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  • Is it impossible to connect a Win 10 tablet to a Win 7 PC via USB?

    05/09/2018 12:45:49 PM PDT · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 47 replies
    Eric Pode | 09 May 2018 | Eric Pode
    I never imagined this would be impossible until I actually had to try and do it.I'm trying to connect via USB my desktop (homebuilt, Intel based, Win 7 Ultimate) to a Lenovo Yoga tablet (Win 10) to copy over about 40 gig of files.An hour long web search reveals no straightforward way to do this, indeed many sites say it's not possible by design.I never give up until I have checked FR.Am I stuck shuttling the files between computers using a flash drive, or my bog-slow home wireless network?
  • Choosing Linux Desktops: Customizers vs. Launchers

    04/07/2016 12:50:58 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 17 replies
    Datamation ^ | 5 April 2016 | Bruce Byfield
    Asked to recommend a Linux desktop, users respond in a number of ways. Many recommend their own preferences. Others suggest the desktop environment that they believe is closest in appearance and function to Windows or OS X.A while ago, though, I realized that the seven major Linux desktops can be ranked on a spectrum from the highly customizable to those that are little more than launchers for their applications.Starting with the customizers, my rankings along this spectrum are:7. KDE Ever see a Windows users' reactions to all the options on a Linux desktop? Well, KDE produces the same look of...
  • Why there will never be a year of the Linux desktop

    09/30/2015 4:57:21 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 79 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 29 September 2015 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    I love the Linux desktop. As far as I'm concerned, the Linux Mint 17.2 is the best desktop around. Heck, I was once editor-in-chief of a website called Linux Desktop. But today, I believe there's no way the Linux desktop will ever become the top desktop operating system. The Linux desktop, here Mint 17.2 with Cinnamon, is great, but it will never be popular the way Windows was. That's right. There will be no "Year of the Linux desktop." Oh, don't get me wrong, Linux, as Android tablets and smartphones and Chrome OS Chromebooks, will become the most popular end-user...
  • Why You Should (or Shouldn't) Switch to Each Leading Linux Desktop

    01/15/2015 10:30:48 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 29 replies
    Datamation ^ | 13 January 2015 | Bruce Byfield
    The perfect desktop is undoubtedly the one you would design yourself. However, lacking the necessary time and expertise, many users hop instead from desktop to desktop desktop with the same enthusiasm as others hop between distros, hoping to find the ideal distribution.In many cases, they never find their ideal, and for good reason -- even the simplest Linux desktop is a mixture of advantages and disadvantages.Here, for example, are some core reasons for both accepting and rejecting the seven leading desktops of today:Cinnamon Leading Advantage: Like MATE, Linux Mint's other desktop, Cinnamon is a classic desktop for GNOME-based applications. However,...
  • Windows 8.1 overtakes Mac OS X 10.9 among desktop OS users

    12/02/2013 1:06:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    C/NET ^ | 12/02/2013 | by Lance Whitney
    Windows 8.1 is now the fifth most popular desktop OS, at least as recorded by Web tracker Net Applications. For November, Microsoft's latest version of Windows snagged 2.64 percent of all desktop OS traffic recorded by Net Applications. That number was a healthy gain from the 1.72 percent seen in October and the 0.87 percent in September. The rise also pushed Windows 8.1 just ahead of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks with a 2.42 percent share and just behind Windows Vista with a 3.57 percent share. Windows 8.1 popped up in June as a preview edition before officially launching in...
  • 10 amazing Linux desktop environments you've probably never seen

    05/17/2013 10:01:48 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 32 replies
    Network World ^ | 15 May 2013 | Bryan Lunduke
    One of the most amazing things about Linux is how versatile it is. Let's face it - Windows and MacOS X are...boring. They look exactly how they look. When it comes to making your computer look and behave however you like, Linux is king. Let's take a stroll through some truly interesting, and beautiful, Linux Desktop Environments - the ones that many of us have never even seen.xmonad xmonad (all lower case) is a tiling window manager built in the Haskell programming language (which is interesting enough to qualify for inclusion in this list). So what is a “tiling...
  • KDE 4: Leader of the Semantic Pack

