In what circumstances is the system-call sequence fork() exec() most appropriate?

In what circumstances is the system-call sequence fork() exec() most appropriate? Please experts help.

Will I lose files when I upgrade to Windows 7?

I am planning to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. I'm just concerned if upgrading would delete the current files I have in my computer. Does anyone have any suggestions.

How do I block flash ads in firefox 4?

I am so annoyed with the flash ads that are scattered everywhere. I am using Firefox 4 hoping it would block them, but it doesn't seem to. Is there an option I should be clicking?

Sharing folders on home network in Windows 7

Hi Guys,

I want to share a folder I have in my PC, with my sister over the network. How do I do this? I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium, she is on windows 7 too. Thanks in advance!

How do I setup wordpress in ubuntu?

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 on my pc and want to setup a WordPress site on local host.

I have MySQL, PHP, Apache server installed.

Could anyone provide step by step guide?

No sound coming out of my laptop

There's no sound coming out from my laptop. Tried checking the volume and even used external speakers but it doesn't work. I have Windows Vista installed. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Internet Explorer Cannot Display The Web page

I cannot browse the internet.  I use Internet Explorer as my browser. I have Windows XP.  I get the error, "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" every time I open my browser, even if I go to a website such as

I know I am connected because the computer icon at the lower left corner of my screen says I'm connected. What am I missing?

I need help recovering deleted files (with shift-del)

How can I recover data files erased with shift-del? Thanks!

Spyware, Trojan, Malware, Adware cure?

I want to ask the Techyv users that why there is so much Spyware, Malware, Adware and Trojan viruses effecting the computer even though we just click an image or a particular add on any website.

These problems were not there some 5-6 years ago but now it has increased to a huge limit. When we click on any image on the Google image search or inside any blog or go to any website, our computers get affected by viruses.

Can you please tell me the reason and also the perfect cure for this problem?

Could not compile java after installing JRE and JDK

I have installed the JRE and JDK both on my pc (windows xp sp3) but when I try to compile with javac, it is not recognised! Please help, I have an assignment to complete!!