Operating Systems

Ubuntu: The Linux system for everyone

Ubuntu: The versatile Linux distribution with long-term support

Whether a home PC, work laptop, or website server – without an operating system, the management of hardware resources wouldn’t be possible. Windows systems have proven themselves over the years, and Apple computers run with Mac OS X as the standard, but Linux distributions are no longer a niche in the server environment. Ubuntu, for example, continues to build on traditional open source...

Linux – the cost-effective alternative to Windows

Linux: a closer look at the open source operating system

There are many claims about Linux. Is it more secure than Windows? Or is it just more complicated? Although they are widespread in the server area, open source systems haven’t really made their way to PCs. What actually lies behind the cost-effective alternative? Is using a Linux operating system right for you? We’ve got the answers to these questions and more.

Debian – the universal system software

Debian: what does this Linux kernel offer?

Anyone looking to learn about Linux operating systems will come across Debian soon enough. The GNU/Linux distribution was one of the first of its kind and is still one of the most widely used today. Over 1,000 community members work on the Debian project, furthering the development of the collection. But how did Debian become so successful? And what makes this system software so interesting to...

Shutdown Commands via CMD

Shutdown via CMD: An overview of windows shutdown commands

In Windows, you can adapt frequently required shutdown routines to your individual needs in many different ways. For this, Windows provides an appropriate tool in the command line, which is also referred to as the prompt – CMD or cmd.exe. We introduce shutdowns via CMD, which can handle efficient, simple, but also more complex shutdown routines.

A comparison of different servers

Servers by comparison in web hosting

Carry out a server comparison and you will notice that website operators have a large selection to choose from. Professional hosts offer virtual, dedicated, and cloud based servers in different performance levels. How do these server models differ from one another? What features does a root server have in comparison to a managed server? Which type of hosting is best for your web project? Take a...

Parsing Errors

Parsing errors on Android: “There was a problem parsing the package”

Parsing is a process in which programmes split up blocks of information into understandable parts in order to analysze and evaluate the underlying structure. Programmes can use these insights to derive instructions. When there’s a problem parsing the information package, apps cannot be installed for example. Find out here how to fix parsing errors on Android.

Unix: a history

Unix: the operating system setting new standards

In the context of open source operating systems, the term “unixoid” is often used, indicating that the software is similar to the Unix system published in 1969. Typical indicators are, for example, the file system, or means and rights available to access the system and its processes. But what exactly is Unix, and who is behind the development of this influential operating system?

Module tests in software development

Software quality assurance: module tests

Module tests are one of the most effective methods of identifying as many errors in the source code as possible early on in the software development process. The special feature: the smallest isolatable components of a program are placed in a neutral test environment. If errors appear, it’s obvious they are occurring in the module being tested, which makes them easy to correct.

Reboot and select proper boot device

“Reboot and select proper boot device” – how to fix this error

“Reboot and select proper boot device” sounds straightforward enough. It means “Restart your computer and select the hardware your system uses to start.” But how would one go about that? Because the error message can have various causes, there are multiple strategies for troubleshooting this fairly common error on Windows PCs.

Windows 10: changing your keyboard language

Changing your keyboard language in Windows 10: switching between languages step by step

Text in foreign languages sometimes requires special characters. The letters assigned to the different keys also differ between some languages. Therefore, many users who wish to write in a foreign language find it more convenient to change the keyboard language. Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts enable you to switch quickly between languages. We will show you how to change the keyboard language in...


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