Many partitions put squeeze on disk space

My computer runs Windows XP Professional on an Intel Celeron microprocessor. The disk drive is divided into five parts: PART01(C:), PART02(E:), PART03(F:), PART04(G:) and PART05(H:).


Tuesday, 2 May, 2006, 12:00am

Old PCs reborn for Web browsing

You probably thought you needed a spiffy new Pentium PC with 79 million megabytes of Ram, a 99-gigabyte hard drive and lots of ISDN modems to do the Web.

According to Bill, you do. But the reality is that it is possible to do the Web (without all the fancy sound effects) in respectable fashion using that dusty old PC equipped with a 386 chip sitting in your closet.

16 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Route map for a new hard drive

Hard disk drives do not last forever. There comes a time when you simply need something bigger.

Even the most experienced computer hacks may find opening the computer case and fitting a new disk drive a daunting experience.

19 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

IBM's Aptiva S series offers a lot to user . . . just ask it

The big daddy of the PC is still in many ways IBM. The desktop computer as most people know it today began 15 years ago when IBM brought out its first little machine.

14 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Shot in the arm for OS/2

When the media covers Internet-related products, it is usually so lopsided in focus that we rarely hear about what's happening on some of the less popular operating system platforms.

1 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

IBM voice software gets good talking to

IBM's VoiceType software, which previously ran only on OS/2, is now available for Windows 95, as demonstrated in the territory with minor glitches last week.

Unfortunately, with demonstrators from Hong Kong and Australia, the limitations of the software's British and US versions became apparent.

27 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Pre-loaded software considered routine

WHEN a personal computer (PC) is purchased directly from a vendor or an agent in a computer mall, all brand name machines come with built-in standard software to suit basic customer needs.

16 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

32-bit OS set to take over

NEXT year will see the first major migration from DOS to 32 bit operating systems by corporate and individual PC users, according to accounting and consulting group Price Waterhouse.

5 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Footloose and fancy free at the time-warp

Technology Post would like to congratulate IBM on the first birthday of OS/2 Warp, which was celebrated in fine style last week at the fashionable Quo Quo restaurant in Central.

28 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Apple and IBM have been there

THE big question everybody is asking is whether Windows 95 will really hurt Apple. Most people know that it was Apple that made the mouse interface so popular, even though it was an idea that came out of Xerox's Palo Alto Research Laboratory.

Still, pull-down menus and the point-and-click approach to computing is very much associated with Apple.

5 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Bill and life's little mysteries

HERE is a list of the top-10 questions readers of this column have asked me since the beginning of the year. In the jargon of the Internet, this is my list of FAQ (frequently asked questions).

8 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

New Layout version avoids codes

OBJECTS Asia has announced the release of Layout 3.0 for Windows, which follows on from the success of its Layout for DOS application development product.

17 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Windows 95 to make life easier, despite bad press

IT IS finally time to look at Windows 95. It may have been delayed until autumn and, some analysts predict, will be Windows 96, but now the beta 2 version is out it is starting to become clear what the final version will be.

It is also possible to look at how it has addressed the technological jump to the 32-bit world.

10 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

No trade-in value for secondhand PCs

I OWN an IBM ThinkPad 720C notebook that I bought about 18 months ago. If possible, I would like to trade this in for IBM's newer 755C, which includes a docking station through which CD-ROMs can be used. But IBM and its agent System Pro - where I bought my notebook - have both told me that they do not do trade-ins.

10 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

IBM makes the grade with its Warp drive

IN THE past, I confess, operating systems have been an area of the computer business I have found tough to get excited about. Until now.

After nearly a decade of writing about the information technology business, I have finally crossed that invisible line - I have become a 'computer head'.

10 Jan 1995 - 12:00am