Download and Install Windows 8 on a Virtual Machine or New Partition

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Do you want to try Windows 8 already? Microsoft released a Developer Preview of the next version of Windows. I will recommend to install this system on a new partition on better in a virtual machine. Virtual Box is free virtual machine and support Windows 8.

First step, Download the appropriate Windows 8 ISO from the Microsoft Developer Network site, burn it to a DVD if you want to install on a test computer or in a new partition.

Install on a New Partition

To create a new partition on Windows Vista or 7, you have to open Control Panel and then Administrative Tools. Double-click on the Computer Management option. When that window appears, look for the "Disk Management" submenu under "Storage" on the left-hand sidebar.

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Download Eeebuntu OS for Asus Netbook

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A version of Ubuntu designed especially for the Eee Asus Netbook. It is an ideal alternative for those with Xandros as well as for having XP. This new version is based on the latest release of Ubuntu, with built in drivers for the WiFi chipset, graphics, touchpad, webcam and sound. There are also three different versions of Eeebuntu: standard, base and the NBR. The standard includes the version of Ubuntu 8.10 with all the classic applications of third parties (Firefox, OpenOffice.org etc.). NBR is almost the same but with the interface optimized for small screens. Finally the base, as its name suggests, is a basic version without third-party applications include only essential Ubuntu.

Website eeebuntu.org

How many filename extension do you know?

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A filename extension is a suffix to the name of a computer file applied to indicate the encoding convention (file format) of its contents. In some operating systems (for example Unix) it is optional, while in some others (such as Windows) it is a requirement. Some operating systems limit the length of the extension (such as DOS and OS/2, to three characters) while others (such as Unix) do not. Some operating systems (for example RISC OS) do not use file extensions.

Here you have most popular extensions:

.$$$ Temporary file
.$$A OS/2 program file
.$$F OS/2 database file
.$$S OS/2 spreadsheet file
.$D$ OS/2 planner file
.$DB DBASE IV temporary file
.$ED Microsoft C temporary editor file.
.$VM Microsoft Windows temporary file for virtual managers.

 

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Register Organizer

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Reg Organizer is an extensive and extremely powerful set of Registry tools required for effective System Registry management. This software lets you view, edit and safely clean the Registry. It allows to preview the Registry files you want to import (including the ability to preview files directly from Windows Explorer). Includes Registry cleaner, which will safely compact, repair and optimize the Registry.

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Fedora 9

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Fedora 9 has been released: “The Fedora Project, a Red Hat sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, today announced the availability of Fedora 9, the latest version of its open source operating system distribution. Highlights: PackageKit, a cross-distribution package management solution; GNOME 2.22; KDE desktop 4.0.3 featuring upgrades to core components such as the port to Qt 4; NetworkManager improvements; Firefox 3 Beta 5; SELinux confined web browser; OpenJDK6, the release of Sun Java SDK under a free and open source license; X.Org updates; consolidated dictionary support; Bluetooth enhancements; persistent live USB support; Upstart init daemon; ext4 file system support….” See the formal press release and read the comprehensive release notes for more information. Download the installable live CD images from here: Fedora-9-i686-Live.iso (691MB, SHA1, torrent), Fedora-9-i686-Live-KDE.iso (691MB, SHA1, torrent), Fedora-9-x86_64-Live.iso (693MB, SHA1, torrent), Fedora-9-x86_64-Live-KDE.iso (695MB, SHA1, torrent).

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Windows Vista Top ten terrible tech products

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Any operating system that provokes a campaign for its predecessor’s reintroduction deserves to be classed as terrible technology. Any operating system that quietly has a downgrade-to- previous-edition option introduced for PC makers deserves to be classed as terrible technology. Any operating system that takes six years of development but is instantly hated by hordes of PC professionals and enthusiasts deserves to be classed as terrible technology.

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Fedora 8 officially released

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I’m wearing a very special hat today to celebrate the official release of Fedora 8, the latest version of the community-driven Linux distribution sponsored by Red Hat. Codenamed Werewolf, this release serves up some very impressive new features and includes a new visual style.

One of the most impressive new features included in Fedora 8 is the PulseAudio sound daemon, which will allow users to set the volume for each application individually, move streams between devices, redirect audio streams to other computers on the local network, and much more. When we looked at PulseAudio last month when it was officially proposed for inclusion in GNOME 2.22, we said that it would bring a next-generation audio experience the Linux desktop. Fedora 8 is one of the first distribution to use PulseAudio by default. One might say that it’s a sound investment.

The Fedora development community has traditionally declined to include codecs for proprietary encumbered multimedia formats in the distribution for legal and ideological reasons, encouraging users to adopt open formats like Ogg Vorbis and Theora instead. That hasn’t changed in Fedora 8, but the new Codeina utility (don’t call it Codec Buddy) will now make it possible for users to legally purchase support for proprietary formats directly from Fluendo. This is different from Ubuntu’s codec installation tool, which will allow the user to install infringing open-source codecs for free that may not be legal to use in certain countries. Continue reading