Official windows thread(deals, reviews, programs, hax) vol. we dont @#$# wit macs

Discussion in 'General' started by ballinamillion1, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. ballinamillion1

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    So yeah I made this thread because there is a mac thread, and there has been a lot of threads going on asking for recommendation of laptops. So basically postany deals that you wanna share with fellow Nters in this recession. Also post the programs that are essential for pc users. I'll start this off

    I know I've posted this like three times in three seperate posts about this same laptop but this gateway MD7818u is something serious what I copped acouple weeks ago and I absolutely love it, virtually no lag extremely sleek design but the fingerprints are a drawback, all in all this is a fine piece of workand props to gateway. Dont know how it is in the long run yet but we'll see how it turns out later.
    $700 pricetag
    500 gig hard drive
    4 gig ram
    centrino core 2 duo processor
    hdmi
    crappy graphics card [​IMG]
    http://www.bestbuy.com/si...uct&id=1218044029503

    Essential programs
    Here is a list of some essential programs for new laptops/desktops.

    Firefox 3
    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

    Gimp - dont use this much cuz I'm not big with graphic editing but I've heard its good
    http://www.gimp.org/

    Photosynth - This thing is pretty sweet because it takes individual photos and
    http://blog.ted.com/2009/01/photosynth_obam_1.php

    Skype
    http://skype.com/

    Open Office - I think the new one has support for docx or xml formatting I'm not sure though I'm still using the 2007 trial
    http://www.openoffice.org/

    VLC
    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    Photosynth - Any one that loves to take a lot of photos, I recommend you try this photosynth thing its pretty sweet
    http://blog.ted.com/2009/01/photosynth_obam_1.php
    http://photosynth.net/default.aspx

    objectdock- is a must for windows users
    http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/

    Theres a lot of things I'm missing, but this is off the top of my head, but I know ya'll got a lot more than this.
     
  2. iwhohavenothing

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    THIS WILL NOT END WELL j/k no google chrome for browser of choice fam? I tried it out and its [​IMG][​IMG] I will be donwnloading that asap when I get my laptop.
     
  3. ballinamillion1

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    Yea i know I'm jp about all the mac hate I secretly admire them from afar.... But I'd never let the members of the apple cult know that
     
  4. klipschorn

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    I honestly prefer MPC over VLC.
     
  5. memphisboi55

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    [​IMG]
     
  6. hoosier bad boy 11

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    How do you prevent the on screen keyboard from starting up on Vista ?
     
  7. klipschorn

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    I thought this thread was gone for good. No love for Windows. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. halftime718

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    how the hell do you use obeject dock?
    how do you change the icons?
    thanks.
     
  9. halftime718

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    word failed hardbody.
    do you know how to change the icons on windows?
     
  10. klipschorn

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    Try objectdock, its listed in the first post.
     
  11. callhimar

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  12. halftime718

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    yeah but that ishh is pretty hard to use, can you downloaded icons.
     
  13. halftime718

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    do they have a candybar equivalent?
     
  14. ballinamillion1

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    candybar equivalent?? do you mean the background under the icons??? object dock and widgets combined can make vista look just as good as a mac IMO, I'llpost a pic in a sec
     
  15. halftime718

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    something this this
    [​IMG]

    the custom icons at the bottom.
     
  16. ballinamillion1

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    Download the icon that you want, right click on the icon that you wish to change, and click dock entry properties, then click on change image. You can findsome in the post your desktop thread
     
  17. classy freshman

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    cool
     
  18. fear the ibis

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    Object Dock is garbage compared to Rocket Dock
     
  19. ballinamillion1

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    really? I've never tried rocket dock what are the benefits?
     
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  21. ballinamillion1

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    Use skype internet video chat, Gimp is kind of like photoshop, I have yet to try it though, theres objectdock/rocketdock to make a dockbar similarto a macs. Vlc is good for a lot of things, you can play dvds with it, and if you have download helper with firefox, you can basically download any type ofonline streaming music and convert it using vlc. Yahoo widgets is really good for things like on screen calculators, battery meters and music players, andweather.
     
  22. imasoleman18

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    *downloads rocket dock*
     
  23. jayswisz

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    cool little rhyme in the title [posted from macbook]
     
  24. ballinamillion1

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    I dont have rocket dock, but I like the minimizing feature, I'm sure if you right click and find settings somewhere there will be an option of keep dock ontop side or bottom, and avast is the best one IMO as long as you have the resident protection running you will be safe from most viruses , they also have abuilt in spyware protector and I dont have too many problems with spyware but I recommend you get another program just for the spyware/adware just in case.