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Understanding CRT Monitors

Understanding CRT Monitors

How a CRT Monitor WorksThe big and heavy monitors may have fallen out of favor for the LCD variety, but they are still in use. These monitors, commonly referred to as CRT Monitors, use the same technology to display the pictures on their screen that larger television sets use. Televisions.........[Read More]
How to Configure a USB Port for a Printer

How to Configure a USB Port for a Printer

Almost all forms of written communication are moving from a paper-based format to some type of digital format. But there are still times when you need to have something on paper. Getting your work from a digital form to a "hard" or paper copy means your computer has to be hooked up to a printer.......[Read More]
Review: Pikmin 3 for Nintendo Wii U

Review: Pikmin 3 for Nintendo Wii U

Pikmin returns with some new helpers and a new cast as well as off-TV play via the Wii U tablet.......[Read More]
How to Set Up Print Screen

How to Set Up Print Screen

The Print Screen function allows you to copy and paste a screenshot directly into a word processing, paint or other desktop publishing program. Most PCs are designed with a Print Screen key, above the Backspace button on the standard keyboard. This makes it easy to perform the Print Screen function ......[Read More]
How to Change the Windows Color Scheme

How to Change the Windows Color Scheme

The Windows operating system defaults to a pre-loaded color scheme when it is installed. You can change the color scheme in the system properties on any Windows machine. The color scheme sets the Windows task bar, fonts and header text with a color that you specify. The scheme should be set to a col......[Read More]
How to Turn on the Printing Test for an Epson R800

How to Turn on the Printing Test for an Epson R800

The Epson R800 is a color ink jet printer that uses plain paper, photo paper, matte paper and photo-quality self-adhesive sheets. If you experience a problem while printing, you can run a printing test while the printer is disconnected from your computer. If the test page prints, it means your print......[Read More]
How to Set Up Clustered Virtual Servers

How to Set Up Clustered Virtual Servers

Clustered computer configurations are setups of multiple computers that share and combine hardware resources to perform functions as a single machine. They are commonly used among corporate data-centers that have high volumes of computing demand for data storage and access. Microsoft Virtual Serve......[Read More]
How to Fix 301 Errors

How to Fix 301 Errors

Anytime the Error 301 messages appear on your computer, it is due to corrupt or damaged system files. If you do not fix this error immediately, it can lead to additional system issues, blue screens and hardware problems. Frozen programs, installer errors, random shutdowns, system freezing and sluggi......[Read More]
Broadcom WiFi Card Won't Work With Kubuntu

Broadcom WiFi Card Won't Work With Kubuntu

Kubuntu is a distribution of the Linux operating system based on Ubuntu Linux. It uses the lightweight KDE desktop environment, as opposed to GNOME in Ubuntu. While developed to be user-friendly, you may still run into problems getting your Broadcom Wireless card working with it. But you can trouble......[Read More]
How to Add a Printer to an Apple

How to Add a Printer to an Apple

Apple carried its own line of printers for almost 20 years before they were discontinued in 1999. Apple computers work easily with most third-party printers, however. Find out the printer's compatibility by looking on the box under the heading "System Requirements." To begin using a new printer, add......[Read More]
How to Add Pictures to a Screen Saver

How to Add Pictures to a Screen Saver

Many screen saver pictures come preloaded on your computer or are available as downloads. But chances are if you are a photographer, parent or grandparent, you may want to use some of your own pictures as screen savers. Adding your own pictures to be used as screen savers entails accessing the Appe......[Read More]
How to Test a Hard Drive Read Speed

How to Test a Hard Drive Read Speed

It's important to regularly check in on the speed of you computer to recognize any slow or inhibiting software. You can download free software and locate the drive you want to test. The software works by copying a file from one point to another and tests the speed of the transfer.......[Read More]
How to Upgrade From a Palm PDA to a Phone

How to Upgrade From a Palm PDA to a Phone

A Palm PDA has features like mobile web, email and applications. However, this can be a costly item on your phone bill every month. Depending on how long you have been a customer; your cell-phone provider may allow you to upgrade your Palm PDA. You can select whatever phone you like (if it is compat......[Read More]
Epson EX5220 Projector Overview

Epson EX5220 Projector Overview

A close-up look at the Epson EX5220 projector......[Read More]
Toshiba Multimedia Port Replicator PA3042U-1DST Specifications

Toshiba Multimedia Port Replicator PA3042U-1DST Specifications

The PA3042U-1DST multimedia port replicator is a docking station that is compatible with Toshiba Portégé 3440CT and 3480CT notebook computers. This docking station can be used to connect a laptop to multiple devices, including external monitor, Ethernet, keyboard and mouse.......[Read More]
How to Kill SIGHUP

How to Kill SIGHUP

The Linux operating system normally terminates, or kills, a task by sending it a SIGHUP command. This stands for "Signal Hangup" and terminates a process on the system. If a programmer has not created a program restart command, or if you are having difficulties with an unresponsive program and wish ......[Read More]
How to Change the Admin Password in WordPress

How to Change the Admin Password in WordPress

WordPress is a blogging interface that simplifies the process of creating and maintaining your own blog. You can operate a blog for free on the basic WordPress website, or you can upload the WordPress interface to your own Web host and domain. Regardless of your usage of the service, you will need t......[Read More]
How to Make an External USB Hard Drive Bootable

How to Make an External USB Hard Drive Bootable

External universal serial bus (USB) bootable hard drives are the ultimate computer user's self-sufficiency tool. Wise computer users ensure they have a USB bootable hard drive on hand in case they encounter such technical issues as a computer refusing to boot. Having an external USB bootable drive a......[Read More]
How to Change a Cluster Service Password

How to Change a Cluster Service Password

Microsoft's Cluster Service allows developers to use any application in a cluster and control application configuration through Windows scripting. (Reference 1) A cluster joins two or more servers so they appear as a single computer. Clusters allow for workload sharing and make more applications ava......[Read More]
How to Install a Printer Driver for a Canon IP1800 From a USB Drive on an Aspire One With Linux

How to Install a Printer Driver for a Canon IP1800 From a USB Drive on an Aspire One With Linux

If you install Linux on your Acer Aspire One netbook and want to connect an IP1800, the driver disc does not contain a compatible driver -- besides most Aspire Ones do not have CD drives. Nevertheless, Canon does offer a Linux driver for the IP1800 that you can download and install. Saving the drive......[Read More]