September 30, 2008
Since defragmenting the disk won't do much to improve Windows XP performance, here are 23 suggestions that will. Each can enhance the performance and reliability of your customers' PCs. Best of all, most of them will cost you nothing.
1.) To decrease a system's boot time and increase system performance, use the money you save by not buying defragmentation software -- the built-in Windows defragmenter works just fine -- and instead equip the computer with an Ultra-133 or Serial ATA hard drive with 8-MB cache buffer.
2.) If a PC has less than 512 MB of RAM, add more memory. This is a relatively inexpensive and easy upgrade that can dramatically improve system performance.
3.) Ensure that Windows XP is utilizing the NTFS file system. If you're not sure, here's how to check: First, double-click the My Computer icon, right-click on the C: Drive, then select Properties. Next, examine the File System type; if it says FAT32, then back-up any important data. Next, click Start, click Run, type CMD, and then click OK. At the prompt, type CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS and press the Enter key. This process may take a while; it's important that the computer be uninterrupted and virus-free. The file system used by the bootable drive will be either FAT32 or NTFS. I highly recommend NTFS for its superior security, reliability, and efficiency with larger disk drives.
4.) Disable file indexing. The indexing service extracts information from documents and other files on the hard drive and creates a "searchable keyword index." As you can imagine, this process can be quite taxing on any system.The idea is that the user can search for a word, phrase, or property inside a document, should they have hundreds or thousands of documents and not know the file name of the document they want. Windows XP's built-in search functionality can still perform these kinds of searches without the Indexing service. It just takes longer. The OS has to open each file at the time of the request to help find what the user is looking for.
Most people never need this feature of search. Those who do are typically in a large corporate environment where thousands of documents are located on at least one server. But if you're a typical system builder, most of your clients are small and medium businesses. And if your clients have no need for this search feature, I recommend disabling it.
Here's how: First, double-click the My Computer icon. Next, right-click on the C: Drive, then select Properties. Uncheck "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching." Next, apply changes to "C: subfolders and files," and click OK. If a warning or error message appears (such as "Access is denied"), click the Ignore All button.
5.) Update the PC's video and motherboard chipset drivers. Also, update and configure the BIOS. For more information on how to configure your BIOS properly, see this article on my site.
6.) Empty the Windows Prefetch folder every three months or so. Windows XP can "prefetch" portions of data and applications that are used frequently. This makes processes appear to load faster when called upon by the user. That's fine. But over time, the prefetch folder may become overloaded with references to files and applications no longer in use. When that happens, Windows XP is wasting time, and slowing system performance, by pre-loading them. Nothing critical is in this folder, and the entire contents are safe to delete.
7.) Once a month, run a disk cleanup. Here's how: Double-click the My Computer icon. Then right-click on the C: drive and select Properties. Click the Disk Cleanup button -- it's just to the right of the Capacity pie graph -- and delete all temporary files.
8.) In your Device Manager, double-click on the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers device, and ensure that DMA is enabled for each drive you have connected to the Primary and Secondary controller. Do this by double-clicking on Primary IDE Channel. Then click the Advanced Settings tab. Ensure the Transfer Mode is set to "DMA if available" for both Device 0 and Device 1. Then repeat this process with the Secondary IDE Channel.
In the next post i will give you some more tips for increasing your WIN XP speed.
September 29, 2008
From the recent studies on the drugs it is found that Phentermine is more effective in comparison to other drugs and loss 10-15% more weight in comparison to other drugs.Phentermine is best effective when it is taken on the open stomach once a day.In addition to this it is approved by FDA that means it is one of the most powerful appetite suppressants exists in the market.One more benefit of Phentermine is that it is much less in cost in comparison to the other drugs so that a new user can easily buy it for its problem of fat.
