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Windows 8 Boots Up INSTANTLY!

Here’s a cool video of new Windows 8 that boots up instantly from a complete cold start after putting the battery out and in.

Let me just add that I literally went on a rampage about how Windows Vista sucked (and it did big time) but I have to give Microsoft some props on Windows 7 (which I love) and I think Windows 8 will be another great products too, keep up the good work guys.

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How to Enable Telnet in Windows 7!

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Windows XP and previous Windows had telnet working out of the box. Well for those of you who need telnet in Windows 7, it’s pretty easy to do, you just need to enable it under Start->Control Panel->Programs And Features->Turn Windows features on or off then hit Telnet Client and OK.

After that, you should be able to run telnet under command prompt just fine.

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Router Hack – How to Make a WiFi Internet Radio!

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Most routers can be hacked with custom, open-source linux OS, meaning you can also hack your old routers to become other useful gadgets like a WiFi internet radio.

Here’s a great tutorial that shows us how to make a WiFi internet radio using an Asus WL-520GU router and a USB sound card.

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How to Make Mac and Windows Play Nice with PlayNice Software!

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I admit it, I stand before you begging for a chance to pitch the PlayNice Software. I’m thinking how can I make this fun.. something that will catch your eye, and let YOU let ME roll with it?!

On the fly, I can say, I will give you a expose that will shed a whole new light on the tumultous relationship between Mac & Windows. I might even throw in

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Acer Chrome OS powered Device Coming at Computex 2010!

Computex 2010 is one of the biggest consumer electronics show held in Taipei, Taiwan.  (You can register here is you want to go.)  I want to go and the airfare is pretty cheap at about $1000 round-trip, non-stop from SFO to Taipei but I don’t know if it’s really worth it.

Anyways, at Computex this year, starting June 1st, Acer, the company that makes a bunch of great laptops and desktops (I am actually writing this blog post on a cheap Acer desktop.), is launching the world’s first Chrome OS device.

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Ubuntu DIY – How to Upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04!

The beauty of Ubuntu operating systems is that with newer upgrades, there’s no need to re-install your whole OS unlike Windows or other operating systems out there.

To upgrade, simply use the update manager and select “Upgrade”

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Ubuntu DIY – How to Fix “Failed to parse existing file etc/X11/xorg.conf”!

For those of you using Nvidia’s proprietary driver on Ubuntu and get the following error:

Failed to parse existing file etc/X11/xorg.conf

You can simply fix it by re-writing a new xorg.conf file using:

sudo nvidia-xconfig

then doing:

gksudo nvidia-settings

This will open up your nVidia settings, make changes, then choose “save to X config file” and that’s it.

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Ubuntu Hack – How to Make a Bootable Ubuntu USB Flash Drive!

Last night I had the pleasure of making my very first bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive.  The reason I made this new Ubuntu USB flash drive was because I wanted to have a real “portable” linux system that I can run everywhere.

Where, I got it up and running in just about 5 minutes (minus the fact that I had to download the ISO file).   Ubuntu 9.10 ran flawlessly on my ASUS UL30Jt laptop, everything worked out of the box, the wireless, graphics, sound, and even my volume keys!

Anyways, let me show you how to make your own bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive.  I will sh

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Future on Ubuntu and Desktop Linux!

For many years I have been using both Windows and Linux, switching often between the two.  But for the last 3 years or so I have stuck mostly with Windows XP and Windows 7 as of its recent introduction to the consumer market.

Well, let me tell you I have good news, I decided to fully use my Ubuntu linux as main operating system.

Why Ubuntu Linux?

I’ve been testing with Ubuntu 9.10 since it came out couple month back (yes, I know there’s a beta 10.04, don’t be such a Ubuntuhead.), installed it on all of my desktops/laptops and even run in on Windows 7 under V

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Linux Hack – How to Make USB Flash Live Disks for Ubuntu/Linux Operating Systems!

Recently, I’ve been having a blast playing with a bunch of USB flash drives including a Windows 7 USB Flash drive that helped me install Windows 7 on bunch of my friend’s computers.  Of course, I started playing with Linux now, different versions (distros) of Ubuntu.

Of course, along the way, I found this great free software that will quickly let you make a live USB flash drive of any linux distro you like called UNetBootin.

Basically, you download your favorite linux distro, use this softwa

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