Vista

Microsoft Windows 7 Beta released!!

I am so excited! Microsoft has finally released the much anticipated “update” Operating System to Vista, Windows 7!!!
It is currently available in download form from several sites, including www.microsoft.com and www.download.com.
This release of Windows is supposed to fix a few known bugs with Vista, speed up the system a bit, provide ease of use enhancements, and an updated UI (User interface).

I’m currently downloading it, and am going to either create another partition on my hard drive to load it on, or run it as a virtual PC through Windows. I’ll keep updates here as to how it works!

 

EDIT:
Here are some professional reviews on it…

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/11/10/10-genuinely-kick-ass-features-to-get-excited-about-in-windows-7/
http://mintywhite.com/tech/windows-7/will-windows-7-be-a-worthwhile-upgrade/

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Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 Uncategorized 38 Comments

Computer finished!

I have finally finished my computer!!! Two days ago, I put all of the parts together. It’s not TOO hard…and it’s a lot of fun. It’s a lot like a big puzzle…

Next I had to load Windows XP, and then overwrite it with Windows Vista. I got Windows Vista from someone who works at Microsoft (heh…they get a 90% discount…so for Vista Ultimte…normally $600…I paid $60 :D), but they accidentally got me the UPGRADE version…so you have to have a previous version of windows installed first (hence why I had to load XP first). I love it! I installed Vista 64-bit…which is awesome because it means it can fully utilize my 8GB of RAM that I have in my computer. The computer runs so fast it’s amazing. :)

SIDENOTE: For all interested…the day I was ordering my parts…I noticed that my 2.2Ghz quad-core processer wasn’t in stock…so I upgraded. I went with the AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK edition 2.5Ghz quad-core!!! Which, by the way, I found out, is the BEST processor you can GET from AMD. :)

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Thursday, July 31st, 2008 Uncategorized 35 Comments

New Computer

Hehe…well, my hard drive showed up for my new computer today…the ironic thing is that it came all the way from Tenessee, and has shown up before my stuff that shipped (same day/time) from California. :D Go figure.

I also stopped by our local computer surplus store today and grabbed some SATA and IDE¬†power and data cables…because apparently the “Open box” motherboard I’m getting from Newegg only includes the motherboard…and none of the accoutrements. I can’t wait for tomorrow, when the rest of my boxes are scheduled to show up!!!

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Monday, July 28th, 2008 Uncategorized 145 Comments

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