Computing Usage by Device Types . .

To Summarize:   

  • Mobile Phones are dominant . . and still growing,
  • Laptops are used by about half of all Americans and growth is flat,
  • Desktops are in serious decline,
  • Tablets are used by about one third of Americans, but growth is trending up,
  • About a third of all Americans have a smart TV and trend is still rising.

Gizmodo Blog re Spread of Computing Devices

Dell Unveils New Line of Ubuntu Laptops . .

Dell recently added more Linux goodness to their line of laptops . . . All support Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) versions of Ubuntu from 16.04 (aka Xenial Xerus) to 18.04 (aka Bionic Beaver).

OMG Article re New Dell Laptop w/Ubuntu

Note that “the Beaver” runs Gnome3 versus “Xenial” which runs the classic Unity desktop.   Dell will ship with your choice.

For reference, pls see screenshots (3) below:

Below are two slightly customized Ubuntu desktops w/Unity classic DE  . .

Below is the new Gnome3 Shell desktop . . showing the apps view screen . . this is the standard desktop now on Ubuntu 18.04 (the latest release) . .

How to Back Up Your Data When Your Windows PC Won’t Boot

Now, you can recover your data from a Windows PC that refuses to boot due to some malware or just a hosed configuration . . . If you have data worth saving . . . this article is worth a read and follow up.

I will be covering these points in more detail at a future meeting – – – no need to pay some local tech shop $150 or so.    Once data is retrieved, then a standard Windows install can be initiated.

MakeTechEasier Link to Data Recovery for Frozen PC