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Codeweavers Giving Away Software Today!

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CodeWeavers

Apple or Linux fans, rejoice! CodeWeavers, as part of a semi-promotional stunt, semi-political gaffe, is making their catalog of CrossOver software available to everyone with a valid email address for October 28th, only! If you don’t know what CodeWeavers, with the CrossOver software, is out to do: Their mission is to make the Linux and Mac operating systems fully Windows compatible. CrossOver is an (from what I can tell, their main site has been down all day. Thanks Digg!) API-GUI that runs off the Wine source tree and allows you to run Windows-based applications. Hurry over to their website and grab your version before midnight CST (10:00 PST, 1:00 EST, 6:00 GMT) , then come back here and read up on what’s going on!

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Nifty Tricks with “Computer Management”

By | Computer Tech Support, OS, Software | No Comments

Vista LogoFor power users of Windows Vista and XP, places like the Control Panel and Administrative Tools can be, at times, downright familiar. However, even casual users can benefit from some of the nifty tools found in the Computer Management program. Typically hidden from the view of all but PC experts, Computer Manager contains a number of tools that can help you manage your user accounts, disk partitions, and even your drive letters. As a household’s computer setup becomes increasingly splintered between individual desktops, USB devices, and even a Media Center PC, network and drive management becomes a priority.

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Enable Verbose Messaging in Windows

By | Hacking, OS | No Comments

One of the things that can drive you batty is the lack of startup and/or shutdown information in Windows.  Yes, you can look into the log files to gather that information, but sometimes it’s not verbose enough.  I found a way to enable that verbose messaging so that you can get information on problems.

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G.ho.st is Apparitional Operating System

By | OS, Virtualization | One Comment

ghost-screen1.jpgIt appears only when you need it and then magically appears at your next location.  That’s the advantage of a virtual operating system like G.ho.st.  I’m already sick of that punctuation, like del.icio.us.  Anyway, this is a browser operating system that you can access from any network.  That makes it an interesting, er, app, to use for different situations.

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Windows 2000 Xp and Vista Password Recovery

By | Industry News, OS, Security, Spyware, Storage, Utilities, Yummy Links | 2 Comments


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This is the typical scenario.  Someone recently acquired a second hand computer from a friend of business associate.  Unfortunately, that computer is riddled with spyware, viruses, and malware is password protected and no one knows what that password is.  Have no fear, you may still be able to recover that Win2k, XP, or Vista password.  And, you may be able to do it for free!

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Mac OS X Leopard

By | Industry News, Mac, OS | No Comments

Well, it’s that time of year again. It’s time for Mac fanatics all over the world to froth at the mouth in eager, wanton expectation of the new OS X – Leopard (goes on sale tomorrow). Well, why in the heck should you fork over the $129 to buy it? Okay, okay, before I move on – you can also fork out $199 and get user licenses to put it on your whole family of Macs. That’s nice. Now, back to the issue at hand. Why should you buy Leopard? Let’s move through the features and watch a video too.

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