Microsoft Windows Freeze

Still today, Microsoft Windows is showing us the most annoying freeze ever. Recently I have been forced to switch to Windows from [Linux](http://www.linux.org). I usually put it on sleep by doing **Start** => **Turn Off** => **Stand by**. Which requires multiple clicks and seconds for the menu to popup. One of my friend which happen to be an expert in Microsoft technologies suggested me to do Win+L for Lock(AFAIK). It worked.... but when I came back later that night, the computer would not wake up as it normally would from a regular Stand by. I tried everything and I had a lot of time to wait between trials since I was reconfiguring my living room for my [new purchase](SECRET_TO_BE_REVEALED) I had just bought at Futureshop. thank you Microsoft for crashing our computers for now more than 12 years. (3.1 was not crashing that much as far as I can remember). For those looking for solution, you can try to install either Kubuntu, Ubuntu, OpenSuse or Mandriva on your PC for more stability. Or simply buying a Mac.

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Posted in , | Posted on 25 Oct 2007 15:50by somekool |

reading ext2 and ext3 filesystem under microsoft windows xp

I just made a small discovery last night. I already knew about ext2fs but it was not really stable, rather incompatible and as far as I remember, read-only. So, rather useless. Now there is something I would call "new". [ext2IFS](http://www.fs-driver.org/). IFS for Installable FileSystem. it is simply wonderful. and for anyone using windows who needs access to their ext2/3 partitions, try this one out. As you already know. your data is the most important part of computing. and with all open source software, I recommend reading all the documentation. in this case, it is all shown during the install process. please read it or don't cry when something happen.

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Posted in , | Posted on 05 Sep 2007 14:47by somekool |

Pre installed windows crap

So I want to fool around with my girlfriends computer a bit. she bought a NEC and I feel she got way more horsepower than what the current operating system is giving us. Just like Compaq in America, NEC ships windows with TONS of addons, multimedia and security crap. but she likes it. its her computer and she does not understand why things should be different. So I want to backup the whole thing, create partitions so I can install multiple operating systems and if she wants to get it back, I'm just gonna untar the whole thing. but who thought backing up this computer would involved multiple system partitions.
Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sda: 300.0 GB, 300090728448 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 36483 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot  Start     End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *       1   34042   273442333+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2       34043   34286     1959930   12  Compaq diagnostics
/dev/sda3       34287   35137     6835657+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4       35138   36483    10811745    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

Command (m for help):
what the fuck are those extra partitions. what software do need them and why. Only the NTFS are visable under Windows, for some reasons the FAT32 is hidden and the magic type 12 partition can be mounted as NTFS under Linux. You don't want to see the crap that is inside..... what a pain in the butt

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Posted in , | Posted on 02 Sep 2006 16:34by somekool |

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