Operating Systems

Server Containers: virtualisation without emulation

Application containers: the next generation of virtualization

The introduction of Software containers is widely regarded as a revolution in server administration. The idea of isolating applications in virtual runtime environments is nothing new, but with platforms like Docker, users can enjoy extensive functionality, which facilitates working with server containers. So, what exactly can application containers do?

Linux vs Windows – the big server

Linux vs. Windows: a comparison of the best web server solutions

The duel between Linux and Windows may have an obvious victor on the home computer front, but the battle for server use paints a very different picture: since the beginning, Linux has bested Windows, as usage figures show. But many users remain unconvinced by statistics and rightfully ask the question: what are the actual differences between the two platforms?

Server failure – what to do?

Server failure: risks, consequences, countermeasures

Server failures can be devastating for businesses, especially if central business areas are controlled by IT systems since the longer the server is down, the costlier is it for the company. This can result in loss of sales and in the worst case, the loss of business or customer data. Here we demonstrate the internal and external sources of danger that can lead to server failure, explain the...

Windows CMD commands

Windows command prompt: CMD commands explained

There are more than 200 CMD commands available with Windows. The command prompt can be used to control large parts of the operating system, computer, or drives. You can also use the Windows “command prompt” commands to organize your files or run network tasks. To do this, though, you have to know the right commands. Here we explain how to use CMD commands and which functions they have. Our article...

Screenshots on Mac and Windows

The best screenshot tools at a glance

What exactly is a screenshot? How do you create one? And how do the different screenshot shortcuts work when trying to create screenshots on Mac and Windows? Besides the built-in features on operating systems, what are the other, third-party options when it comes to screenshot tools? We’ll take you through our introductory guide to making screenshots and the best keyboard shortcuts and screenshot...

Best cloud storage providers

The best cloud storage providers – an overview of the best online storage

Storing files online on a cloud platform has become part of everyday life for many people. Regardless if it’s your own holiday photos, or important documents for work - storing files with online storage providers takes the load off your hard drive, and also ensures that they are available anytime and from anywhere. But what are the best cloud storage providers on the market? And what differences...

Hostname

All you need to know: what is a hostname?

A computer’s unique name on a network is the hostname, site name or computer name. The hostname is part of the fully qualified domain name, which can be used (for example) to find and access websites on the internet. Here you’ll learn what a hostname looks like, and we’ll show you various ways to determine the hostname using an IP address or how to change it.

ECC RAM: memory solution for secure data

ECC RAM – the error-correcting code memory

Memory is one of the most important components of a computer system and is particularly important for processing large amounts of data. In addition to increasing the storage capacity, it is also necessary to guarantee the security of the data. Bit errors, for example, are one of the key foes that ECC RAM is battling against to protect the main memory. To date these error-correcting memory modules...

What's a hackathon?

Hackathons: intense and innovative programming retreats

What is a hackathon, and what happens at one? Very little sleep, innovative ideas, and a lot of hard work! In addition to a definition of a hackathon, and an explanation of how it works, we also provide a few examples of hackathons in the US, as well as some of the amazing projects that came from them, such as mental health apps, and organ transplant aides.

Make a bootable USB drive

Make a bootable USB drive and save your computer

Optical installation media are yesterday’s news. A bootable USB drive is not only faster and more practical than a CD-ROM, it can also do a lot more: For example, create a portable operating system with which you can use Windows as well as Linux computers. The most important function, though, is the ability to boot and repair a PC following a serious system problem. To make such a bootable USB...

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