Still Using Windows XP?

While many computer users have upgrading from Windows XP, to Windows Vista or even better – Windows 7, there are still a large number of users using the Windows XP operating system. Windows XP’s default theme was like the Teletubbies meets Fisher Price, with the blue start menu and title bar, green star button and blue, red, green and orange for icons and the desktop wallpaper of grassland that seemed to represent Teletubby land etc.. The silver theme was a bit better and the green theme was OK, but nothing really special. If you wanted to get more themes your choices were limited as many themes downloaded from the Internet required a patched themes file, or your other alternative was to download a program such as Windows Binds which allows customisation of Windows  XP themes. Read more…

24th July 2011 by

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Netbooks

Netbooks are a new type of computer first made popular in 2007 by the Asus Eee PC They make a great low-cost computer and are fine for day-to-day computing tasks such as creating and editing Microsoft Office documents, email, Internet and multimedia such as the viewing of music, video and pictures.

A few years ago if you wanted a cheap computer you would ether be forced into second hand PCs and laptops or for the kids, VTech toys. However these days netbooks make a great affordable computer that will handle basic tasks just fine. Price range is around £100 – £300+. Personally I wouldn’t pay anymore than £300 for a netbook because then your getting in to the budget laptop category which will be considerably more powerful. Read more…

11th February 2011 by

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Discounted Student Software

Being a student myself, I can appreciate how hard it can be to purchase all the necessary materials required for a course or personal study. Software is one of those expensive things, especially the mainstream, industry standards ones.

Fortunately there are some good discounts available for students from official partners of the software companies. Below I have listed three of the main websites that provide student discounts on fully legal software. Read more…

25th February 2010 by

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