Operating systems

Linux and the GNU System

Linux and the GNU System

by Richard Stallman

For more information see also the GNU/Linux FAQ, and Why GNU/Linux?

What Linux distribution do I use?

What distribution do I use?

One of the first questions that you probably have about Linux is "What distribution do I use?" Indeed, this is one of the most frequently asked questions on our forums.
Some of the possible answers to this question are:

Use the distribution that the Linux guru next door uses, so if you have any problems you can ask him or her for help
Use vmware and create virtual machines to try out what distro you like best
Distro comparison - Which distribution provides what advantages

GNU/Linux Mini-HowTo

The solutions of some issues of Linux users which do not demand large instructions will be placed here. Running one or some commands in a terminal window is enough to resolve these questions.

How can I channel voice from a microphone into speakers?
I want both me and my Skype pal can hear my voice from PC-speakers.
How to set up MIC to sing karaoke?

Advanced Options For Windows XP

Advanced Options For Windows XP

These are some of the advanced options for Windows XP (Windows Vista and 7 Coming Soon)

Safe Mode: This advanced option loads only the required drivers and settings to make Windows run. Use Safe Mode when troubleshooting your computer.

What is an Operating System


When you turn on your computer, it's nice to think that you're in control. There's the trusty
computer mouse, which you can move anywhere on the screen, summoning up your music library or
Internet browser at the slightest whim. Although it's easy to feel like a director in front of your
desktop or laptop, there's a lot going on inside, and the real thing behind the curtain handling the
necessary tasks is the operating system (sometimes abbreviated as "OS").

Desktop Gadgets

Often some problems appear with the gadgets in Windows Seven. We're glad to offer you the solutions some of them.

Issue #1
The gadgets do not work when UAC is off.
This problem appeared in beta-versions of Windows 7. It's fixed now.

Issue #2
Gadgets are displayed over another windows.
Do a right click on gadget and deselect "always on top".

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