My Encounter with storage structures while investigating Linux
You will most likely encounter an ISO file for installing Linux on your old XP machine. After I downloaded this file, I dragged and dropped the file on my DVD drive icon in Windows Explorer and then burned the contents to a DVD. I wasn’t all that surprised when I found the ISO file nicely burned on what is now a festive window ornament. Continue reading →
The theme of our next DCTUG meeting will be “What to do with your old XP machine”. As one of the presenters, I will demonstrate the conversion of older Wintel boxes to Linux. As I gaze at my accumulation of digital relics, I can’t help but reminisce about how I, and the PC industry got to this point.
Transcribed without permission from PCWorld February 2013 – Editor’s Letter by Jon Phillips the editor of PCWorld
I can’t remember the last time I saw an email or article comment in which a PCWorld reader professed love – or any measure of affection – for Microsoft. In fact, I’ve been covering PCs as a journalist since 1995, and I cant recall any reader ever sharing even the smallest bit of warmth for the company that has been instrumental to the health and welfare of the PC platform. Continue reading →
From the inception of the personal computer revolution, there has been game changer applications that spurred the growth of the PC industry; Electric Pencil, Visicalc, Lotus 123, Peachtree Accounting, and dBaseII – the CP/M program from Ashton Tate not the mainframe program from IBM. Though Microsoft’s OneNote cannot possibly stand with these legends, it does fill a need missing with available personal productivity software: a simple way to organize documents and files in one place.
Installing WordPress on a Windows 7 Ultimate development system
Virtually all active web sites operate on remote servers. Remote server management makes it difficult to create, install, maintain, and repair a remote web site. A local web development system makes web site management easier and more efficient. Microsoft provides just such an app on most Windows 7 versions with IIS 7.x; Internet Information Servies. Continue reading →