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How to Create Shortcuts for Windows 7 Settings

While using Windows 7 which is the latest Operating System till date from Microsoft (Windows 8 is yet in development phase) you may come across many instances when you would fell like having an icon of the setting on your main desktop so that you can access and customize your computer as per your wish. For instance in the middle of your work you notice a program that you don’t use any more and you fell lazy opening the control panel and then program and features. So now you have a reason to smile because we would share some of handy information today so that you can use them to run your computer running on Windows 7 more efficiently.

Step 1: IF you do not want to  use many utility and want only two or maybe two tools from Microsoft we would suggest you to follow the this step. Just open control panel and then just choose the tool you want to use and want its short cut at your desktop. Drag it to the desktop and drop it where you want it to be always and it will stick it to the location.

Step 2: And if you want to add a keyboard short cut to it as well just right click on the short cut and then choose properties. Once you choose properties you would get a box which would have a section that says Shortcut Key and then none against it. Please enter the key combination that you want to use for the shortcut. And then click apply and then OK.

Step 3: However if you want to access the all the utility at one place we would recommend Windows 7’s “GodMode”. It is also applicable in Vista but has been cause to hardware crash in Vista 64 bit. So better not use it with Vista 64 Bit.

Step 4: Once you have decided to use GodMode all you have to do is create a folder and then rename it as “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}”. Once you do that you are ready to use all the features on your desktop right from changing the wall paper to uninstalling the programs. All you have to do is just open the box and you will be able to see the list of all the utility and tools and thus just a single click and you can use them right away.

ViewPad 10 tablet from ViewSonic

ViewSonic Corporation, which has its headquarters in California, is a company that specializes in high quality consumer electronic products and enterprise solutions. Their ViewSonic range of products include all-in-one PCs, digital photo frames, digital signage, projectors, cameras, camcorders, home theater projectors, camcorder projectors, HDTVs, and of course the all new range of 7-inch and 10-inch tablets.

ViewSonic made waves in the US market, with their introduction and immediate availability of the ViewPad 10, a 10.1-inch slate with unique features, namely, the Android 2.2 Froyo OS as well as the Windows 7 OS. The tablet is powered by the 1.6 GHz dual core Atom processor and has 2 GB RAM.

ViewPad 10 has a 10.1-inch LCD backlit capacitive multi-touch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The dual boot feature sets this tablet way apart from many a products on display at the MWC 2011. The superior design of the product allows viewing of Flash based content and even Office programs. The Android part more than features the best of mobile entertainment.

The basic unit comes with Windows 7 Home Premium OS and can be upgraded to the Windows 7 Professional OS. Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, WinRar and a host of other applications, make the ViewPad 10 a good offering from the company. The Google Android platform, with its multi-tasking capabilities, allows seamless surfing of the web, chatting, e-mailing, and even sharing photos. The ALDIKO eBook resource is a useful tool in learning and even reading.

The Mini BGA ports, microphones, headphones and USB ports, along with the built-in Wi-Fi features, make connectivity a pleasure. The integrated 16 GB memory and additional 32 GB Micro SD Slot support are formidable.

The product has been well priced, ranging from $599 to $679, with a range of offerings bringing about a change in the price bands. This new concept of offering a dual boot system with both operating systems makes for efficient business productivity, as also, a good entertainment resource.

How to conserve battery power of your laptop

It often happens with several mobile computer users that their devices run out of battery power during a class or a meeting. Battery power issues are things that always worry users. How much longer will the battery last, whether it will run out while waiting for an important email etc are questions we frequently consider or ask.

How to conserve battery power

There are a few strategies and tips for managing power more efficiently that are discussed below.

Optimize the power settings: You can choose a power plan that will extend the battery life of the PC. If you have a Windows 7 OS, you can click on the battery meter icon on the taskbar of the desktop. From the two options of ‘Balanced’ and ‘Power saver’, you can select ‘Power Saver’. Windows Vista, on the other hand, has three default power plans – ‘Balanced’, ‘Power saver’, and ‘High performance’. You can select either of them by clicking on the battery meter icon on the taskbar.

