Coputer topics

Linux tips from IBM

GUIs are fine, but to unlock the real power of Linux®, there’s no substitute for the command line. Learn Linux, 101: The Linux command line article is about getting comfortable with GNU and UNIX commands if you are not already comfortable with them. In this article, Ian Shields introduces you to some of the major

Wellcome to N-format war

The end of physical formats for movie and TV shows could be called digital convergence, a happy, wonderfully singular, unified digital world. Content moves seamlessly from your multifunction portable device to your TV, between your computers, and to every monitor and audio system and random networked appliance in between. This would be theoretically and technically

Do not use Internet Explorer

The German and French governments have warned web users to find an alternative browser to Internet Explorer to protect security. Microsoft has admitted that IE was the weak link in recent attacks on Google’s systems. That Operation Aurora attack used Chinese malware. This broad attack exploits a new, not publicly known vulnerability in Microsoft Internet

Happy Birthday, Linus

Happy Birthday, Linus article tells that today December 28th is the birthday of Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux operating system kernel. The article tells that the birthday has an interesting historical link to the creation of the Linux kernel, too. Some of the funds for buying the Linus’s first PC arrived in the form

Cool Computer Keyboards

Computer keyboards are peripherals partially modeled after the typewriter and designed both for the input of text and characters and also to control the operation of a computer. Keyboards can arrive in many shapes or sizes. 14 Cool Computer Keyboards for Geeks shows you a set of extraordinary and interesting computer keyboard designs currently available

Computerized christmas lights

Do It Yourself Computerizing web page gives idea how to control christmas lights using PC. This web page presents several different technologies to use computer to control lights. If you are interested in the topic after this, it is a good idea to go to Home Automation forum and read the articles archive there.


This is quite funny logo for an IC. This VIA GRA HT8501 is a real chip used on PC motherboards. The question is the naming of the chip intentional or just happened by accident? Original image source: