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  1. Hi,

    I've found this tutorials and some tips combined with Q&A for Denise Etheridge on his website ... I like it a lot so I thought to share it with you, and because there are a lot of them I will post them all on this thread as different cumulative posts ... and I hope you like it ... Let's take a deep breath and dive.

    What is Windows Vista?

    [*] Operating systems control the functions performed by a computer. For example, the operating system on your computer controls the input from the keyboard and mouse to your computer, the opening and closing of programs, the transfer of information to a printer, the organization of the files on your computer, and the screen display. To function, every computer must have an operating system. Windows Vista is an operating system. It was released by the Microsoft Corporation in late 2006.

    [*] Windows Vista comes in several versions: Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise. The features available to you depend on the version of Windows Vista you have.

    [*] Windows Vista Enterprise is for large global organizations and is only available to organizations with desktops covered by Software Assurance agreements or organizations with a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement that includes the Windows desktop component.

    [*] Windows Vista Home Basic is the entry-level edition. Geared toward home computer users, Home Basic has features that allow you to search your computer, search the Web, browse the Internet, view photos, send and retrieve e-mail, and set parental controls. Windows Defender and Windows Firewall are included with Windows Vista Home Basic. Windows Defender helps protect your computer from spyware. Spyware is malicious software you install on your computer inadvertently or is put on your computer without your consent. Windows Firewall helps protect your computer from malicious software and unauthorized access to your computer.

    [*] Windows Vista Home Premium has most of the features found in Windows Vista Home Basic plus additional features such as Aero, Windows Media Center, Windows Meeting Space, Windows Mobility Center, Windows SideShow, and Tablet PC support. Windows Aero features translucent windows and smooth animations, including the capability to do three-dimensional flips through open windows. It also provides a thumbnail preview of the contents of open windows when you pause your mouse pointer over the window


  2. Hi, I've a friend who has an old laptop and wants to use XP, please any one here can advise which components could be removed? He will only use it for Internet and a little work using MS Office 2003. If any one can tell or post a last session for nLite for such a purpose that would be really great.


  3. I am Egyptian and Arabic native, really it is not a good thing at all to do such a thing guys from members at damas gate website, also not all Arabians do such a thing, for example I've converted some themes from IPB to MyBB myself, but when I did so I've asked for a permission from the author before converting them. But it is happening all over the web, you may try to use a password like wincert.net to open files or something a like but honestly no one can guarantee anything not to be stolen even Microsoft get cracked after few days of releasing vista.

    Good luck

  4. Hello N1K ... it has been a while since last time been here. Regarding the topic you are talking about here I'd like to state that I am running a website but I wa taking too much care for what forum software to be used, which themes, which MODs, which settings, ....etc and so and according to my little or small poor experience in this area I can tell that it does not matter which forum software, which mods, which seo, ...etc and it is all about contents, believe me I've goggled a lot regarding this seo issue and found that it is really not that important but it is all about CONTENTS and again CONTENTS, and also I have and must tell you that my friend that you are really did an outstanding job for WinCert (I like the place a lot, and please keep up the good work). So u may ask why I am posting such a topic ... Just to tell that seo is not a matter at all and again it is all about contnets, because contents are the key to let people come back over and over again, also I think (not my opinion only, but according to experienced members from inivion modding like mohamed the programer because he is a good friend of mine) using the default forum software will always be the best choice cause this way you will not worry about any thing goes wrong or any upgrading issue.

    Sorry for poor English but I hope you got the point.

    Best Regards ^_^

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    Scenario: You want the simplest way to dual-boot Vista and Linux. You've already installed Windows Vista and now want to dual-boot it with Ubuntu 7.04

    Summary of tutorial: This is an updated tutorial - we previously used Ubuntu 6.10 and then modified the GRUB bootloader to force Ubuntu to recognise the Vista partition. In this tutorial, we'll use Ubuntu 7.04 which does a much better job in interacting with Vista. We'll use the Vista management tools to resize the main partition and install Ubuntu into the freed space.

    This tutorial has been tested on a VMWare Workstation 6 machine and an ASUS P5AD2-based Intel system with 2GB RAM and an 80GB Seagate SATA drive.

