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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Get Your Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Now


Microsoft has released Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista (and Server 2008), so grab it now either off of Windows Update, as a standalone installer, or an ISO:

SP2 for x86 32-bit
SP2 for x64 64-bit
SP2 ISO Image

For more info, check out the release notes.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Get your new, awesome not-so-budget computer for under $300!

Pardon the title, it sounds like an obnoxious ad. Memorial Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means – deals, deals, deals! It’s now possible to get a very nicely equipped computer build for less than $300 shipped, thanks to Newegg’s free shipping deals on many cases, which saves some serious $$$ for those on a budget.

Prices are current as of 5/19/2009.

Part Price
AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition, 2.7GHz $59.99
Rosewill R804BK ATX Mid-Tower Case (includes 350W PSU) $39.99
ASRock A780GMH/128M Micro-ATX motherboard $71.99
Patriot Viper 2x2GB DDR2-800 RAM (use promo code EMCLSMX34) $26.99 (after $25 MIR)
Western Digital SE16 WD500AAKS 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive $59.99
Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24X SATA DVD Burner $25.99







Needless to say, this thing is going to kick some serious ass compared to any store-bought computer in the same price range. I’ll be picking up more or less the same build this weekend – considering the amazing performance/$ ratio of the 7750BE CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 500 gig hard drive, this is quite possibly the best $300 you can spend on a computer.
Also worthy of note is the ASRock 780G motherboard, which is a second-generation design featuring the improved SB710 southbridge and a slew of ports, including HDMI and SPDIF audio. (Hint hint: this thing would be a great media center/HTPC machine.) In terms of software, this thing has more than enough brunt to take Vista and Windows 7 head-on.

Grab the goods while they’re still hot!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

ScienceHD – A Unique Sci-Fi/HD/Documentary Oriented Tracker

ScienceHD ( is now open for signups. Get yours quick – the current max user limit is at 5,000 and more than 4,400 users have already been enabled. Upon first glance, I am very impressed with this Gazelle-based BitTorrent tracker. The layout is clean and tasteful, and the current selection holds a lot of variety: National Geographic, Penn and Teller, History Channel, etc. I’m sure ScienceHD will prove to be a big hit for those who love learning. I’ve already got my eye on a Discovery Channel special on Chernobyl.

Undoubtedly, the site has a lot of potential and is off to a strong start. I enthusiastically encourage all those interested to sign up now!