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Can you use internet to send fax?

Do you still remember fax machine? A fax machine looks like a land line telephone but it’s slightly bigger and it can print out the fax that it received from the sender. Usually, the most notable thing about fax machine is it makes a loud noise which usually annoying.

You might be wondering, who needs fax when we already have emails as an alternate ways of communication? Some part of it is true, but some don’t. You might be surprised seeing how fax still play a big role in certain departments. For an example, take my own experience. I need to renew my car’s road tax and insurance and I need to send in my copy of identity card to the company. They insisted me to send it through the fax system instead of as an attachment through email. I’m not sure what is the reason but the main point is, fax is still relevant in this modern age.

Since the insurance company needs my personal information urgently, I had to run all over my hometown for shops that offer fax services. After a few hours of searching, I finally managed to fax the documents to the insurance company. Imagine how troublesome it is when you need it the most.

Then I found out we can use internet to send fax, just like we use the normal fax machine. Some online service needs you to install a software before you can send your fax and some are just straight forward from your email or upload your attachment to their server. Some services require a little fee and some are completely free. As a starting point, you can check the best internet to fax services here.

Donations needed for Sembang Komputer

I know a lot of you guys heard of Sembang Komputer right? For those who haven’t heard of it, let me make a quick introduction for Sembang Komputer.

Sembang Komputer is a blog which shares a lot of useful tips for the readers on computers tips, hardware, software and other useful tips regarding computers and internet. It’s a one man show from MK with some guest bloggers on the free time like Noktah Hitam and me.

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At the moment, the hosting and domain name for Sembang Komputer is going to expire and the owner have some financial problems on renewing the domain and hosting. So I would really love my readers to donate to Sembang Komputer and in return, you will be featured on the blog for a year!

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How to make a full screen shot of a web page

Question : How to make a full screenshot of your page or any website ?

Method 1 : The painful way of screenshot

You can use the old style of the screenshot and paste it in Paint. Edit and crop the pictures before you combine the pictures into a single picture. Too hard if you ask me. But in case you might want the thrill, you can refer to my tutorials on creating screenshots in my previous posts.

How to make a print screen ?

How to make a screen shot in Windows Media << in case you’re interested.

Method 2 : Use an online screenshot service.

There are various of screenshot service that can be used to make a full page screenshot of your blog or favourite website and most of it are free. Is this really a great things. Yes and no actually. Usually they will work like charm but sometimes they don’t. This is because:

  • they need to load the whole page before they took the screenshot and
  • sometimes because there are too many people using it, you might have to wait before your site can be captured.

Take for instance, thumbizy.com. I tested it out with a few websites and it worked great but it doesn’t work on my blog because of some issues.

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Furthermore thumbizy is quite slow in making the screenshots so I won’t bother with it. But you can find alternatives using Google.

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Free Ubuntu guide download

Ever fancied to try linux? If you’re thinking to try Linux as your alternative operating system other than Windows or Mac OS, you can use one of many Linux distribution out there. Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Red Hat, Slackware, Mandriva and others are commonly used by people all around the world. Linux has grown to a height that no one can ever imagine before.

If you’re looking for a start, I would recommend Ubuntu as your first distribution. Back when I’m in the university, I always try a lot of Linux distribution. I can assure you that my favourite is Ubuntu because it’s widely used by people all around the world so if you’re stuck at something, you can always google about it and most likely you’ll find an answer for your questions.

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If you’re reluctant to format your PC and make a new partition for your first Linux, you can always use a virtual emulation software and install your first linux on it. Virtualization software such as VMware and virtualbox are 2 widely used platform emulation software. We can talk in depth about virtualization techniques if you’re interested. Just let me know about it :smile:

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