    10/26/2011 5:43:06 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 15 replies
    Linux.com ^ | 25 October 2011 | Carla Schroder
    Semantic computing is the future of computing, and KDE4 has the only working implementation of a semantic desktop. If you want an example of where Linux and FOSS are taking the lead, this is a great one. KDE4 Semantic Desktop KDE4 has been flinging new technologies at us fast and furiously, many in the category of "semantic desktop." Semantic computing is the future of computing, and KDE4 has the only working implementation of a semantic desktop. The idea of a semantic Web has been kicking around for some years, and the semantic desktop is the same concept applied to the...
  • Is the Linux Desktop "On Par" With Mac and Windows? No Way!

    08/17/2011 5:00:18 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 121 replies
    Linux.com ^ | 14 August 2011 | Carla Schroder
    Where is the Linux desktop going, and where should it go? This is a hot topic, and an important one. Unfortunately the discussion usually starts from the wrong premise, that the Linux desktop has only recently achieved parity with its Mac OS X and Windows cousins. Not so! The Linux desktop has been superior since its early days, and would have to go backwards to achieve parity. Now which Linux desktop are we talking about? That's a good question, and that is superior item #1: multiple desktop environments and window managers to choose from.A Mighty Power Tool The PC has...
  • Control is Highly Overrated and Overpriced

    06/08/2011 5:10:57 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 20 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 6 June 2011 | Ken Hess
    An interesting conversation arose over my post, “The Increasingly Irrelevant Desktop OS,” that I placed over on LinkedIn in one of the Virtualization groups. One of the conversations trickled toward the issue of control. The excerpt from that thread reads, “I can see consumers not needing an OS for most of their daily activities. Web browsing, mail and streaming multimedia can all be done from a centralized location. Other than that, I do not see professionals giving up their OS of choice any time soon. That would simply involve giving up too much control.” True.Giving up control of one’s own...
  • Another reason to go open source

    12/30/2008 10:02:20 AM PST · by CleoClem · 9 replies · 600+ views
    Microsoft isn't going away anytime soon. The software giant's presence is deeply anchored in homes and businesses globally. Microsoft is guaranteed a place in the annals of technology history. But, due to a recent spate of mishaps, it sure looks like that when it comes to the desktop and end-user side of things, Microsoft's days may be numbered.
  • PCs to Be Seen, Not Heard

    12/10/2007 7:35:06 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 29 replies · 279+ views
    NYTimes.com ^ | Thursday, October 11, 2007 | PETER WAYNER
    JOSH SHENKLE knew that he couldn’t hook up any old PC to the 106-inch Panasonic projection television in his home theater. Most computers come with buzzing fans, whirring disk drives and whining capacitors that compete with the sound system. “After a while, the noise gets to you during quiet scenes,” he said. “It overwhelms you and takes you away from the movie.” Computer users who want silent offices and living rooms are starting to ask for quiet computers. Manufacturers are taking notice. Some new computers like the Apple iMac or the Alienware Area-51 7500 are marketed for their silence. A...
  • Maryland Professor Creates Desktop Supercomputer

    06/27/2007 11:50:49 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 34 replies · 1,358+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 6/26/07
    A prototype of what may be the next generation of personal computers has been developed by researchers in the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering. Capable of computing speeds 100 times faster than current desktops, the technology is based on parallel processing on a single chip.Parallel processing is an approach that allows the computer to perform many different tasks simultaneously, a sharp contrast to the serial approach employed by conventional desktop computers. The prototype developed by Uzi Vishkin and his Clark School colleagues uses a circuit board about the size of a license plate on which they...
  • Women Have Germiest Offices(snack,makeup,...)

