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Windows won’t boot

Windows 7, 8, 10 will no longer start – causes and solutions

Every Windows user knows: No matter which version you use, the popular Microsoft operating system has its bad days. Sometimes these are so serious that the worst possible outcome happens: Windows won't boot anymore. You might think there’s nothing you can do, but don't panic: Boot problems and bluescreens can be solved quickly in most cases.

Network protocol: Standards for data exchange

Network protocol: The basis of electronic data exchange

For computer systems to be able to communicate with each other and exchange information, they need common ground, just like humans must share a common language. But computers don’t rely on foreign language lessons, and instead only need the appropriate network protocol to successfully communicate. This provides guidelines and structures for the data transfer, and so plays a decisive role in the...

LAN

LAN – Local Area Network: The Technology at a Glance

LAN is often used in relation to setting-up internet access and providing data for multiple end devices. But many users aren’t familiar with what a LAN actually is and how it differs from WLAN, nor whether a LAN is indeed relevant for them. Our article answers the most important questions.

WAN

What is a WAN (Wide Area Network)? The Technology at a Glance

Anyone who deals with networks will come across the term WAN (Wide Area Network) sooner or later. Lots of people confuse WAN with WLAN or LAN. But a Wide Area Network clearly differs from these two other network types. We explain what a WAN is used for, how it’s structured, and compare it with related networks.

V-Model

What is a V-Model?

The V-Model is one of the most common models for planning and implementing software projects. From the initial concept to programming, to final acceptance – all relevant steps necessary for managing and implementing projects are defined in the V-Model. The V-Model XT is the most current version of the software development process.

What are cookies?

What are cookies?

Recently, a new EU directive has highlighted the importance of cookies, as these small text files sometimes store sensitive user data. But how do cookies actually work, and why do we need them? We will look at the small data packets that are exchanged and stored between web browsers and websites and how cookies affect every internet user today, whether for business or private purposes.

UDP - User Datagram Protocol

UDP: What is the User Datagram Protocol?

The Internet protocol family – the cornerstone for communication on the Internet – has around 500 members who work on a wide variety of layers. For example, the connectionless User Datagram Protocol (UDP) is responsible on the transport layer for the transmission of packets that were previously addressed via the Internet Protocol (IP). In this guide, you can find out exactly what distinguishes...

Linux vs. Windows

Windows vs. Linux: a comparison

Most PC users are only familiar with Windows in its various versions, but there are alternative operating systems on the market. Linux distributions offer many advantages compared to Microsoft’s product. Nonetheless, there are many things to take into consideration before switching. So, who should you fight for in the great battle – Linux or Windows?

What is artificial intelligence?

The fascination with AI: what is artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence is one of the most fascinating fields of research in the world today. It will undoubtedly alter our future like no other technology ever has before — this is one thing that all AI researchers agree on. The technology is already present in so many areas of our life. We discuss some of the secrets that surround artificial intelligence, the prospects, and risks involved in...

Google Translate Alternatives

Translation tools: handy Google Translate alternatives

These days dealing and engaging with foreign languages is easier, quicker, and more direct than ever. Whether you’re at work or on holiday, numerous language tools and smartphone apps can help with the translation of difficult words, sentences, and online texts. Google Translate and alternative translation websites offer comprehensive tools that easily enable us to understand other languages....


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