The layer between your hardware and software. It manages disk input/output, memory allocation, graphic acceleration, hosting device drivers and various other resources.

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install debian based os on macbook pro

First I need to explain my situation. My MacBook Pro is a mid 2012 model. I use Windows 8.1 to replace MAC OS X. A couple of weeks ago, I upgraded my MacBook Pro. I replaced my optical drive with a ...
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Is it possible to access the files in ubuntu 12.04 while in windows 8.1

I don't know if it is possible to access the files in ubuntu while in windows. The local disk of my ubuntu is not visible in MyComputer. I hope someone can help me with my problem because it's a big ...
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Sync Firefox between OSes like you never leave it

I have two OSes: Windows and Linux, both of them install Firefox 29. I would like them to have everything synced like they are two become one. Whenever it opens, it will open exactly to when it ...
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How can I make Windows' bootloader aware of an older installation?

This morning, I accidenatally deleted the Reserved System Partition while I was installing ubuntu on another partition, and windows was unable to boot anymore. The startup repair program on my Windows ...
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How to call a maximum available integer for a 64-bit CPU? [closed]

Say, for 32-bit OS, we say that the largest available integer that the CPU can handle natively is 4,294,967,295, which in "human language" is 4 Gigabytes. So for a 64-bit CPU, such number is ...
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Can we setup an application fullscreen and only allow the users to operate within the application?

I am setting up an exhibit and want to display an application and my website on an iMac. I don't want the users to do anything other than looking at my website and play around the application (or even ...
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Can we get the data from the hard disk after performing Disk Sanitizer?

I accidentally press F10 4 to 5 times while the system rebooting and it gone to the Disk Sanitizer option , and the total harddisk data is erased . When I try to install the OS again , it is showing ...
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Xen credit scheduler, equal distribution?

Does Xen's credit scheduler assign an equal fraction of processor resources to each guest OS? I know the distrobution can be altered with weights, but, by default, is it equal? ...
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Using Xen paravirtualization, run Windows in Dom0

This documentation describes how Xen is accomodating Windows by virtue of 'Xen Windows GpIPv'. http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/XenWindowsGplPv But what I can't determine is wether or not, by dint of ...
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Windows 7 randomly going from genuine to non-genuine and back

Okay, so I recently got a job and got a company laptop to use at work and at home. It had windows 7 pre-installed and for the first couple of days it worked normally, but recently the "this version is ...
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How to know the size of page frame used by my OS?

How to know the size of page frame used by my OS ? This could be useful for some optimizations when I code. (Allocate big buffer that fit in a page frame for example). Page frame is determined by ...
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Has anyone been successful porting Prex to a raspberry pi?

Has anyone been successful porting Prex to a raspberry pi? If someone has already done the work and is willing to share that would be great. Unfortunately Prex's documentation is not good and I ...
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When upgrading from 32 bit OS to 64 bit OS in Windows XP, is it enough to format C: alone?

Currently am using windows XP 32 bit OS with 4 GB RAM. I want to upgrade to 8 GB RAM and I know it needs a 64 bit OS. I don't want to lose my data, though. So can I install a 64 bit OS by formatting ...
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Windows Server 2003 Installation. Error “not enough space for temporary files” [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2003, but I keep on getting an error: This computer does not have enough space for temporary files. Windows installation needs at least 455 megabytes (MB) of ...
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Some Custom Registry Setting is not persisting after running sysprep in window 7

I have installed Microsoft Security Essential on Window 7 and sysprep to create master Image. Issue: After Applying the Window 7 Image, Again system is asking to install Microsoft Security Essential ...
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Safe to convert OS in .uif to .iso?

I'm being sent Windows 7 in a .uif format. Is it okay to convert it to .iso so it can be installed from a USB? If so, what is the best way to do that?
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Windows 8.1 Boot files on SSD and Program files on HDD

This query might have been asked numerous times but still I am not able to get the correct and proper guidelines answer for this issue/query. What I want to know and configure is the following. With ...
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How does the OS a computer is designed for impact it?

Often you see a computer with a sticker on it saying "Designed for Windows 8" or "Compatible with Windows Vista". How does this actually impact the computer's hardware itself though?
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View computer program/Internet connection history

How do I view the history of all programs/Internet connections run/created on Windows 7 64bit? I have a server, and I need to view client logs to find out averages on my server
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Can I install 2 operating systems on 2 different hard drives?

I have 2 SATA hard drives that I want to use in my system. One has Windows 8, and the other I want to install Linux. Can I install Linux on the second drive without disturbing my Windows 8 ...
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When you copy a file , where is it stored?

When you right click and copy a file before pasting , is the file duplicated and stored in some temporary place before it gets transferred to main memory for storage , what actually happens beneath ...
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Backup computers boot information/files under Linux

Basically the same question as the unanswered one of How to backup the boot information of a PC's Hard Disk?, but from a different angle because that one was seeking Windows based solution ...
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Difference between “hardware volume” and “software volume” on a computer?

