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Opera's Free Inbuilt VPN Rolls Out For Everyone Today

Windows/Mac/Linux: A few months ago, Opera launched its own free, built-in VPN, but you could only get it if you manually enabled it in the dev version of the browser. Now, it’s available for everyone in the stable version of Opera.


The Essential Apps And Downloads For All Your Devices [2016 Edition]

Each year, we round up the must-have apps, extensions and downloads for every major computing platform — from Android and iPhone to Chrome, Windows and Linux. Here they all are, in one tidy package. Without a shadow of a doubt, these are the best productivity and entertainment programs for your hardware. Best of all, most of them are completely free.


The TRON Desktop

Reader thdoan submitted this highly customised second screen using Rainmeter. Best of all there’s even a video showing you how it all works. If you like the look, here’s what you’ll need to make your own.


Affordable Electronics Board Showdown: Raspberry Pi Zero Vs. C.H.I.P.

DIY electronics boards are getting cheaper and cheaper. Since the launch of the Raspberry Pi, the extremely popular, portable computer-on-a-board, countless new boards have shown up. Even so, few are cheaper and tinier than the $US5 ($7) Raspberry Pi Zero and the $US9 ($12) C.H.I.P. Let’s take a look at how they compare.


Give Terminal A Ridiculous Hollywood Hacker Special Effect

If simply popping into the command line isn’t enough to make you feel like a ’90s hacker, GitHub user bartobri created a neat decryption text effect pulled from the movie Sneakers.


The Desktop Desktop

I have a bit of a soft spot for desktops that actually look like desktops. Alec’s desktop fits the bill nicely, and actually looks like a desk surface, with items in the corners, while there’s still plenty of room to actually work, and a little customisation to make it personal.


This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.


Lifehacker Pack For Linux 2016: Our List Of The Essential Linux Apps

With so many flavours of Linux and the awesome apps in their repositories, finding the right app for getting things done can be tough. In our annual Lifehacker Pack for Linux, we’re highlighting the must-have downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more.


The Crashing Waves Desktop

katil10‘s desktop is well-customised, pretty minimal, but also just energetic enough to make us want to sit down and get stuff done. Here’s how it’s all set up, and what you’ll need to get the same beautiful, personalised look.


This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.


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