Windows vs Linux – 10 Key Differences

You know there is always this clash between the Windows and Linux communities. I have personally experienced the clashes with old classmates and current colleagues, it drives me insane! So what is it that everyone is missing? The fact that one is not better than the other, they just differ. Linux may perform better than Windows in certain environments and vice versa. Now here’s where I throw a spanner in the gears – Mac may outperform both Windows and Linux in some cases! But enough rambling, what are the differences between Windows and Linux? Read the rest of this entry »

B-HAVE – BitDefender’s Proactive Technology

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BitDefender, a global provider of award-winning anti-virus software and data security solutions, announced today the launch of BitDefender Total Security 2009, in South Africa.

The new security solution from BitDefender provides the ultimate proactive protection for PCs by combining advanced protection against viruses, spyware, hackers, spam and other e-threats, with minimal impact on system performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Faking It! – Fake Virus and Spyware Protection Software

Ladies and gentlemen, readers from all corners of the globe… Today I was on the border of crossing over into a new career of… Well… Uhm… absolutely anything where I would not need to deal with PC’s! I can almost guarantee that most of you have either experienced or know of someone that has installed software on their PC, thinking that it is an Anti-Malware program but turns out to be malware itself. Antivirus 2009, Internet Security Deluxe, Micro Antivirus 2009… There are a few… Read the rest of this entry »

Godson-3 – The Chinese Rival To Intel

China’s Godson-3 chip is ambitious if anything. It proposes to be everything a world-class processor should be–and then some.

Developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, it also has a larger goal: microprocessor independence for China. “Their motivation is pretty clear. They don’t want to be totally dependent on the outside world for something as important as microprocessors,” said Tom Halfhill, an analyst at In-Stat. Read the rest of this entry »

The Not So Glassy Vista Aero – Aero Glass Gets Turned Off

Hey, have you ever had the problem of your Vista Aero Glass turning off and wondered how to get them back? Firstly though, let’s look at why Aero may get turned off. Read the rest of this entry »

Get Rid Of Your Old Hardware Drivers

If you are experiencing weird issues after upgrading your hardware, or you’ve just upgraded to the latest hardware device and aren’t seeing the performance you’d like, you might want to remove the old drivers which are still installed for the old hardware, even though you can’t normally see them in device manager.

What you have to do is set a less-known flag to allow you to see non-present devices, and then launch device manager. You’ll then see the old devices in the list, and can uninstall the drivers for them. Read the rest of this entry »

Disable Writing To USB Drives

A common security concern at organizations is allowing users to plug in a USB flash drive, because they could so easily copy corporate data.

Since Windows XP SP2, you can disable writing to USB devices altogether using a simple registry hack. Read the rest of this entry »