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Toughbooks for Marine Charting Software & Electronic Charts

Posted by Austin Potter on 10th Aug 2016

If you’re a hobby boater, you might be looking for an affordable yet reliable navigation system. If so, have you considered a fully-rugged Panasonic Toughbook? Paired with the right software and … read more

Adventures with Linux: Xubuntu on a Toughbook CF-18

Posted by Ed Lasher on 25th Jul 2016

Before you can get the front buttons working on your Toughbook CF-18 or CF-19 running Linux, you will need to download panasonic-hbtn.zip (credit to Heiher for developing the code on which thi … read more

Camping Advice: Don't Forget Your Toughbook

Posted by Ed Lasher on 18th Jul 2016

It’s summertime, and we all know what that means. Time to gas up the Winnebago and head out to the ol’ campgrounds. Of course, like every summer, you’ll be out in the woods cooking baked beans an … read more

Microsoft's forced Windows 10 installation could cost lives

Posted by Ed Lasher on 3rd Jun 2016

Wow. Just wow. Reddit user /u/zambuka42 is a pilot and IT guy working with anti-poaching rangers in the Central African bush. After finding that Windows 10 had secretly downloaded and installed o … read more

How to stop Windows 10 from taking over your computer

23rd May 2016

Microsoft recently started scheduling automatic updates to Windows 10 for machines running Windows 7 or 8. Instead of opting in to the update, you now have to deliberately opt out. If you're lik … read more