If you've been using Windows for several versions, you probably remember the backup tool that was available in older versions like Windows 2000. This tool is missing from a standard XP installation, but you can install it easily if you have a Windows XP installation CD.
To get started, insert your XP CD into the CD drive. If you have autostart enabled, the installation menu should start automatically. If not, open My Computer and double click on your CD drive. Read more
Although it's possible to create separate login profiles on Windows, it's often inconvenient when sharing a computer with other household members to start a whole new login session when someone just wants to quickly access their webmail or homepage. A more convenient solution is to create separate user profiles in Firefox to manage different homepages, bookmarks, etc. Read more
John Dvorak has an article on Marketwatch, (posted yesterday), that claims that the new fast boot, embedded Linux options offered by Asus and Phoenix Technologies mark the start of Microsoft's decline.
Users will use these fast booting options out of convenience and get there first exposure to Linux. Once they realize that they can surf the web, listen to music, watch movies, and maybe even edit word processing documents just as easily, then they will start to realize that there really are viable alternatives to Windows and MS Office. Read more
I was looking today at the packaging of my new Sabrent 3.5" internal card reader and noticed something very interesting on the front of the box. There is a series of gold dots on the front of the package listing the compatible operating systems. Read more
According to an article on Computerworld, Microsoft plans to offer six different versions of Windows 7. For developed markets, Microsoft will focus marketing efforts on two versions; Windows 7 Home Premium for consumers, and Windows 7 Professional for business customers. The lightest version of the OS will be Windows 7 Starter Edition. It limits users to a maximum of three open applications. This version will be intended for developing markets. Read more