How to Edit Windows 10 Local Hosts File

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to edit or modify Windows 10 local hosts file.

When you think of a hosts file, think of it as plain-text file used by the operating systems to map IP addresses to hostname on the local computer. The hosts file has priority over DNS.

When you type a domain name in your browser to go to a website, your computer translates the domain name your typed into an IP address and connect to the server that hosts the website.

While translating the name to IP, the local hosts file is the first file your operating look at. If the IP to domain mapping isn’t included in the host file, then it looks up a DNS server online. This is how the process works.

When you’re dealing with hosts file, the IP address and the domain or hostname should be separated by at least one space or tab. The lines starting with are comments and are ignored.

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Mount Windows 10 Shares on Ubuntu 18.04 | 16.04

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to mount Windows shares on Ubuntu 18.04 | 16.04 for all users..

Recently we showed you how to create a public share on Windows system for everyone to access.. If you want to Linux users to access the public shares you created, follow the steps below.

For students or new users looking for a Linux system to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Ubuntu Linux OS…. It’s a great Linux operating system for beginners..

Ubuntu is an open source Linux operating systems that runs on desktops, laptops, server and other devices…

When learning Ubuntu, you will find that Linux isn’t so different than Windows and other operating systems in so many ways, especially when it comes to using Ubuntu to get work done.…

Both Ubuntu and Windows systems allow you to be productive, easy to use, reliable and enable you to install and run thousands of programs from gaming to productivity suite software for individuals and businesses..

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Ubuntu Linux and Windows 10 File Sharing for Beginners

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to easily share Ubuntu files with Windows 10 computers using Ubuntu 18.04…

For student or new user looking for a Linux system to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Ubuntu Linux OS…. It’s a great Linux operating system for beginners and folks looking for easier Linux distribution to use..

Ubuntu is an open source Linux operating systems that runs on desktops, laptops, server and other devices…

When using Ubuntu, you will find that Linux isn’t so different than Windows and other operating systems in so many ways, especially when it comes to using the system to get work done.…

Both Ubuntu and Windows systems allow you to be productive, easy to use, reliable and enable you to install and run thousands of programs from gaming to productivity suite software for individuals and businesses..

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A Brief Introduction to the vi Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04 with Examples

This brief tutorial introduces the vi editor to new users and students who are not familiar with Linux…

If you’re a student or new user looking for a Linux system to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Ubuntu Linux OS…. It’s a great Linux operating system for Linux beginners…

Ubuntu is an open source Linux operating systems that runs on desktops, laptops, server and other devices…

The vi editor is the most popular and still the favorite command line text editor among Linux administrators for file creation and editing…

This 43-year-old vi (pronounced vee-eye) editor is still an advanced, simple to use editor that most system admins run to when editing configuration files, creating list, writing scripts via the command line…

Students and new users who have never used the vi editor should find this post handy and helpful when using the command line terminal..

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Quick Introduction of Linux Filesystem for Windows Students

This brief tutorial provides a quick introduction of Linux filesystem for new users and students who are not familiar with Linux…

If you’re a student or new user looking for a Linux system to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Ubuntu Linux OS…. It’s a great Linux operating system for Linux beginners…

Ubuntu is an open source Linux operating systems that runs on desktops, laptops, server and other devices…

Students and new users will find that Linux isn’t so different than Windows in many ways, especially when it comes to their filesystem layout…

Both Linux and Windows have a hierarchical filesystem layout, meaning there is a single “root” directory, and all other directories branch off the root directory..

Windows directories are designated with letters, such as C: or D: and Linux root directory is designated as /

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Find and Open the Control Panel on Windows 10

Students and new users who use Microsoft Windows 7 can appreciate the classic control panel that comes with it.. Windows 10 also has a built-in control panel, but some important settings are only found in the previous control panel found in the previous versions of Windows…

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to find and open the classic control panel on Windows 10 computers..

On Windows 7 computers, one can simply click the Start button and select Control Panel to open the control panel..

Windows 8 and 8.1 users can right-click the Start button or press Windows+X and select Control Panel to bring up the control panel app.. Windows 10 removed these methods of accessing the classic control panel..

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Stop | Pause or Postpone Windows 10 Updates

To keep your system protected and running smoothly, Windows 10 provides you the latest security updates and patches to help secure and enhance your machines’ performance…

These updates and patches provide security improvements, help your device run efficiently and stay protected while you go about your business.. One good reason to enable Windows automatic updates…

In most cases after Windows updates and patches are installed, your device will be required to restart… Windows will try to restart your device when you’re not using it or when in an idle state..

If Windows can’t find a time to restart automatically, it will prompt you to restart or schedule a time to do so…

If you do not have the time to download and install Windows updates, you are offer a choice of when and how to get the latest updates… This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to pause and postpone Windows 10 updates for a different time..

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Creating Wireless (Wi-Fi) Hotspot on Windows 10

Do you know you can use your Windows 10 laptop as a wireless hotspot to share its Internet connection with others…. Some laptops come with built-in mobile network adapter as well as a Wi-Fi interface…

If you’re in a remote location where only mobile network is available, you can connect to the mobile network via your built-in mobile interface and share your Wi-Fi adapter with others..

This setup allows other devices to connect to your laptop Internet without a separate network, and allows you to share an Internet connection you’ve made with another interface, such as to a wired network or over the cellular network…

This also works if you’re on a wired network and want to share a hotspot with others… With this setup, you must plug your Windows 10 laptop to the wired network… (Ethernet), then enable hotspot on your Wi-Fi adapter to share with others…

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to enable Windows 10 hostpot to share Internet connection with others..

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How to Free Up Drive Space When Windows 10 Running Low

Here’s something to remember: If your computer is running low on free disk space, you will not be able to install important security updates or upgrade Windows OS and your computer’s performance will suffer…

It is always important to make sure that you don’t run out of free drive space on your computer..

If you ever get a message that your computer is low on disk space, resetting Windows might help, but you may lose other stuff doing that and this is like killing a fly with a hammer…

Below we’ll show students and new users some ways to free up space so you can keep your PC up-to-date and running smoothly…

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Find | Show Which Version of Windows 10 You’re Running

Students and new users might find this tutorial useful… This brief tutorial shows you how to find which version of Windows you’re running… It was demonstrated using Windows 10, but might also work in previous versions of Windows..

Sometimes you may want to know which version of Windows installed on your PC… Knowing the version can help you decide what software or system drivers to install if you need to…

While you probably won’t want to know the exact version number for whatever Windows version you have installed, knowing the general information about your systems can be important…

Seasons professionals can simply run few commands and determine Windows’ version… However, if you’re new, fews steps might be needed to find out and this post is going to show you how…

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