Windows 8 joins a domain

With Windows 8 coming out next year, can mobile computing be controlled by domains?  Part of the security nightmare is the fact that mobile computers cannot be controlled.    Andrew Milam used a domain setup on his computer and how he joined Windows 8 to a domain with a roaming profile.

The steps are the exact same as with any Windows operating system when joining to a domain.  Users would use the desktop icon on the Windows 8 tablet to change into the desktop view of Windows 8.   There the user follows the same steps as they would with Windows 7 when joining a domain.

The above picture shows how Windows 8 has been joined to a Windows domain.

The above screen (right half) shows the PTR record of the Windows 8 tablet as it appears in a DNS record.  The picture to the left is of a Windows 8 roaming desktop on Windows 8.  (This picture also shows how the roaming profile ‘pulled’ the programs and desktop to the desktop of the roaming pc.

The picture to the immediate right shows the folder with the desktop information vs. the information in the left screen.


See our review of Windows 8 and see how you can run 90% of your programs, virtualize other operating systems, use your network and more.


Run another operating system inside of Windows 8

My hopes are that Microsoft is smart enough to keep what they have in Windows 8 when they put it onto tablets.  See our review – Mobile computing makes me crazy – Sanity out of Windows 8 – a review.

Running on a small Dell computer, we were able to install VirtualBox and run Windows 7.  Now imagine if you have a tablet you can go on the run with, use 90% of your programs, install apps, and plug it into your large monitor, keyboard and mouse.   We have been totally impressed with everything so far.   Check out the review but remember, you can also install whatever you want with virtualbox.  Don’t worry about dual booting your tablet.  If Microsoft protects it from dual booting, you’ll still have whatever OS you want on it.  Kudos to Microsoft.

VirtualBox on Windows 8 (Windows 7 loaded)

Links for Windows 7 Repair Discs

It is like a former student Mickey says “No one ever has their repair disc for Windows.”   So do you need the isos to make a Windows 7 disc for your computer that came without a disc?  Checkout My Digital Life and the official links for these iso downloads.  Of course you will need your key during the re-installation and possibly during the repair of your computer.

32 bit

64 bit

Will ReactOS replace Windows?


ReactOS is tiny, and I mean tiny and it is fast.  A new concept for a rebuild of Microsoft Windows.  Many of the windows look exactly like Microsoft Windows and the commands (prompt) are the same.  ReactOS is in the Alpha stages and can be downloaded as an ISO to be installed on VirtualBox or you can get a live CD to boot with so that there is no installation.  Be sure to download Firefox 2.0 (There may be security issues with this version but hey, I like trying new operating systems).


Change Windows XP into Windows 7

Maybe it’s not changing Windows XP, but the visual theme is virtually the same as Windows 7.  Amazingly with a the visual effects and Windows XP’s native stability and security, it is your choice to upgrade later.  Cool look though.  Link.