    Get started

    Boot into Windows Vista and go into Disk Management - right-click My Computer, Manage, Disk Management.


    Vista Disk Management

    Right-click on the main Vista partition and select Shrink Volume


    Vista Disk Management - Shrink Volume

    The Shrink tool will assess how much space can be freed up.


    Vista Disk Management - Shrink Volume 2

    As a rule of thumb Shrink will reduce the main system partition by about 50%. As long as the partition is big enough to begin with (at least 10GB) it should accommodate both operating systems.

    Select Shrink and the tool will reduce the volume of the primary partition, leaving the rest of the disk free as unpartitioned space.


    Vista Disk Management - Shrink Volume 3

    Once that's done, shut down the Vista machine.

    Install Ubuntu

    You'll need the latest desktop ISO of Ubuntu (7.04). You can choose a list of download mirrors from the Ubuntu website, or use this link from Planetmirror. Download the ISO and burn it to CD to create an Ubuntu Live CD.

    Boot the Vista machine from the Live CD and select "Start or install Ubuntu".


    Vista & Ubuntu - Install Ubuntu

    Once the Live CD has loaded, double-click the Install icon on the desktop to start the installation process.

    On the Welcome screen, choose your language and select Forward.


    Vista & Ubuntu - Install Ubuntu - Language

    On the "Where are you" (timezone) page, select your location and then Forward.


    Vista & Ubuntu - Install Ubuntu - Timezone

    On the next screen, choose the appropriate keyboard layout and then Forward.


    Vista & Ubuntu - Install Ubuntu - Keyboard

    Ubuntu will then load the disk partitioner to determine where it's going to be installed. Choose "Manual - use the largest continuous free space". This will automatically select the unpartitioned space we created earlier using the Shrink tool. Click Forward.


    Vista & Ubuntu - Install Ubuntu - Disk Partitioner

    On the Migrate Documents and Settings screen, if Ubuntu finds any user accounts to migrate, feel free to import it from Vista to Ubuntu. If it doesn't find any, obviously this isn't an option. Click Forward.


    Vista & Ubuntu - Install Ubuntu - Migrate

    On the "Who are you?" screen, enter your username and password details, then click Forward.


    Vista & Ubuntu - Install Ubuntu - User Details

    On the "Ready to install" screen, you'll see that Ubuntu now has enough information to commence the installation. In the summary under Migrate Assistant, it should say "Windows Vista/Longhorn (loader)". This means that regardless of whether Ubuntu found any user account to migrate, it certainly knows that Windows Vista is installed on the other partition and is aware of it. Click Install.


    Vista & Ubuntu - Install Ubuntu - Install

    See the install through and then let it boot into Ubuntu.

    When the install is complete the system will reboot. When the GRUB boot menu is displayed, have a look at the last entry in the list.


    Vista & Ubuntu - GRUB Bootloader

    After the Ubuntu boot options, there will be an entry

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    Scenario: You want to install Vista on your PC alongside your XP installation, on the same drive. You have installed Vista already.

    Tutorial Summary: We're going to use the DISKPART on the Vista DVD to shrink the Vista partition on the hard disk and create enough space for an installation of Vista. We'll then install XP, repair the Vista bootloader which will be overwritten during the XP installation, and then use the EasyBCD utility to configure Vista's bootloader to boot the XP partition.

    This is an updated tutorial, based on our first Windows Vista/XP dual-booting workshop. The main difference is that EasyBCD has been updated, but the processes are essentially unchanged.

    This tutorial was tested on a VMWare 6 Workstation and an AcerPower SK50 system.

    Prepare Windows Vista

    This tutorial assumes that Vista has been installed on a partition which takes up 100% of the hard drive, so we need to create some space. Boot off the Vista DVD. Hit Next from the start screen and then select

  7. Sure not all of us know about Linux .... So I thought to write a few about it and I hope that I do not say any thing wrong up to my knowledge and I hope you like it and find it any useful....and if there is any mistakes please do feel free to correct me because no one know every thing ;)

    Linux (pronounced LIH-nuks) is an operating system for computers, comparable to Windows or Mac OS X. It was originally created starting in 1991 by Finnish programmer Linus (pronounced LEE-nus) Torvalds with the assistance of developers from around the globe. Linux resembles Unix, an earlier operating system, but unlike Unix, Linux is open source software -- that is, you can not only download and run it on your computer, but also download all the source code the programmers created to build the operating system. You can then modify or extend the code to meet your needs.

