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Operating systems manage the tasks and resources on your computer. Learn how they work and about specific OS’s, such as Windows Vista or Linux.

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What causes things like fatal exception errors?

Even though there is nothing you can do with the cryptic error messages your computer gives you during a problem, it might be nice to at least know what they mean! Find out what the three most common ones error messages mean.


How Windows 8 Works

 How Windows 8 Works

Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system works on computers and some mobile devices, too. Learn all about how Windows 8 works. See more »

How do I upgrade the version of Android on my tablet?

 How do I upgrade the version of Android on my tablet?

Do you know how to upgrade the version of Android on your tablet? See these tips on how to upgrade the version of Android on your tablet. See more »

Do tablets have a crash screen like other computers?

 Do tablets have a crash screen like other computers?

When desktop computers crash, they often have a screen with information about the crash and what to do next. Do tablets have a crash screen too? See more »

5 Important Jobs Your Operating System Handles Without You Knowing

 5 Important Jobs Your Operating System Handles Without You Knowing

Operating systems handle many different jobs inside your computer. See five important jobs your operating system handles without you knowing. See more »

Are touch-screen interfaces changing operating systems?

 Are touch-screen interfaces changing operating systems?

Touch-screen interfaces are everywhere. Find out if touch-screen interfaces are changing operating systems and if so, how. See more »

Can your computer run without an operating system?

 Can your computer run without an operating system?

How important are operating systems exactly? Can your computer run without an operating system? Find out. See more »

How Apple Boot Camp Works

 How Apple Boot Camp Works

Apple Boot Camp allows users to install Windows on an Apple Computer. Learn how Apple Boot Camp works and its features. See more »

What's Ubuntu, and how is it different from Linux?

 What's Ubuntu, and how is it different from Linux?

Ubuntu is a free computer operating system that has been increasing in popularity. Find out what Ubuntu is all about. See more »

 How to Print from a Linux

How to print from a Linux. Visit HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about Linux and how to print from a Linux. See more »

 How to Make the Background Image on Your Computer Bigger

You'd like to learn how to make the background image on your computer screen bigger. Read here to learn how to make the background image on your computer bigger. See more »