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Crappy Youtube Downloader

Posted by computerglobe on May 10, 2010 at 9:17 PM Comments comments (0)

5-10-10


I have been always been trying to figure out a way to download YouTube videos. I did find one website not too long ago called icyvideo.com it worked but then it didn’t. So today while I was on www.download.com which is made by Cnet I saw this program called YouTube downloader and it got pretty good reviews so I thought what the heck let’s give it a try. You can try it yourself here http://download.cnet.com/YouTube-Downloader/3000-2071_4-10647340.html?tag=mncol.  It's very simple to use.  Currently I’m downloading Jason Derulo Whatcha say. As much as I hate this song I’ve tried two other songs that didn’t work. It doesn’t work with QuickTime either and it was in QuickTime format. I even tried Windows format with Windows Media player that didn’t work either. I Don’t recommend this product. It clearly doesn’t work. Maybe I’m doing something wrong but it’s so simple to use. If you know of any other YouTube downloader programs or if you can get this one to work please let me know! Here is my e-mail [email protected]

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-T.C.


How To Change The Wallpaper In Windows 7

Posted by computerglobe on April 17, 2010 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

        OK, one of the most noticeable changes in Windows 7 is the desktop background switcher.  In Windows Vista, XP, 2000, 98, ME, 95 and so on all you have is a boring background that you choose to be on all the time.  Yes, you can change it whenever you want but, wouldn't it be cool to have Windows change the background by it's self every minute, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, every hour and so on?  Well, in Windows 7, Microsoft made it possible so you can do that.  Go to your desktop, right click and press Personalize.  On the bottom of the window you will see a little picture of your current background and in blue words under it, it will say Desktop Background.  Click on it.  Select what wallpapers you want to use and you can use as many as you want.  Then on the bottom of that window, it will say Change Picture Every: Second, Minute, Hour.  After you have configured your wallpaper, everything should be good to go!  Now the wallpaper will change by it's self! 


-J.W.


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Microsoft Extends the Availability Of Windows 7 Enterprise

Posted by computerglobe on April 3, 2010 at 11:03 PM Comments comments (0)

      Hey guys!  Yes, this is me Jeff.  I haven't been updating in a while because I just got pack from a cruise yesterday.  Ok let's get on topic.  After Windows 7 was released to stores for availability, Microsoft put download links for Windows 7 Enterprise edition.  Windows 7 Enterprise edition is a 90 day trial of Windows 7 which you can download for free and it has all the same features of Windows 7 Ultimate.  Microsoft did this so you can get to feel the power of Windows 7 and see how it looks and acts before you go and decide to go buy it in stores.  Earlier, Microsoft stated that Windows 7 Enterprise edition was available for download untill March 31st 2010.  On April 1st, Microsoft now states that Windows 7 Enterprise edition is available for download untill December 31st 2010.  You have 10 days to activate Windows 7 Enterprise edition.  Once activated, you have a free 90 day trial and you will recieve updates for Windows 7 through the Update manager.  Windows 7 Enterprise will not allow you to enter in a product key because Windows 7 Enterprise doesn't contact the Microsoft Servers that activate the product keys.  If Windows 7 Enterprise did that, then it wouldn't be a 90 day trial!  Windows 7 Enterprise has the 90 day product key already in the install.  You basically have a 100 day free trial of Windows 7 Enterprise.  So go out their and download you free trial of Windows 7 from Microsoft!  Windows 7 Enterprise is available for download in x86bit and x68bit.  Oh I almost forgot, you need a hotmail or msn email address in order to download this.  Here is the download link for Windows 7 Enterprise:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/cc442495.aspx

Windows 7 In 1GB Ram

Posted by computerglobe on April 3, 2010 at 3:04 PM Comments comments (0)

2-19-10


Hey guys.  My desktop recently broke.  My Northbridge got loose and came off of my Motherboard and I had a defective Ram card.  My PC is fine now and it is all fixed.  And guess what?  I finally upgraded my Ram from 512MB ram to 1GB Ram.  Remember, 1GB Ram is 1024MB Ram.   Windows 7 is very fast with 1GB Ram for me.  Right now I have Google Chrome running with a Youtube Video playing and Xchat opened in Windows 7 Home Premium with Aero running and it is only using 47% of my Ram.  That means it is only using 481MB of Ram and I have 543MB Ram left to run programs.  The Minimum Recommended Amount of Ram is 1GB Ram stated by Microsoft.  Really, 512MB is the least amount you can have.  If you want to multi-task, I recommend 1GB Ram.  I have a Pentium 4 processor 2.50Ghz it is fine in Windows 7.  Windows 7 doesn't use a lot of power from it at all.  


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Review Of Video Accelerator

Posted by computerglobe on April 3, 2010 at 2:59 PM Comments comments (0)

 3-22-10


   I don’t know about you but I hate having to wait for my YouTube videos to buffer all the time! So I found a program that will help with my problem of having to wait and maybe yours too, and it’s called Videoaccelerator. (Go here: http://www.videoaccelerator.com/ to try it out for yourself, it’s a free download.  Once you go through the setup which takes less than a minute you can begin viewing video content from all over not just YouTube. So I decided to watch a video from one of my favorite tech Gurus Chris Pirillo and his latest video. Found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vgdorsUFEI Video Accelerator buffered the entire video in about 103 seconds without it stopping, not to bad considering I’m on wireless. Now for the big test, I always have issues trying to buffer anything beyond 480P so now I am going to count how long the same video takes to fully buffer in 480P and to see if it stops or not using Videoaccelerator. Sadly in only 14 seconds the video stopped and had to buffer BUT it makes up for that because only in 105 seconds it fully buffered and it only stopped one time pretty good if I may say so myself.  So far I’m pretty impressed seems to work quite well. I would give it 4 out of 5 stars just because it had to stop and buffer and it takes a bit longer than I expected to fully load the videos. I think this would be perfect for when you have a slow connection or are on a wireless connection. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to E-mail me at [email protected]

Thanks for reading!



