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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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Windows is great, but it isn't exactly what you would call lean. It comes with a whole host of programs, features and services that take up unnecessary space and may slow down your machine. If you'd rather have a slimmer installation of Windows, you can create your own Windows installer with RT Se7en Lite -- complete with lots of other customisations so you can turn Windows into your dream OS. Here's how to do it.

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Most printers are easy to set up by following the manufacturer's instructions and using the installation disc. The process is a little trickier if you're new to computing and don't have the CD or instructions any more. This beginner's guide will show you how to get your printer up and running.

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When you need to reinstall Windows, you shouldn't have to spend an entire day installing years of updates, drivers and necessary software along with it. Here's how to create a Windows installation disc (or USB stick) that's up to date, customised, auto-installing, and far less time-sucking than your original.

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There's a kind of two-step process to installing Ubuntu Linux on a system: running through the actual installation, then booting into the desktop and waiting for a huge load of updates to download. Use a Minimal image instead, and you'll install directly from up-to-date repositories.

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Windows/Linux: Re-installing your favourite software in a new system takes time — boring, click-to-proceed time you could spend more wisely. Ninite, the web-based installer that takes the nag out of installs, now offers great custom packages for Ubuntu Linux.