Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

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Know my Windows PC

Know my Windows PC

Being a geek one has to assemble his own machine and not just that it is a lot cheaper than buying one from HP or Dell. I will go into the hardware and then the software I use on this PC. This is my main computer and I use it much more than my...

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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

This is an installation guide to dual boot Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot with Windows 7 (would work for any version of Windows) and Ubuntu 11.10. Most users out there would have Windows 7 already installed on the only hard drive in the system. Desktop users might have multiple drives and typically prefer installing Ubuntu on...

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Change Background Color for Emacs and Other Customizations

Change Background Color for Emacs and Other Customizations

If you like black background for emacs then you can do so by editing the .emacs file in your home (homeusername) directory. Just add the following lines in your .emacs file and save it to change the background color from black to white. gedit .emacs Now add these lines and save the file ;;to...

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CPU Core and GPU Temperature Display in Windows 7

CPU Core and GPU Temperature Display in Windows 7

It is good to keep an eye on your CPU temperature variation to keep your system in good health and prolong its life. All CPU Meter combined with Core temp gets the job done for CPU temperature monitoring. Download and install them to have a reading like this Similarly, one can monitor GPU temperature...

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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

This is an installation guide for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal targeted at people who want to dual boot with Windows 7 (would work for any version of Windows) and Ubuntu. I have chosen the most basic setup with Windows 7 already installed and occupying the entire hard drive. An alternate setup could be, that...

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Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 7 PC from Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10 or 10.04

Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 7 PC from Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10 or 10.04

You can connect to a Windows 7 or any windows machine  from your Linux Box (Ubuntu, Fedora etc.) with a built in RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) server capability. One has to be running at least a Professional version (Ultimate and Media Center versions are fine too) of windows. Enable Remote desktop connection capability on...

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Remote Desktop Connection to Ubuntu from Windows 7 / MacOS / iPhone

Remote Desktop Connection to Ubuntu from Windows 7 / MacOS / iPhone

Remote desktop viewing and controlling capability is built in most Linux systems. In Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick or any older version (10.04, 9.10 etc.) via vino-server. You can enable remote desktop viewing and control capability by going to System > Preferences > Remote Desktop In the preferences box tick the appropriate options. It is strongly...

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ASUS Windows 7 Eee Slate EP121 to Preorder Soon

ASUS Windows 7 Eee Slate EP121 to Preorder Soon

ASUS joins the Tablet PC bandwagon with its Windows 7 powered Eee Slate EP121 which is slated to become available for pre-order soon. It comes in two versions with 32 GB and 2GB RAM and 64 GB SSD with 4 GB RAM. The key features are included below. 12.1″ WSVGA (1280×800) Capacitive LED Touchscreen;...

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Game Copy Pro is a Scam!

Game Copy Pro is a Scam!

If you are looking to back up your precious XBOX360 or Kinect games, don’t ever think of trying or purchasing Game Copy Pro Software (http://www.gamecopypro.com/). I recently purchased XBOX360 4GB with Kinect bundle and was looking for an option to backup my games. After extensive research I came at the conclusion that Game Copy Pro is...

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Uninstall Grub (Replace Grub with Windows 7 Boot Loader)

Uninstall Grub (Replace Grub with Windows 7 Boot Loader)

There are times when you would need to get rid of Grub boot loader and replace it with the standard Windows boot loader, this might be necessary if you want to remove Ubuntu or any other Linux partition from your machine. Deleting Linux partitions is not enough, and you must remove Grub too. Here...

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Best Remote Desktop / Multimedia Streaming App for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad

Best Remote Desktop / Multimedia Streaming App for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad

Splashtop Remote is the clearly the best and most affordable Remote Desktop App for your iPod Touch / iPhone / iPad. There are plenty of remote desktop apps based on VNC and other protocols. But what Splashtop Remote has taken remote desktop sharing to the next level and it is only priced $0.99 which...

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Video Studio Express Thanksgiving Giveaway

Video Studio Express Thanksgiving Giveaway

Wondershare software is giving away their Video Studio Express for free ($35 value). Wondershare Video Studio Express is a Windows software that allows you to edit SD & HD video clips to make Hollywood-quality movies with background music and transition effects. Its simple yet powerful interface allows even the beginners to edit creative videos easily...

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Best Free ZIP / RAR Software for Windows

Best Free ZIP / RAR Software for Windows

7-Zip offers a free (open source) file compression and decompression utility. It supports decompression of rar and zip files and allows you to compress files in zip or 7z format. It is not a trial software and IMHO is far better than any of the popular trial softwares like Winzip and Winrar. Go get...

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Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Review

Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Review

This is the review of Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe. Initially I was skeptical about the utility of a software like this as one can create photo slide shows using various softwares, like Picasa or Windows Movie Make both of which are available for Free for Windows. But after trying this software out I was...

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Free WinX DVD Ripper for Windows and Mac Giveaway

Free WinX DVD Ripper for Windows and Mac Giveaway

Digiarty Software recently rebuilt WinX DVD Ripper Platinum with brand-new frame work based on user feedback to maximally conform to common usage. We had reviewed this software sometime back. And most of the issues have been addressed in the latest release which is given out for free. Below are the upgraded features. Digiarty Software...

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SSD Hack (Configuration Optimization) for Windows 7

SSD Hack (Configuration Optimization) for Windows 7

Solid State Drives (SSDs) are the latest craze of the geek community as they have become increasingly affordable. SSDs provide the single most important upgrade that your computer is in need off. I recently got mine. This post is going to list out all the hacks and tweaks that one needs to apply to...

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How to Find Detailed Hardware Configuration of Your PC

How to Find Detailed Hardware Configuration of Your PC

There are plenty of softwares that allow you to find the detailed hardware configuration of your desktop or laptop, without having to look under the hood. You can find the number of slots for RAM and even the type and make  of RAM installed in these slots without opening the case of your desktop...

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Easy way to Create Windows 7 USB Boot Drive

Easy way to Create Windows 7 USB Boot Drive

Gone are the days, one needed to do a lot of tinkering with command line utilities to create Windows 7 USB Boot Drive. Thanks to Microsoft for giving Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (should have been called USB /DVD creation tool). Download the tool from the link included and install it. Creating bootable USB...

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VirtualBox Remote Display Using RDP Protocol

VirtualBox Remote Display Using RDP Protocol

Getting your Virtual Machine Ready for Connection VirtualBox is the state-of-art cross platform Virtualization software which makes life easier by allowing you to run several operating systems simultaneously. Among its other outstanding features is the capability to let you view / access / control your virtual machines remotely. To enable this feature all you...

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Facebook Photo Album Bad Image Resolution Fix

Facebook Photo Album Bad Image Resolution Fix

If you regularly upload your images on Facebook, then you must have noticed that on several occasions, the uploaded result ends up having weird ghosting or smudging of detail. Its probably because of the image resizing algorithm that Facebook uses. How to fix it? Solution is simple, just resize your images, before you upload them....

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