Operating Systems

Shutdown Commands via CMD

Shutdown via CMD: An overview of windows shutdown commands

In Windows, you can adapt frequently required shutdown routines to your individual needs in many different ways. For this, Windows provides an appropriate tool in the command line, which is also referred to as the prompt – CMD or cmd.exe. We introduce shutdowns via CMD, which can handle efficient, simple, but also more complex shutdown routines.

A comparison of different servers

Web hosting: servers by comparison

Carry out a server comparison and you will notice that website operators have a large selection to choose from. Professional hosts offer virtual, dedicated, and cloud based servers in different performance levels. How do these server models differ from one another? What features does a root server have in comparison to a managed server? Which type of hosting is best for your web project? Take a...

Parsing Errors

Parsing errors on Android: “There was a problem parsing the package”

Parsing is a process in which programs split up blocks of information into understandable parts in order to analyze and evaluate the underlying structure. Programs can use these insights to derive instructions. When there’s a problem parsing the information package, apps cannot be installed for example. Find out how to fix parsing errors on Android here.

Unix: a history

Unix: the operating system setting new standards

In the context of open source operating systems, the term “unixoid” is often used, indicating that the software is similar to the Unix system published in 1969. Typical indicators are, for example, the file system, or means and rights available to access the system and its processes. But what exactly is Unix, and who is behind the development of this influential operating system?

Module tests in software development

Software quality assurance: module tests

Module tests are one of the most effective methods of identifying as many errors in the source code as possible early on in the software development process. The special feature: the smallest isolatable components of a program are placed in a neutral test environment. If errors appear, it’s obvious they are occurring in the module being tested, which makes them easy to correct.

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...

Reboot and select proper boot device

“Reboot and select proper boot device” – how to fix this error

“Reboot and select proper boot device” sounds straightforward enough. It means “Restart your computer and select the hardware your system uses to start.” But how would one go about that? Because the error message can have various causes, there are multiple strategies for troubleshooting this fairly common error on Windows PCs.

Windows 10: changing your keyboard language

Changing your keyboard language in Windows 10: switching between languages step by step

Text in foreign languages sometimes requires special characters. The letters assigned to the different keys also differ between some languages. Therefore, many users who wish to write in a foreign language find it more convenient to change the keyboard language. Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts enable you to switch quickly between languages. We will show you how to change the keyboard language in...

CentOS versions & system requirements

What is CentOS?

Finding a suitable operating system that meets your own requirements is usually not very difficult in the private sector. Most of the time, it’s just down to personal taste whether you favor Windows, macOS, or Linux. The search for a system solution for enterprise and server environments is far more difficult and complex. When selecting, factors such as long-term support, security, and cost play a...

What is BIOS

What is a BIOS? A definition

BIOS has been around for almost as long as PCs themselves. If you frequently struggle with computer issues, you may have heard of the term, but few users know exactly what it is. Yet, the BIOS is fundamental to the operability of every PC. In this article, we discuss what’s behind the acronym, which functions the BIOS performs, and what its successors look like.


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