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Dual boot tablet computers

There can be multiple operating systems on a computer. A computer having more than one OS is known as a dual boot system. In a dual boot computer, the hardware usage is shared by two different operating systems. There are some advantages and disadvantages associated with the dual booting of computers.

Advantages associated with the dual-boot operating systems are as follows:

Multiple operating systems can be operated on a single computer with the help of an option provided in the boot menu of system. If one of the operating systems was corrupted, you can work with other operating system. In this way, the dual booting of the system offers a smoother work environment. If any software or application is not working with an operating system, you can check it with another one.

Following are the disadvantages associated with the dual booting of operating systems:

The main disadvantage of dual booting is the degraded performance of a computer as the hardware and memory usage is shared with two OS. Another bug in dual booting is the clash between different applications. The clash between applications uses system memory and thereby the performance of system may be affected.

Nowadays it is possible to have a tablet PC with dual-boot functionality. Earlier, only single OS was supported by tablet PCs. Tablet PCs prove to be very helpful to take your data on the go. Azpen is scheduled to launch their dual-boot tablet PCs in 2011. These will be capable of booting Android OS along with Windows 7. This model of tablet PC released by Azpen will be available in two different versions. The details regarding these different versions of Azpen tablet PCs are as follows:

First one is a 10.1 inch model and the aspect ratio is 16:9. Another one is available in a 9.7 inch size and the aspect ratio is 4:3. These tablet PCs come with touch screen functionality. They are equipped with Intel Atom N455 processor, 32GB storage space and 2GB of internal memory. With all these power packed features of Azpen tablet PCs, consumers can take their data and work anywhere with dual-boot operation. Dual- boot operating systems greatly help consumers to work frequently on different OS environments that enhance their working capabilities.

Gadgets launched at CES 2011

At the 2011 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), several new gadgets such as laptops, tablet computers, smart phones, televisions, operating systems, and more, were launched. Acer introduced the innovative dual touch screen ICONIA notebook. The Acer ICONIA notebook has the Windows 7 operating system, virtual keyboard, SocialJogger, Gesture Editor, and many more advanced features.

At CES 2011, Dell introduced the Dell Inspiron Duo convertible tablet. It has a 10.1-inch touchscreen which can be detached to convert it into a tablet computer. Dell Inspiron Duo is powered by the Intel Atom N550 processor and the screen has a resolution of 1366 × 768 pixels. It has 2GB DDR3 RAM, 250GB SATA hard disk drive, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, and Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. In the original position it is a regular netbook with a full keyboard. On detaching the screen it converts into a tablet with touch screen. It has four-cell battery, which offers back up for four hours.

Samsung Series 9 Notebook will compete with the Apple MacBook Air laptop. The new ultra-portable 13.3-inch Samsung Series 9 Notebook runs on the Windows 7 operating system.  This laptop features a 128 GB SSD, the Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 13.3-inch LED HD screen, HDMI ports, USB 3.0, Ethernet, headphone output, two speakers of 1.5 Watt, etc.

Hybrid Laptop from Lenovo®

After its successful strategic decision almost six years ago, of acquiring IBM’s PC business, Lenovo has emerged as the world’s 4th largest PC vendor and the largest PC vendor in China. Recent reviews show Lenovo positioning itself as the 5th largest PC vendor in India and proving themselves as a brand to stand with. In India alone, Lenovo claims to have grown 60% year on year. With the evolution of All–in-Ones, the monitor integrated with the CPU concept, and, the smartphone as well as tablet markets emerging in a phenomenal way worldwide, Lenovo’s strategic hybrid smartphone and docking station, using two different operating systems, not only is an interesting innovation but, also a perspective changing product line.

With the battle of the iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7 raging, Lenovo has interestingly combined their hybrid product with the Android OS on the tablet and Windows OS on the docking station, making a very interesting combination. In India, the Mac market has been sluggish compared to the Windows platform on PCs, notebooks, netbooks and even servers. As far as India is concerned at least, the hybrid LePad and IdeaPad, with the benefit of both worlds, the Android world and the Windows arena, seem to be a winning strategy for Lenovo.

