Windows 7 comes with excellent compatibility support. This means the majority of the software that are designed to run on Windows XP will run on Windows 7 without many issues. However, if you are experiencing compatibility issues, here are some pointers.
If you’re not able to get a software application to run properly on Windows 7, try to… Continue reading
There are different types of webhosting-each tailored towards a specific kind of website or web application. If you want to host a simple HTML based website or something a step higher such as a blog, any normal hosting account would suffice. But if your requirements are higher, you will have to go a specialized hosting account.
What is Shoutcast hosting?… Continue reading
Computers, like most other electronics, contain harmful chemicals which can be dangerous to the environment if not disposed of properly. Thus, it is very important to safely dispose of your old computers and electronic devices.
Here are instructions:
1. If your computer has valuable data, back it up somewhere. For example, you can use an external hard disk, a pen… Continue reading
Linux is a free open-source operating system that is a popular both as a desktop and server operating system. Android, the operating system that powers the majority of smart phones these days, is based on Linux.
There are three different ways of installing Linux:
1. Alone as the only operating system on your desktop/laptop.
2. Along with your existing operating… Continue reading
System requirements for using Linux
You can install Linux in three different ways:
- Alone as the only operating system on your computer
- Side by side with your existing operating systems such as Windows
- in a virtualization program such as VMware or VirtualBox
If you are new to Linux, it is best to use one of the more… Continue reading
It is possible to use a graphical file manager such as Nautilus to find files in Linux. However, you can also use the command line. While using the command line may sound difficult, it is more productive once you know how to use it.
In Linux, you use the ‘find’ command to find files and folders. The find command allows… Continue reading
RAR is a proprietary archive file format which supports data compression, error recovery and file spanning. It was created by Eugene Roshal, a Russian computer scientist. If you have downloaded rar files from the Internet, you need to unpack.
In Linux, the command used to extract these files is “unrar”. Note that unrar may not be installed on the Linux… Continue reading
Businesses relentlessly mine your data and have been doing so for years — have you noticed? Data mining, at its core, is not a malicious action. According to UCLA, data mining is done for a variety of reasons such as market research, product development and buying patterns. However, some data mining practices threaten consumer security and open up a pathway… Continue reading
Windows 8 is very cool in terms of its new interface and features. However, it is radically different from the Windows desktop environment we are all used to. The Windows 8 Start screen is very difficult to navigate. However, it is possible to get back the Start Menu–there are several Windows 8 Start menu replacements. Some of these software are… Continue reading
As parents, your digital dependency is visible to your children. From Google mapping a destination and texting to Facebook posting and Instagramming, your smartphone has practically mutated onto your body as an appendage that keeps you socially connected. Through observation, kids and ‘tweens are aware that smartphones are essential for surviving and navigating the day— and they learned it from you.
Can… Continue reading