    Linux runs on a wide variety of hardware platforms, from huge mainframes to desktop PCs to cell phones. It is licensed under the Free Software Foundation's GNU Project's GNU General Public License, version 2, which lets users modify and redistribute the software.

    You can think of Linux as having two parts -- a kernel, which is the basic interface between the hardware and other system software, and the functions that run on top of it, such as a graphical user interface (GUI) and application programs.

    No single company sells Linux. Because it's open source software, anyone can package Linux with some programs and utilities and distribute it. The different "flavors" of Linux are called distributions. You can get a comprehensive resource for distributions is DistroWatch.com.

    Many Linux distributions are designed to be installed on your computer's hard drive, either as a sole operating system, or in a dual boot configuration with another OS, which lets you choose which operating system to run every time you start your computer. Others are designed to run as live CDs that boot from removable media -- typically CDs, but there are also live DVD distributions, and even ones that boot from diskettes and USB storage media. Live distributions can be useful because they let you run a different operating system without affecting any of the contents of your hard drive.

    The Linux desktop

    Part of what makes Linux useful on your computer is its graphical user interface. The GUI gives Linux a "look and feel" with clickable icons and widgets, as well as screen borders, scroll bars, and menus that the user can manipulate and customize. This "point and click" environment makes the operating system more intuitive by presenting interface options in an attractive visual layout that doesn't require knowledge of textual commands. Without the GUI, Linux (or any operating system) requires users to type commands in a procedure that is known as the Command Line Interface (CLI).

    While most operating systems don't let you choose the user interface you want, Linux gives you a choice of several. Most of them are more than just graphical interfaces -- they are truly complete desktop environments that come with tools, utilities, games, and other applications to make the user's computing experience a richer one. Two of the most popular desktop environments that work with Linux are KDE and GNOME.

    KDE stands for K Desktop Environment. KDE runs on any Unix operating system, including Linux. All of the source code for KDE is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, which means that anyone can access and change KDE to suit specific purposes. KDE comes packaged with most Linux distributions and includes standardized menus, toolbars, and color schemes, as well as a complete help system, networking tools, graphics and multimedia applications, and a complete office productivity solution, and dozens of other software tools. The entire KDE project is supported by the free software development community and is provided to Linux users at no cost.

    GNOME (pronounced guh-NOME), the GNU Network Object Model Environment, is another ubiquitous GUI or desktop environment for Linux. It is also licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, which means it is freely available, along with the source code, for use on any Unix-based operating system. GNOME comes packaged with just about every Linux distribution. It is a part of the GNU project, which created the GNU operating system, parts of which are included with all standard Linux distributions.

    Like KDE, the GNOME desktop environment includes more than just toolbars, icons and menus. Help files, networking tools, games, and productivity applications like GNOME Office round out the free software offering.

    Other GUIs that work with Linux include:

    XPDE desktop environment - "tries to make it easier for Windows XP users to use a Linux box."

    Xfce - "lightweight desktop environment for various *NIX systems. Designed for productivity, it loads and executes applications fast, while conserving system resources."

    Enlightenment - "advanced graphical libraries, tools, and environments."

    IceWM - "The goal of IceWM is speed, simplicity, and not getting in the user's way."

    Blackbox - "Blackbox is the fast, lightweight window manager for the X Window System you have been looking for, without all those annoying library dependencies."

    Window Maker - "Window Maker is an X11 window manager originally designed to provide integration support for the GNUstep Desktop Environment."

    FluxBox - "A fast compact window manager based on the Blackbox, but offering more features."

    The command line

    One thing all the desktop environments have in common is that they let users access Linux commands; you don't have to use a mouse to perform every operation. It may be faster and easier to perform some operations by typing in one or more commands, as users used to have to do on PCs under DOS 20 years ago.

    Each desktop environment has a different way to get to a command prompt. Often, you'll open a window that lets you type commands. In GNOME, that application is called GNOME Terminal; in KDE, it's Konsole.

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