Tag: Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 RC Will Auto-Shutdown Every Two Hours Starting March 1st

    This is an important reminder to anyone still using the release candidate version of Windows 7 – even though it doesn’t officially expire until June 1st, 2010, Windows 7 RC will begin to auto-shutdown every two hours starting March 1st, 2010.  Microsoft warns that your work will not be saved when these automatic shutdowns occur. […]

  • Jolicloud: A Fresh Netbook OS

    With the increased popularity of netbooks in the last year, most PC manufacturers started producing their own line of netbooks, trying to condense high resource systems into small form factors.  Many users began looking for a way to get the most out of the sometimes limited system resources with netbooks. The first instinct many netbook […]

  • EeePC 900A: Add More Hard Drive Space with a SDHC Card

    If you’re looking for a small, cheap, and powerful netbook, the Asus Eee PC 900A is a great buy. Included by default in the 900A is a 4GB solid state hard drive (called a SSD). Although the SSD is large enough to run the included Xandros Linux operating system, you may find yourself running into […]

  • Google’s New Operating System: What is it?

    You’ve probably heard about Google’s upcoming Chrome operating system, and today Google officially released the open-source Chromium OS project to the public.  Google’s new operating system won’t be available for about another year, but in the meantime you can check out their video explaining why the world needs a better, browser-focused operating system. Are you […]

  • How to Install Linux from a USB Flash Drive

    Since many ultra-portable laptops (commonly known as netbooks) do not come equipped with optical drives, users are typically forced to purchase an external optical drive to install an operating system such as Linux.  In this guide, I’ll show you how to easily install a Linux operating system with a USB flash drive and a piece […]

  • How to Install Windows from a USB Flash Drive

    Netbooks, which are ultra-portable laptops, have exploded in popularity due to their small size and ease of use.  Unfortunately, that tiny form factor comes with some drawbacks – most netbooks don’t come equipped with an optical drive.  This means that most users are stuck with the operating system that was installed by the manufacturer. Luckily, […]

  • A Not-So-In-Depth Review of Apple’s Snow Leopard

    Apple’s brand new operating system, Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard, was released Friday, August 28, 2009. We’ll take a look at some of the new “features” of the OS, and what you can expect when upgrading. Some Mildly Important Info: If you’re looking for a really ridiculously detailed review of Snow Leopard, by […]

  • How To: Install Windows 7 and Keep Your Current OS (Dual Boot)

    Now that you can download and install the Windows 7 Release Candidate for free, many people are anxious to give it a try but aren’t quite ready to install it as their primary operating system.  The easiest and safest way to test out the new version of Windows is to install it in a virtual […]