Happy Birthday, Unix!

This month Unix celebrates its 40th birthday. Though for being over the hill, the operating system just seems to be getting better with age… or at least it’s definitely not become obsolete. In 1969, Ken Thompson, a researcher at Bell Labs who had previously been working on a larger operating system project when AT&T pulled […]

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Now Available for Pre-Order

Just a quick heads up for those of you running Intel-based Mac boxes. Mac OS X Snow Leopard is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com for $29, shipping included. The new version features a more responsive Finder, a smaller install footprint, quicker time machine backup, and plenty more. Please note that only OS X Leopard […]

Reminder: Last day to pre-order Windows 7 Upgrade at 50% Off

Just a quick post to remind you guys that today is the last day you can take advantage of the 50% off pre-order deal on Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional If you were planning to upgrade to the new operating system  in October, why not take advantage of this amazing offer now?

Can Your Machine Run Windows 7?

It’s that time again… If you have been reading [GaS], or any other blogs for that matter, you know that there will soon be a new version of the Microsoft operating system. Now are you curious if your faithful machine can handle Windows Seven? You are? Then we have a little application for you!

Microsoft continues and expands attacks on Apple

Microsoft has accompanied the third of its anti-Apple commercials with a creative document detailing what it calls the ‘Apple Tax’. The latest ad follows the same theme: ‘ordinary’ shoppers (this time a mother and son) head out with a $1,500 budget and wind up choosing a PC over a Mac. This time the requirements are […]

Microsoft includes Apple stores in TV ad

Microsoft’s latest TV commercials take a stark step forward for the firm: it flat out acknowledges Apple. In the past, Microsoft advertising had always focused entirely on its own products, unlike Apple which runs the direct comparison tactics of ‘PC vs Mac’. Even when Microsoft threw in a not-so-subtle reference in its ‘I’m a PC’ […]

HOW TO: Reset your Lost 2003 Active Directory Admin Password

AskTheAdmin is back again with another “how to” for the GAS readers. Today’s tutorial will be covering a technique that will allow you to reset your lost 2003 Active Directory Administrator Password. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us and you are not alone. I have never had this happen to me in […]

HOW TO: Get back in Windows after losing your password

Hey there GAS readers! AskTheAdmin here guest posting on how to recover YOUR Windows password. This is not meant as a how-to hack your friend, girlfriend, dog or lover’s computer, but as a way to get you back into your Windows machine as a last resort. If you have another username and password on this […]

Cuba launches its own Linux distro: Nova

At Cuba’s annual Conference on Communication and Technologies in Havana, the Cuban government unveiled its latest weapon against the U.S. capitalist devils (aka Microsoft): a new distribution of Linux, called Nova. The motivation for this project is at least three-fold.  First and foremost, the Cuban government is worried about rumored back doors in Microsoft’s closed operating […]

The Truth Behind Windows Automatic Updates

Most geeks running Windows disable the OS’s automatic update feature at installation, but in case you never did, or if you remember that dialog box from your distant past, this picture should bring a chuckle out of you. [Via TechEblog]

College Girl Drops Out of School Because of… Ubuntu?

Hmmm… don’t you find her excuses just a little… how should I say… pathetic? Yep, I think that’s the correct word. [Via [H]]

Antivirus 2009 Fail – A Good Reason to Use Linux

Can you spot anything wrong in this picture? It probably won’t be what most of you will think right away. Click to enlarge Now, if you “got it”, do you really need another reason to switch? [Via Digg]