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How to Add the Start Menu Back to Windows 8
Jun 26, 2013
One of the biggest complaints about Windows 8 is Microsoft’s removal of the Start button and Start menu. In this article, author Michael Miller examines third-party applications that promise to put the Start menu back in Windows 8 – and tells you which are worth your while.
Finding, Downloading, and Using Windows 8 Apps
Jun 20, 2013
Windows 8 is built around a new class of full-screen apps, available from the Windows Store. In this article, author Michael Miller takes you on a tour of the Windows Store and shows you how to find and download Windows 8 apps—for purchase and for free.
Using Threads within a UNIX Process
Jun 18, 2013
This chapter, from Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment, 3rd Edition, looks inside a UNIX process to see how multiple threads can be used to perform multiple tasks within the environment of a single process.
Enterprise iDevice Management with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Server
May 30, 2013
Unsure of how to integrate Apple devices (be they of the iOS or OS X variety) into your Microsoft- or Linux-based network? You’re not alone. IT expert Tim Warner shows how you can centrally manage iDevices in any corporate network environment with minimal cost and learning curve.
Dealing with Digital Photos
May 22, 2013
Windows 8 comes with some tools that help you view and perform some basic and helpful photo-related tasks. This chapter provides you with the details.
Windows 8 Touch On the Cheap
May 22, 2013
Ed Tittel explains why you may not need a touch display to take advantage of touch in Windows 8.
Preface to "Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment, 3rd Edition"
May 16, 2013
This preface to the highly-anticipated 3rd edition of Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment, 3rd Edition contains Stephen Rago's current Introduction, his Introduction from the 2nd edition, and also W. Richard Stevens' original Introduction from the 1st edition.
Bringing the Start Menu Back to Windows 8
May 15, 2013
Ed Tittel examines two of the most popular Windows 8 Start menu replacements.
Windows 8 Driver Gotchas
May 15, 2013
Ed Tittel explains some of his favorite tips, tricks, and resources for updating Windows drivers.
Feature Overview and Benefits of Microsoft Lync Server 2013
May 6, 2013
Lync Server has transformed into a complete Unified Communications (UC) solution for business that encompasses presence, IM, web conferencing, audio/video (A/V) conferencing, and complete Voice over IP (VoIP) services. This chapter is a high-level overview of what Lync Server 2013 provides to an organization.
Essential Windows 8 Shortcuts, Clicks, and Gestures
Apr 9, 2013
Michael Miller provides an invaluable reference to everything you need to know to use Windows 8 to the fullest.
My iMac: Sharing Devices, Files, and Services on a Network
Mar 18, 2013
This chapter helps you make the most of your iMac network connections by showing you how to share files, folders, and devices across networks and between Mac and Windows machines.
"The Best Programming Advice I Ever Got" with Rand Morimoto
Feb 19, 2013
Rand Morimoto, Microsoft MVP and president of Convergent Computing, writes about the importance of learning PowerShell, even if you're comfortable with using GUIs.
Windows 8 Apps and the Windows Store
Jan 25, 2013
This chapter describes the basic apps that come with Windows 8. It also explains how to get new apps from the Windows Store as well as how to uninstall and share apps.
Managing Files and Folders in Windows 8
Jan 24, 2013
This chapter takes a beginner's look at working with individual files in Windows 8 and explains how to find, move, copy, delete, and organize them.
Advanced Windows 8 Configuration Options
Jan 15, 2013
This chapter shows how you can modify Windows 8 settings to customize your specific setup.
Ubuntu Command-Line Quickstart
Jan 2, 2013
This chapter covers some of the basic commands that you need to know to be productive at the command line. You find out how to get to the command line and discover some of the commands used to navigate the file system and perform basic operations with files, directories, and users.
Customizing Your Mac
Dec 28, 2012
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to customize the OS X Mountain Lion Finder, the Dock, the desktop, your screen saver, and your security preferences. You’ll also learn how to make your own Dashboard widgets
VMware View 5 Implementation
Dec 25, 2012
This chapter describes how to get the components of vSphere up and running. First, however, you need to install vCenter. Let’s run through the installation of vCenter, starting from the configuration of the database.
How to Contribute to Open Source Projects
Dec 11, 2012
As an experienced open source developer, David Chisnall gives an overview of some of the various ways that users can easily help ensure that the projects that they care about are of a high quality.

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