Should I Run a Second Operating System in a Virtual Machine or Dual Boot? Dear Lifehacker, I've seen you talk about running Windows on a Mac by dual booting, as well as dual booting Windows 8 alongside Windows 7. But you've also talked about how to run Windows 8 in a virtual machine. If I want to run a second operating system, which is better? Dual booting or virtualizing? P Sincerely, Double TroubleP Dear Double,P It's not quite a matter of which is "best", but—as is often the case—which is better for your particular needs. Dual Booting Is Great for Games and Other Long Stints in an Operating SystemP Dual booting, which involves separating your drive into two sections called partitions, essentially lets you run two operating systems on one computer completely separate from one another. As such, you're getting the most out of your hardware by dual booting, since neither OS will slow down the other in any way. Virtualization Is Great for Running That One Program, or Testing Out a New OSP SExpand Sincerely, LifehackerP P.S.
How to Make the Most Out of Limited Screen Space (and Even Work Better) I have to agree fully, especially for those who are scared of trying - give it a shot, it actually helps. Actively managing your workspace as opposed to just throwing more real estate at it is a terrific way to really find good ways to get things done. Like you, Adam, I was a multi-monitor addict. In fact up until about 6 months ago I had two 24's and a 20 on my desk, but found I was easily distracted by everything. What really made it hit home for me was when I started doing more on-site side work, where I took my 14in laptop with a 1600x900 panel or my MacBook with a 1280x800 panel. So I switched at work to a single 24, and found my productivity jump. Another tip I found - I do most of my email on my iPad. Great post, Adam. Now with a 1920x1080+ panel it's really hard NOT to actively manage your display.
How to Secure and Encrypt Your Web Browsing on Public Networks (with Hamachi and Privoxy) A VPN tool like Hamachi's good for games, which usually don't support proxies, but for web browsing encryption, a SSH tunnel with AES256 encryption and public key authentication is superior, not only in terms of security, but in portability and "less bulky" software. In order to configure a VPN connection, you need Administrator privileges on Windows computers, plus you have to install software. With a SSH connection, all you need is a SOCKS server+SSH client blend (which does not require administrator privileges, though some applications need them for various reasons. Putty does not.), then point your web browsers proxy settings to localhost, and Voila! Done. OpenSSH is the way to go for Mac/Linux users, and can be used on Windows, but it has to be through Cygwin (which I personally find extremely annoying to use/setup (cygwin)).
Hotspot (Wi-Fi) A diagram showing a Wi-Fi network Hotspots may be found in coffee shops and various other public establishments in many developed urban areas throughout the world. Public park in Brooklyn, NY has free Wi-Fi from a local corporation Public access wireless local area networks (LANs) were first proposed by Henrik Sjödin at the NetWorld+Interop conference in The Moscone Center in San Francisco in August 1993. Sjödin did not use the term hotspot but referred to publicly accessible wireless LANs. The first commercial venture to attempt to create a public local area access network was a firm founded in Richardson, Texas known as PLANCOM (Public Local Area Network Communications). The public can use a laptop or other suitable portable device to access the wireless connection (usually Wi-Fi) provided. Security is a serious concern in connection with Hotspots. The safest method when accessing the Internet over an Hotspot, with unknown security measures, is end-to-end encryption.
CouponsHelper – Comment trouver des codes promo valides ? Si vous passez pas mal de temps sur les sites d'e-commerce, vous pratiquez peut être souvent la chasse au code promo afin de profiter d'une réduction sur votre nouvel achat compulsif. C'est un bon réflexe, mais ça prend du temps et les sites qui proposent ce genre de service se révèlent parfois être un véritable parcours du combattant pour ne pas dire un attrape-couillon. Alors que faire ? Et bien je vous recommande vivement l'installation de CouponHelper, une extension Firefox et Chrome très discret qui fonctionne avec un tas de sites d'e-commerces français (et étrangers) et qui vous affichera automatiquement la liste des codes promo dont vous pourrez profiter sur le site que vous visitez. Bien pratique non ? Voici une petite vidéo explicative réalisée par l'ami JcFrog : Télécharger Coupon Helper pour Firefox et pour Chrome Photo Vous avez aimé cet article ?
Power on Computer from Internet Now that we live in the broadband era, working in an Internet enabled environment has become a daily routine. It seems that our computers breathe though the Internet connection. Need a new software? Check Internet? New update? The required ingredients involved were: a PC, an Internet connection (preferably broadband) and another remote computer which should have acted as client. the effort would have been in vain. Wishing to provide you with as many useful tricks as I can, I have decided that a helping hand is needed for the situation mentioned above. This hardware feature permits the computer to be switched on through the network. How does the process work? In order to remotely power on your computer you need to send a "magic packet". Do it yourself Before attempting to do the awakening you need to prepare your computer to be responsive to the "wake up" command. Now you just need an application to help you send the magic packet.
