Choosing A Laptop: Windows Laptop Or Macintosh Powerbook

At present the Windows Laptop and the MacIntosh Powerbook are the most preferred plaptops for people around the world. A Windows laptop has the Windows operating system installed on it while the MacIntosh Powerbook manufactured by Apple Inc. uses its own operating system. The Windows operating system is the most widely used operating system in the world. The Linux operating system, which is a open source operating system, is widely gaining popularity as it can be freely distributed. In addition, the Linux operating system is not the hacker’s paradise Windows is.

Let us compare the Windows Laptop and the MacIntosh Powerbook so that you can decide which one you would prefer.

The Windows Laptop comes in a variety of choices ranging from high-end, mid-range and ultralight laptops. A high-end laptop is preferred by those people who would like to replace their desktop machines. These machines usually have a large screen, fast processor and the maximum storage capacity. However laptops in this category weigh about 7 to 8 pounds and also include internal media devices such as CD-ROM and diskette drives. There may be a few USB ports so that you can attach external devices such as printers and digital cameras as well. A mid-range model is suitable for those consumers who would not like to shell out a fortune for their laptop. A mid-range model weighs a few pounds less than a high-range model and has a smaller screen. A mid-range model may be a little slower than a high-range model in terms of processor speeds and the options of internal media are more limited than in the high-range model. Ultralight models have the smallest display of all three and also the processor speeds are the slowest. The expansion capabilities and internal media are limited and the … Read the more

Choosing Windows Web Hosting

Windows/ XP Web hosting provides web hosting on Windows operating system platform. Microsoft Corporation provides host based software operating system for servers. Windows XP web hosting programs are considered to be easy to cope with, reliable and inexpensive.

The simplicity of the Windows XP operating system is what stands out with these applications. Windows provides its users with friendly, familiar environment that is easy to work with. Today as so much work has been done by developers it’s very easy to administrate your site with using Windows/ Server Side operating system. The Windows/NT platform is also reliable. You also should know that reliability of any platform, same as Windows/NT platform, depends mainly on maintenance and technical knowledge.

Windows/XP platform is scalable and very cost-effective because at a relatively low price you can set up a fully functional Internet server with Windows XP in a matter of hours.

The big question is what do you want your web-site to do? Interactive websites usually rely on ASP (Active Server Pages which allow scripts on a web page to be run on the server before the files are transmitted to the client), PHP, or Perl (Practical Extraction and Reporting Language which is a scripting language used for receive and process data stored on web page forms).

And if you prefer ASP most of all Windows/ XP – based web hosting is the perfect choice for you. There are also some more only Windows available applications such as Access, MS SQL, Windows Media and Virtual Basic scripts. Windows XP offers benefits over other operating systems. Using these benefits gives you an opportunity to be productive and publish your information on the Internet rapidly developing your website or web application.
Windows XP server packages have great programs … Read the more

Problems with Windows Vista

The newest version of the Windows operating system family is Windows Vista. Just as with other versions of Windows, Windows Vista operating system is not without its share of problems. Some of them people consider minor while others might not be so minor after all.

Probably the biggest problems with Windows Vista operating system that people have reported is that it is so large that it cannot be accommodated by regular, everyday computer systems. Windows Vista requires a huge chunk of system memory in order to run. That means that a lot of your system resources are being taken up by simply running your operating system. Thus, your computer system will run slower. Consumers report this is their number one complaint with Windows Vista.

Many programs are not compatible between versions of Windows making the problems with Windows Vista operating system a real headache for everyday users. One user burned a CD with Windows Vista and then tried to play it on a computer with Windows XP and it wouldn’t work. That makes portability a real problem.

There is a lot of computer software that is not compatible with Windows Vista. Many games and utilities were designed to run with prior versions of Windows. Many users are having problems running games and utilities like word processing programs on this new operating system.

In an effort to upgrade user account security within the operating system, Windows Vista attempted to a User Account Protection model designed to keep an individual user’s information private and secure. The problem with this in Windows Vista is that the operating system software throws up dialog boxes requesting access for even the most simple of tasks. Users find this to be quite annoying and a real problem with Windows Vista.

Another problem … Read the more