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The command line (or Terminal for you Mac fans) is a throwback to a simpler age of computing, before mouse pointers and application windows and desktop wallpaper. Back when it was just you and a window full of text. Operating systems have long since evolved beyond the humble command line interface, but there's still no better tool for quickly disseminating complex information in your operating system -- and you can actually do some other pretty cool stuff with them, too.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Budget supermarket Aldi is selling a Medion gaming PC that costs just under $2000. It will be on sale next Wednesday, but is it worth buying? The Medion brand isn't exactly known for high quality and the price seems awfully good when other gaming PCs can cost much more than $2000. Let's look at the specs and find out.

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The traditional end-user computing strategy for organisations is to buy a bunch of desktops or notebooks and roll them out indiscriminately to workers. These machines are tightly controlled because the assumption is that users are stupid and will invariably break any machine you give them. This approach is sorely out of date and we sat down with IBRS IT advisor Dr. Joseph Sweeney to discuss why companies should revamp the way they look at end-user computing.

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Chris Sm sent in this desktop for us to review, which combines interesting wallpaper and subtle Windows tweaks. Here's how he did it.

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You don't need Rainmeter or Geektool to build good-looking desktops. In fact, you don't even need Windows or Mac OS X. This Ubuntu 12.10 desktop has a beautiful wallpaper and a custom conky config that keeps the important info just to the right of the widescreen display where it can be always seen.

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Flickr user joergermeister wanted a really original desktop, so he decided to make his completely transparent. That's right -- the wallpaper sits in the back, but the windows, alerts and other utilities are completely see-through.