September 15, 2008
The main aim of this organization is to versees nuclear weapons research and maintains the warhead stockpile.In addition to this,the computer also could have a wide range of other applications in civilian engineering, medicine and science, from developing biofuels and designing more fuel-efficient cars to finding drug therapies and providing services to the financial industry.If we take a look at the physical aspects of this supercomputer then system occupies 6,000 square feet with 57 miles of fiber optics and weighs 500,000 pounds. Although made from commercial parts, the computer consists of 6,948 dual-core computer chips and 12,960 cell engines, and it has 80 terabytes of memory housed in 288 connected refrigerator-sized racks.The overall cost of this is system is $100 million.
September 14, 2008
You can also say this website as a business internet directory because it provides you a complete business listing of all the business exists in your local town and also a detailed information about them so that you can easily connect to any of these businesses.With the help of their unique search engine you can found out all the facilities that are available in your town or in different cities like New York,New Jersey,Pennsylvania or any other city.
You can also say this website as Yellow Pages,as in yellow pages you found all the information of any thing that you want similarly this website also provides you a complete information of any thing that you want.In addition to this they also provide you a list of top searches that most of the people search on their website.This website provides you all these facilities absolutely free,for availing all these facilities you had to just sign up with them and after that you can completely utilize their facility.
September 12, 2008
One such type of rehabilitation center is capobythesea.com, which provides Residential Drug Treatment to its patient that means they provide complete staying facility to the suffered person so that environment of that person can be changed and they can recover fast.At their rehabilitation center you will found their regular Drug Intervention that means they put each of its patients under special consideration according to their problem and regularly check their condition whether there is any improvement or not.
This intervention also helps in the quick recovery of the patient from these addictions. In addition to their drug addiction treatments they also provide their service of alcohol addiction treatment where the people suffered from alcohol addiction are treated. Here the main focus of alcohol addiction treatment is based on mental, physical and spiritual treatment of body, in addition to this they also busy their patients in the extracurricular activities so they do not think about any type of bad thing. Their rehabilitation center is located on the beautiful beaches of the Dana Point. The main of this organization is to make free our society from drug and alcohol addiction.
September 9, 2008
As all we know chips are the most important circuitry part of processors and processor speed is also depends on the size of the chips.In recent years chip making technology has been moved from 90nm to 65nm,but today it moved up to 45nm.The worlds largest processor making company Intel is shrinking chip sizes like never before.Intel has invested $1.5 billion in this project.Intel's 45nm chip is believed to be smaller,faster,and more power efficient than all its predecessors. The "45nm effect" implies that by using nano technology size of the chips can be reduced up to 45nm.
Hence, in order to reduce the chip size we have to reduce the transistor size,but as the transistor get thinner,electrical leakage takes place in the transistors.Hence while shrinking the size of the silicon-di-oxide gate dielectric,transistor gate leakage was one of the most difficult technical challenges that industry faced. To get rid of this problem,Intel has developed a hafnium-based material with the high k property (where k is the dielectric constant of the material),which helps deliver transistors with very low leakage current and high performance.Reducing power leakage and improving performance are the most important features of Intel project.The company's most advanced manufacturing technology today is 65nm,which went into commercial production last year.In the current stage Intel has about fifteen 45nm product design in various stages of development.
The resulting chips that are formed after "45 nm" technology will have 820 millions transistors to put in for parallel computing,energy management and graphics.Today market is still waiting for applications of this 45nm chip.The chips that are produced on 45nm technology will be faster ,consume less energy,contain more transistor and be cheaper to mass produce.All of this results in better PC,laptop and server processor speed,while reducing the amount of power leakage from transistors and hence overall efficiency is increased.In today's server environment people want to consolidate.This is an opportunity for software developers across the globe to implement parallelism in their applications.But this is not the limit,very soon we see microprocessors that use up to 32nanometere chips from this industry.The future of smaller and more intelligent chips,according to the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors or ITRS(http://www.irts.net/reports.html),will be 32nm,22nm and then 16nm technology.
September 8, 2008
Today embedded computers are the most prevalent form of computers in existence.You can found these devices anywhere from car engines and manufacturing robots to VCRs and microwave ovens.Generally these systems are designed to work on a very specific task thats why they are provided with limited features.Today these embedded systems vary considerably,some are general purpose computers that are running on standard operating system such as UNIX with special purpose application to implement the functionality,others are hardware devices with a special purpose embedded operating system providing just the functionality desired.
