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Downloading Windows ISO Disc Images for Free

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It is never been easier to get hold of Microsoft software than it is now.

Previously getting access to ISO Disc Images was either part of the TechNet or MSDN subscription. But now anyone can get them for free.



Microsoft Evaluation Center
For the latest of Microsoft software, I highly recommend the Microsoft Evaluation Center. Here you can download all the latest Microsoft Software for Free. All you need is a Microsoft Account.

All software downloaded can be run with no restrictions for a few months. After which you're expected to either activate with a license or turn off.

Software includes:

Windows 10Microsoft ServerOffice 365Microsoft Officeand other products
Go to Microsoft Evaluation Centre

Windows 10
Since the release of Windows 10, people are able to download a ISO file using the Media Creation Tool. This will allow you to download the latest release of Windows 10 to USB, ISO Image file or directly upgrade the computer to are running it from.

Download Here

Windows 8
Most peopl…

Manjaro 18 in VMware Workstation 15 Review

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Manjaro Linux is a surprisingly older Linux distribution based on the popular distro, Arch. However recently is has shot up in popularity with more recent attention an updates according to DistroWatch.com.


In this tutorial, I will show you how to setup a virtual machine in VMware Workstation 15 and get it up and running.

For this demo, I have downloaded a copy of the GNOME 3 version, however they provide ISO version for other Desktop Environments like KDE and XFCE.

Get Manjaro Here

Creating the Virtual Machine
In VMware Workstation, start by creating a new virtual machine. Select Typical and click Next.


Select Installer Disc Image File (iso).
VMware won't be able to recognise the Linux Distro on the image and error will display. This is ok.
Click Next.


Select Linux from the Guest Operating System type.
Then from the drop down for Version, select "Other Linux 4.x or later Kernel 64-bit"
Click Next



Give the Virtual Machine a name and a location to store the virtual machine f…

"Sorry, we failed you. Try refreshing!" when browsing Reddit on Google Chrome

For so long I was getting the following error when trying to view Reddit on Chrome on my laptop.

"Sorry, we failed you. Try refreshing!" 
This (for me):

Only occurred on my laptopOnly happened in Google Chrome It bugged me for ages but often didn't have a moment to sit down and work out the problem but tonight had the chance.
I tested and confirmed that it worked fine in Edge, removed AdBlocker and with no signs of a fix.
So I did the most Level 1 Help Desk resolution... cleared the browser cache.
Fixed!
I figured there must have been something in the cache or cookies that was trying to load older versions or authentication of the site that were causing conflicts, resulting in the above error.
Surprisingly, there weren't that many articles about this issue, nor advising of simple things like clearing the cache. I even saw one guy to advise to just change their entire browser preference. A bit extreme I thought.

Deleting Office 365 Tenant

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For a long time now, I have been using trials to test new technologies at home that I can use for my work like every good tech does. With the introduction of Office 365, more and more I need to be able to test the clouds services for different scenarios. However, I like to completely remove any services that I am finished with an no longer need as a end-of-the-day clean up task.
So how do you do this with Office 365?
By default, once the trial subscription expires the tenant will remain active allowing you a chance to purchase a new subscription and assign to your tenant. In this case I know I will never need the tenant again.
So this is what I have found to decommission a Office 365 trial tenant using Azure Active Directory.
WARNING!
Please triple check that you are doing this on the correct tenant. This deletion is unrecoverable. You do this at your own risk.
Prerequisites Before you can start this process you need to make sure:
All subscriptions are deprovisioned
This can be viewed i…