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13 Mar/12

[Appeal] Send me Your Windows 8 Troubleshooting Issues and Problems

[Appeal] Send me Your Windows 8 Troubleshooting Issues and Problems

As the author of the Microsoft Press book, Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out you might expect with a new version of Windows now upon us I’d be thinking about the next edition of the book.  Well I couldn’t possibly comment on that but I do have an appeal to make.  Please can you send me all your Windows 8 issues and problems.  ;)  I was very lucky with the first Troubleshooting book as there was very little, if any at all, competition in the market.  This time around...

6 Mar/12

What do you want to see in “The Windows 8 Power Users Guide”?

What do you want to see in “The Windows 8 Power Users Guide”?

I have now begun to write “The Windows 8 Power Users Guide” in anger, having spent a few days having a deep dig into the Consumer Preview of the operating system.  This book, to be published by APress later in the year, is the first commercial version of my own “Power Users Guide” series which began with Windows Vista.  The 170 page Windows 7 Power Users Guide is now free and can be downloaded here.This new book will be for enthusiasts, IT Pros and business users...

18 Feb/12

How Would You Better Integrate Microsoft’s Products?

How Would You Better Integrate Microsoft’s Products?

With the Windows 8 beta out next week and getting all the attention especially with it’s integration of the company’s Kinect technology, the rest of Microsoft’s product line-up has taken a back seat in the eyes of the public and businesses.  It is a very extensive line-up though including Hotmail, SkyDrive, Office Web Apps, Office 365, Office 2010, Windows Server, Windows Phone, ForeFront, Lync, Xbox 360 and many more.  One of the core benefits of using Microsoft’s...




18 Ago/10

What’s in Your Backpack? [Ask The Readers]

What’s in Your Backpack? [Ask The Readers]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Your backpack is your constant companion throughout your academic career and, in many cases, long after. What are the essentials in your bag that get you through the day? More » (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Continua a leggere – Original Link: What’s in Your Backpack? [Ask The Readers] Technorati Tags: ask the...

27 Gen/10

Just what is “Linux”?

Just what is “Linux”?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Recently I have had several people call me on mis-stepping the nomenclature surrounding the Linux operating system. But I get this a lot, and from all points of the spectrum: From newbies to power users. The central issue that I have is that this issue causes great confusion with newbies and anger with power users. To that end, I thought I would put forth a few ideas that could solve this issue. It’s confusing, it’s...

2 Gen/10

How to choose a Linux distribution flow chart

How to choose a Linux distribution flow chart

The new year is here and you have made a resolution to give Linux a try. A noble resolution and one that will be met, initially, with much confusion. Why? Linux isn’t like Windows where your choice is limited to a single release with different features (depending upon how much you want to spend) or OS X where you have no choice but to take what Apple gives you. No. Linux has a multitude of choices. In fact, if you go to Distrowatch you will see at least 100 distributions listed in...

11 Dic/09

What will Ubuntu 10.04 bring to the table?

What will Ubuntu 10.04 bring to the table?

It’s almost that time again – time to start chatting up the next release coming out of the Ubuntu-verse. I know, I know…it seems the tires of 9.10 were just kicked. They were. Ubuntu 9.10 was well received, but now something bigger and better is coming around the corner. But what should be expected of Ubuntu? How can they one-up themselves, after the hat-trick they pulled with 9.10? Well, I have taken a peek under the hood of Lucid Lynx and I really liked what I saw. As...

6 Ott/09

What makes Ubuntu so user friendly?

What makes Ubuntu so user friendly?

Of all the Linux distributions, the consensus is beginning to become clear that Ubuntu is, hands down, the most user friendly of the Linux distributions. Naturally there are people that claim other distributions like PCLinuxOS, and Linux Mint are even more user-friendly than Ubuntu. But what exactly makes a Linux distribution user-friendly? I have been using Linux for over ten years. My first induction in the “cult-o-Linux” was with Caldera OpenLinux 1 and Red Hat 4.2. Back...

14 Set/09

Ask The Readers: New Computer System Suggestions

Ask The Readers: New Computer System Suggestions

My plan is to build a new computer system after Windows 7 is released to install the new operating system on it and retire my old Windows XP system. I have done little research until now and decided to tap into the best possible resource of computer knowledge there is: the Ghacks readers. I do know what I want to do with the computer system and I also know some minimum specs that I would like to see. It would be nice if everyone with a firm opinion could weight in and give me their take...

4 Ago/09

External Hard Drives: How do I Choose Which One to Buy

External Hard Drives: How do I Choose Which One to Buy

Lately, I’ve realized that my computer is full of data and is close to its limit. Normally, I burn data onto a CD or DVD and then delete it off my system. The problem is that over time, the CDs have developed a few unreadable areas. So, I’ve pretty much lost a few chunks of data. To combat this problem, I’ve decided its time for me to buy an external hard drive. I figure 500 GB is more than enough for me right now. What’s confusing me though is choosing which hard...