Q: I was working on my laptop (with Windows Vista) and all of a sudden the "waiting" circle appeared and the screen got a little light and I couldn't do any work for about an hour? Then everything was fine. What happened? A: Windows Vista's "little blue circle" or "waiting circle" basically means that the computer is "thinking". When too much is happening at once on a … [Read more...] about Windows Vista – “Circle” shows up and I can’t work…A Windows Update Problem?
Adding memory is one of the best things you can do to speed up your computer (PC or Mac). Generally speaking, a memory upgrade will allow you to: 1) increase the performance of a single, memory intensive program (like Photoshop or AutoCad) 2) increase the speed of your computer when running multiple applications or programs. It's important not to confuse the memory I'm … [Read more...] about Add More Memory to your Computer – A RAM Purchasing Guide
Partitioning is one of the best kept secrets in the world of computing. For those of you who are new to the concept, partitioning is the idea of splitting a single physical hard drive into sections in order to keep files more organized, and to facilitate backups. In this article I'll talk about my personal partitioning system and my rationale behind it -- as well as a two … [Read more...] about Windows Partition Scheme Suggestion
The Windows kernel is, simply, the layer of the Windows operating system that handles the interaction between the applications running on Windows, and the physical hardware in the computer.This listing shows you how much physical memory (RAM) is being used by the Kernel. Digging a little deeper, you can look at the Windows Task Manager, under the Performance tab. Here you … [Read more...] about What is the Windows Kernel? What is Kernel Memory?
One of the most important choices you will make when you select a web hosting plan is the decision about what hosting platform you choose. The two major choices you have are Linux-based web hosting, and Windows-based web hosting. This article will review the advantages and disadvantages of both of these platforms in the categories of Cost, Compatibility, and Availability. If … [Read more...] about Web Hosting Platforms for Beginners — Linux Hosting vs Windows Hosting