

Linux usage on Steam continues to fall

Despite Valve's push, less than 1 percent of Steam gamers use Linux or SteamOS.

How to install Linux on a PC with Secure Boot enabled

How to install Linux on a PC with Secure Boot enabled

Installing Linux isn't as easy as it used to be, thanks to the Secure Boot requirements enforced by recent versions of Windows.

Beat it, bloatware: How to clean Superfish and other crap off your PC

Beat it, bloatware: How to clean Superfish and other crap off your PC

Preloaded software bogs down your hard drive, your start menu, and worse. We're looking at you, Superfish. Clean it out with these handy tools and tricks.

Travel safely with your tech: How to prevent theft, loss and snooping on the road

Travel safely with your tech: How to prevent theft, loss and snooping on the road

All your pricey electronics are juicy targets for hackers and sticky-fingered thieves. Here's how to reduce your risks while traveling.

One OS, three flavors: How Fedora 21 is splitting up to double down on focus

The first fruits of the sweeping Fedora.next project appears in Fedora 21

Steam for Linux tops 700 games as big-name games increasingly call it home

Steam for Linux doesn't show any signs of fizzling out.

Meet Linux kernel 3.17's best new features: Xbox One controller support, laptop 'free fall' protection, and more

Linux 3.17 is out, and most of the new features are designed to make your hardware play nice with the open-source operating system.

How GNOME 3.14 is winning back disillusioned Linux users

After GNOME 3's radical changes turned off legions of Linux users, GNOME 3.14's tweaks are bringing lost sheep back into the fold.

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