I have looked into this and see that the volume of the speakers can be adjusted various ways. Assuming you agree that a CRT TV is also a "computer" somewhat (it has a microprocessor), specifically ...
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execute Shortcut on terminal mac os x

I have an application on another mac as mine, the software is still open, there are keyboard shortcuts that allow to perform tasks, I would like to execute shortcuts via the terminal from my mac.
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Where are Page tables stored

My question is "where are the page tables stored: in physical memory (RAM) or as some data structure in User space". PS: What I have understood so far: A process memory layout has few segments ( ...
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Reclaiming an old school Chromebook

In the middle school I go to, we use chromebooks. They are "managed", so we cannot change or do anything to the laptop we are not allowed to do. One of my friends recently left the school. Since he ...
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Loading in a new drive

I have a standard 1TB HDD in my computer right now that everything (including the Windows OS) is on. I want to purchase a SSD, install Windows on there and make that my primary drive. However, I want ...
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Dual boot windows ubuntu

I want to install dual OS on my system. I never done this and have some queries. I have a 500GB hard disk I want 3 partitions. for Windows OS (100GB) for Ubuntu (100GB) extra partition which is ...
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In Tails, how long should it take to wipe 16gb system memory at shutdown?

I see this message - You can now remove the boot DVD or USB stick. The system memory is goin gto be wiped in a few seconds... Display might be corrupted during this operation. If the system ...
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Installing Linux on OS-less laptop: headache?

Clearly I will do my homework when it comes to installing an OS (I've never done this) but I was just looking for a heads up on whether this has the potential to be a headache with regards to things ...
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Does SSD drive really speed up overall performance of computer?

Mostly when I talk to other people or check other discussions on forums, people insist that SSD ( Solid State Drive ) boosts overall computer performance big time. I however cannot fully understand ...
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Operating system that does nothing but display an image? [closed]

I am looking for an operating system or some other sort of solution that will allow the computer to do nothing but display a static image indefinitely. This going to be used on a monitor that is going ...
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Kali install freezes trying to find network drivers

Kali install freezes trying to find network drivers, so I can't install the OS in any way. I've already tried booting from DVD and USB, with two different versions.
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USB booting not working

I want to install windows 8 using pen drive but it does not detect pen drive which i have make it bootable. I have sony vaio VPCEB34EN laptop. It boots from DVD writer but not from USB pen drive at ...
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Does the file browser in Chrome OS send data across the network?

Chrome OS does allow syncing with Google Drive, which obviously does send data through the network, but what about the local file system?
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what is the use of bootnxt file in windows 8 installation disc

while exploring the installation media of windows operating system i could see the following list of files : Boot mgr - the boot sector loads the Windows Boot Manager (hidden system file BOOTMGR in ...
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Where do operating system file reside during installation?

Whenever I install a operating system through dvd/usb drive the operating system loads the installer, extracts the files & makes the required installation. Where does the operating system files ...
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Is it possible to run NetBeans installed in Windows to run on Ubuntu

My system was running on windows 8. Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 13.10 to my system without removing windows. Due to some problems now I can't boot Windows. But Ubuntu is working fine. I was doing a ...
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How to change default 'Save As' path while using “attrib +r”?

I have used following command to restrict edits to a file: attrib +r C:\temp\attributes.txt Whenever I try to edit and save them, I am prompted with 'Save As' dialog which has 'C:\temp' as default ...
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What does the below sentence mean? [closed]

Windows CE is a distinct operating system and kernel, rather than a trimmed-down version of desktop Windows. — Wikipedia's Windows CE entry. The cited source for that sentence in Wikipedia is a ...
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Multiple Independent level of security vs Multi-level security

I am looking for a way to isolate two different networks from each other. Suppose we have 2 different network (public and private). I am looking for a way to connect to these two network via single ...
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Partitioning a hard drive

Is there a way to split a hard drive into more than 4 primary partitions? I am installing multiple OSs, and it would make life a lot easier if there was a way to do this. My hard drive is 1TB.
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Linux distribution detection with Nmap

When I run Nmap with OS detection it delivers the kernel version of the Linux host instead of the name of the Distribution. Nessus does Os detection based on banners ...
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How is system call executed [closed]

From the point of view of application programmer the system call is just invocation of a procedure from wrapper library. As I don't have good knowledge of assembly I was wondering how it is done on ...
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Why cant you install operating system onto RAM [duplicate]

Why cant you install an operating system onto RAM ?? I know RAM is temporary memory and this memory will be lost when the power is switched off so cant the computer like save the state of the ...
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One machine on network wont load our website

There is one machine on my network that can not access one of our websites! Chrome just idles for a while then says "Oops can't connect", similar behavior is observed in other browsers too. Nslookup ...
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Delete all login.keychain files

Does anyone know a way to script the deletion all login.keychain files from all user directories on Mac OS X? This is a lab environment bound to AD, and when a user changes their password, without ...
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Spec for spec speed differences between specific and generic hardware setups

John Carmack tweeted: For the same given paper spec, a console will deliver twice the perf of a PC, and a PC will deliver twice the perf of a mobile part. Normally this is the sort of claim I ...
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Compiling OS from source

I downloaded the Python OS source code (the compiled ISO torrent didn't work) and I got a bunch of folders with makefiles and things in them. I'm trying to figure out a way to run this preferably on a ...
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what OS to use when it comes to iTunes usage on virtual machines?

I'm interested in building a machine to VM iTunes to data wipe iPhones as part of recycling process. Now I was wondering which OS (mac/windows) would have iTunes run as it best performance wise? Also ...