Sometime back I wanted to compile and execute some Java files. I wrote a batch file for that as I use Windows. But then I needed to send it to some Linux system. So I wrote a shell script too. And then I thought of testing the shell script in my local machine before sending. I needed an easy way to run shell script in my Windows 7. Cygwin came to the rescue. It’s a popular Unix emulator for Windows. Using its command-line you can work with core Unix/Linux based functionalities under Windows.
Have a nice little fun with this free Windows screensaver. This little screen saver will mimic the most feared Blue Screen Of Death. Not only that, it will also simulate the startup screen of system boot as it happens in case BSOD. And it is authentic
By default telnet is disabled in Windows 7, and in Windows Vista too. So if you try to use telnet command from Windows Command Prompt, you will get some message like the below one:
‘telnet’ is not recognized as an internal or external command
You need to enable telnet client in Windows first. Just go to
Have you heard of Dangerous Dave? It’s a tiny little Dos game published in 1988. But when I was in college 4-5 years back, we played it a lot in my hostel. The game was quite intriguing. Basically you need to keep your lives and collect the gold cups and move on to the next level. Sadly I could never reach the last level
I got this error while starting Apache service in my Windows 7 laptop. And for my case I was surprised to find Skype as the original culprit! Skype uses port 80 and 443 as alternative ports for incoming connection. So port 80 got occupied by Skype and Apache couldn’t use that while starting up. So if you have installed Skype already in your Windows system and are trying to set up Apache there, you might face the same issue. You need to disable this alternative connection settings in Skype to make Apache work.
Have you deleted some files from Recycle Bin and now you need to get them back? If you have already searched online you might have learned that you can still recover them using a deleted files recovery software. It is because when you delete files from Recycle Bin in Microsoft Windows, it only removes the location of the files from File Allocation Table (FAT). That means Windows doesn’t recognize the data as being available and next time when you store some data in your disk that can be stored on the same space as the current files are now. But until some new files overwrite the disk space, your files are still there in hard drive and you have the chance to recover it.
Recently I removed all my my personal settings and did a clean re-install of Firefox 4 in my Windows 7 laptop. But then when I started Windows 7 again Firefox icon got missing. Instead it was showing a broken icon for Firefox on my Taskbar, Desktop and in Start Menu.
I guess if you are really looking to save some paper, you have made the configuration changes in your printer settings or looking for a way to do it. I use Windows 7. And I am going to share with you how you can print on both sides of paper:
- Go to Control Panel> Devices and Printers
Use Combined Community Codec Pack to play .mkv files in your Windows Media player. It’s free and I have used it personally for a long time and I am happy to recommend it
Open both files using NotePad++.
Then go to Plugins> Compare> Compare.