The advantages of the newly developed Windows 8

With the new Windows 8, the aim is to make connectivity as easy as possible, by eliminating any problems that it may have previously had. One specific improvement that Windows 8 will feature, is mobile broadband functionality that has been integrated into the OS. This will hopefully have been done without specialized applications from the hardware provider having been used, which will make everything a lot more simple than before.

Any uncertainty regarding locating and installing device drivers for mobile broadband will be removed, as has been explained by group program manager on Microsoft’s devices and networking team, Billy Anders. If this is a success, then users will be able to spend more time relaxing and chatting to friends or playing partypoker online, instead of searching for instructions and having to guess what to do when installing mobile broadband devices. The company have been able to do this as they have been working with their partners in mobile broadband and mobile operating across the industry.
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How to run Windows under VirtualBox on Fedora Core

Recently I needed to install Windows XP under VirtualBox on my Fedora Core 9 mashine.

After a successfull VirtualBox installation, I got an error when trying to install Windows from .iso image:

VirtualBox can’t operate in VMX root mode. Please disable the KVM kernel extension, recompile your kernel and reboot (VERR_VMX_IN_VMX_ROOT_MODE).

The error message means your kernel has loaded kvm module which conflicts with VirtualBox.

How to fix the problem?
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Some thoughts about approaches or how to win in Internet Backgammon

Sometimes I play Internet Backgammon when I’m on Windows box (can be found under Start->Programs->Games in a standard Windows installation). I haven’t ever played the game in offline nor even knew its rules, but after a few tries found the game is interesting – mostly due to the fact you play over internet with live people, not with the computer – thus it could be quite hard to prognose turns of opponent.

I cannot say I’m very successful player, but sometimes I have a luck to win ;)

After some time I was playing Internet Backgammon I figured there is a special category of players – Read the rest of this entry »