Make use of low-power states: There are different battery-saving states according to different versions of Windows, like the ‘Sleep’ or standby state, and the ‘Hibernation’ state. In a ‘Sleep’ state, the hard disk and display turns off and all the open programs are saved in RAM. So the work can be saved in standby mode and can be accessed later, because the information saved in RAM is cleared once the computer turns off. To put a computer in ‘sleep’ state, click on ‘start’ and then click on the arrow just next to the ‘Shut down’ tab; then click on ‘Sleep’. For getting it back up and running, press the power button on the computer. If you have a Windows Vista server, you can click the Power button after clicking on ‘start’. In a hibernation state, on the other hand, the open programs are saved to the hard disk and then the computer shuts down. When you switch it on again, the desktop is restored exactly as you left it. For putting the computer in this state, click on ‘start’ and select ‘Hibernate’ from the arrow next to the ‘Shut down’ button. In Windows Vista, click on ‘start’, click the arrow next to the lock button and select ‘Hibernate’.

Adjusting screen brightness: Dimming the screen or blanking it completely when it’s not in use is a good option for conserving battery. You can also reduce the amount of time the computer is idle for before the screen goes blank.

Turning off wireless: You can turn off the wireless connection if you are using the computer but are not connected to the Internet. Either you can remove the WiFi card or disconnect from your current network by accessing the Control Panel or the screen icon on the taskbar.

Other tips for conserving battery may include taking care of small things, like charging the battery as often as possible, avoiding watching a DVD or playing online games if you need to save battery, and adding memory (RAM) on the mobile PC.

Microsoft offers Test Drive of Windows 7 OS

With its Brilliant Marketing strategies, Microsoft is pushing ahead with selling its latest Operating System Windows 7 OS among its consumers. Most of the Windows OS lovers like  Individuals, Home office users, Small and Medium Business owners, corporate companies and IT pros are all talking about this latest addition in the software giant’s family of Windows OS. Microsoft gives an opportunity to all the Software Professionals and developers, to get a taste of its latest Windows 7 by allowing them for a ‘Test Drive’ on its servers.

With this offer of a  free Test Drive of Windows 7, hard-core developers of Windows based applications can try their hands at the features of Windows 7 Operating system and relish their experience on this much-talked about Operating System. Microsoft has set up Virtual labs, which is designed on the latest and superior Hyper-V technology, where the developers and IT professionals can log in, browse and get to know the Windows 7 features with utmost ease.
Developers can also learn how to design applications by following the systematic instructions available via test drive.

To get a first-hand experience of the Windows 7 through the test drive, all the developers and IT pros need is an Internet Explorer 6.0 and above browser and a Windows XP or Vista OS in their PC. To simplify the entire process, Microsoft has segmented various features that it wants the users to explore. I.e., Each Virtual lab hosts videos tutoring a set of features that users can access and work on.

How to Test Drive Windows 7:

A user who is interested in taking a Test Drive must visit the Microsoft’s official website and choose any of the several features which he/she wishes to understand and explore. Then they just have to click on “Take a Test Drive”. After a quick install of an ActiveX control, this will load the Virtual Lab in the new window and users can click on the launch option at the bottom of the screen. This will launch the Virtual lab and users have to choose the servers from a list of servers in the Remote Desktop Connection Manager and start working. Finally, to log off from the lab, users have to click on end option from the menu at the top corner of the screen. If the developers or professionals for some reason could not access the feature, there is an option to save the content as a pdf manual for a later read.  In addition, there is a ‘Learn More’ section which features related and advanced topics for mainstream professionals.

Some developers and professionals who have had their initial experience working on the Windows 7 Test Drive features, felt that the servers were slow, which might be due to the load created on it because of the increased number of users accessing the same set of features at the same period. In addition, some of the video tutorials requires ‘Silverlight’ and some ActiveX installations.

Microsoft has to be appreciated for offering a dedicated server where the users can play with their Windows 7 features to get a hands-on right from their PC irrespective of the location with just a few clicks.

