App snap – Windows 8.1 preview observations…

It’s been a while since Windows 8.1 preview has become available to the general public, and they have made incredible strides in improving the user experience. The Start screen is capable of housing tiles of a greater variety of sizes, the Start button has made a comeback, Charms have improved. Apps snap now happens at whatever widths the user likes, with minimum width limits of course. This has been quite a detour since Windows 8 where every movement was predictable. Windows 8.1 is quite predictable itself – only there are a lot more things to consider now.

Yaourt – Installation of Yaourt on Arch Linux…

Yaourt is yet another user repository tool. It is, not co-incidentally, an acronym for Yet AnOther User Repository Tool. It is a community contributed repository for pacman, which is the package manager of Arch Linux and a few other minor Linux distributions. It adds seamless access to the Arch User Repository. It allows the user to automate package compilation and installation from the thousands of PKGBUILDs available in the AUR. It also completely supports the many thousands of Arch Linux binary packages.

nVIDIA drivers installation for Spherical Cow

This guide will help you in install nVIDIA drivers. The drivers are proprietary and officially supported ones. Installing these on Fedora 18 “Spherical Cow” disables the generic Nouveau driver. It works with nVIDIA GeForce 8/9/200/300/400/500 series graphic cards. It also supports nVIDIA GeForce 6/7. Newer drivers might appear in the future for GeForce 6/7 cards, which is when you’ll be able to upgrade them too.

Windows 8 on a VHD…

A few years ago I had published a blog post on the feature that caught my eye. It was about an amazing ability of Windows 7 that I had not completely described – it was booting from a VHD. Yes, creating VHDs and using them from within an OS is cool but cooler than that is using the VHD itself as the base to it.

Install Steam on your Linux PC…

You might probably know, Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. But you’ll most certainly know, it is used for distributing games and related media online. Recently, Valve announced Steam client for Linux, thereby officially expanding their reach outside of the primarily Windows PC world.

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