YouTube Videos

Cloud Sync Database Apps
Cloud - Edit Spreadsheets
Dropbox max 3 Devices
Dualboot Win-10 & Kubuntu on Extreme USB3
Dualboot Win-10 and Kubuntu
Dualboot Windows Linux USB
Dualboot Win XP and RemixOS
Hauppauge Remote Windows
Install Win 7 on USB-Stick
Install Windows 10 on USB
Install Win10 AU on USB-Stick
Install Windows XP on USB
Mount Linux in Windows
Mount Windows in Linux
Moving Windows XP Installation
MultiBoot USB Flash Drive
MultiBoot USB3 Extreme
Recap - Windows
Screen Rec.: CamStudio
Screen Rec.: Open Broadcaster
Skype - Recording Conversations
Win 7 Update Stuck
Win 10 Installation
Win 10 - Erratic!
Win 10 - Update
ShadowCopy Registry Backup
Xcopy: Incremental Backup
Backup Cloning
Dual Boot MultiBoot
Messaging IM SMS
Misc. Soc Media
Music Jazz MPB
Remote Controls
Screen Recording
USB Flash Drives

Krister's Blog
krister at hallergard dot com

Last Updated:
Newest version
Newer version
Windows RECAP

For 25 years Windows has been my main operating system, but 10 years ago I started to use Linux as a secondary operating system, and about 2 years ago I felt no longer prepared to pay for Windows, if I had to renew my PC. My present PC was bought in 2010, but it still seemed good for another year or two?
View Video 5 min

Windows and Linux work just as well for most applications, such as internet, office and a long list of others. But some applications do influence my choice of system at boot time:

Video calls: The Skype client for Linux client is not as good as the Windows one. I would just as well use Google Hangouts, which works very well on Linux. But family and friends use Skype, so I boot Windows when I know that I will be using Skype.

Backup: I use Xcopy for incremental backup of those office and data files, that have changed since the previous backup. Xcopy only works in Windows. For Linux I could write a script to do similar backup, but I don't know how to get the /D switch to work (if you do know, please inform me!). This switch governs the incremental part.

File Management: For heavy file management I prefer the Windows File Manager - difficult to pinpoint exactly why - I just feel more in control with Windows.

Screen Recording: For screen recording I prefer the SSR, SimpleScreenRecorder on Linux. The problems I am having in Windows could probably be resolved by using different codecs.

And the future?

Two things have changed: Almost a year ago I got a free upgrade to Windows 10, which functions very well. On Linux I prefer the graphic interface called KDE, which I use for Kubuntu, Fedora and openSuse. A year ago KDE was upgraded to what they call Plasma5 - very ambitious, but it introduced quite a few bugs. So lately I have not used Linux very much. I am hoping for Plasma version 5.6 coming to the new Linux Kubuntu version 16.04 just released.

Only when my present PC conks out will I decide wheather to go for Linux or pay for the Windows 10 licence.

My PC did conk out in April 2016, so I had to make a quick decision. Decided to get Windows 10 preinstalled and got the licence with the DVD, so I am better prepared for next time, hopefully not too soon!

Often used programs (updated)