7 reasons to avoid Windows 7

23 08 2009

Here are seven goods reasons why you shouldn’t get Windows 7, as by Wired News.

1.Upgrading from Windows XP requires a clean install: If you use XP, upgrading isn’t as simple as inserting a disc and running the installation. You have to back up all your apps and files, an wipe you hard drive and install Windows 7.

2.The upgrade is exspensive: pricing varies on which version you buy, buy you’ll have to pay at least $120 to upgrade from XP or Vista. If you don’t own a copy of a Windows OS, you have to pay the full $200 bucks for Windows 7.

3.It’ll cost you time too: Upgrades take a while to download, and the upgrades do the same thing as your current Windows program does.

4.It’s still Windows: Windows isn’t good at performing simple tasks, like recognizing files. You’ll probably have to do a lot of tweaking and customizing to get the OS to run like you want it to.

5.Security isn’t automatically better: Windows is the primary target for hackers and virus coders. Therefore, it’s up to you to protect your PC with all the fancy anti-virus software.

6.Built-in support for hardware-based DRM: Like Vista, Windows 7 includes support for digital rights management technologies that could potentially regulate how you use your media.

7.Snow Leopard is almost here: Apple’s next-generation Snow Leopard is arriving September(a month before Windows 7). Apple is promising it’s OS will deliver on many of the improvements Microsoft highlights in Windows 7- 64-bit addressing, improved efficiency with task management on multiple processors, and others. If your looking to switch to a different OS, the OS X Snow Leopard is an option to consider before commiting to Windows 7.

I used bits and pieces from the original article on wired.com by Brian X. Chen. I just didn’t want to get blamed for plagerizing.





Apple is disappointing us

22 08 2009

Apple is saying that no “tablet” will be unveiled at it’s Sept. 9th event. But it probably will be unveiling the rumored iPod touch with a 3-mp camera. And it might also be previewing a new version of iTunes. So even though no tablet, I think Apple will still keep customers satisfied with the new itouch.





Windows 7 is looking to be the best OS from Microsoft yet

17 08 2009

Windows 7 is looking as if it may be the competetor of Apple’s OSX Snow Leopard. Microsoft is giving this OS(operating system) a big revamped interface from XP and Vista. The new changes include typography to the icons, and the toolbar to the windows, it’s a clean modern look that could compete with Snow Leopard. Three new features will come along with Windows 7. Aero Peek, Aero Snap, and Aero Shake. With Aero Peek you can drag a window to the right side of the screen. I don’t know what that accomplishes but ok. Aero Snap will automatically adjust the window into a rectangle that takes up the entire right side. Once again, I don’t know what that accomplishes. And with Aero Shake you can click and hold onto a window and shake it and any visible windows behind it will disappear( minimize, not close). Well I guess if you like pointless new features on Windows, I guess this program is for you. Thanks Microsoft, for still not measuring up to your rival, the awesome, Apple.





Apple’s new data center

17 08 2009

Apple is creating a new data center. A 500,000 spuare foot data center in North Carolina. So what exactly is it going to do you ask? Cloud computing. Curious what cloud computing is? Here’s a definition. “Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet.” So what does this have to do with Apple’s normal products? Well nothing, but this is cool though.





iPhone users still love their iPhone’s compared to the Pre

16 08 2009

In a survey taken with users from the iPhone and the Palm Pre, it looks as if the iPhone is still kicking the Pre’s butt. The survey found that 99% of the 200 iPhone 3GS users surveyed were “satisfied” and 82% of those users were “very satisfied”. A separate survey of 40 Pre users showed that 87% said they were “satisfied” with their phone and 45% “very satisfied”. Even though the iPhone did win the survey, those numbers were the highest ever recorded in the Palm satisfaction surveys. Still, the iPhone does need to be on all networks, or at least Verizon, because they now have 80 million users. Hello Apple, 80 million potential iPhone buyers!!! Well I guess we will just have to wait for the iPhone to come to all networks.





Do you hate it when Apple rejects all the cool apps?

6 08 2009

Well now you can get all those cool apps, if you jailbreak your iPhone, which I don’t reccomend but it’s your iPhone so. Everyone was waiting for Google Voice to be released on the app store, then boom Apple rejects it. Hey Apple why don’t you just rid of iPity, then we won’t get to hear all of those Mr. T sayings we’ve come to know and love. Anyway, back to the rejected apps. A Canadian app store named Cydia, run by Jay Freeman, gives you access to all the apps that Apple has rejected due to offensive material, etc. All you have to do is jailbreak your iPhone and get around Apple and it’s rules and regulations. It’s probably not worth it, but if you just want the iPhone for the apps, I guess you could do it.





Comic Book Store

3 08 2009

Does anyone know a good comic books store? The only one I know of around here is Ballistic Comics, but I haven’t been in there, so I don’t know good they are. If you got a good store leave a comment with the name and location. Thanks