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Run Windows In Ubuntu Using VMware Player

Run Windows In Ubuntu Using VMware Player
Microsoft’s Windows is the most widely used operating system. Linux operating systems are popular rivals of MS Windows. The main advantage of Linux systems is that it is less prone to virus attack and is more safe to use. A popular demand for Linux users has been on using Windows applications in Linux. This requires the use of a third party application. The application known as VMware Player can be used to run Windows applications in Ubuntu Linux....
Filed in: Linux, Microsoft

Changing The Folder Color and Icon in Windows 7

Changing The Folder Color and Icon in Windows 7
One of the interesting features of Mac OSX is that it can customize the color of the folder. This option is not available even in the latest version of Windows. However, you can install Folderico 4.0 utility in Windows 7 and add desired colors to folders. This tutorial explains how to install and use this utility for changing the folder and icon colors in Windows 7. Steps for downloading Folderico The Folderico 4.0 utility is available for free in...
Filed in: Microsoft
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Create And Share Video Cards With Windows Movie Maker

Create And Share Video Cards With Windows Movie Maker
The greeting cards play a pivotal role in celebrating happy moments like birthdays, anniversaries, festivals etc. If you are tired of decorating the cards with glue sticks and glitters, then you can create video cards using Windows Movie Maker. It can add several interesting features to your greeting cards like music, captions, themes etc. Apart from that, the applications give you the facility to share the cards with your friends through social networking...
Filed in: Microsoft, Social Media
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Set Up Internet Explorer App On Xbox 360 Console

Set Up Internet Explorer App On Xbox 360 Console
Those who want to explore the web through Xbox 360 console enabled devices can download Internet Explorer app from App Store. This app supports Kinect voice commands by which users can browse their favorite sites with voice. Apart from that, it allows the users to login to social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter etc. directly without using an app. Requirements for Internet Explorer app Installation The Xbox 360 console needs to have certain...
Filed in: Microsoft
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Specifying Alternate IP Address in Windows 8

Specifying Alternate IP Address in Windows 8
What Is an Alternate IP Address? As the name specifies, an alternate IP address is the address that is specified on a client computer, and works as a substitute to the IP address that the computer receives from the DHCP server. A client computer uses an alternate IP address when it does not receive the dynamic IP address from the DHCP server. How Alternate IP Address Is Used? When a Windows 8 computer is configured to obtain IP address automatically...
Filed in: Microsoft
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Knowing Hostnames and Renaming Windows 8 Computer

Knowing Hostnames and Renaming Windows 8 Computer
What Is a Hostname? In all post-Windows 98 computers, a hostname is the name of the computer that administrators specify either during the installation of the operating system, or after the installation has completed successfully. Although Windows 98 computers also had computer names, they were called NetBIOS names instead of hostnames. NetBIOS names can only contain 15 characters, whereas hostnames can have up to 63 characters. When a name is specified...
Filed in: Microsoft
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Adding a Windows 8 Computer to a Domain

Adding a Windows 8 Computer to a Domain
What Is a Domain? A domain is a logical area that is created when administrators install a network operating system, such as Windows server 2008, and promote it as a domain controller. When a network operating system is promoted as a domain controller, it enables centralized management for all the client computers in the network that have been added to the domain. What Is Centralized Management? Centralized management means that the entire network...
Filed in: Microsoft
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Installing Sticky Notes for Desktops

Installing Sticky Notes for Desktops
Post-it Notes have literally revolutionized the world in the context of how people keep reminders. With software like Sticky Notes, electronic sticky notes can be created right on the Windows desktop. Just like paper post-its, Sticky Notes allows users to organize, store, search and back-up notes in the computer. One of the most useful desktop enhancements ever, this widget has gained in popularity allowing the users to set priorities, alarms and...
Filed in: General IT, Microsoft
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Assigning Static IP and DNS Address in Windows 8

Assigning Static IP and DNS Address in Windows 8
What Is an IP Address? An IP address is a 32-bit decimal number that is always accompanied with its corresponding subnet mask, which is also a 32-bit decimal number. Both IP address and subnet mask are divided into 4 octets, and each octet is separated by a dot (.) a.k.a. period. In the network, where multiple computers are connected to each other, each computer must have a unique IP address and a common subnet mask in order to communicate with other...
Filed in: Microsoft
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Assign Multiple IP Addresses to Windows 8 Computer

Assign Multiple IP Addresses to Windows 8 Computer
What Is Multiple IP Address Assignment Multiple IP address assignment in a computer means that a network interface card (NIC) of a computer is assigned with more than one IP addresses. Generally, administrators assign only one IP address to an NIC, and if multiple IP addresses are to be assigned, additional NICs are installed on the computer. Assigning multiple IP addresses to a computer allows the computer to communicate with multiple networks in...
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