Monthly Archives: March 2009

RIP Peluche

Peluche a day like today at 10:00am one of the closest friend that you could ever ask for has deceased from this world to go on a more peaceful one.  after 11.5 years peluche has been like a family member to the Durán Veras family.

i guess that everything has it beggining and its ends.  see you on a different life peluche.  may the force be with you.

Install Fedora using a Flash Drive

if you are running windows and you will like to install fedora on your flash drive this is liveusb-creator the program to go.  it is so easy that it is even impossible to believe.  you could either download fedora distro or use the program to download it from the web.  then browse the file and hit “Create Live USB.”  yeap, is that easy.  then all you have to do is to boot from the USB drive, so you have to make sure that you will tell your BIOS that.

Install Fedora to a flash drive using Windows

Workspaces in Windows

at some  point in my life i was a windows power user now i am not (just in case you wonder i use linux, mac, and windows).  one thing that i liked about linux was “workspaces.”  they are freaking amazing by allowing you to you multiple “virtual desktops” and move things around.  so in other words you will not have everything one in one desktop and you will be able to have one destop for web, chat, programming, and others in your only one monitor.

so whenever i was switching back and forth from linux and mac to windows it was freaking inrritaring.  i was only allowed to have everything on one screen/display only.  so i went for a search… 🙂 and i found this program called VirtualWin.  this program will allow you to have virtual desktops without the needing of buying multiple monitors.  the following information is a description from their site

VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for the Windows operating system (Win9x/ME/NT/Win2K/XP/Win2003/Vista). A virtual desktop manager lets you organize applications over several virtual desktops (also called ‘workspaces’). Virtual desktops are very common in Unix/Linux, and once you get accustomed to using them, they become an essential part of a productive workflow.

VirtuaWin is designed to be simple and elegant to use yet still be highly configurable and extensible.

so if you are tired of having everything on one window and you would like to be organize (when it comes in terms of applications) then this app will do that for you.  oh!!! did i forget to say that it is for FREE. 😉

VirtuaWin – The Virtual Desktop Manager

Reinstall Windows without CD on a Dell

i recently found out that you could reinstall your OS without needing the CD’s on a dell.  this system is embed to almost all dell laptops for sure.  it uses norton ghost in order to restore your system to the way it was at the beginning.  i am not a 100% sure if reinstalls the drivers, but it might.

so what do you need to do in order to reinstall your OS without the CD’s on a dell laptop?  all you need to do is…

  1. turn on your laptop
  2. quickly hit ctrl+F11 before “windows boots up”
  3. then follow the instructions in order to reinstall and fully format your pc

hope this helps.  enjoy!