Operating Systems

Best virtualisation software

Best virtualisation software comparison

What is the best virtualisation software? The answer is not that simple. On the one hand, what’s best depends on the operating system used. On the other hand, there has been a shift in virtualisation: away from virtual machines and toward container virtualisation. Read on to find out why VM software is still relevant and which VM software is best.

Screenshots on Mac and Windows

The best screenshot tools at a glance

What exactly is a screenshot? How do you create one? And how do the different screenshot shortcuts work when trying to create screenshots on Mac and Windows? Besides the built-in features on operating systems, what are the other, third-party options when it comes to screenshot tools? We’ll take you through our introductory guide to making screenshots and the best keyboard shortcuts and screenshot...

What is BIOS

What is a BIOS? A definition

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.

Hyperthreading

What is hyperthreading?

Multitasking is not only a valuable skill in everyday life. Processors that handle multiple tasks at the same time also significantly improve computer performance. That’s why Intel invented hyperthreading. Hyperthreading technology ensures that a physical processor splits into two virtual cores and performs more than one task simultaneously. Let’s take a closer look at the advantages of a hyper...

Make a bootable USB drive

Make a bootable USB drive and save your computer

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...

Windows 10: defragmenting the hard disk

Defragmenting a hard disk in Windows 10: step by step

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.

NET Framework

.NET Framework: All information about the Microsoft framework

In 2002, Microsoft released the first version of .NET Framework. The cross-language developer platform has established itself as an integral part of Windows. What exactly is the framework and the various versions, such as .NET Framework 3.5 or 4.8? We’ll share the most important information and give you valuable tips on how to get started.

DOS commands overview

DOS commands: An overview

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.

Multithreading explained

Multithreading: More performance for processors

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.

Linux vs Windows – the big server check

Linux vs. Windows: a comparison of the best web server solutions

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?


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