MS-DOS: Need to know

MS-DOS: Need to know Part 1

Now that Microsoft has open sourced MS-DOS it’s a good time to look at filing systems, blocks and the FAT and how they are used. Let’s explore the basics of a DOS – Disk Operating System. There is a big problem with disk drives. No, not the constant running out of space that we used to suffer from, but the deeper computer science and engineering problem of actually making them useful at all. We are so familiar with disk drives being delivered to us in a usable form that it is first necessary to go back to the raw hardware to see what the problem is. In a hard disk drive…

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The top 10 things to consider when buying a new laptop

When people ask us which laptop is best for their needs, the first thing we tell them is that there is no clear answer. There are too many different types of laptops, and different price categories to suit them. However, we do give people a checklist that they should consider before splurging on a new device. 1. Size: If portability is your main concern, then you need to consider a notebook that has a small-ish screen and a light weight. Any laptop marketed as an Ultrabook should fit your bill here, as they are designed to be slim and light. More to the point, though, look for a laptop with a…

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32-bit vs 64-bit

32-bit vs 64-bit

32-bit vs 64-bit, yes this one topic computer buyers always ask. A 32-bit computer is a computer that is normally averaged. Its main purpose of build is to cut down cost as swift as possible and not degrade too much necessary quality. This type of computers are usually intended for the computer User whose task is to perform normal work like open word processing software, checking emails, instant messaging, watching videos or movies and numerous other end user stuffs you all are doing or used to do. Because of this it comes built with limitations to the geek; due to its intention of build being to lower cost of product for…

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