Wednesday, August 27, 2008

One Third of New PC Buyers Downgrade to XP

When Microsoft stopped selling licenses to Windows XP on June 30, they gave users an option to "downgrade" their operating system to XP, even though they had to buy a Vista license first. According to a study conducted by the, 35 Percent of Vista PC's Downgraded to windows XP. "That's way out of proportion for even the dramatically unpopular Windows Vista," says Randall C. Kennedy, an InfoWorld contributing editor.

The vast majority of PC's that have been downgraded to Windows XP are typically sold to small businesses and gamers. Although the operating system is 7 years old, it continues to upstage its successor at nearly every turn

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Projectors For Gaming Enthusiasts

Many Gamers who are looking to optimize their playing experience are beginning to purchase projectors for their gaming systems. This makes perfect sense for gamers because projectors provide a high definition, high resolution, and eye catching display. With the ability of both PC's and consoles to play high definition content such as DVD's and Blu Ray's, a projector designed for gaming would be excellent for doubling as a home theater system and serving your gaming needs. Surprisingly, projector response times are great and video delay is commonly not a problem with users reporting little to no negative effects in their gameplay.

See here for more information about Gaming Projectors.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Every Nvidia GeForce 8800, 9600, and 9800 is Defective

Nvidia Geforce Graphics CardsJust last month the Inquirer claimed that every Nvidia graphics card with a G84 and G86 chipset is bad (which basically entails every 8 series graphic card below the 8800). Here is what Inquirer had to say about the 8 series chipset currently in use for those under the 8800.

"The short story is that all the G84 and G86 parts are bad. Period. No exceptions. All of them, mobile and desktop, use the exact same ASIC, so expect them to go south in inordinate numbers as well.

While this may already sound bad enough as is, but now the Inquirer is reporting that "four board partners are seeing G92 and G94 chips going bad in the field at high rates.". This accusation would mean that every single GeForce 8800 GT, GTS, GS, all mobile 8800s, and nearly all of the 9600 and 9800 series cards are defective. The Inquirer has also gone on to claim that Nvidia is covering this entire fiasco up because of the costs associated with admitting the defect would be devastating for the company.

If Nvidia doesn't acknowledge a problem with the cards then the only thing to do is to watch what happens to the majority of the cards currently in use. Hopefully Inquirer is wrong, because thats a big bag of video cards.

Read Full Story at The Inquirer

Monday, August 11, 2008

What is Mojave.. Wait. Windows Vista?

Microsoft has used a trick up their sleeve in order to get people to try out Windows Vista, and has created a series of we-told-you-so videos revolving around the "Mojave Experiment".

A Microsoft Crew has disguised Windows Vista in a brand new box, called it Windows Mojave, and claimed it to be the latest Windows OS in development. In the Mojave Experiment volunteers were asked about their opinions and notions about Windows Vista, many of which said they hated it although personally never using the system. These volunteers, after viewing and using some of the features of Vista, became quite impressed with the Mojave features. One volunteer even said that it was "everything that they would need".

Spinning off the Mojave Experiment Windows has begun using the slogan see for yourself in order to convince people to give it a try. While Vista may look pretty and incredibly accessible and easy to use, I would like to see videos about these people actually installing the OS on their computers or notebooks and asking them about what they thought after a few weeks of use.