Tips on Installing Linux on PS3

By Dana Goldberg

For those people that know quite a lot about software development, they are most likely to know that there is almost a constant battle between open source and proprietary software development. It is interesting therefore to note that there is now talk about a Linux PS3.

It is a well known fact that the Sony PS3 is seen as one of the best gaming devices that is currently available on the market. You will be sure that you are getting a great product if you buy one. If you do decide to get a Linux one then all you have to do is load the operating system on the hard drive of the gaming device. This means that you could get a whole new array of games.

You don't have to go to a lot of trouble to get the Linux OS onto your device. Just make sure that it is installed on the hard drive of the gaming console. Then you are going to be able to choose any sort of open source games that are available.

Many people might even want to design their own games and this type of device could be a way of letting them do this. Some might say that you can't be sure of the way in which open source games are actually developed but this is really a lot of nonsense. There is in fact a lot of standards that go into the development of open source software so you can be sure that they are well made.

The main thing to make sure of is that of course you get a professional to help you install the operating system on the hard drive. This will mean that you won't be at a disadvantage at all and you could decide to play whichever game you would like to.

So go ahead and choose a Linux PS3 if you would like to. - 30240

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Future Operating Systems Will Aim For Efficiency

By Gregg Housh

It is easy for a generation of computer users to look back warmly on the era of MS-DOS. In the distant past, a simple set of letters and punctuation was all you needed to launch a computer program. This command handled all of the inner functions that permitted the code to work. Basically, you only needed to type a command on a black screen with a single cursor. The user-friendly operating system developed as a response to public demand for graphical icons. To the computer novice, this seems much simpler than typing a command. In reality, though, this change birthed a whole new wave of headaches to the computing experience.

First of all, a graphical representation of your software uses system resources. While this may seem insignificant for most users, this is a major issue if you plan on stress your PC to its full capacity. As more users began purchasing these operating systems, software developers decided to include more capabilities in an effort to anticipate the user's software. If an operating system were planned out with your favorite software in mind, this would be a good thing. Unfortunately, most software designers attempted to anticipate every last possible application that any user anywhere might think to use. All of this added capability slows your computer down much like bloatware.

Linux has earned the hearts and minds of many users because it permits for setups that do very little. Many versions of Linux operate in minimalist fashion, you have to select programs and dependencies as you need them. While this might feel too difficult to manage for many users, it is great when you plan to use your machine to its full potential. Many technically minded users prefer a lighter operating system. However, if you are looking to jump head first into your favorite programs without much research, the resource heavy systems have better general compatibility.

Microsoft's Windows Vista was arguably the pinnacle of the extravagant operating system. Its services anticipated nearly anything a user could attempt to throw at it. Ironically, this led to an complete ideological U-turn for Windows 7. Windows 7 employs a lightness of resource use that competes directly with Linux.

New technology seems to be inspired by the desire to do more with less. There should be a future motivation to satisfy both of these needs. The latest operating system releases by all of the major competitors in the field seem to speak to this user demand. There will always be a need for a smart balance between compatibility and operating system memory use.

Fortunately, we are blessed with a robust market of operating system providers. Eachnew round of releases offers different advantages. There are arguments for using every modern operating system which depend heavily on user needs. When deciding on your preferred operating system, you must carefully look into its synergy with software that you intend to use. Each competitor looks to satisfy a certain market. Your market will be represented by at least one of the recent releases at any time. Ask others that use the same software for tips on which operating system to buy. - 30240

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Are You Aware Of The Downsides To Using Cheap Web Hosting

By John Wane

One of the reasons why it is possible to find cheap web hosting providers is that the low cost enables many more people to have their own online presence - whether for personal reasons or for the purpose of experimenting and of course also for running a business. The lower the price of the web hosting plan the less likely it is that you are going to get stellar qualities from the provider.