-T.C.

 






Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted by computerglobe on April 3, 2010 at 2:58 PM Comments comments (0)

12-21-09


What is you current Anti Virus protection? AVG, Avast, Norton? Well I have used personally 2 of the three. To be honest I wasn't to impress with them. For the longest time I went with out Anti Virus feeling worried I decided it was time to get some Anti Virus. I found many free programs but skeptical about using them. While one day just surfing along http://www.microsoft.com.  I found a free program called "Microsoft Security Essentials." I decided to download it and give it a whirl. I was thinking it was a renamed version of Windows Defender! Yuck! right? Well boy was a I wrong. After downloading and updating for the first time. I scanned my Windows 7 PC right away. It did a full system scan for about 4 hours or so. It didn't find anything wrong with my computer. Which is good because for one thing I'm very safe when I'm on the computer. For example when I want to download software I usually go to http://www.download.com. Which is very safe by the way. Now for some pros and cons. One great thing I really love about MSE is that it has a very easy to use User Interface.  For example: As soon as you open it up it tells you the status of you computer. In my case I'm protected. Simple tabs to lead you to where you need to go. The tabs are as followed "Home" "Update" "History" "Settings". That's all very simple for the basic computer user. When you click on the "History" tab it gives you a vew of all the items that were detected on your PC. Also in the "History" tab there is little bubbles were you can select to see the items that were disabled and prevented from running but not completely removed. Also there is another bubble that says Allowed Items which means it tells you the items you can run on your computer. The very last tab "Settings" is self explainatory. You can tell it when to Scan and what type of Scan you want. I'm not going very indepth on this. For me there is only one con, and that is it's very hungry when it comes to resources. It bogs down my computer so much that it lags when I type and my mouse jumps all around.  So all in all its a great free program! I recommend to anyone! I have always said, no matter how safe you are on the computer you SHOULD always have Antivirus Software to stay protected!


- T.C. 

 

 


Windows 7 Is Over Priced

Posted by computerglobe on April 3, 2010 at 2:58 PM Comments comments (0)

12-6-09


Yes, Windows 7 is a little over a month old.  I can't believe it is already over a month old!  I remember, I was reading articles about Windows 7 like crazy before it came out.  When it first came out, the price was so ridiculous!  $199.00 For a Full Copy of Windows 7 Home Premium??  And omg, Windows Ultimate was really high too!  Lucky me, I got my copy for free from HP.  Who in the world would pay $400.00 for an OS?  I wouldn't!  I think the price wasn't worth it at all either.  Windows 7 is a fast, smart OS, but doesn't mean it has to have a high price!  The UPGRADE price is definitly worth it from upgrading from Vista.  If you want to buy the Full Install of Windows 7, Go ahead!  I would buy the Full Install If I skipped Vista and had XP.  Windows 7 is currently my favorite OS and it found my drivers without a problem and it is very stable!

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Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Review

Posted by computerglobe on April 3, 2010 at 2:57 PM Comments comments (0)

11-24-09


Microsoft Office 2010 while still beta in my opinion is better then 2007, it is like Windows  7 is to MS Office 2010 as Vista is to MS office 2007.  WordArt has finally been finalized!  It is a lot easier to make WordArt, and edit it. It has also redone the backstage feature, it a lot easier to save/save as, open, and print. Also, the ribbon has been improved.  MS office beta has also added a Screenshot feature under insert; it shows all the windows currently open.


-Aaron

 


A Free Office Suite

Posted by computerglobe on April 3, 2010 at 2:56 PM Comments comments (0)

11-13-09


Have you ever wanted a Free Office Suite for your computer that is like Microsoft's?  I know I have!  About a year ago, I found OpenOffice.  I used it a lot but then I switched to AbiWord because I didn't use the apps that came with OpenOffice.  Sun Microsystems made this Office Suite so you know it is good.  Remember, Sum Microsystems made Java Script for your web browser.  OpenOffice Might look similar like Microsoft's Office Suite, but it isn't EXACTLY like it.  If you have Ubuntu, you already have OpenOffice, unless you deleted it.  OpenOffice is available for, Windows, Mac, and Linux.  OpenOffice comes with four programs that are very similar to Microsoft's Office Suite.  I like OpenOffice, but I love AbiWord.  OpenOffice is very clean and it has no ads.  So, What are you waiting for?  You can go get it now for free!  Click  here to get it right now and to read more about it!


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-J.W.

 


VM Virtual Machine

Posted by computerglobe on April 3, 2010 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

10-6-09


I have been looking into getting a VM (virtual machine) but I didn't really want to pay. I found 2 programs that I was interested and liked, VMware player, and VirtualBox. I personally like VMware player better, the UI (user interface) of VMware player is really nice. You can choose how much RAM you want dedicated for VMware player. You also choose how much of your hard drive you want for VMware player. All you do is click “Create a New Virtual Machine” then select what drive or where the disc image is – then click next – type in name,user name, etc. click next – then it will say “VM name” type in what one you want, (the VM is under your documents folder, and in Virtual Machines folder) – click next, then it will ask you “maximum disk size(GB): I recommend more then 40gb if possible – then it will say store virtual disk as single file, or split virtual disk into 2gb files, I did single but it does say “ splitting the disk makes it easier to move the VM to another computer”, so it is up to you. After that click next, then finish. Then it installs. Easy as that!

 

Link for VMware player: http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

link for VirtualBox: http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

 


-Aaron

 



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