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Computers: Why it is important to create a boot disc for a computer

 

We all know about the evolution of the hard drives in the last decades, and that they increased in size from just a few megabytes to “just” a couple of terrabytes or more. There are a lot of peple keeping their archives of pictures, music or movies on such hard disks and any damage to them whould be a catastrophy. There are many reasons to causedisks to become unreadable: from the physical damage to the platans or the electronics, to software errors or boot record corruption.

The damage of the hard disk usually happen when you are dropping it to the ground or you hit it in one way or another, so try do not do that. They usually have some protection system against that, but they are still very sensitive to sudden moves or blunt force. Software error can be cause by viruses or maltion programs – or even user errors – that messes up your operating system and badly interacts with the way OS is reading/writing the drives.

 

Computers Why it is important to create a boot disc for a computer /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Games: Zynga attempts to broaden reach with new gaming platform

 

If you spent at least a part of your online social media on Facebook you are already familiar with games as Farmville, CityVille, CastleVille, Words With Friends, Mafia Wars or Hidden Chronicles: you you haven’t played them already you must have got a lot of friend request to play these games. They were designed by Zinga, a company founded in 2007.

In the beginning of March 2012 Zynga announced a new gaming platform that is supposed to match up players who do not know one another but that have mutual interests in getting crops in. The goal was to make social gaming even easier for everyone. The new gaming platform was introduced in a trial version on Zynga.com during the month.

 

Games Zynga attempts to broaden reach with new gaming platform /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Computers: How to make a boot disc for Windows 7

 

If you use the computers constantly sooner or later you will realize the importance of have a boot disk for any operating system when it crashes in order to repair it. Usually the new operating systems, including Windows, come with such recovery disc, but it you don’t have you can create it using the following steps:

  • click on Start button
  • go to Control Panel
  • go to System and Maintenance
  • go to Backup and Restore
  • click on Create a system repair disc
  • insert a blank CD into your disc drive for burning
  • burn the disc, label it and store it somewhere safe

 

Computers How to make a boot disc for Windows 7 /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Computers: How to create a custom theme in Windows 7

 

As you already know from the previous versions of Windows, Windows 7 theme is only a collection of images (wallpapers) and screensaver, visual styles and some windows settings which gives a unique feel to your desktop. It’s a little more complex the the Windows XP theme or Windows Vista, for example, byt you still can change settings of some visual elements like Window border color, different windows sounds and create a new environment.

Before starting creating a Windows7 themepack, you should know that there are the typical elements of a Windows 7 themepack which you need to know. the following items in the list: Desktop icons, Desktop wallpapers, Windows Sounds, Windows screensaver, Mouse pointers, Theme color, Slideshow.

Windows 7 supports some new features including the Desktop Background Slide Show. A new file format, .themepack, has also been introduced with Windows 7 to help users share themes. Themes can be selected in the Personalization Control Panel only in Windows 7 Home Premium or higher or only on Windows Server 2008 R2 when the Desktop component is installed.

 

Computers How to create a custom theme in Windows 7 /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Technology: Difference between a disc and a disk

Disk and disc have very similar pronounciation, but they are very different: 2 alternative spelling for things that are generally thing and circular geometry. For the most part the words “disc” and “disk” can be used interchangeably to describe these flat, rounded objects. The terms and the objects appear in fields such as computers, media, science, anatomy and automotive mechanics. Some of these fields primarily use one spelling, others use both, depending on the specific object. In many fields the spellings can be used interchangeably, but generally in computer technology the word disk refers to the magnetic storage (hard disks, floppy disks or diskettes) while disc refers to optical storage (compact discs or CDs, digital versatile discs or DVDs).

In computers and media these 2 words refer to storage devices for data, music and videos. You can store all kind of files on them, but the difference in their structure give you different ways to write, organize and read the data from them.

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Computers: What to consider when buying a computer monitor

 

When every one of us is buying a computer monitor there are some things to consider that will ansure we are purchasing a product that meet all our needs. You will won’t find any new analog Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitor, most of the are outdated as technology, and you will probably find some second or third hand CRT monitor if you search well enough. They have been replaces by the thinner and brighter Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) flat panel. The advantages of LCDs are visible: they consume less power, emit less radiation and take up less space.

The 3 main panel technologies currently used in LCDs are: vertical alignment (VA), twisted nematic (TN) and in-place switching (IPS). Samsung created a new panel tech in 2011 called Plane to Line-Switching (PLS). Monitor manufactures uses TN for making most of consumer monitors.

 

Computers What to consider when buying a computer monitor /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Web design tactics: How to make your website homepage usable and accessible

 

Before starting to enumare what are the factors that make a website good I should tell you that all succesful websites have 2 things in common: they are enjoyable (beautiful colors, great templates that make users to like or love them) and they are (in some degree) simple (the users don’t have to think hard how to browse the site and what are the meaning of every section on the page). The content is varies from one website to another – it’s what you put online – and it’s a completely different story.

As you already know, websites are powerful marketing tools in promoting any business. I’ve already said it a few times so far, I am not going to repeat it. But there are a few factors that improves the quality of your website: visual appealing, accesibility, user friendly and functionality. And it all starts from the homepage, the very first page most of the users usually land when visiting a new website they did not hear about before. If they find your website using the search engines and land on any of your posts, sooner or later they will get to your homepage, the root of your website.

This is why your first page is very important and it needs to be done in a manner to make it simple and very easy to use. Any of your visitors should understand quickly (most of) the structure of your website from your homepage.

Plan your website structure and homepage before you start creating them

When you are having a custom website you can ask for the web designer’s advice, his experience will help you decide the best way your first page should look. If you are getting a free CMS (there are a lot over the internet like joomla, wordpress, drupal and many others) you will have availabe some options about how your homepage should look, but it’s better to ask for advice in this case also.

 

Webdesign Web design tactics How to make your website homepage usable and accessible /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

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