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OnLive Desktop iPad App Puts Windows 7 in Your Hands Via the Cloud

January 13th, 2012 Comments off
This one is filed – what will they think of next. It is now possible to have a fully functional copies of Windows 7 and Office 2010 running on your iPad. Not only that, it’s free! Streaming via the cloud is nothing new to OnLive as they have been streaming video games for a while. […]
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Blogging on My Mac with Windows 7 and Live Writer

January 20th, 2010 Comments off
So I have taken to doing more blogging lately after a very long hiatus. As apart of my step back into blogging I did another search for desktop blogging applications that would work on the Mac as well as Windows Live Writer works on Windows. Unfortunately IMO there is still nothing that comes close. My [...]

New Respect for Windows Vista

October 28th, 2008 Comments off

Windows Vista Home Premium My brother-in-law text me yesterday asking if I could come by his house and take a look at his computer since it was acting up again. I went by his house and both DVD drives had died on his 6 year old Sony Vaio desktop. I convinced him to go to Best Buy and get a new computer. He ended up with a pretty nice Dell Desktop for ~$750 with the following specs:

  • 2.6GHz Intel 2 Quad
  • 6GB memory
  • 750GB Hard Drive
  • A dedicated ATI video card
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit

If you know my history you know that I have not always had the best opinion of Windows Vista but there wasn’t really the choice to get anything else. XP isn’t available anymore and a Mac was just too expensive. Besides, he likes to do some gaming on his computer so a Mac really does not fit the bill for that.

So we got the new Dell home and I unboxed it and got it setup. Out of the box this thing was a tiger. Everything loaded up nice and quick. I was also surprised that their was minimum crapware on the system and I only uninstalled a Dell/eBay application.

Next it was time to install his wireless Linksys card and 6 year old HP printer. Both the Linksys card and the printer installed without having to download any drivers. I was shocked.

From there we setup his 5.1 surround sound speakers which sounded awesome and loaded a couple of games. Games played nice and smooth and looked great on the new 22” Westinghouse LCD Monitor he picked up with it. He may want to upgrade to a better video card down the road as new games come out but he is more then set for the games that he plays right now.

I have to say that I was really impressed with what he got for the price and the performance that it has. It has definitely caused me to have a new respect for PC’s and Windows Vista. Who knows, maybe a Vista machine (or maybe a Windows 7) will be in my not-so-distant future.