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Cloud computing

Cloud computing – what’s behind it?

Cloud computing is not just an IT industry buzzword, it’s a model that many companies already employ effectively and profitably into their organisations. A large portion of IT infrastructure is no longer managed on-site. Instead, the required services can be rented via a service on the internet. Here we provide a cloud computing definition and explain exactly how it works.

NTFS

NTFS: what is NTFS and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

The question “What is NTFS?” is primarily relevant for users of the Microsoft operating system Windows. That’s because NTFS (short for New Technology File System) has been the file system standard for all devices that work with the popular Microsoft systems since 2001. This article explains basic information about the technical parameters and versions, and the pros and cons of the file system.

FAT32

What is FAT32? A quick guide

What is FAT32? This cross-platform format has allowed data to be exchanged between different media (e.g. hard drives and USB sticks) and operating systems (Windows, Linux, and macOS) since 1996. But is the system still able to hold its own against other formats like NTFS or exFAT?

exFAT

What is exFAT? A quick guide

What is exFAT? The exFAT file system was specifically developed for flash storage media like USB sticks and SD cards. As a cross-platform format, it simplifies the exchange between Apple and PC devices via external SSD and HDD drives. The exFAT standard is an extension of the FAT32 file system.

Hash table

The hash table: fast database access to hash values

A hash table is created using the hash function. This is a method for reducing digital information in such a way that extensive data sets can be retrieved quickly in internet-based databases. This method also makes it possible to implement sophisticated security features using encryption when transferring data.

Video formats

Video formats: common video file formats explained and compared

Many types of video file formats are used online, each with their own pros and cons. That’s a good thing because different users have different requirements. We’re going to take a look at which platforms accept which video formats, and compare the advantages and disadvantages of each one. That way you’ll be able to decide on the best video format for your project, and learn how to save bandwidth...

csrss.exe

csrss.exe: What’s behind the Client Server Runtime Process

What is csrss.exe? If you inspect the processes currently running on your Windows system, you’ll inevitably come across the csrss.exe process. Your system can’t run without it because it’s responsible for important tasks such as launching processes. If you suspect that the file might be a virus, it’s a good idea to inspect whether it’s the genuine csrss.exe file. But can you spot the difference?

What version of Windows do I have?

What version of Windows do I have?

Are you a Windows user, but aren’t sure what version of the operating system you have installed on your PC? This article introduces three ways of checking your Windows version in just a few seconds: using a keyboard shortcut, via the Control Panel, or using the Windows Command Prompt (CMD).

PPPoE – Point-to-Point Protocol

PPPoE: DNS protocol

How exactly do you access the internet? Those who have a DSL contract, for example, first have to contact their internet provider’s node each time they connect. The provider checks the access authorization and establishes the connection to the internet. The so-called “Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet” (PPPoE) is used for this purpose. But how exactly does this protocol work?

Python tutorial

Python tutorial: Basics and tips for beginners

The Python programming language is not only versatile, it’s also relatively easy-to-learn. But that doesn’t mean you can only use this dynamic language for small-scale projects. It’s also great for large-scale projects, especially in the areas of machine learning and data science. In this Python tutorial, we’ll explain the basics of Python and provide tips on learning the language.


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