The U1 IdeaPad has been defined to be a Windows laptop with a detachable touch screen that functions as an Android tablet, independently called the LePad. The wonderful 8 hour battery life proposed and Intel i5-540UM Intel processor in the IdeaPad base, with a 1.3 GHz Snapdragon processor in the LePad, will definitely be an experience to remember. The 10.1 inch touch screen tablet, only half an inch thick, has a front facing camera for video chat. The wireless integration supporting WCDMA and EVDO connectivity is also an interesting introduction. The display resolution of 1280 x 800 HD with a 16 or 32 GB internal memory on the LePad, is also said to be an advantage. The IdeaPad with its Intel Core 1.2 GHz processor, 2 GB memory and 320 GB hard disk with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth running a Windows 7 OS, is formidable.

This product range is expected to hit the Indian market anytime in the second quarter of 2011, after its launch in China in March 2011. Interestingly after its massive success with desktops, laptops and notebooks and netbooks, Lenovo’s foray into the tablet market, with a new business group, focused exclusively on developing the facility, for creating unique mobile devices, is innovative.

How to Get Free Antivirus for MacOS

Apple Inc. (formerly Apple Computer, Inc) developed a series of graphical user interface based Operating Systems for their Macintosh systems and named it Mac OS. Macintosh user’s experiences a high level of graphical user interface. Mac OS was first introduced in 1984 as system software. Mac OS is categorized into two families – Apple’s own code based Mac OS family and UNIX based Mac OS X operating system developed by Mac OS classic family. One of the disadvantages of Mac OS is the optimization of operating software to the hardware. The system software can’t be installed in every Mac OS as the compatibility of application to the Mac systems vary from version to version.

Mac OS are considered the most reliable and stable computers so far but then too it can’t get out of virus attacks. There are very less numbers of Antivirus software for Mac OS as compared to Windows. More current is the version of Mac OS more easier will it be to find a supported class Antivirus program.

You can follow these steps to check for virus in Mac OS:

Step 1

Open the ClamXay website and make out the resources below the link.

Step 2

And then according to your Mac OS version, click on the appropriate download link and download it.

Step 3

After your download is complete install the setup.exe file and once done with the installation process, launch the application and start scanning.

The names of other little Antivirus software for Mac OS are Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition, PC Tools iAntivirus, Intego VirusBarrier, BitDefender Antivirus, McAfee VirusScan, MacScan v2.6, Norton AntiVirus 11.0.

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition: It’s free antivirus software for the home user’s and offers a great protection. Literally it gives a business-grade level protection. It is based on the similar Mac virus scanner Sophos uses in Sophos Endpoint Security line. The best part about this software is it detects for both Mac as well as Windows malware.

PC Tools iAntivirus: This Mac antivirus software is offered free of cost to home and home office users but corporate sectors are charged with a nominal fee. It does the same job as Sophos antivirus. Only exception is it can’t detect windows malware.

Intego Virus Barrier: This software keeps it focus mainly on the security issues of Mac OS. Although it seems like having such a narrow focus would not work-out but the fact is it well does its job.

BitDefender Antivirus: This software has its excellent track record for detecting and preventing viruses and other forms of malware. It will definitely work-out and solve your security issues in addition will prevent the Windows targeting malware as well.

MacScan Antivirus: SecureMac has developed this antivirus software targeting the Mac users in relation to stand against the spyware threats they face. Being narrow in scope, it offers a wonderful protection which is really appreciable. It focuses mainly on its target – to detect the spywares and prevent them taking out any information.

Microsoft looks into Windows privilege escalation exploit

In this tech era you all use different kinds of gadgets but computers is the biggest used gadget. Now days you will see computer everywhere around you, in offices, at homes, in shops and patrol pumps stations etc. Computer is everywhere and when you hear the Computer word you must got a name in your mind which is Microsoft, yes the operating systems tycoon. Microsoft has given us so many great programs such as Windows Operating Systems and their Office suite.

