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Pano Logic System 4 has made big changes in its design and hardware configuration, making it more cost and space effective than ever before. It has created a new ergonomic standard in the market, and has shed almost all the hardware extras, stripping it off the look and characteristics of your common desktop PC. It has ports for the keyboard, monitor, mouse as well as USB connections. This design in itself makes it one of the most cost effective desktop structures. Without the need of PC components from hardware, the Pano Logic is a piece of the art in the data-centre desktop world.

Pano System 4 comes integrated with Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop environments. These additions allow the system to connect with Desktop Virtual Machines (DVMs) that are formed by using virtualization platforms along with users logged on through Pano Logic System 4. The Pano System is perfect for medium and large business entities where desktop computers never need more than two monitors since the second generation Pano Logic System can currently handle only 2 monitors.

Released on January 12, at a cost of $386 per device, the Pano System 4 is affordable. Pano System contains all the required connection and server licenses for running the devices as well as a year of software support and maintenance. For an additional price of $20 every year, you could get more options with respect to extended software maintenance. You can also receive combined software maintenance and support for a price of $49 per year. The free of cost, web-only support system is available for all Pano Logic Systems.

When it comes to the form factor of the Pano System, there are barely any competitors now in the market. However, the closest competition can be considered to be the thin desktop clients. When the hardware of these desktops and the Pano System is compared, the first difference that can be noticed is the size constraints in the former. The space saved by the Pano System can be utilized by companies to place important connection lines and secure communication options.

The Pano System cannot create DVMs by itself, and requires software such as the Lab’s VMware View 4.5 virtual-desktop environment. The Pano Manager and the integration device can identify the VMware Virtual Center server, the desktops that would be used by the Pano System desktop as well as the Microsoft Active Directory.

HP Omni™ Pro 110

Hewlett-Packard is commonly known as HP and is an American multinational company. HP is involved in the development and manufacture of computers, data storage and networking hardware and software, printers, and lots more. A new business oriented addition has been made to its Omni line of personal computers with the launch of HP Omni Pro 110. This model is sure to be a great success because it has all what every PC user wants. The HP Omni Pro 110 has all the features of multitasking capabilities like that of a regular business computer. This design is a wonderful combination of the traditional personal computer tower with the monitor and hence reduces the clutter of cables.

Some of the features include an anti glare monitor of 20 inches, which has a 1600 by 900 resolution. The HP Omni Pro 110 has the capacity of playing a 720 p of high definition video and has several combinations of configurations. Some of them include Intel Core 2 Duo processors otherwise called as the Intel Pentium and had up to 4 GB RAM and the hard disk provides a capacity of 1 TB.

This new launch of HP can also help in the conservation of energy. The power assistant software helps in reducing the energy consumption and helps in saving energy. The energy star versions of HP Omni Pro 110 are also available which are known to save a lot of energy. It has an integrated webcam and an inbuilt speaker and microphone and apart from this an optional 802.11 b/g/n wireless card is also there. It has a DVD writing system and a 6-in-1 media card reader. The HP Omni Pro 110 comes with a lot of operating systems to choose from which include the Windows 7 and Linux.

Appliance collaboration between Microsoft® and HP

HP and Microsoft have submitted a portfolio of four convergences of software and hardware designed to improve employee productivity and improve the decision-making process. According to developers, new hardware and software systems from HP and Microsoft are equally important for both IT professionals and business users.

They ensure the operation of such business-critical applications, business intelligence, data warehousing, OLTP, and e-mail. These software and hardware were developed jointly by HP and Microsoft. In addition, these complexes, compared to traditional integrated systems deliver higher performance and scalability – up to 40% and 25% respectively.

The collaboration of HP with Microsoft, resulted in  decrease in time for the integration of applications. IT staff can reduce the time to configure, deploy and manage integrated business intelligence solution. This hardware- software package includes Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SharePoint. The solution allows users to work together with analytical data created by PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel and SharePoint 2010. In turn, IT administrators can centrally audit and manage applications from a single panel.