Clavier+ Clavier+ Clavier+ est un petit soft pour Windows qui va simplifier votre gestion des raccourcis clavier. Vous pourrez créer des raccourcis pour lancer des applications, déclencher des actions sous Windows (réglage de volume, extinction de l'ordinateur...etc.) ou qui écriront un texte à votre place (genre votre email...etc.). Le soft en lui-même ne paye pas de mine, mais vous fera gagner un temps de dingue en automatisant tout ce qui peut l'être dans vos actions quotidiennes, à telle point qu'au bout d'un moment, une journée de taf ressemblera à une partie de Starcraft. Si si, vous verrez. Merci à Andy pour le partage Source Vous avez aimé cet article ?
Turning on computers remotely Posted by Steve on Wed 20 Apr 2005 at 08:42 To save power it's often useful to turn systems off, but of course when you do that you cannot use them! This is especially frustrating when you turn off a machine which is physically remote from you, but it doesn't need to be. Many modern PCs have the ability to be remotely "woken up" and turned on. "WakeOnLan" is the term which is used for remotely powering on machines, as this is done by sending "magic network packets" to switch on machines. To use wakeonlan you'll need either: A network card which supports WakeOnLan, which usually has a jumper which connects to your system's motherboard.An on-board network interface which supports this functionality. Many modern systems with on-board NICs support wakeonlan, but it must be enabled in the BIOS. If you don't have this installed run: apt-get install ethtool Once it's installed run it with the name of your network interface: root@lappy:~# ethtool -s eth0 wol g
How to Play YouTube Videos and Playlists in VLC Media Player You can watch any YouTube video or entire video playlists outside the browser using the VLC Media Player. And the videos will play without the ads. Do you know that VLC Media Player, the world’s favorite video player that supports nearly every video format, can also play YouTube videos on your desktop without requiring the web browser or the Adobe Flash player. To get started, open the VLC player, press Ctrl+N to open the Network URL dialog and paste any YouTube video URL in the input box. The streaming videos will play inside VLC Media Player just like any other local video file while offering some additional benefits not available inside the standard YouTube player. You can choose Video -> Always on Top inside VLC and the YouTube video window will stick to the foreground while you work on other tasks. Play YouTube Playlists inside VLC VLC, by default, only supports single YouTube URLs but it also possible to import an entire YouTube Playlist into VLC and watch all the videos in sequence.
Wake on LAN: Quick Way to Power Up Computer Remotely Custom Search Wake on Lan (WOL) is the implementation to power up your computer remotely from other computer within your home network or over the Internet by using special packet, called magic packet. On this article, I will show you how to power up your computer (remote computer) in your home network by using WOL implementation. Is there any requirement? Let say in your home network, you have computer A and computer B that are connected to network by using network cables. Remote Computer – Need to Enable Wake on LAN feature 1) Let’s talk about WOL support on computer motherboard first, you can usually locate and enable it under Power Management section on motherboard’s BIOS setup page. If you fail to locate this setting and your computer is pretty new, then most probably this setting is supported by default. Here are some WOL examples on motherboard’s BIOS settings: 2) Ok.. Note: Ensure that this remote computer is power connected after shutting it down. Return to top!!
PC Backup: The backup system seems like magic. How does it work? Unlike most backup products that operate at the file level, the Windows Home Server computer backup solution works on "clusters". Clusters are the lower level constructs of the file system. They are usually 4k bytes in size on most NTFS disks. The "magic" you are seeing is a result of the fact that Windows Home Server makes sure that any particular cluster is stored only once on the server...even if that cluster is found on multiple disks and within multiple files. This is known as "single instance storage" in geeky circles. Here's some more detail on how this works: The server side of the solution is a database (not some off the shelf database, but one developed specifically for this application). And this is how 220GB of data spread out across 4 computers can be stored in 98GB of space on your home server.
What is a backup What is a backup?: There are very few computer users who have never had that horrible sinking feeling when they realise they have just lost a document, or worse still a whole computer's worth of information. The sinking feeling is because you know you haven't made a backup of your files for a very long time. The truth is very few of us are disciplined enough to regularly make a copy of all of our important computer files. It is something which many of us don't really know how to do properly, so just hope for the best and ignore taking action. It's actually very easy to make a copy of our work, also known as making a backup. There are various ways to make a backup, and usually the ultimate goal is having a copy of your important files on a medium such as a CD or device such as an external hard disk. The big advantage of external hard drive and Internet backups is that you no longer need to find a blank CD every time you which to make a copy of your files. What is a backup?
What Cool Things Can I Do with All This Free Cloud Storage Space? I have been trying to figure out a way to use a cloud / file syncing service to automate a way to get all of my ebooks on one device. I have a Nook Tablet, but I have ebooks from other services like Amazon. I can easily strip the DRM (calm down, I paid for these) on my books using Libre, which is great, but right now I have to physically connect my device and transfer them. There is a dropbox app for the Nook, but I want to automate everything as much as possible. Any ideas? Not sure if you can do something similar on the Nook, but maybe you can... I think I can automate the DRM removal using some scripts if can find a command line DRM removal tool for OSX. I'm also trying to do as much as possible without rooting the device. I was assuming Dropbox on the Nook would offer an "open with Nook" option. Thanks for the tip, but like I said, I want to avoid installing another ereader app on a device that already provides that functionality natively. Ohhhh, got it.