Operating Systems

Microsoft and the Art of Spending Money (Infographic)

Microsoft and the Art of Spending Money (Infographic)

It is no secret that Microsoft knows how to spend money on marketing. They spend a lot of money on marketing, more than some people might suggest they spend on developing a bug-free and user-friendly product. Since launching Windows 95, Microsoft has shown a commitment to creating marketing spectacles to announce their product launches that is second-to-none in the software industry. Most of the t... »

How to Speed up Microsoft Windows 7

How to Speed up Microsoft Windows 7

Although there are several rumors about increasing the performance of a computer with the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system installed on it, the best way to increase the overall system speed is to decrease the total amount of time that the computer takes while booting. When Microsoft Windows 7 is installed on a computer, as an end-user you install several third-party and/or Microsoft products a... »

How to Defragment Microsoft Windows 7

How to Defragment Microsoft Windows 7

In almost all the latest versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems, there is a built-in tool named Disk Defragmenter that allows you to defragment the partitions/volumes of the hard disk drive of your computer system. With the help of this built-in Disk Defragmenter, you can remarkably increase the reading and writing speed of your hard disk drive. This further results in considerably improv... »

Linux kernel flaws and Various security issues fixed in the most recent Ubuntu update

Linux kernel flaws and Various security issues fixed in the most recent Ubuntu update

Some important security vulnerabilities were fixed recently in an Ubuntu update, which include a large number of Linux kernel flaws as well as a remotely exploitable font flaw. The font flaw allowed attackers to run arbitrary code on the target machine without problems, putting your system and data at risk. According to a post that appeared on the Ubuntu Advisory, developers found that libXfont ha... »

Running OS X applications on your Linux machine

Running OS X applications on your Linux machine

Summary: The Darling project, which enables you to run OS X applications on Linux provided a to-do list for application developers that are eager to help. Running native applications under a different operating system has been quite a challenge for developers. At first, they tried and eventually managed to create Wine, a tool that allows you to run Windows apps under Linux. After this, some develo... »

6 Best Apps for Wine Lovers

6 Best Apps for Wine Lovers

You might love drinking wine, but don’t know how to pair it with food. Or perhaps you’re hoping to branch out from your usual varietal’s, but feel overwhelmed with all your options. Lucky for you, there’s an app for that. In fact, there’s an abundance of apps that’ll help you choose, pair, and better understand wine. Here are six wine apps that can turn you int... »

Google Announces The Nexus 5

Google Announces The Nexus 5

Google have today announced the release of their latest Nexus device – the Nexus 5. Sporting a larger screen, sleeker design, and an all round gorgeous package, the Nexus 5 is really one to watch. Specifications The device is produced in collaboration with LG, and sports both 16GB and 32GB versions in both black and white, and a stunning 4.9″ screen. Here’s a list of the full spe... »

Be Careful Of Malware, Cryptolocker – Take Action Now!

Be Careful Of Malware, Cryptolocker – Take Action Now!

Cryptolocker, a relatively new and rather disgusting virus is currently doing the rounds of the Internet. Known as “ransomware” Cryptolocker will encrypt all important data on an infected machine, then hold your machine to ransom for the decryption key. What Is Cryptolocker? Put simply, when your machine is infected with the Cryptolocker virus, it will automatically encrypt all documen... »

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