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There is a landscape portrait in the background of Windows XP?

It seemed right to celebrate the retirement of long-lived operating system from Microsoft so far with a post that reveals a curiosity.

The urban legend that the photo would default on XP desktop has been taken directly from Bill Gates during a holiday in Switzerland. In fact, the authorship of the photos has always been recognized as the professional photographer Charles O’Rear, that eventually passed along a highway in California and was struck by the vision of a lush green hill with blue sky. (more…)

Linux also has a children's applications “portable”, but it is necessary?

For some years now the “portable software” the “x-software” is an established, software che no need to install, but starts directly through an executable. These software were written natively for “turn” below Windows, given the low share of dependencies, and in fact has been appreciated by most of these users on the network, not to mention the praise some of the main newspapers IT online.

What's this substantially? In short, the “portable software” the “x-software” software is often open source, packed, including all dependencies necessary for the operation which goes simply launched and does not require installation. In a few words could be sufficient within the computer a root directory containing links the software is not portable to “soil” the Windows registry, preventing possible malfunction. They are also designed for use by removable devices, come on cd USB flash drives. Simply have the program unpacked the stick. (more…)

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In this guide I will explain a few small things that new users GNU/Linux. Those coming from the Microsoft world will be used to having to fiddling with fonts and characters various so completely irrational. The creators of Windows XP in esteem it had released a software simple to use, but in reality (as we shall see) is not always so. One example is the’font installer. To install a font on XP you need to go to the folder “characters“, cliccare su “File” – “Install New Font” and finally choose from a file manager that we want to install the downloaded font.

This procedure should be repeated all the times that we have to install a different font. If we had 100 fonts to be installed should repeat the procedure 100 times. So much for simplicity. (more…)