Tuesday, April 24, 2007

BFGTech and XFX GeForce 8600 GTS Evaluated using STALKER!

NVIDIA’s DX10 answers to the mainstream video card market are finally here with new GeForce 8 series GPUs ranging from $89-$229. We have the BFGTech GeForce 8600 GTS OC and the XFX GeForce 8600 GTS XXX we put to the test playing real games and the newest STALKER.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

HandBrake 0.8.5b1 Released

After a 14-month hiatus, a brand new development team, a project forked then unforked, and literally hundreds of revisions… a new (beta) version of HandBrake is available! (HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter available for MacOS X, Linux, and Windows.)

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Kernel Comparison: Linux (2.6.20) versus Windows (Vista)

"This aims to be the most comprehensive kernel, comparison of the latest most popular Unix style kernel versus the latest most popular kernel. In Q2 2007, this means Linux 2.6.20 kernel versus Windows Vista kernel." This comparison provides great insight into the workings of both kernels, and their respective strengths and weaknesses.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Notes On Windows Vista Forensic

It takes a high level look at what changes in Windows Vista which seem likely to have the most impact on computer forensic investigations, starting with the built-in encryption, backup, and system protection features. Also, it explored the different editions of Vista available. Part 2 continues the discussion with a concentration on typical user...

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Windows XP to be phased out by year's end despite customer demand

Computer makers have been told they'll no longer be able to get Windows XP OEM by the end of this year, despite strong ongoing demand for the OS. Analysts and computer makers are wondering if the move is premature given Vista's ongoing issues -- Dell has even reintroduced XP on a range of machines due to customer resistance to Vista.

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Sunday, April 8, 2007

Useful list to find drives for wireless usb devices

wireless usb chipset list

back to dualbooting

I'm going back to WinXP and waiting for Vista SP1 to come out before I try using it 24/7 again.
Vista doesn't seem to want me to go because now it's popping up a new error message about winload missing due to the new bootloader Vista uses!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

30 Days with Vista

Comparisons, conjecture, and controversy. Microsoft's new operating system is here, but is it ready for primetime? From the same folks who brought you "30 Days with Linux," we spend 30 days with Windows Vista to see if it's worth the leap or if Microsoft should go back to the drawing board.

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Monday, April 2, 2007

How To Make A Solar Power Generator Using Parts from Local Stores

Using parts easily available from your local stores, you can make a solar power generator. Great for power failures and life outside the power grid. Here are some step-by-step instructions with photos as well.

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Sunday, April 1, 2007

How To Choose CD/DVD Archival Media

One of the hardest things to is actually find good media, or even understand why it is good media. This article focuses on the history of Compact Discs, writable CD/DVD media, and why DVD+R is superior to DVD-R. If you want to just know what media is worth buying, skip to the summary at the bottom.No wonder I alway get some failed burns with other brands!

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