Within the last few years the use of embedded systems is increased to a great extent.These embedded systems can work as standalone units and as a member of a network.It is believed that embedded systems almost always run real time operating systems.A real time system is used only when rigid time requirements have been placed on the operation of processor or the flow of data.Hence it is used as a control device in a dedicated application.In other words we can also say that real time systems has well defined time constraints.All the processing must be done within the defined time constraints otherwise processing will fail. A real time systems functions correctly only if it returns correct results within the time constraints.
September 7, 2008
More than 40 million US viewers have gone to NBC's Olympics site to watch some of the 2,200 hours of live footage from the Beijing games. All those viewers need is a Silverlight player on their browser if they do not have one already.By building up Silverlight's user base, the world's largest software maker is looking to win over developers who see Web platforms such as Silverlight and Flash as a new way to deliver powerful Web-linked programmes incorporating rich graphics.Currently, those platforms are mainly reserved for multimedia applications such as Google Inc's popular YouTube site, which runs on Adobe's Flash technology.After years of selling licenses for software that runs on a computer's hard drive, Microsoft is facing a new batch of competitors providing software free as a service through the Web browser in exchange for online advertising.Taking advantage of Flash, Silverlight and other more simple Web-coding technologies such as AJAX, a new breed of interactive Web software -- known as rich Internet applications (RIAs) -- has emerged.
Adobe plans to take the next step with tools called Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR), which allow programmes to run on the Web or offline on a computer's desktop.On the other hand, Microsoft is approaching Silverlight from the opposite direction. It plans to take advantage of its legions of outside developers experienced in writing for its ubiquitous Windows operating system.The next version of Silverlight, being tested now and due later this year, will support Microsoft's .NET framework -- tools used by developers to create desktop applications that work on Windows.Microsoft introduced its first version of Silverlight a year ago, but Gartner's Valdes said the second version is the first real form of Silverlight since the inclusion of .NET support turns the technology into a great revolution.
Let see who will win this race,Microsoft or Adobe.
September 6, 2008
Microsoft has a 2 percent market share in Europe and 9 per cent worldwide, behind both Google and Yahoo.Buying ciao.com was an important step in Microsoft's attempt to distinguish itself by providing search results more useful to consumers, particularly shoppers, than those thrown up by a Google search.Ciao.com is active in seven European countries and attracts 19.6 mn unique visitors per month in Europe, more than twice as many as rival kelkoo.com, according to ComScore, thanks to its large network of members who contribute product reviews.To attract more users, Microsoft also plans to reward consumers who buy products through its shopping sites by giving them cash back, extending a trial started in the United States a few months ago.
Microsoft's offer of $17.50 per share betters an earlier proposal by media-focused US buyout firm Quadrangle Group to acquire the company for $15.50 a share, and represents a slight premium to Greenfield's closing price of $17.25 on Thursday.On August 26, Greenfield had said it had received a $17.50 per share offer but did not reveal from whom.The latest offer represents a premium of about 10 percent over Greenfield's closing share price on August 25.Microsoft said it had agreed to sell Greenfield's main business, which surveys consumer opinion online and sells the results to market researchers, to an unnamed financial buyer.The companies expect both deals to close during the fourth quarter of 2008. Completion of the Greenfield sale to Microsoft does not depend on Microsoft's disposal of the online survey business, the two companies said.This deal really help Microsoft in competing with google.
September 3, 2008
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September 2, 2008
If Obama indeed does that in the event he becomes US president, it would adversely impact the massive flow of work that currently comes to Indian IT and business process ousourcing firms. Though Indian IT companies have been trying to geographically diversify their revenue source, almost 60% of it still comes from the US.But technology companies here pointed out that if Obama were to do any such thing, it would only hurt America.