HP and Microsoft also introduced HP Database Consolidation Appliance. This complex will consolidate hundreds of databases into a single virtual environment, providing customers with a solution of private “cloud”: a flexible, scalable and well managed. The complex is optimized for SQL Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud and will be offered as a pre-configured set of equipment to services for deploying and customizing reported to Microsoft.

In addition, HP and Microsoft offer support and consulting services for hardware-software applications, using which customers can quickly begin to use business applications. Services include assessment, design, testing and deployment, and ongoing technical support. The cost of licensing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is paid for separately. Solution HP E5000 Messaging System with 3-year hardware and software tech support 24×7 will be available in March 2011.

How Can I Extend My Wireless Card’s Range?

Wireless networks are gaining popularity and acceptability day by day. People install wireless networks in their houses and offices so that they can work comfortably. People generally get some good quality wireless routers installed in their offices or home to broadcast the wireless networks. These wireless routers have good signal strength and are capable of spreading the signal to a wide area, but still people face problems of poor or no signal on their computers. This happens because a wireless router sends the signal which is identified by the computer, but in turn the wireless card of the computer could not send the signals back to the router because of poor signal strength and small range of the antenna. Wireless communication just like wired communication is also a tow way process where information is sent to and fro between the router and the wireless card of the computer. It can become frustrating when you see excellent signal strength of your wireless network on your laptop, but still you are not able to connect to it. In this post I will discuss how you can increase the range of your computer’s wireless card. Don’t think that it can be done by tweaking Windows or the card’s software because this is something which is related to the hardware and not the software. So be prepared to spend a little bit of money to extend your wireless card’s range.

Step1: Though it might not help but it is a good idea to try this before you spend money on some hardware devices. Try updating the drivers of your computer’s wireless card. It might help you if you are lucky enough.

Step2: Go to any computer hardware store and purchase an antenna for your wireless card. Make sure that you carry your laptop while doing the purchase so that you can see if the port on your wireless card supports the antenna type you wish to buy. Large antennas are very helpful in increasing the range of your wireless adaptor as it can send signals far.

Step3: Purchase Wireless Repeater: This will be more cost effective and wise if you have many computers which are facing the same problem because then they all will be transmitting the signals via the repeater and thus you would not require separate antennas for all computers. A repeater is a device which extends the wireless coverage range. It will work in between your computer and the wireless router. It will even amplify the signals sent from the router and your computer. Repeaters themselves have good antennas in them and can easily extend the wireless network coverage.

6 useful Windows tricks

It is always better to have complete knowledge of your computer hardware and operating system. The knowledge gives you the power to use the computer to it maximum performance. There are so many feature which any normal user cannot get to know until it is revealed by manufacturer of the user learns himself.

Here are 6 useful tricks for Windows operating systems:

1 Get the full screen view

At times, you may feel that your computer or laptop screen is small to view the pictures and videos because most of the space it filled with taskbar and headers.

The following steps will allow you to view full screen display on Windows Explorer and Windows Media player.

Step1: Open pictures from your computer or any video file on Windows Media player.

Step2: If you have Windows XP or Windows 7 OS, then simply press the F11 key from the keyboard. This will allow you to view picture or video without any headers and taskbars. You can also use ESC If you want to go back to normal view.

2 Customize your Navigation

The left pane on Windows Explorer or the Navigation pane is used to search for folders and files which represent links to common folders and components. It is also possible to move or copy any items from this list according to your preferences.

Step1: In Windows 7, select the option ‘Organize’ and then go to ‘Folder and search options’.

Step2: You will find a dialogue box ‘Folder Options’ in this screen. Now click on the option ‘General’.

Step3: If you want all folders to be visible in Navigation panes then select the ‘Show all folders’ option and click OK.

