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If you're trying to get the most out of your system - especially if it's a few years old - it's critical that you tweak your virtual memory settings. Virtual memory, a technology operating systems use that allows them to artificially increase the amount of RAM your computer thinks it has, is a great way to breath life in to an aging or sluggish PC.
ActiveX, a method for adding functionality to Internet Explorer, gives developers lots of freedom when it comes to making web applications for Internet users. Unfortunately, it also brings with it lots of bugs that can cause errors while you're using the Internet. Read our article on how to stop ActiveX errors by tweaking your system.
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- What is a RAR file? Russian born and a graduate of the Chelyabinsk Technical University, Eugene Roshal originally developed RAR compression and decompression software for the DOS command line. While not incredibly feature rich, these original versions of RAR had an exeptional level of compression, taking full advantage of the growing computing power of the modern personal computer. His software was so well regarded that it was soon ported to other platforms so that others could take advantage of his hard work. As Windows became a more popular operating system, Roshal created a version of the encoder with a GUI called WinRAR. While WinRAR was distributed with a shareware license, the decoder was released using an open source license, simply precluding the use of the source code to create a competing encoder.
- Tutorial on how to open JPG files JPG is a lossy bitmap image format that is used by digital cameras and also by the World Wide Web. JPG files have many uses and are often used to transfer and display photographs on the web. This is a compressed graphic format standardized by the JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group). The lossy compression can noticeably reduce the quality of the image in cases where high amount of compression is used.
- Modifying and Repairing the Windows Registry Accessing the Windows Registry manually isn't for everyone, but if you're dead-set on taking matters in to your own hands, read on for step-by-step instructions on how to safely edit the registry. Just a warning, though - if you screw it up, don't come crying to us!