Posts Tagged 'Windows-tips'

Set Up Previous VirtualBox Machines in Minutes

VirtualBox logo

Problem: After a fresh install of VirtualBox, perhaps in a new Linux installation, how can you seamlessly restore previous virtual operating systems, working as before?

Here's how ..

This works for VirtualBox installed in Linux (Debian such as Ubuntu) and should work equally well for other systems such as Windows because the principle is the same. I have only tried for Ubuntu so, if you use VirtualBox as a programme ...

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Swap Vista Default Using Vistalizator

Windows Vista package

Need to change the factory-installed language setting? Can't? YOU CAN NOW! .. using Vistalizator and any language packs you prefer.

So you bought a new PC somewhere where the native language isn't English, maybe in Spain like me.

.. and when you kick the thing up, the interface is foreign.

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“Microsoft Swindles” – Fighting the Cartel Caper Con Scam, Tsssk!

pissing off Microsoft

So I bought a new machine last week and, gparted, have been busily treating it to Ubuntu.

It's cooler now. Literally.

And I figured, I'm fed up of being forced to pay for an excuse of an operating system that I don't want.

Damn, I wanted to buy a computer, not all the crap bundled on it:-

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Build a Sex-On-Legs WebDev Machine screenshot

Install the ultimate web development toolbox: tweaked Linux Ubuntu with Windows via VirtualBox, Nginx, PHP, MySQL, best Firefox addons, Woopra & much more.

Here's the deal ..

My 2 month old HP Pavillion DV3500 decided to pack up the other day.

Looks like the motherboard, ‘cos I tried another ...

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Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 11: Copy Website Files between Windows/Linux Computers using the CLI

psftp ftp program for windows

Here's how to copy/backup/upload files between Linux & Windows hosts using PuTTY's Secure FTP terminal. Faster, easier and way safer than FTP.

If you're using Linux locally as well as to power your web host, skip to Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 10: Copy Site Files between Linux/Linux Computers with the ...

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How to Disable Windows XP Services

the Services panel in Windows XP

Microsoft is well-known for bloating it's operating systems with a bunch of, well, crap that noone seems to need. Then there are all those functions that someone needs, only not you!

Called services, these little programs are often set to ‘automatic', running in the background, slowing down your PC. For most of us, even ...

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Windows Authenticode Nag Screen

Windows Authenticode Nag Screen screenshot

Seen this nag screen? Or rather, this scare screen, from Microsoft? Let me answer that! If you install software from a vendor that hasn't been “approved” by Microsoft, you have. “Approved”, one could argue, is another word for “conned”. And you and I, the software users, are left confused. Don't be.

For a tidy little revenue stream, Microsoft charges software vendors so ...

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Perfect Windows PC Install

Perfect Windows PC Install image

Want a fast, cheap-as-chips, bullet-proof dream machine? Here's how…

The Perfect Windows PC Install may involve a bin, buying a Mac instead and using that. Else installing Linux. Then again, for many reasons a Windows PC is what you need, or rather what you want – ‘the devil you know' and all that. OK, fair play. So here's the guvGuide to installing afresh, and configuring to perfection, ...

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