I upgraded my old (though still robust) Dell Inspiron 15 to Windows 8 over the weekend. I’ve struggled quite a bit since then to get it up and running and finally ended up resetting my computer. It has been stable since then and the operating system is definitely faster than Vista and Windows 7.
A few months back, we blogged about 7 applications for your Mac to prevent it from sleeping. While these programs make the process extremely simple, OSX Mountain Lion comes inbuilt with a ready command line tool that makes this process extremely easy. Fire up Terminal and run the following command: caffeinate -i -t 36000 & The command above will tell OS X to not sleep on idle (-i) and to keep running for 36,000 seconds or 10 hours (-t 36000).
On my Windows machine, I use FeedDemon to browse my RSS feeds saved in Google Reader. In Mountain Lion, Apple got rid of their RSS reader support in Safari. If you’re already using Google Reader, then switching is extremely easy.
Windows 8 Release preview is already available and if you’ve decided to give it a shot, you’ll notice the big changes to Windows 8 over Windows 7. In line with the Windows 8 release, Microsoft, yesterday, unveiled a range of new mice and keyboards that are ready to work with Windows 8. It doesn’t mean your existing mouse and keyboard will stop working, but, the new series is specially designed to get the most of Windows 8.
Finally, the much awaited operating system release of the summer is here… at least for Mac users! Apple released OS X Mountain Lion yesterday, it’s most advanced operating system to date with over 200 changes from Lion.
If you’re already running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, then this one is for you! Microsoft is offering all existing users to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99.
When it comes to power management, the Mac far excels any of the PCs. I have my Mac configured such that it goes to sleep within 30 minutes of it being idle. unfortunately this tends to disrupt my downloads and also prevents me from remote logging in whenever I want to.
Windows 8 has been designed to boot so quickly that you have almost zero reaction time to get to the famous boot screens that allow you to choose a different boot device or enter into the troubleshooting utilities. If you want to enter the boot screens when booting up your PC, you need to hit the F8 key. Usually one tap doesn’t suffice and you’ll need to hit the key repeatedly several times so that Windows can detect one of them.
A few months back I purchased a MacBook Pro. Over the past few months, I have been gradually familiarising myself with the operating system and the features it has to offer. Like any other computer operating system, the Mac OS X needs regular cleaning, both on the inside and the outside.
Learning how to uninstall programs on Mac is a very simple task, but this is something that confuses many users’ especially first timers. Removing programs from a Windows computer operating system based machine requires the user to go to the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel and the select the programs that the user which to uninstall. But in a Mac this process is very different.