Posts Tagged ‘pc’

Microsoft Signature, Crapware-Free PCs from Microsoft

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Here’s a very cool idea from Microsoft … and it’s even cooler that it doesn’t cost anything extra to have a crapware-free PC …

If you have ever bought a pre-manufactured PC, be it a desktop PC, laptop or other variant, you have probably noticed the abundance of programs that the system comes pre-installed with. From antivirus trial versions to desktop shortcuts, Adobe products and other software, there is a lot to remove on the PC. If your an experienced user you are probably using a program like PC Decrapifier to batch remove most of the programs that manufacturers like to put on the PC. If you are less tech savvy, you may end up with a PC that is not as fast as a clean one.


Dell Drops to Third-Place Worldwide PC Maker

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Based on personal experience, I’d say that Dell’s drop in popularity is in a large part due to a quality issue that they’ve had over the last several years …

Figures released for the last quarter by IDC and Gartner show that, despite rumblings at HP that included rumours about dropping their entire PC division, the truly unprecedented Touchpad fire sale and the unceremonious dumping of their CEO, the PC maker still maintains the top spot and has indeed grown their lead in the last quarter by more than 5%.


Cleaning the Inside of a Computer

Friday, June 24th, 2011

When I read the phrase “tech tips” I usually don’t think of hardware related stuff like this, but this still seems like useful information none the less …

The insides of computers get dusty and grubby, it’s just a fact of life.  Running all those electrical components builds up tiny static charges which draw in dust that clings to the circuit boards and metal structures inside the case.


Does It Really Matter if We don’t Upgrade Our PCs Anymore?

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Given the experience with Windows Vista, this article definitely raises an interesting point …

There are all manner of images, screenshots and leaked details coming out now about Windows 8 and we already know a lot about what Microsoft want this product to be.  We know it’s going to be smaller, quicker and more agile than even Windows 7 was able to be.  It’s going to have to run effectively and without lag on lowly 1GHz ARM processors, though admittedly Microsoft might specify a dual-core minimum.  We also know that it’ll install in around 10 minutes flat on a standard PC.