All Windows operating systems are very popular and people are using Windows operating systems and Office Suites because Microsoft has gained a good will of users. The most famous and still in use Windows operating system is Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2002 and Office 2007 both are also very well.

Microsoft created different kinds of programs as well as phones. Microsoft’s smart phones are very popular in all over the world, recently Microsoft has launched its Windows phone 7 which has great qualities and new technology and that’s why people are liking it so much. Microsoft is giving us many things for a long time to improve our living standards, by using Microsoft products and programs you can get a great experience while you are using its operating systems, Office suites and Smart phones.

Now days Microsoft is bringing a newly discovered zero days exploit in Windows which can be leveraged to bypass privilege protections to obtain full system control. Microsoft has publicly posted exploit works on Vista and Windows 7 systems. According to a blog malware technology specialist at security firm Prevx, the vulnerability also affects Windows XP and server 2008 and 2003.

What makes the bug alarming that it can be used to run authorized software or programs even on machines that don’t run with administrator rights or contains user Access Control. There is a feature introduce in Windows Vista that enables administrators to set up rights so users can run most applications but with limited advantages.

In Windows using a limited account gives you a great advantage over the malware because it limits the vulnerable surface and because of that the malware can damage. Group manager of response communications at Microsoft, Jerry Bryant said that because this is a local elevation of privilege issue, it requires attackers to be already able to execute code on a targeted machine. He said that they will continue to investigate the issue and when done, they will take appropriate action to protect our customers and the internet ecosystem.

He said that Microsoft takes any reports of vulnerabilities in our products seriously.

Microsoft’s anti-Zeus tool cleans quarter-million PCs

Microsoft has always been concerned about security for its user groups and has always been providing security updated to its users in order to safeguard against online threats and hackers.

MSRT (Malicious Software Removal Tool) is one of the greatest efforts started by Microsoft. MSRT is a free tool provided by Microsoft which performs a complete scan and checks for infections on system running on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 2003 Server operating systems.

It specifically scans the system to find and remove malicious software like Sasser, Mydoom, and Blaster infections.

Once the scan and removal of malicious software is completed, it also shows the complete report containing the information of detection and removal.

This tool is regularly updated on Microsoft’s website and it is always advisable to have such tools on your computer as it may not appear that the system is infected with such infection until such a anti-malware program detects and notifies you.

Recently, Microsoft has detected and removed the  Zeus malware from over the 275,000 computers running on Windows operating system. This malware was known to steal financial information from a OC.
Zeus can also be termed as Zbot, which is a type of Trojan. It is secretly installed on your computer using a spyware or keylogger program. Once installed, it steals secure information, like user names, passwords, financial data, from your computer. Hackers mostly use these malwares to trap the user behaviors from the system as and can collect financial information like credit card information and online banking credential. The information can further cab be used to withdraw amount from user’s accounts and misuse the credit card information.

This time Zeus malware had targeted Charles Schwab investment accounts.  They were projecting a fake from during the financial session to collate the personal information from the company’s website. They were intended to use this personal information to make illegal transactions in future.

This scan could only be possible when Microsoft added a new update for Zeus/Zbot updated to its MSRT on last Tuesday. The moment this update was launched and installed, it started detecting this bot on Windows based machines and it this MSRT tool has already detected and removed 281,491 instances of Zeus malware from 274,873 system in all over the world. It was also announced on Microsoft’s official blog on last Sunday.

The Zeus malware first came into notice in the year of 2007 when almost 100 gang memers were arrested in UK, US and Ukraine.

This group reportedly stole almost $200 from the online bank customers and small business owners.

Such event brought the concern of security in Microsoft security teams and they started developing protections for Zeus and Zbot malware.

The MSRT tool is available free of cost on Microsoft’s website and can be installed manually as well. The updates are done automatically if the automatic update services are turned on in your computer.

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