100 Ubuntu Tips

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  1. Official Ubuntu Home Page
  2. Official Ubuntu Forums
  3. Official Ubuntu Guide
  4. Wubuntu – Ubuntu Web Edition
  5. Windows to Ubuntu Transition Guide
  6. 10 Advantages of Ubuntu over Vista
  7. 30 Days with Ubuntu Linux
  8. 60 Days With Ubuntu
  9. Installing Ubuntu Linux!
  10. FREE Linux Books online
  11. The Ultimate Linux Reference Guide for Newbies
  12. Top 10 Linux commands for Absolute Newbies
  13. The Ultimate Linux Network Reference Guide for Newbies
  14. Install and run Ubuntu without disturbing Windows
  15. Basics to Linux Explained
  16. Windows Desktop Software and The Linux Alternatives
  17. The best reason yet to use Ubuntu
  18. How to install Anything in Ubuntu!
  19. How to Build Triple Boot (XP, Vista, Ubuntu) with single Boot Screen
  20. Windows Based Ubuntu Installer – Screenshots and demo
  21. Instlux: Install Linux while still in Windows!
  22. Ubuntu Linux Vs. Windows Vista: The Battle For Your Desktop — Ubuntu Linux
  23. Ten tips for new Ubuntu users
  24. 13 Must Do things on new Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn installation
  25. Hack Attack: Top 10 Ubuntu apps and tweaks
  26. How To Set Up A Ubuntu/Debian LAMP Server
  27. The Perfect Desktop – Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn
  28. The Perfect Desktop – Ubuntu Studio 7.04
  29. The Perfect Setup – Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04)
  30. How To Install Internet Explorer On Ubuntu
  31. Change the menu bar and main menu logos in Ubuntu
  32. How To Compile A Kernel – The Ubuntu Way
  33. How to Configure an $80 File Server in 45 Minutes
  34. Installing Popular Applications On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Automatix2
  35. Bandwidth Monitoring Tools for Ubuntu Users
  36. Running Internet Explorer in Ubuntu Linux
  37. How To Use NTFS Drives/Partitions Under Ubuntu
  38. Installing The Native Linux Flash Player 9 On Ubuntu
  39. Mount a Remote Folder using SSH on Ubuntu
  40. Clone Your Ubuntu installation
  41. Speed Up Firefox web browser
  42. Install Popular Applications in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Using Automatix2
  43. How to Install Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in Ubuntu
  44. How to Install Beryl with latest nvidia drivers in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn
  45. How To Install VMware Server On Ubuntu 7.04
  46. DNS server Setup using bind in Ubuntu
  47. NFS Server and Client Configuration in Ubuntu
  48. Dual Monitors with NVidia in Ubuntu
  49. Howto Set Flickr images as Ubuntu desktop wallpaper
  50. Sharing Internet Connection in Ubuntu
  51. 10 must have programs for a new Ubuntu user
  52. 10 minutes to run every Windows app on your Ubuntu desktop
  53. How-To: Ubuntu Media Server
  54. How-to: Cheap Ubuntu Media Server Part 2
  55. HOWTO Encrypt CD/DVDs in Ubuntu
  56. How-to: Installing Ubuntu Linux on a usb pendrive
  57. Install KDE Desktop in Ubuntu
  58. Set Windows as Default OS when Dual Booting Ubuntu
  59. Official Ubuntu Linux Desktop Guide
  60. 100+ Ubuntu Tutorials and Growing Fast!
  61. Ubuntu and wireless – now better than Windows!
  62. LifeHacker Top 10 Ubuntu applications
  63. Running OSX and Windows XP/Vista on Ubuntu
  64. Awesome Ubuntu Apps you might not know about
  65. Completely mod Ubuntu to look like OS X
  66. Cracking WEP with Ubuntu
  67. 6 Best Ubuntu Tweaks out there
  68. 100 Useful Ubuntu Links – Everything you could ever need!
  69. Ultimate Ubuntu performance tweaking guide
  70. Transform Your Ubuntu’s Look
  71. Ubuntu tricks – how to mount your WinXP partition, make it read/writabable
  72. HOWTO: Ubuntu Customization Guide Part I
  73. Cleaning up a Ubuntu GNU/Linux system
  74. Super Fast Internet for Ubuntu
  75. Speed up the Internet in Ubuntu
  76. How-to: Theming your Ubuntu desktop
  77. 11 Things You Haven’t Seen Yet in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn
  78. 300+ Easily Installed Free Fonts for Ubuntu
  79. Ubuntu Performance Guides
  80. Ubuntu Tutorials
  81. 10 most popular Ubuntu sites on the net
  82. Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Performance Guide
  83. Set-up a Ubuntu webcam security system
  84. Instructions to install NTFS-3G in Ubuntu Dapper
  85. How to achieve native NTFS write support under Linux
  86. Hacking Ubuntu to Improve Performance
  87. Ubuntu and Your iPod…
  88. How to Access Your Ubuntu Remotely
  89. How to make OpenOffice run faster in Ubuntu
  90. Dual Monitors HOWTO
  91. DvdShrink For Linux – How To Install On Ubuntu
  92. 13 Applications to Install on Ubuntu/Linux running on Slow Computer
  93. How to Setup Your ubuntu Computer to be a Router
  94. Improve performance in Ubuntu
  95. How to gracefully reboot your Ubuntu/Debian system if all else fails
  96. Good Ubuntu Networking Tutorial for Beginners and advanced users
  97. Top 10 Ubuntu Tips
  98. Scheduling for Absolute Beginners
  99. Building a Linux home media center
  100. Ubuntu Customization Kit
  101. Remote Desktop for Linux

Change Windows XP into Vista without Vista!

Well, its as close as you can get.  It also proves that Microsoft could ‘thin’ their code and make older machines run Vista.  BricoPack Vista   does just that. (Not for 64bit)  It’s visual effects are awesome.  It’s been downloaded over 6 million times…now who would want to go to Vista?  5 out of 5 stars (voted by 1000+ users)  Anytime you change the shell you are on your own.  My installation went flawlessly.

From the website:

Description :
BricoPack Vista Inspirat is a free pack which modifies Windows XP system files in order to change its appearance and make it look like Windows Vista (the next operating system made by Microsoft).

Rewarded by a lot of magazines, Vista Inspirat BricoPack is the best way to change quickly and easily your Windows icons, logon and visual style.

Free Microsoft Support? Share your Experience!

Two computers:

Computer one – Single processor 2Ghz, 768mb, 128mb Video Card, and little IDE 80GB HD

Computer two – Dual Core 4Ghz, 2Gb, 512mb Video Card, 250GB SATA HD

Fresh install of Microsoft Vista.  Newest drivers from manufacturers.  Computer one runs circles around Computer two.  Microsoft says must be third party drivers. Hmmmm

Reloaded Microsoft Windows XP on both machines.  Latest drivers.  Computer two runs circles around Computer one.  This feels right.

ReadyBoost for Windows XP

Windows Vista offers “ReadyBoost” so that you can use a thumbdrive for additional memory.  Now you can get eBoostr for XP for free (four hour uses at a time) see details on link.

eBoostr allows you to use an additional drive (flash memory or hard disk) as another layer of performance-boosting cache for your Windows XP®. There is no need to purchase a Vista upgrade to get the benefits of the Vista’s ReadyBoost® technology. With the newly developed eBoostr™, the booting of your OS and applications startup get much faster thanks to the smart caching mechanism.

Free Up Memory on Vista

In Windows Vista or 7-

 1- press start
2- type services.msc in the search bar
3- if UAC prompts, press ok
4- scroll down to letter “D” so that you can find “Desktop Window Manager Session Manager”
5- right click on the service and click on “stop”
6- then right click again on the service and choose “properties”
7- on the “general” tab, select startup type as “Disabled”
8- press OK and exit…
9- you will realize the changes just after you do this process
10- just to inform, doing this process causes lack of visuality such as the transparency disappears etc…

How to Clear Memory when your computer is running for a while – See Post on How To Here