Holy crap, look at this!
OMG… what do I do now? It’s gone! Well I found out and it’s back so I thought I’d share my solution here. This is for Vista only.
First go to Control Panel ->Appearance and Personalization -> then personalization -> then click change desktop icons on the left side.
Once that is clicked, check the box for recycle bin and then okay. That’s it, your recycle bin is back.
Once upon a time, in the deep, dark recesses of computer history past, Lotus Symphony battled Microsoft Office to become the dominant Office suite. Today, of course, Microsoft Office is dominant, while Lotus Symphony has become largely a forgotten footnote to history. And that’s too bad, because IBM Lotus Symphony (as it’s now called) is quite a powerful office suite–and amazingly enough, anyone can download and use it for free.
You might be surprised at what you find when you install IBM Lotus Symphony: a slick, sophisticated suite with all the bells and whistles, including a very elegant interface. All documents open in their own tabs, which means you can have word processing documents, presentations, and spreadsheets all open in the same program at the same time in the same interface–just in different tabs. IBM Lotus Symphony creates and opens documents in the Open Document Format standard, as well as Microsoft Office file formats. It doesn’t use the newest Office formats, but few people do, so it most likely won’t be a problem for you. So if you’re looking for an excellent, free office suite, IBM Lotus Symphony a great bet. ~Preston Gralla
That’s right, it is free and was offered available starting last Friday. Not just one copy but as many as you want. This was announced by Steve Ballmer at the Consumer Electronics Show 2009 in Las Vegas with a keynote speech on the night before the show’s official launch.
The beta had been leaked onto torrents earlier but will become official now. You can download the Beta here: Windows 7 Beta
I hope that this version will be better than Vista. I’m not a big fan of Vista though I have been forced to have it on my computers. I miss the old XP Windows. I’ll be willing to give Windows 7 a chance. I’d be interested to know what you think about it if you try it out. You can always post your comments here.
From the Google Blog page
Google is giving away some cool stickers for Christmas…
There’s a glitterized Gmail m-velope, some bookplate style stickers and there’s a sheet of keyboard shortcut stickers intended as a tool to help people learn Gmail’s shortcuts.
So how do you get your stickers? Just send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Send me some Gmail stickers already
P.O. Box 391420
Mountain View, CA 94039-1420
Make sure to include enough postage to return a sticker pack via U.S. mail. It’s less than one ounce, so a standard $0.42 stamp will do if you’re in the United States; enclose an international reply coupon (IRC) if you’re outside of the U.S. And be sure to send your envelope in soon — one per person please.
I decided to buy myself a new computer for my birthday this year. I thought I’d treat myself to the #1 rated gaming computer as written by PC Gaming Review. After all, I’d heard that Alienware was top of the line. I deserve that, it’s my birthday.
So I went on the Alienware website and made my awesome dream gaming computer. I ordered the Area 51 7500-R5 with Windows XP Media. All the specs below as listed by the company. I ordered this computer on 8/29/08 the delivery was supposed to be within 5 days. I recieved the computer on Sept 13, 2008, two weeks after the order was placed. Now they also promise a very thourough process when making your computers. Now pay close attention to step 7, the quality control part. My system breezed right through that part. Why? They never checked it.
The first thing I did was make a bee line to the Left 4 Dead booth and got to the front of the line so I could shoot some zombies. I played the 360 version and boy, is this game fun! The controls feel great, and the game ran smooth. The zombies are fast but they die pretty quick. (just how I like them) I think we were playing the hospital level, as that’s where were started, on the roof the hospital. We grabbed some weapons, either a shotgun or Uzi. I took the Uzi, then we made our way down. We hit some light zombie waves, but it wasn’t anything we couldn’t handle. That is until we left the hospital…
Now you can print your photobucket pictures at your nearest Target store. I have to say that Photobucket has really been upping their game. Earlier this year they put an image editor in their program and it’s very convenient, especially for me when I was posting my Sim games. I could up load my photos and edit. Saved a bunch of time. Now I could go through and get prints of any photo I want for about .20 cents each. They also have gifts you can order from coffee mugs to calenders. Photos, videos and slideshow, they have it all now.
Though the game says it’s for PC and Mac you better check your specs really good before installing the game because Maxis wasn’t kidding about what graphics cards are not compatible. I have two family members with Macbooks and they tried to install the Spore Creature Creator and they couldn’t get past the galaxy screen. An email from Maxis confirmed that the graphics card was not compatible. If you have a newer high end Mac with Leopard, you should be able to play.
If you still want an XP computer from Dell, you better order it soon!!! So far I am not a fan of Vista and I wish they would keep XP around longer.
Per the Microsoft® Windows Life-Cycle policy, Direct OEM and Retail License Availability for Windows XP will End-Of-Life (EOL) on June 30, 2008. To meet Microsoft’s June 30 last-day-to-ship OEM Windows XP deadline, June 18 is the last time to purchase a Dell laptop, desktop, or workstation with an OEM Windows XP license.
After June 18th you have the option to purchase Windows Vista Business or Windows Vista Ultimate with a downgrade service to Windows XP Professional. If you transition to Windows Vista, don’t transition because you have to, transition because you want to!