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The Benefits of Open Source
If you are a building a website or a forum, chances are you are using a web editor or paying for message board services. The costs of using these "out of the box" products can add up, especially if you are trying to grow your business. Let's look at some good "open source" options for you to consider. You may be surprised at how much money open source can save you.
How to Buy a Plasma Television Set
Most people think that all you have to do to purchase a new plasma television set is to walk into a shop, look around, and purchase the first set that catches your attention. This is how you're supposed to do it, right? Wrong! Buying a television, whether it has a plasma monitor or a LCD monitor, takes careful planning.
Get Ahead When You Build Your Own Computer
If you’ve been kicking around the idea of building your own computer, it actually isn’t a bad idea. It’s easier than you might think, and you can probably come out with a system that gives you more kick for your money, than you’d see in retail, or those made-to-order places. There are mainly two ways you’re going to see the benefits here:
Cisco CCNA / CCNP Certification: OSPF ASBRs Explained And Illustrated
When I first started studying for my CCNP, some of the concepts of OSPF really confused me. This was especially true for the ASBR, stub areas, and total stub areas. Sure, I could memorize the LSA types associated with these devices and area types, but there just weren't any illustrations that explained exactly what was going on.
How To Increase Computer Speed And Performance Great Tips & Tricks
Many computer users are worried about their computer's performance. After spending lot of bucks, still they cannot have that charm of using PC as they had expected. Here I am going to explain some major tricks which are used by many computer users which help them to take efficient use of their CPU.
Digital Cameras: Hot Gear with the Coolest Features!
Cameras: still known for taking pictures but assumed as digital still today. We have to understand cameras are just as important today as they have always been to us. Most photographers thought when the digital age began; we would be taking fewer pictures because there would not be the wasted photos we didn’t want. Digital cameras today have not only done this but surprisingly increased our photography enormously! It should have been expected with all the electronics ...
Anti Skip Protection on Mp3 Players
There have been some questions on anti-skip protection on mp3 players due to the fact that some of them publish on the box in its feature list.
Cisco CCNA Candidate FAQ
CCNA FAQ Q. What exams do I have to take to get my CCNA? A. The CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification offers two paths. You can take the one-exam path by taking the 640-801 CCNA Composite exam. If you want to break it up into two parts, you can take the Introduction To Cisco Networking Technologies (INTRO 640-821) and the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devcies (ICND 640-811) exams. Q. Chris, which path do you recommend? A. I generally recommend ...
How To Remove One Operating System from a Dual Boot Windows Xp Computer
In Windows Xp, you can install two operating systems on the same hard disk of one computer. Whether you have two copies of Windows Xp, or two different operating systems, then you end up with dual boot machine when you restart your Windows Xp computer. Dual boot means, the system will give you a choice of two operating system. For example, if you have two Windows Xp copies A ans B, the prompt will offer you to choose A or B to boot from. Also, dual boot machine can be ...
Internet Explorer Shortcuts for Mouse o phobes
If you're like me, you occasionally find the ubiquitous mouse inconvenient. Here are keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft's Internet Explorer (I.E.), the default browser for most personal computers in the business environment.
4 Easy Ways to Speed Up A Sluggish PC
Computers are supposed to speed up our productivity…to help us do more in less time. What do you do when your computer is running so slow that it’s keeping you from getting your work done? Before you kick it to the curb, try these easy, do-it-yourself suggestions to help your system run & perform better.
A Lesson in HTML
As the owner of a Country Mall and Top Site List, I have been asked several times about what to put in the sign up form when it asks for the URL or the HTML of a banner or other image. I have people that email me feeling totally lost and have no idea what they mean! Actually, it is very easy once you know WHAT they are talking about and HOW to do what they want you to do.
Ergonomics and Healthy Computing Positioning Your Body For Maximum Comfort At Your Computer
Do you remember the old saw about how computers would change our lives for the better? We’d have more time to ourselves and lead healthier, happier lives. The truth is computers do make processing information lightening fast. It’s just that today, we have so much more information to process and so many more distractions that the computer, via the Internet, has brought into our lives.
How to Save an Image in a SQL Server Database?
Most of the web applications have a lot of images used in it. These images are usually stored in a web server folder and they are accessed by giving the relative path to the file with respect to the root folder of the website. .Net being the platform for distributed application now, ASP.Net can be used to store images that are small to be stored in a database like SQL Server 2000 and later versions. For this purpose the SQL Server database provides a data type called “image” which is ...
What Exactly are Screensavers? part I
After reading this good article you will know some important information about screensavers and their history. You will find out how screensavers are different from other applications and what advantages you'll have if you use them. If you have a laptop or a notebook you can also find useful things.
What Exactly are Screensavers? part II
Here are some tips on how to use screensavers: First of all you should be careful when you use a screensaver on a LCD. A pixel it's on when it's dark on a LCD. So if a screen gets black on a LCD like some screensavers do it can be damaged. After all this problems there were invented CTR's more resistant to burn-in or with sleep mode. Sleep mode means that the monitor comes in to a state like "turned off". But also there were invented many other solutions like ...
Buying A PC Flat Screen Monitor
For six years, my Samsung PC 13.8 inch SyncMaster conventional
monitor has served me well.Since the appearance of the flat screen LCD monitor, it has become obsolete. Perhaps, the flat
screen's image of flat and thin is more pleasing than large and
bulky. Because impulse buying controls the marketplace, for me it's a matter of a want verses a need. As an average consumer,
I want the best value for my money as well as a comparable price
within my budget.
Home Video? Bring it On
So you got yourself a digital camcorder. If you want to be able to edit and produce awesome home videos, you'll need some tools.
Why Using an Ad Blocker Can be a Bad Idea
Ad Blocking is getting to be a common sport on the internet. Now there are some legitimate uses for an ad blocker. Some ad companies resort to downright harassment when serving their ads using annoying pop ups, flying ads, floating ads and the like. Blocking these types of ads are not a problem. Using an ad blocker though to block all ads on a site including text ads, banner ads, etc is wrong and here's why.
Is Online DVD Rental or Pay Per View the Best Way to Get Your Movies?
With renting methods such as online DVD rental and pay-per-view, it seems almost old-fashioned to go to the rental store. But with all the different ways to get the latest movies, which way is the best? Well, that depends on what is important to you. Here are some of the different ways you can get the latest movies and the pros and cons of each.
DVD The Ultimate Consumer Digital Media
Digital Video Disc or as it is sometimes referred to Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) has for the last several years been Hollywood’s primary video delivery method and with good cause. This inexpensive, compact media delivers excellent video and audio quality. This same media has also become the preferred medium for many multi-media professionals and audiophiles. Technological advancement and availability have pushed this media into the consumer market for a number of reasons and its use and ...