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).
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.
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.
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.