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Operating System and File System Cross Compatibility Windows Linux Apple

Operating Systems and File Systems Cross-Compatibility: Windows, Apple, Linux, Playstation, xBox, Android

Operating Systems and File Systems Compatibility Why would you need to know? There are many operating systems (like Windows, Mac OS X and Linux) that use different ‘file systems’ that organise programs and the storage of data. Each operating system has limits to what it can read and write to, in terms of compatibility. Here is a simple chart showing the cross-compatibility of Operating Systems and File Systems as they come ‘Out Of The Box’.  There are several software packages…

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Format External Disk Drives for Windows 10 7 8

How To Format A New Drive For Use With Windows 7, 8 or 10

Formatting a drive for use with Windows 7, 8 & 10 Before you can use a new external drive with Windows 7, 8 or 10 you will need to format it (unless it states it is pre-formatted). There are several options which we will look at to help you choose the correct format for you and show you how to ready the disk for use. Step 1. Right-Click on the Windows icon in the lower left-hand corner and select Disk Management Step…

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Apple Release Limited Edition RED iPhones 7 and 7 Plus, To Support The RED Foundation Fighting Worldwide AIDS

Apple customers can now help to fight the spread of AIDS by purchasing a Special Edition RED iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus. To celebrate Apples 10 year partnership anniversary with RED (which is an organisation founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver, that funds initiatives to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to unborn babies around the world) they have released a special edition iPhone in RED. The phones are available as iPhone 7 (4.7 inch display – from…

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How to format a drive for an Apple Mac

How to Format a New External Drive For Use With An Apple Mac

Formatting an external drive for use with an Apple Mac Before you can use a new (or old) drive with a Mac you will need to format it. There are several options which we will look at to help you choose the correct format for you and show you how to ready the disk for use Step 1: Launch Disk Utility Open Applications > Utilities, which is found through Finder, then open the Disk Utility application. You should see a…

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