On this explanation of Obama,Nasscom said that Indian software exports are unlikely to be affected by this stance of Obama as offshoring is a key economic decision for US firms.Anant Koppar, an IT industry observer, also said the US does not have enough skilled workers and scope for scalability. "So outsourcing is the only option for them," he said. Meanwhile, India's software exports, led by companies like Infosys, TCS and Wipro. draw over 70% of revenue from the US market.Facing the heat from US presidential hopefuls who blamed "shipping jobs" to China and India for rising US unemployment, the India Inc had on previous occasions launched a counter-offensive telling Americans that the industry is in fact creating new work opportunities for them.
1.Anne Mulcahy(Xerox Corp): Anne M Mulcahy tops the list of the most powerful tech women. She became CEO of Xerox in August 2001, and chairman on January 1, 2002.Mulcahy is credited of having pulled Xerox out of a near-fatal slump in 2002. Her ideas include colour printing, eco-friendly technologies and lucrative consulting services. To compete with rivals like Canon and Hewlett-Packard, Mulcahy doubled Xerox's software R&D budget to $1.5 billion.
She began her Xerox career as a field sales representative in 1976 and assumed increasingly responsible sales and senior management positions. From 1992-1995, Mulcahy was vice president for human resources, responsible for compensation, benefits, human resource strategy, labor relations, management development and employee training.Mulcahy became chief staff officer in 1997 and corporate senior vice president in 1998. Prior to that, she served as vice president and staff officer for Customer Operations, covering South America and Central America, Europe, Asia and Africa.Mulcahy earned a bachelor of arts degree in English/journalism from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY.
2.Safra A Catz(Oracle):Co-President of Oracle Corporation, Safra A Catz ranks at no. 15 on the list. An Oracle veteran, she served as an Executive Vice President from November 1999 to January 2004, and as Senior Vice President from April 1999 to October 1999.Safra A Catz has served as a President since January 2004, as Chief Financial Officer since November 2005, and as a Director since October 2001.
The magazine praises Catz for overseeing Oracle's numerous acquisitions -- the company's stock was recently trading near its five-year high.An Israeli, Catz held a key role in $10.3 billion takeover of software rival PeopleSoft. Prior to Oracle, Catz was at Donaldson and Lufkin & Jenrette, global investment banks.A bachelor's degree holder from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, she later pursued law from the University's Law School.
3.Ann Livermore(Hewlett-Packard): Head of Hewlett-Packard's $38 billion division, Ann Livermore ranks at no. 33 in the list of Forbes list of most powerful women.Among the 25 highest-paid women, her group includes servers, storage, software, and services for corporate clients. The products and services from this organization reach business and public sector customers of all sizes in more than 170 countries.Livermore rose through the ranks in sales, marketing and research and development.
She was on the short list of possible HP chiefs to replace Carly Fiorina.For more than two decades, Livermore has been involved with building solutions to help HP customers manage and transform their technology. Livermore was elected a corporate vice president in 1995 after holding a variety of management positions in marketing, sales, research and development, and business management. She joined the company in 1982.Livermore holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University. In 1997, Livermore was elected to the board of directors of United Parcel Service.
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September 1, 2008
The launching of these computers are come under the Intel's India movement i.e "Connected Indians" which aims at providing to users cheap machines dubbed as nettops and netbooks.Collaborating with Intel are industry partners such as original equipment manufacturers and Internet service providers, as well as the government.Less than a decade ago, personal computers came attached with a price tag of more than Rs 50,000, and the average person could at best own an 'assembled' desktop at anything between Rs 20,000-Rs 25,000.
Based on Intel's Atom processor - the chipmaker's lowest priced processor launched earlier this year - OEMs such as Acer, HCL, Zenith, Intex, Lenovo, Wipro and Novatium, showcased various designs at the event.We all Indians hope that "The 'Connected Indians' movement will bring with it rapid broadband deployment and help harness the powers of Internet to accelerate inclusive social and economic change".In addition to this Intel also signed an agreement with state-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd to jointly popularise broadband Internet and wireless broadband technology WiMax.