Google products have the tendancy to not be liked for several reasons, such as installing additional stuff like updaters and managers. For the popular Google Earth application, there is an alternative, originally developed for the Linux KDE desktop environment, but
Ubuntu Unity's dash brings along the power to implement some quite helpful things to make life easier at your computer - these implementations come in the form of lens that use Unity's search bar, such as the Recoll lens. With
Connecting to servers on Linux requires no additional third party software and can be done via terminal and graphical interface. To do the latter, just open any window manager window and click on File from the menu bar - there,
The programs that are run on system startup are managed in a special application on Linux. Open Startup Applications from the distribution's main menu to find a list of programs already being run everytime you log in - you have
Mindmaps always come in handy when it comes to planning stuff or just brainstorming: To not waste tons of paper and being able to dynamically re-arrange and rename items, it is always good to have a digital solution for such
By ticking the Auto-hide the taskbar checkbox in the taskbar properties you can make the taskbar hide itself if you don't hover your mouse over it's position - this gives you a bit of extra space, especially for wide screens.
By default, your Windows system gathers all information on your connections automatically so that it works out of the box when you plug in your LAN wire or put on your router or hotspot. The subnet and gateway are detected
The Windows Experience Index is a tool found on the system properties window that determines the performance of your computer's hardware by running tests on them. The values are set on a scale with a maximum of 7.9 on Windows
If you try to install a Windows 7 system in a Virtualbox you will notice that there is no 3D support there - no feature of Aero works and the Desktop is shown in the Aero fallback mode without transparency.
Windows operating systems have the habit of installing their own bootloader on every installation - this wouldn't be a problem, if they would recognize all present operating systems. But unfortunately, they only recognize other Windows systems. Apart from installing EasyBCD