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OX.io. How Operating Systems Work". When you turn on your computer, it's nice to think that you're in control.

How Operating Systems Work"

There's the trusty computer mouse, which you can move anywhere on the screen, summoning up your music library or Internet browser at the slightest whim. Although it's easy to feel like a director in front of your desktop or laptop, there's a lot going on inside, and the real man behind the curtain handling the necessary tasks is the operating system. ­

Most desktop or laptop PCs come pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows. Macintosh computers come pre-loaded with Mac OS X. Many corporate servers use the Linux or UNIX operating systems. ­­­ More recently, operating systems have started to pop up in smaller computers as well. The purpose of an operating system is to organize and control hardware and software so that the device it lives in behaves in a flexible but predictable way. LinuxLive USB Creator. Network Computing. IT news, technology analysis and how-to resources. How to Craft the Perfect Computer Spec List for Your Needs.

Golem.de: IT-News für Profis. Pinguy OS. Ubuntu is a great OS and undoubtedly the most popular and easiest Linux based Distro to use but even with its default setup and chosen programs it's still lacking functionality and ease of use for most new users.

Pinguy OS

So what I decided to do was build a Distro that looks good, could do everything most user would ever want to do and that was very simple to use. I started out by listening to what my friends and family wanted to use their PC for and found the most user friendly programs for the task they wanted to do. 20 registry hacks to make your PC more awesome. Right-clicking on everything is a good way to learn about hidden Windows functionality.

20 registry hacks to make your PC more awesome

Exploring the lesser-known Control Panel applets is another useful technique, and browsing the command line applications in Windows' System32 folder can be interesting. But let's be realistic. There's nothing that quite compares to the Registry. It's packed with useful settings that can improve performance, fix security holes and change even the most fundamental Windows behaviour for the better. And many of these features simply can't be accessed in any other way. If you're not cautious, you could cause more problems than you solve. 1.

Old Computers - rare, vintage, and obsolete computers. Technology News and Analysis. The 10 Most Ridiculously Awesome Geeky Computer Pranks. Everybody loves a good prank… unless you are the one on the receiving end of the fun.

The 10 Most Ridiculously Awesome Geeky Computer Pranks

It’s time to hone your pranking skills, not just to make sure you are the best, but so you can avoid being pranked by others. Yeah, sure, we could go with the old standards, like a blue screen of death screensaver or something like that, but it’s time to use our geek skills and come up with something better. We’ll cover some of the old favorites too, but maybe with a twist. Note: Many of these pranks require being able to access somebody’s computer physically, and many others require them to leave their PC logged in and unattended.

You’ll have to plan accordingly. Disclaimer: Get a sense of humor. Make the Space Key Write the Word SPACE Here’s a clever prank for you: Make the victim’s computer actually type the word “SPACE” every time they hit the space bar. #NoTrayIcon *Space::Send,SPACE.

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Internet. Mozilla Firefox Hotkeys - Keyboard Shortcuts. Operating Systems. Tech Support: "May I ask what operating system you are running today? "Customer: "A computer. " A girl walked into the computer center where I work. She said she was having problems with her Mac. I asked what kind of Mac she had. In an indignant voice, she replied, "Duh, Intosh. " Tech Support: "What operating system are you running? After conferring with her husband, it turned out she owned a Macintosh with System 8.1. Tech Support: "What version of Windows are you running? " A kid in my class joined a conversation I was having about older computers.

Him: "I have the oldest Windows ever at my house. 30 Useful (and Unknown) Web Apps You Need to Bookmark - Page 2. FillAnyPDF FillAnyPDF is a fairly simple web app which allows you to upload a PDF file, then easily write on it wherever you want.

30 Useful (and Unknown) Web Apps You Need to Bookmark - Page 2

This allows you to easily fill out any form, even if they’re not in an editable PDF form. You can also share your blank form with others, so you can collect forms from a group easily. FillAnyPDF also supports electronic signatures and has a repository of free forms.

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Windows 7 Hotkeys - Keyboard Shortcuts. Ease of Access keyboard shortcuts General keyboard shortcuts Dialog box keyboard shortcuts Windows logo key keyboard shortcuts Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts Taskbar keyboard shortcuts Magnifier keyboard shortcuts Remote Desktop Connection keyboard shortcuts Note Ctrl+Alt+Break and Ctrl+Alt+End are available in all Remote Desktop sessions, even when you've set up the remote computer to recognize Windows keyboard shortcuts.

Windows 7 Hotkeys - Keyboard Shortcuts

13 useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows XP.