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Computer Basic Learning

Quick Computer Tips for new computer users

Enlarge Text on screen:

Press CTRL and + on your keyboard to enlarge the image. Text while using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Firefox. 1,149 more words


Overheating Linux Laptops

As laptops age their cooling effeciency goes down due to dirt/dust.  You may try cleaning them out but sometimes there is still more dust then when new.   755 more words

System Administration

VMware on Fedora Linux (F9) - some adjustments

This article addreses several problems that may be encountered when installing VMware Server 1.0 in Fedora Linux (F9) as host and running Red Hat like Linux as guest. 13 more words


How To Get the Processor Speed

The processor speed in MHz can be read directly from the registry location HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor. The following sample code illustrates this.

DWORD GetProcessorSpeed()
   HKEY hKey;
   // Read the speed from registry
   const long error = RegOpenKeyEx(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,

   DWORD dwMHz = 0;
   DWORD BufSize = MAX_PATH;
   if (ERROR_SUCCESS == error)
      RegQueryValueEx(hKey, "~MHz", 0, 0, (LPBYTE)&dwMHz, &BufSize);
   return dwMHz;

Check Your CPU's Speed

Came across this small and nifty tool which provides an insight into how speed your processor is with a multitude of tests. Its an installable of a low size and takes a moment to spring to life. 39 more words