Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Well, I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional, and I can actually say "upgrade" without laughing hysterically (such as in
So far the only glitches that I have come across are: 1-A small sound interruption when installing programs (Most likely caused by UAC). So basically if you are playing music and you start to install something, your sound will scratch/cut out for just a second. 2- Random disappearance of window picture on taskbar. This one is a bit harder to explain, but basically the little previews you see when holding your mouse over the folder button, or any other program with multiple windows for that matter, tend to disappear periodically. I found a way to make it happen less often (and less sporadically) by going into Control Panel/System then clicking advanced system settings, once that window comes up click the settings button under performance and then enable the option that says "Save taskbar thumbnail previews"(take note that I do not know how this will affect overall system performance, I mean it is disabled by default...). After that is enabled, they tend to only disappear after having launched a graphic intensive program or locking the computer for extended periods of time. Other than that there is not much wrong with the OS. I will be keeping a list of all the glitches I find though, just so all of you know.
In the end, Win7 is definitely an awesome OS. I dunno, maybe it's because I have been on XP for 10 years and when
PS- I was going to do a Pro/ Con list but I decided against it due to the sheer amount of pros when comparing Win7 to
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Also I updated my computer specs so check 'em out!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
PS: If you would like to read more and/or get the RC yourself, then head over to Windows 7 official site
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Model: Acer Aspire One
CPU: Intel Atom @1.6GHz
OS: Win XP Home Edition (32bit)
Battery: 6 cell
Screen size: 10.1"
Dimensions: 10.25" x 7.5" x 1.5" (l x w x h)
Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Note: Suprisingly, this netbook (even @1.6GHz) is more powerful then my (obsolete) laptop; it's sad really...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Recently when I went to visit my totally tubular dad in the far west, we stopped by Puget Systems to see their computer that's submerged in mineral oil! yes that's right I said submerged! it works because mineral oil doesn't conduct electricity and therefore electronic components will work while in it (you can see more about it here). Anyways it was pretty cool! ill even post pics so that you can see it from my point of view. In addition to all this I got to meet and talk with one of its creators (he was also using it when my dad and I arrived), and we talked for a bit about geek related things and the like. To wrap it up id like to say that if your ever in the Auburn area then stop by their office and see it its pretty cool! They have directions to their office on their site too.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Anywho what I wanted to do was change my XP start bar from that eye straining blue to a more black or dark blue color because I have a black/dark color desktop image at most times and the blue really doesn't fit too well. I started out googleing for random programs that would just change the color of it or shade but soon found I needed a whole new texture and mesh as well... I ended up finding the thing I was looking for at customize.org (go figure) and I got a really dull looking one!
Also I decided to change some other things while I'm at it so I changed my Mozilla look by using the anycolor addon found here and changed it to a black glossy with a Diablo III background.
Furthermore I customized all my little folder icons on my desktop to things that fit the folders name (such as a gear for a program shortcuts folder)
And that just about wraps it up so... ya... fun...
My system specs are as listed:
Mobo: 790i FTW EVGA
GPUs: 2 nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX's SLI EVGA
RAM: Corsair XMS3 6GB DDR3 @1600MHz
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @3.2GHz
PSU: Corsair 750W
HDD: 1.5TB 32MB cache Seagate & 1TB 32MB WD
Chassis: Apevia X-Pleasure
OS: Win7 Pro 64bit
KB & Mouse: Saitek Eclipse & Logitech G5
Monitor: 24" Acer widescreen 1920x1080
Speakers: Bose Companion 5
and if I feel like it ill post pictures...
I have updated my specs as they have changed since I originally posted this, and if you are wondering which ones changed they are the CPU and the RAM. I OC'd my CPU from (stock) 2.66GHz to 3.2GHz and I got 4GB of RAM instead of 2GB and it's now linked and synced at 1600MHz.
I have yet again updated my specs, the changes are as follows: 4GB to 6GB and Win XP 32bit to Win7 64bit.
Reasons for creating? well I was bored and decided to...
Well there you have it, not as exciting as you thought? oh well...