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I have been using Windows 10 on my older HP a1720N desktop which I originally  got in 2007, and originally came with Windows Vista. Windows 10 32bit runs fast on my computer with 3GB of RAM, Intel Core2Dou  1.86 GHz Dual-Core CPU, Nvidia GT 620 1GB Video card, onboard sound, and 320GB SATA hard drive. I upgraded to Windows 10 for free because I had Windows 8.1 installed on my PC. Windows 10 is a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users for the first year of Windows 10 release. The upgrade to Windows 10 ran pretty smoothly, and it installed all the correct hardware drivers, and software I use like Firefox works in Windows 10 without problems.

Windows 10 starts up in under 1 minute. Windows 10 runs reliably when I use it on my PC. I downloaded Gameloft’s GT Racing 2, and Asphalt 8 and both games run fast without slowdown problems like slow video problems like slow framerates and freezing video or sound problems. I also don’t experience many freezes, or crashes when I play games and use other programs like web browsers in Windows 10 on my desktop computer. [click to continue…]


Jetpack for WordPress Blogs Websites

I have been using the free Jetpack plug-in for a few months on this blog to add more features like a contact form, website traffic statistics to my dashboard for WordPress, related posts, social sharing, subscriptions to comments or posts, Photon CDN/Content Delivery Network, and other features.

I recommend Jetpack for users of WordPress which are new to WordPress, and plug-ins. JetPack is created by WordPress.com, so it should be updated, and supported for a long time unlike other plug-ins made by smaller plug-in makers which sometimes no longer support their plug-ins because they don’t want to, or they don’t have the time to work on their plug-in.

What I like about Jetpack is that it is fast, and easy to use at adding most of the features I use like a contact form, related posts, and post subscriptions to my blog. I also only need to install one plug-in instead of many plug-ins from different plug-in makers. By just installing one Jetpack plug-in, I don’t need to spend as much time looking for many other plug-ins to customize my blog, and reading reviews to see if plug-ins I am looking for are good, and don’t contain security problems like viruses and backdoors for hackers.  [click to continue…]


Hyper Cache WordPress Plug-in settings

Hyper Cache is a simple to use caching plug-in for WordPress. I like that Hyper Cache is simple to use, and its settings page in WordPress Dashboard>Settings>Hyper Cache has a lot of features with descriptions to customize the settings of Hyper Cache for the needs of different types of blogs like news blog, hobby blogs, personal blogs and how-to tutorial blogs.

A caching plug-in would make blogs, and websites load faster because pages and posts are stored in a Cache folder as HTML files for fast access. The default settings for Hyper Cache are good for most blogs even blogs on a shared web hosting account where your CPU, and RAM resources are lowered than a dedicated web hosting account. I recommend leaving them a lone unless you have a lot of visitors, or edit new posts a lot. Using this Plug-in can make your blog handle larger number of website visitors than using WordPress without a caching plug-in because serving cached html posts uses less RAM, and CPU resources on a web hosting server than serving up un-cached WordPress posts which are served directly from your mysql database which uses more CPU and RAM.

Hyper Cache seems to make my blog load faster than without any caching plug-in installed on it.

One of the reasons I choose Hyper Cache for WordPress blog is because it works with mobile theme plug-ins like WP Touch Pro, or let me choose my own mobile theme. I can also set the cache to bypass the cache on mobile devices, and only serve cache versions of the site to desktop computers.
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