BIOS has been around for almost as long as PCs themselves. If you frequently struggle with computer issues, you may have heard of the term, but few users know exactly what it is. Yet, the BIOS is fundamental to the operability of every PC. In this article, we discuss what’s behind the acronym, which functions the BIOS performs, and what its successors look like.
Optical installation media are yesterday’s news. A bootable USB drive is not only faster and more practical than a CD-ROM, it can also do a lot more: For example, create a portable operating system with which you can use Windows as well as Linux computers. The most important function, though, is the ability to boot and repair a PC following a serious system problem. To make such a bootable USB...
Defragmenting can speed up your hard disk and boost your computer’s performance – that used to be the case. Modern file systems and SSD data carriers make defragmentation almost superfluous and can even be more harmful than beneficial. Windows 10 takes care of this once time-consuming process automatically in the background, without users noticing any delay.
With the spread of Windows, DOS commands have become less important. Launching a program, copying a file, or creating a directory – this can be done using a mouse and the graphic interface. However, it’s still useful to know some basic DOS commands should you ever have any problems with the Windows display. Keep reading for an overview of the main commands.
Storing files online on a cloud platform has become part of everyday life for many people. Storing files with online storage providers takes the load off your hard drive and ensures that they are available anytime and from anywhere. But what are the best cloud storage providers on the market? And what differences are there between them? Which one would be best for me?
Multithreading is a technology that can be used to get more performance from a processor - without increasing frequency or introducing more microprocessors. Instead, you structure software in small units (threads) and process them simultaneously or near simultaneously. How can that work? Keep reading to find out.
The duel between Linux and Windows may have an obvious victor on the home computer front, but the battle for server use paints a very different picture: since the beginning, Linux has defeated Windows, as usage figures show. But many users remain unconvinced by statistics and rightfully ask the question: what are the actual differences between the two platforms?
What is a kernel? Computer users benefit from kernels every day, but relatively few know what they really do. Without kernels, working on PCs, Macs, smartphones, or tablets wouldn’t be possible. As the interface between hardware and software, kernels are one of the most important parts of a computer system.
Most PC users are only familiar with Windows in its various versions, but there are alternative operating systems on the market. Linux distributions offer many advantages compared to Microsoft’s product. Nonetheless, there are many things to take into consideration before switching. So, who should you fight for in the great battle – Linux or Windows?
The single-board computer Raspberry Pi has enjoyed high popularity since its release in 2012. With the increasing number of possible applications, the minicomputer has become an interesting and practical solution for various branches of industry. As a result, more and more operating systems for the British computer are being introduced to the market. Choosing the appropriate Raspberry Pi...