In fact, when you start searching for low cost web hosting providers you are going to be amazed at just how many options there will be for you to choose from. To make things simple there are a fortunately quite a few dedicated websites that are offering you a unique directory listing of the best, most trustworthy and even cheapest web hosting providers. Such sites also provide you with assistance in comparing different providers so that you get to form a better idea of which cheap web hosting provider has the best plan and how trustworthy and dependable they are.

Mostly, when a provider offers cheap web hosting it will mean that they are offering a no-frills bulk service to address your needs and furthermore you will also only be provided with shared hosting that of course means that various customer resources will be shared on a single server. This means that on a single server there will be numerous customers that will all be sharing limited resources.

A second important consideration is that even if you are getting a web hosting provider that is offering a cheap hosting plan you need to still take into account factors such as transfer/bandwidth being offered. There are plenty of low cost web hosting providers that will only offer you a limited amount of transfer/bandwidth on a monthly basis but they may claim to be offering maximum bandwidth. What's more, they will also start charging you additional money if the traffic to your website exceeds your monthly limit.

A third factor that you have to consider when choosing a low cost web hosting provider is whether they are offering you a sub-domain which displays your default page within a directory that is located in your web space.

FTP access or File Transfer Protocol access is the term used to refer to transferring of documents from your hard disk to a remotely located server. You should look for FTP access as a feature that comes with your low cost web hosting plan.

However, one thing that you cannot expect from a cheap web hosting provider and that is getting dedicated IP addresses. In most cases, you will get your domain hosted with many other users - each of which will be sharing a single IP address. This can slow your website down and the best analogy to describe such a situation is that shared domains are very much like living in a bad neighborhood. You never know what is going to happen.

The budget plan helps you to keep your costs on the low side while providing all essential features to ensure that your website attracts more traffic and becomes more affordable. Lastly, you will when checking out a cheap web hosting provider need to look at plans such as Affordable Web Hosting Plan that provides special features and caters to a large sized website and which will attract plenty of visitors as well. You also get more storage and even an IP address that is dedicated to your website and of course it also means getting many more attractive features over and above what you would get from budget and starter plans. - 30240

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Microsoft Putting Out Misinformation About Linux

By Andy Checow

It seems that Microsoft has been handing Best Buy employees so called "training" memos that pretty much warps and attacks the Linux Operating system, according to an anonymous Best Buy employee. The memos sent from Microsoft present very obvious and sometimes true statements about the lack of support and people wanting a comfortable and light usage experience but also makes very two sided statements about other features and security. Many of them are conflicting claims such as Linux doesn't get regular updates like windows and we all know thats not true, Then in another memo they state Linux is a problem to maintain with accuracy because it gets "hundreds of updates" per month.

The claims also further exaggerated incompatibility and support on Linux, suggesting that "few" devices are supported, that things like video chat won't work, and that there is no official help solutions for it. Linux does have support and supports common devices, including apps that can recognize iPods. Third-party apps like Pidgin provide support for video and other chat features, and Linux distributions like Ubuntu or Red Hat often provide official support. Ubuntu is also 100% free By the way.

For Windows-only apps, Linux has had access to WINE and Wine-Doors for free virtualization of some titles, including 3D games and works very well.

Microsoft has been asked about the memos but has neither confirmed nor denied their legitimacy. However, the memo is both consistent with Microsoft's visual style as well as its frequent attempts to discredit Linux as a threat.

Microsoft is also known to have used shaky claims to attack Apple through "Laptop Hunters" ads and other promotions that have often picked products to either create apparent gaps in value or to make them seem wider than they really are. One study paid for by Microsoft deliberately chose Apple's Mac Pro workstation and the pre-price reduction MacBook Pro as home systems but chose Windows systems in significantly more modest product categories.

For those of us using Ubuntu or any other flavor of Linux its pretty apparent what the better operating system is or we would not have stuck with it. It would seem as Linux has evolved. Microsoft has become very defensive about their position since they have a lot to lose. I'm a very happy Ubuntu User I have no crashes my screens don't freeze and I haven't seen the Blue screen of death for well over a year my laptop runs as its supposed to and I'm just plain Happy with all the free software that is out there that does all the things windows can do and more. - 30240

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