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Why You Should Defragment Your Registry

Why You Should Defragment Your Registry

The Need to Defrag the Windows Registry If you monitor the registry of your system using a tool, you will see that it is accessed by your Windows operating system and programs installed on it more than a hundred times every second. Therefore, if your registry is fragmented and slow in responding to requests for […]

How To Be A Better Mac User?

How To Be A Better Mac User?

Owning a Mac is cool and I do feel proud about it, but seeing how some Mac users take their Mac for granted pissed me off. This post serves to vent my frustration and also as a guideline to teach others how to handle their Macs (and themselves).

Changing Your Vista Boot Screen Graphic

Changing Your Vista Boot Screen Graphic

Didn’t like the plain black Windows Vista boot screen graphics? Here is a simple trick to beautify your boot screen. There is actually a nice boot screen call “Aurora” hidden behind the actual boot screen. To enable it:

Things You Need To Install After Installing Ubuntu

Things You Need To Install After Installing Ubuntu

After much consideration, you have decided to switch to Ubuntu as your primary operating system. You download the Ubuntu Live CD iso, burn into CD, boot it up and do a live install. When you finally boot into the new OS, start to use the browser and find that you can’t watch video on Youtube, […]

Basic Bash Command For New Linux Users

Basic Bash Command For New Linux Users

One of the challenges that new Linux users face is the using of bash command on the terminal. Even though some Linux distro (such as Ubuntu Gutsy) has improved the user interface a great extent and reduced the need to execute applications via command line, there will still be cases where using the command line […]

How To Use Free Vista For A Year

How To Use Free Vista For A Year

For whatever reason, you obtained a copy of Windows Vista without the license key, here is what you can do to use that unlicensed OS for a year. When you install Vista, you actually get 30 days of trial before the OS requires you for a license key. Failure to key in the correct serial […]

Firefox 3 Beta 2 Review

Firefox 3 Beta 2 Review

Last December, Mozilla released their second beta of Firefox 3 for public testing. This version fixed over 900 bugs over the previous version and included many new features. I took the opportunity to download it and test it on my Windows VM. Once the beta version is downloaded and installed in my Windows, I launched […]

Import Tab Features To Your Window Explorer

Import Tab Features To Your Window Explorer

The Tab function is already a ‘must-have’ in all browsers, why not make it a feature in your window explorer too? QT TabBar is a small program that allows you to add Tabs to your Window Explorer. Download the file. Unzipped it. Right click on the installer and select “Run as administrator“. Once the installation […]

[Poll Result]: What Is Your Favorite Browser?

[Poll Result]: What Is Your Favorite Browser?

Here is the result of a recent poll in MakeTechEasier (MTE). Out of a total of 92 votes, 79.5% like Firefox 6.5% like IE 6.5% like Safari 6.5% like Opera 1% like other browser This result seems a bit of a surprise when the statistics taken from W3C shows that (in Dec 2007) Firefox users […]