    02/16/2007 4:11:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 617+ views
    CBS News ^ | 02/13/07
    Women Have Germiest Offices But Men's Wallets Germier Than Purses Feb 13, 2007 (WebMD) Women tend to have germier offices than men, according to a new study on office germs. The study comes from University of Arizona researchers Sheri Maxwell, BS, and Charles Gerba, PhD. It was funded by The Clorox Company. The researchers swabbed the offices of 59 women and 54 men in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. They sampled eight sites in each office: the phone, desktop, computer mouse, computer keyboard, exclamation key on the computer keyboard, pen, bottom of desk drawer,...
  • This Is Fun. Have your Desktop Resized...

    11/17/2006 3:15:30 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 1 replies · 633+ views
    Circoripopolo ^ | 11/17/2006 | Circoripopolo
    Desktop Resizers
  • Dell to Employ 20,000 in India

    03/20/2006 7:22:45 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 36 replies · 1,381+ views
    Red Herring ^ | March 20, 2006 | Red Herring
    The No. 1 computer maker in the world will double headcount in India in the next three years. Dell CEO Michael Dell said Monday the company would employ 20,000 people in India in the next three years, doubling the current headcount of 10,000. A small portion of the new employees, or about 300, will be on the R&D team, doubling the current 300-strong division. They will be based in Bangalore, designing and finding solutions for servers and storage equipment. “We found that the R&D team was designing patentable stuff, so we decided to extend their scope from just software to...
  • IBM will not use Windows Vista - but will move to Linux desktops

    03/08/2006 10:00:30 AM PST · by zeugma · 74 replies · 976+ views
    NeoSeeker ^ | March 6th, 2006 | William Henning
    IBM switching to Linux destops in Germany according to a Linux Forum 2006 presentation by their head of open source and Linux sales in Germany. Interesting news from LinuxForum 2006During a presentation on IBM's involvement with Open Source, Andreas Pleschek from IBM in Stuttgart, Germany, who heads open source and Linux technical sales across North East Europe for IBM made a very interesting statement... "Andreas Pleschek also told that IBM has cancelled their contract with Microsoft as of October this year. That means that IBM will not use Windows Vista for their desktops. Beginning from July, IBM employees will begin using IBM...
  • Google sees growth slowing, largely organic: report

    02/28/2006 7:55:14 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies · 1,074+ views
    (Reuters ^ | 2-28 | CNBC
    The chief financial officer of Google Inc... Tuesday said overall growth is slowing ... The company will now have to "find other ways" to boost revenue... The stock was down 11 percent, or more than $42...
  • Google desktop delivers 'unacceptable risk'

    02/21/2006 6:19:41 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 830+ views
    The Age Company ^ | February 21, 2006 | Louisa Hearn
    Gartner, the technology research group, has added its voice to warnings about a feature in Google's new Desktop beta that allows users to transfer data between two computers. The Desktop 3 update was released a fortnight ago by Google, and a new feature called Search Across Computers enables the transfer of information such as emails, instant messages and other files so they can be searched from another computer. But to enable the transfer, the user must first authorise Google to store material from the PC on its own servers for up to 30 days. "The newest release of Google's desktop...
  • Google Goes a Gagging

    01/25/2006 2:29:03 PM PST · by kokonut · 4 replies · 194+ views
    While doing some preliminary researching at home using the Google search engine did I quickly find out it won't let you continue the search beyond page 1. It seems to be related to a glitch in the programming where you must download a free Google Desktop in order to break the stranglehold. Marketing Pilgrim has more on this as well as a cache picture of what it looks like.
  • Google Pack provisions for the masses

    01/07/2006 1:05:43 AM PST · by twntaipan · 17 replies · 647+ views
    ZdNet ^ | Jan 6, 2006 | Dan Farber
    What is Google Pack besides free Windows software, with some promotional offers, that you could get from many places on the Web? A software distribution mechanism hooked into Google's infrastructure. Smart move. Google does software provisioning for the masses…for starters–OpenOffice may come soon to the Pack. Larry Page introduces the software and then Robin Williams comes on stage to entertain the crowd. From the Web site: Google Pack also takes the hassle out of downloading, installing, and updating software. You can download and install the entire Google Pack in just a few clicks. And the included Google Updater helps you...