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Windows 8 Might Block Linux From Loading

Windows 8 Might Block Linux From Loading

Back in October 2011, the Free Software Foundation speculated on the possibility that Microsoft might be trying to block out other operating systems from loading within a computer, using a new concept known as the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). Microsoft showed it off a couple of months back, booting up Windows 8 in eight […]

How to Get A Better Computer With Less Cash

How to Get A Better Computer With Less Cash

Technology is always evolving, fast. The computer that you bought last year is now obsolete and you are planning to get a new one. Before you walk into the store and pay big bucks to the retailers for the latest PC in town, check out this guide on how you can get a better computer, with more juice and power, without breaking the bank.

How to Monitor Your Internet Usage [Windows 7]

How to Monitor Your Internet Usage [Windows 7]

You shouldn’t be bothered about your Internet usage if you are on an unlimited data plan. However, for those who are on limited plan, tracking your Internet usage could make a difference between saving or wasting few hundreds dollars of Internet bill. In addition, some ISPs do restrict your account if they think you have […]

5 Best Microsoft Project Alternatives

5 Best Microsoft Project Alternatives

Microsoft Project is a project management software which makes it a breeze to organize the whole project timeline including the work schedules, budgets and human work hours. Microsoft Project has become the best project management software which every IT professional and manager loves to work with. Microsoft Project is suitable for everyone from a person […]

The Truth About Windows 8 Tablets: Should You Really Get One?

The Truth About Windows 8 Tablets: Should You Really Get One?

With the iPad and Android OS-based tablets on the loose, it was only logical to think that Microsoft would want a piece of the pie. Google is going to release its own tablet soon, which might hold its own against Apple’s iPad, but no one’s really paying attention to what Microsoft is doing as far […]

Why a 64-Bit Version of Windows 7 Might Be a Better Choice

Why a 64-Bit Version of Windows 7 Might Be a Better Choice

For those of you that installed a 32-bit version of Windows, you have my condolences. Otherwise, you really made the right choice based on a number of reasons. I think it’s important in this day and age to run any operating system on the highest possible bit width offered, but there’s a few reasons particular […]

Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 Speeds Up Your Windows PC + Free Giveaway

Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 Speeds Up Your Windows PC + Free Giveaway

Do you realize that your Windows PC is running slower and slower everyday, especially after installing/uninstalling applications? There are plenty of causes for a slow running PC. While we have covered plenty of tips and tricks to help your PC boots and runs faster, sometimes you just want to have a software to do everything […]

How to Change Your Windows 7 Start Button

How to Change Your Windows 7 Start Button

Today, I’m going to show you how to do something that you might not thought possible on Windows 7. You’re going to learn, right now, how to get rid of your boring Start menu button and implement another one. While I usually don’t like to direct users to third-party software, you are going to need […]

How to Check and Fix Your Problematic Hard Drive [Windows 7]

How to Check and Fix Your Problematic Hard Drive [Windows 7]

There are many things that your computer depends on to function normally. For the computer to function at all, you need the big five: power supply, motherboard, RAM, hard drive, and CPU. Of the five, the hard drive contains the most important stuff required for you to use the computer – the operating system. When […]

How to Defragment Your Hard Drives From The Context Menu [Windows]

How to Defragment Your Hard Drives From The Context Menu [Windows]

If you’re not familiar with defragmentation in Windows, you really need to learn about it as soon as possible. Soon enough, you’ll be wondering where it’s been all your life, especially with the new features that Windows 7 introduces, which allow the drive to consolidate its free space and run multiple times in one session […]

4 Things Computer-illiterate Users Should Know When Running Windows

4 Things Computer-illiterate Users Should Know When Running Windows

Microsoft Windows is a very easy operating system to use, and the latest versions certainly have taken security seriously. However there are still many people who don’t know enough about their computers to use them properly. Words like “CPU,” “hard drive,” and “RAM” are commonplace for tech-savvy people, but the average person isn’t as familiar […]

Myths About Windows 7

Myths About Windows 7

Even before Microsoft released its flagship version of Windows, there was a lot of talk about Windows 7’s shortcomings. Some people don’t know whether their decision to upgrade from Vista was well-made, but even more people who currently own Vista refuse to upgrade to Windows 7 because of all the myths going around about it. […]

Windows 8: Policing Your Apps Under One Banner

Windows 8: Policing Your Apps Under One Banner

I don’t know if you’ve heard about Microsoft’s plan on a kill switch, but this is the news: Microsoft will be able to kill apps bought from the Windows 8 app store. Even if you did, you should listen up about the new kill switch Microsoft is offering for Windows 8 and a couple of […]

Windows 8 Now “Charms” Your User Experience

Windows 8 Now “Charms” Your User Experience

Since many of you haven’t tried Windows 8 yet, you’re probably wondering eagerly what you should expect. The new Windows user interface will include something known as “charms,” which appear when you hover the mouse over the “Start” menu. Once you get used to them, they might come in handy when you’re trying to get […]

Windows 8 Promises USB 3.0 Support

Windows 8 Promises USB 3.0 Support

While your computer might run fine with a Windows 7 installation and USB 3.0 slots, you currently cannot exploit the full potential of USB 3.0’s speed without installing compatible drivers from a website or disc. Microsoft promises that Windows 8 will support USB 3.0 natively, meaning that you’ll be able to enjoy the qualities of […]

3 Free System Optimization Tools to Keep Your Windows In Good Shape

3 Free System Optimization Tools to Keep Your Windows In Good Shape

How good would it be if Windows can be the perfect OS that runs fast (all the time), doesn’t hang at all and require low (or zero) maintenance. In reality, the reverse is always true. The bloated registry database always cause the system to go slow, uninstalled software are not removed completely, startup time seems […]