Step4: Select the option ‘Automatically expand to current folder’ and click on OK which will automatically expand the Navigation pane.

3 Pin a program to Taskbar

Taskbar is a place which provides you the information for currently running application. You can also add your favorite application in Taskbar and can launch such application quickly.

Step1: Right-click on program’s tab while the program is running or you can also drag the button to desktop and then select the option Pin this program to taskbar.

Step2: While the program is idle and not currently running, then you should click on Start button and search for the program shortcut or icon. Right click on the program shortcut and icon and select ‘Pin to Taskbar’.

4: Customize Quick Launch bar

Customizing Quick Launch is also a very simple task. You can add multiple items at this place and also remove unwanted items.

You can simply drag and drop any programs to this place from the Start menu program list or any icon or program shortcut from desktop items.

All you need to do it drag any desired item towards the Quick Lunch area and release the mouse and the program will be added oin the list. If you want to remove any items from Quick Launch then simply Right click on any item under Quick Launch and then select Delete option.

5 Arrange multiple windows

You can also have multiple windows on your screen side by side. This is mainly required when to analyze data from 2 different files.

In Windows 7, simply pull any applications Title bar towards left or right until you can see the other windows from behind. Now release the mouse and perform the same step for another window.

6 Organize files

There are various options to organize your files and folders in Windows operating system using the file arrangements into libraries is the best way in Windows 7.

Step1: Click on Windows Explorer option in the taskbar and click on any Library in the Navigation Pane.

Step2: Under Library look for the “Arrange by” option and click on it. If you are managing a music folder then you can manage it by various categories like Artist or Album and all the files will be orders in your desired format.

How to Run Linux on an Old Computer

If you have an old computer at home that is not being used currently, it might still have some durability to be used in other Operating Systems (OS) like Linux. If all its parts are in working condition, it can be resurrected it as a music server, a writing station or a useful unit with a lightweight Linux distribution.

Since the start of the 21st century, Linux has become a user friendly OS and some Linux developers have built distributions that are also designed to run on older computers. Puppy Linux, antiX, DSL, Slitaz and Lubuntu are versions designed for older hardware.

How to run Linux on an old computer

The four versions above are live CDs and can be run directly from the CD without installation or can be installed to the hard drive.

Instructions to run Linux without Installing

Step 1: To begin with, you are required to download the .iso file to your Linux version through Distrowatch or from the distribution’s website. It is recommended to use a small Linux distribution with a lightweight graphical user interface for older versions.

Step 2: Now you need to burn the .iso to a black CD, which can be done by accessing the Tools menu (most probably) and then selecting the option of ‘burn as image’.

Step 3: Now the new Linux CD must be inserted into the CD-ROM bay of the computer that you wish to run. You need to boot up the computer and it must go directly into Linux running from the CD.

Step 4: As your Linux system boots, keep your eyes on the screen. Depending on your distribution, user and root passwords may appear on the screen just for a brief duration. It is recommended to write them down as you would require your root password in case you decide to install the system to your hard drive.

Step 5: Explore and get the feel of the Linux system. You can mount the hard drive, save files to it and edit these files even if you are running Linux directly from the CD-ROM.

Instructions for Installation

Step 1: To begin the installation procedure, start the computer with the live CD in the drive; and it booting directly into Linux.

Step 2: Look for the install menu command and click on it after finding it. You can find it in the System submenu or something that is related, depending on the distribution.

Step 3: By following the on screen prompts, you now have to create a new partition during the installation. You can use this option in case you want to keep the computer’s existing operating system in a dual boot setting. When asked, set up a swap partition in order to make it about twice the size of your existing RAM.

Step 4: Follow the prompts to install your Linux system.

Step 5: Follow the prompts again, to proceed with creating your boot loader when asked during the installation process. A boot loader is useful especially when you dual-boot different operating systems with your own computer.

Step 6: Reboot the system, remove your CD-ROM from it and test out your new Linux system.

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