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    A preview of Windows 8

    To say the least, I think Windows 8 will be a controversial release. Seems like it's making more waves than even Windows 95 did. I finally installed the release preview as my production OS right now on my system at home with my new 2 TB hard drive. I'm trying to get ready for the final...
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    Goodbye HP Computers?

    The laptop I am typing on now is an HP. It's served me well, so hopefully whatever changes occur to the brand don't cause a decline in quality.
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    Have you backed up your digital life today?

    The fears of living an electronic life. I've always been one to back up, but usually just once a month or whenever I felt it was truly necessary. Since I bought an external 1 TB hard drive a few months ago, however, I have it connected 24/7 and have it backing up all the time. Same with my...
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    The Windows Team Blog just posted this.

    Don't get me wrong, I certainly have my doubts. But the various little improvements seem appealing to me, and I like the new Start Screen, the live tiles, and the idea of an app store. I'm just hoping that I can live with the changes and perhaps come to terms with some of the features that are...
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    The Windows Team Blog just posted this.

    I have to admit, I wonder if I should just forget about Media Center and just simply use Corel WinDVD, which I just bought. I like Media Center, but I'm not crazy about having to spend extra to go with Windows 8 Pro, especially since I'm not sure I need the advanced features it has that regular...
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    Windows 8 will likely cost less than Windows 7

    I most likely am going to upgrade both my desktop and my laptop ... having the price be cheaper than usual sounds pretty good to me.
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    Kinect for Windows?

    Yeah, I'm really in no hurry to buy one, but I was just curious to see what other people thought of it. Obviously it's still early, and the merit of it needs to be proven with software that can show what it can do. I wish it was as simple as just taking my Xbox 360 Kinect and plugging it into...
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    Kinect for Windows?

    Hey guys, anybody here planning to purchase the new Kinect for Windows? I have it for my Xbox 360, and I think it's great. I can barely imagine the myriad uses developers will find for it now that it can actually be used within the operating system. I imagine it's not just games.
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    new wrist bling

    Very snazzy! :)
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    All I can say is ... WHOA. Yeah, for quite a while now I've realized that it's extremely important to open up your case at least every few months and clean it out. I'm amazed at how much stuff accumulates. Up until now I've just been buying bottles of compressed air, but I am very seriously...
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    Your first operating system?

    It's probably safe to say that it would suck if personal computers were still like that today.
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    If Teflon is Non Stick...

    I'm not sure, but I think it's for the same reason that we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway, and also why we call structures that are already done being built "buildings." :lol:
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    Your first operating system?

    Our first computer was a Tandy Radio Shack TRS-80 MC-10 with 4 KB of RAM, but the thing is, I don't even know if what it came with could even qualify as a full-fledged operating system. After all, it just contained a barebones set of commands for loading and saving programs to cassette, for...
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    Your favorite all time game?

    Simply put, Simpsons Doom and Christmas Doom to me were hilarious -- if you were to find them somewhere online and fire up the original version of Doom, I'm sure you'd get a kick out of them (I think back then I downloaded them from bulletin boards). The objective of Aliens Doom, however, was...
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    Your favorite all time game?

    And, of course, all the Doom expansions through the use of custom WAD files took the addiction even further. My three favorites: Simpsons Doom Christmas Doom Aliens Doom