In Windows Vista, the built-in administrator account is disabled by default. This is based on a security model adopted by Microsoft. Power Users group have also been effectively deprecated. Microsoft has made it much easier to perform normal routines as a standard user and even administrators run with limited Windows privileges and user rights by default.
If you have a branded PC/Laptop (eg. ASUS, HP, Dell, Sony, Gateway, Acer, Lenovo, etc) with Vista factory installed, there is a way to upgrade your edition of Vista to Ultimate for free. This trick does not work with self assembled PCs.
An ISO image is a disk image file of an optical disc. The format of the disc is defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
ISO 9660 is the most commonly used optical disc file system. An ISO image can also contain UDF file system which is backwards compatible with ISO 9660.
Solaris, by default, loads a 64-bit kernel during boot up, if the hardware supports it.
If, for whatever reason, you need to load Solaris in 32-bit mode, the following commands can be used to switch between the 32-bit and 64-bit kernels.
If you are someone who likes to keep your taskbar buttons organised, then Taskbar Shuffle is for you.
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In computing, endianness is the byte ordering used to store binary data in memory. When specifically talking about bytes, endianness is also referred to simply as byte order.
When you sign up for a Gmail account from Google, you actually get a couple of e-mail addresses and aliases.
Ubuntu Linux distribution, by default, disables the root account. To run a command with root privileges, sudo has to be used before the command.
How often have you wanted to take a quick glance of the calendar in your desktop? You may need to click a couple of dozen of times on your desktop if the period your are interested in is more than a decade back.