New HP Hurricane tablet for Q3 2010 release

All iPad users that thought that their tablet had a monopoly in the market can now be proved wrong. If you look at the market right now you would be convinced that there is nothing in this word that is beautiful or could even come remotely close to the iPad tablet. But it looks like this might not last for long, there could be other strong competitors in the market and they could give the Apple iPad a run for its money. It could also work the other way round, where the other tablets could slump off their sales in the market, leaving the iPad to rule the roost.

New Competition?

Continuing with the news about other tablets making its way into the market and raising the competitive bar for the iPad is something to vouch for especially in the context of HP Slate. The original plan for the HP Slate which is a tablet created by Hewlett Packard was that it was to run on the a Windows 7 OS. It seemed that HP was very eager to make known to the world about their ingenious plan and the deal that they had devised along with Palm.

However this is what probably most of us would not know especially if we are stuck onto the idea about HP and Windows 7. HP has only in the very recent times made an announcement that went public and took some of those who were desperately waiting for the HP Slate along with Windows 7 by surprise. The news now is that HP will be doing away with Windows 7 as their operating system, as they have planned on “Doubling down on webOS” in other words this also means that the HP products will carry webOS within them. Now those who do not know what the webOS is all about, then here is a small hint; it’s the OS on mobiles, the one that many feel would be a full rounder if used on the Apple iPhone OS.

Release date of HP Hurricane

The new HP tablet with the webOS will now be renamed as the HP Hurricane and is scheduled to be released in the 3rd quarter of 2010, which is some months from now. The change in the webOS is confirmed news from HP insiders. If you are still looking for some news tidbits, then there is none for now apart from the new webOS.

Competition in the tablet market will soon steam up and we will soon see a range of manufactures eying for that viable spot in the market. However who makes it to the top, will only have to be seen in the near future, especially when international sales of the HP hurricane kick off. Till its release, users will have to continue to be content with the iPad. With the competition only heating up further we might get in some more news about the HP Hurricane.

How Browser Protection will work in the future

The browsers and the desktop Operating System (OS) of the future need to provide us a much broader and much more comprehensive level of protection than the average user enjoys today. There is a need to re-invent how browsers are programmed and run on end-user systems.

Isolation is the first step to better protection. This is evident in the new Windows 7 OS which allows XP to run in a completely isolated process from the rest of the system, enabling users to run legacy apps not yet updated to support Windows 7.

Using the same methods Windows 7 uses to run Windows XP mode, it should then be possible to completely isolate the browser. This could be done using computer virtualization technologies which will separate the browser from the operating system.

Current technologies that Microsoft could use include MED-V, which is based on the Type 2 hypervisor Virtual PC technology that Windows XP mode uses.

A minimized Windows kernel similar to the one on Ubuntu “Just enough OS” (JeOS), coupled with the browser running on MED-V or a full port of Hyper-V, and a good anti-malware completed by having it run out of a virtual hard disk.

There is also APP-V, which is an enterprise, server-based virtualization technology for presenting applications to remote desktops. This would allow the browser to run on the server using enterprise-grade security controls. This could be provided via cloud computing.

The next version of windows could be designed to boot and runs from a hypervisor, such as a desktop implementation of Hyper-V, Microsoft’s Type 1 hypervisor.

This VM (virtual machine) container would be the basis for the proposed Browser protection.

Google could issue a Windows version of Chrome OS, which would include a Type 2 Hypervisor (such as a run-time version of VirtualBox) and run entirely in virtual disk.

The solutions described above use hypervisors. But Virtuozzo uses containers, so there is no need to create a new kernel and OS instances in each VM. Virtuozzo partitions out resources in one kernel instance to do the isolation.

With this method, browsers such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox could be set to run within within a fully isolated container. The advantage of this method over a Type 1 or Type 2 hypervisor is that it uses far less CPU and memory overhead.

The container running the browser can also be combined with an anti-virus and anti-spyware.

The isolation provides the basic protection of the core of your system. To have a complete solution, there should also be Unified Threat Management (UTM) with Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), to every single end-user.

UTM/DPI will be presiding over your network connection. It vigilantly, watches the long and short range scanners for signs of trouble. It’s a sophisticated hardware-based firewall that looks at everything coming into your network at the deep packet level.

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