Netflix on Windows Media Center

May 26, 2009 by Milo Riano  
Filed under Computers

Netflix on Windows Media Center

Microsoft and Netflix has come to an agreement that Netflix would be able to stream videos to Microsoft’s Windows Media Center.

Currently, Netflix has more than 12,000 "Watch it now" movies and TV episodes. They are going to be available to Windows Vista Home Premium users or Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate edition. Windows XP users however; would not be able to take advantage of this service.

Users who can play videos streamed by Netflix from Windows Media Center would ...read more

To Prefetch or Not To Prefetch

April 27, 2009 by Jason Bean  
Filed under Computers

To Prefetch or Not To Prefetch

If you’ve been using your computer for very long you’ve probably experienced the time where you’re sitting in front of it and think, “This use to be so much quicker back in the day.” What happened? Things get clogged up and mucked up and sometimes you just need a couple of tweaks to get a bit more pep in your system’s step.

One of those tweaks you can do is to delete your prefetch files and this ...read more

Windows XP Still An Option After Windows 7?

April 7, 2009 by Jason Bean  
Filed under Computers

Windows XP Still An Option After Windows 7?

You don’t like Vista? Still happy with Windows XP and wish things had never changed? A bit uncertain on whether or not Windows 7 will be the answer to all of your problems? You’ve heard it all before right? But if you upgrade or purchase a new computer with Windows 7 what if you don’t like it? What will be your options then? According to this article on Slashdot you might still be able to downgrade to Windows XP.

What will ...read more

Installing and Configuring SSHD Server on Cygwin

February 27, 2009 by Sravan  
Filed under Computers

Installing and Configuring SSHD Server on Cygwin

SSH is one communication protocol that is used to access remote systems all the time. Short for “Secure Shell”, SSH provides a secure channel for data exchange, unlike Telnet and other insecure remote shells. Telnet, e.g., transmits all data including passwords in plain text.

For a system A to connect to a remote system B through SSH, A needs a SSH client (like PuTTY for Windows) and B needs a SSHD server running all the time so as to accept incoming ...read more

A Massive Tech Channel Roundup

February 1, 2009 by Sravan  
Filed under Computers

A Massive Tech Channel Roundup

I’ve realized that my last Tech Channel Roundup was nearly a month ago and I’m guilty of it. So, bear with me as I overload you with a number of interesting links that I found in some of the sister blogs.

Milo discovered a product especially useful for enterprises of all sizes called Nightwatchman, a good news that Microsoft didn’t lay off anybody in the Vista team. I knew that they didn’t touch the Silverlight team, but frankly I’m surprised about ...read more

Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1

January 28, 2009 by Sravan  
Filed under Computers

Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1

Microsoft released its first release candidate for the Internet Explorer 8 this Monday. You may have received a notification had you installed IE8 Beta 2 on your PC. Others can download it from the official IE8 Beta page if interested. While this version is not the final release, a release candidate is considered to be a feature-complete version with a potential to be the final release unless any critical bugs are identified.

On Windows XP, the installation needs two reboots – ...read more

Trayconize Any Program to System Tray

January 8, 2009 by Sravan  
Filed under Computers

Trayconize Any Program to System Tray

The ability to minimize programs to the system tray has been made possible for a reason. There are always programs which we don’t intend to exit but do not use as frequently.

During work, e.g., we open a web browser – because we are so used to it – but more importanly have several other programs opened simultaneously. While navigating from Microsoft Outlook to Eclipse to the work folders using Alt + Tab, it is irritating to find Mozilla Firefox in ...read more

How to protect your computer, simple and easy

June 14, 2008 by Jesse  
Filed under Computers

How to protect your computer, simple and easy

This should be a very short post as I have a fun contest starting on Monday here so we’ll keep it light and easy for now…

Below are a few simple ways to make sure your computer stays safe and secure for that much longer (they all eventually get messed up, even you Mac):

Run a software firewall (Windows XP comes with one built in, not too sure on the Mac OS front but I would imagine they have something). Keep anti-virus software ...read more

Size doesn’t matter, unless you’re a PC

June 12, 2008 by Jesse  
Filed under Computers

Size doesn’t matter, unless you’re a PC

Size doesn’t matter… Or so they say but the Eee PC could be the exception to the rule. A fellow blogger, Lia, wrote about the HP Voodoo, the Mac Air Rival. I say phooey! We don’t need a $2100 lightweight laptop, we need a 7″ computer that can handle the everyday tasks that we’ve all come to know and love (banking, email, document writing and more)!

No computer fixing today buddy

June 5, 2008 by Jesse  
Filed under Computers

No computer fixing today buddy

I came across an amazing link at Digg.com and was going to post it up but there were two problems. 1) The site was already down (Error 500, what?), and 2) There was a comment posted part way down the page that takes the cake when it comes to fixing PCs:

No, I will not fix your computer. Why? a) It’s a Mac so I don’t ***** know how. b) Jobs said it wouldn’t break.         -From: krystalo, a Digg user

Once I finished laughing ...read more


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