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How to boot or install Fedora Linux on your laptop or computer from a Thumb Drive
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How to boot or install Fedora Linux on your laptop or computer from a Thumb Drive

Now that you can install any Windows OS from your thumb drive as per my instructions in How to install Microsoft Windows from your USB Drive, lovers of Linux Distributions such as Ubuntu Linux or Fedora Linux are possibly a little jealous. “What about us?” you impassioned plea plaintively craving knowledge. These alternative OS are built using the Linux Kernel Developed by Linus Torvald and are among the most stable, virus-unfriendly and robust OS in the world. Linux is especially great for: Reviving older Computers and Laptops Removing viruses from a hard-drive and removable storage devices Safe surfing and shopping online I actually use Fedora Linux myself! I personally use Fedora Linux for Virus cleaning in my work as noted in my article HP and Web OS - 2011 is the Year of ...
Windows 7 trumps Windows XP for Pole Position – Windows 8 Cloudy Future
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Windows 7 trumps Windows XP for Pole Position – Windows 8 Cloudy Future

This just in, my dear readers! Windows 7 is now the No. 1 Operating System for WinTel (Windows and Intel) machines worldwide. This after bearing the dominance of the Windows XP OS, which has held that position for the last ten (10) years, a testament ironically more to the power of software piracy than the quality of the OS! Personally I find this all surprising, as it was only a six (6) months ago that Windows XP was King of the Hill, according to the Statistics of Consumer Report in April 2011AD the US of A. But statistics never lie and analyst and Web Statistician StatCounter handy graphic shows when the break even point occurred between the months of October 2010AD to September 2011AD. For those with a penchant for words, here is the October 2011AD stats rap sheet: Windows 7 ...
Android Ice Cream Sandwich Event set for October 19
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Android Ice Cream Sandwich Event set for October 19

Ice Cream Sandwich is the code name for version 4.0 of the Android mobile operating system. After previewing Ice Cream Sandwich at the Google I/O conference in May Google is ready to reveal it to the world at an event set for October 19th in Hong Kong. The original event was set for October 11th but was postponed out of respect due to the passing of Steve Jobs. Larry Page (Co-founder of Google) has said that over 190 million Android powered devices has been activated making in the most widely used mobile operating system in the world and with Version 4.0 expected to fix main of the issues complained about by users Android to extend it's lead at the top of the mobile OS ladder especially with Windows Phone and Blackberry struggling and some users not convinced that the new features of th...
Samsung’s “bada” mobile operating system gets updated to 2.0
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Samsung’s “bada” mobile operating system gets updated to 2.0

Samsung's bada mobile operating system was introduced Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona in February 2010. More than a year later a slew of updates is present in to the latest bada 2.0 version that could make it a decent competitor in the mobile OS wars against the likes of Android iOS, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7 (R.I.P. webOS). bada 2.0 features Some of the new features and updates in Bada 2.o include multitasking, support for Near field Communication (NFC), WiFi Direct, Text to speech, Speech to text, Push notifications, OpenAL, a new User Interface and in-App ads. Samsung is a big supporter of Android but with Bada making such significant strides it remains to be seen whether Bada will be Samsungs dominant OS in the future or just a trump card in case the love affair with G...