Now if you have a collection of Hello Kitty pictures you still don’t want to let go of, but you really don’t want the world to know that you hold on to his pictures, there’s a nice way to keep your top-secret files away from prying eyes. [Read more…]
On our Windows laptops, we use an army of different software just to protect ourselves from all the different kinds of malware just hanging around the net, waiting for an opening to attack our system. Don’t give me the excuse that antivirus software is expensive, there are a lot of fully-functional antiviruses out there that are pretty good. But even though we have our system running fully-protected, there’s a good chance that one or two viruses might be able to slip in. I usually don’t worry that much, a simple scan with Malwarebytes usually does the job. But what if malware has overrun your computer so much that it’s practically unusable?
If your plethora of antimalware apps doesn’t work, along with *gasp* safe mode, then you might want to try a different approach – Linux. From gHacks, here’s a way to scan your hard drive for viruses using a Linux installation. gHacks recommends that you remove the infected drive and connect it via USB to the Linux machine. Then you can scan the drive via Linux as an external drive. The, install F-Prot on Linux. Scan away. [Read more…]
So, while everyone else is eagerly waiting for the release of Apple’s iPad, us who aren’t really convinced of the iPad’s abilities to walk on water or its promises to cure cancer are looking someplace else. Enter: Microsoft’s Courier. The Courier is being marketed as a “digital journal.” Instead of Windows 7, we’re seeing the Courier has the same software that runs Zune HD, Pink, and Windows Mobile 7 Series. It makes sense, really. The iPad uses iPhone OS because full Mac OS X will not work well for touch screen interfaces. And of course Windows 7, with all its touch-screen friendly glory, won’t even give the best user experience. [Read more…]
Apparently, Acer’s Android netbook will be available to the general public by November. The reported of the netbook is around $300 to $350, and it won’t be all that much cheaper than the current 10-inch Aspire One since it still runs Windows and will have comparable specs.
So now I’m wondering why install Android in the first place if Windows is still going to be running alongside it. I’d rather wait for the Google Chrome OS netbook, mind you.
If you’re pretty much tired of your Linux installation on your handy netbook (I honestly have no idea why you’d be tired, but whatever floats your boat), you have two alternatives: either use a USB CD-ROM drive (IMHO, the easy way out) or go through the entire process of turning the flash drive into a bootable disk, and then putting the entire disc image on it, and then trying to install Windows on your netbook via USB and then realizing that you did something horribly wrong now you have to start all over again, repeat ad nauseam…
Yeah, in case you’re wondering, that really happened to me.
Thank goodness for WinToFlash then.
If you’re wondering what it can do, here’s the official description from their website:
WinToFlash is a software for transfer your Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7 setup from CD or DVD to flash in some mouse clicks. This is about you can install your Windows from flash card, USB stick, HDD, etc to your computer or netbook.
With WinToFlash, installing Windows via USB flash drive is as easy as inserting your Windows CD into a computer with a disc drive, plugging in a 2GB or larger USB flash drive, and then running WinToFlash.
Seriously, I wish I had these tools when I started out. Then I wouldn’t have those hours of frustration and screaming my lungs out because my gosh darn netbook just won’t freaking cooperate.