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How to Purchase a Used Notebook Computers?

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For those who are not willing to spend a lot of money to buy a new computer, used laptops are the best option, because by spending less amount of money they will get the same quality of computer. One should do complete homework before purchasing it that what are his requirements, what type of software he will be using, what should be its processor speed, storage etc.

Take Care of Reliability

Buying used computers means that they are repaired at least once. So to ensure that it is in working condition it is preferred that you must check it yourself or can take services of an expert. As new computers always carry warranty with them but in this case it is not there. So you must be hundred percent sure about its reliability before purchasing.

Return Policy

Normally shops selling used computers provide a 90 day payback warranty if at any stage during this period machine malfunctions or even if the customer is not satisfied with the product .Although these computers are checked before displaying for sale but after all a machine is a machine anything can go wrong. So this policy safeguards the right of the customer and gives him a chance to try the product.

After Sale Facilities

Although used notebook computers don’t have warranty yet some renowned retailers are providing after sale repair services for used computers. But they will definitely charge for these services. Read the full story

IBM Scientists First To Image ‘Anatomy’ Of A Molecule

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Scientists at IBM in Zurich, Switzerland, captured an image of a molecule’s surface through non-contact atomic-force microscopy. This is a breakthrough which could help in manufacturing cheaper and more power efficient computing elements.

Now, IBM scientists can map the chemical structure of the pentacene molecule by using atomic-force microscopy.

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Sony’s PS3 Slim Carries Updated Cell Chip

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The PlayStation 3 Slim gaming console from Sony Computer Entertainment is smaller and cheaper, and it also adds hardware enhancements which has made it speedier, and its new hardware enhancements also includes a new Cell microprocessor.

The gaming console has been introduced on Tuesday, it is a slimmer and lighter version of older PS3 consoles. 120GB hard drive is carried by this gaming console which has been upgraded from the 80GB of storage that has been offered in the earlier PS3. The console will become available on September 1 and it would be sold for US$299.

In order to boost its processing speed and power efficiency, Sony has made some enhancements. An upgraded version of the Cell microprocessor will be carried by the gaming console, that Cell microprocessor is being jointly developed by IBM, Sony and Toshiba.

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IBM Eyes DNA For Chip Development

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The race to produce smaller and smaller microchips for each and everything from automobile systems to mobile communications devices has now urged IBM to turn towards one of the very basic building blocks of life for help with the process and that is DNA molecules.

IBM has conducted researches and with their researchers, along with scientists at the California Institute of Technology, they have succeeded in discovering that the tiny components that run along a chip’s silicone surface will self-adhere to previously laid down DNA patterns.

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10 Systems For Your Server Room: Part-2

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With the blade competition getting more intense, IBM didn’t get the second best award sitting still. HP is having Shorty, and Big Blue coming with the BladeCenter S. The 7U unit is expandable to 11U to increase blades, storage or tape backup. Designed for smaller offices that mostly not have a separated server room, the BladeCenter S comes with two nice features: number of inbuilt air filters that prevent from dust & a noise attenuator, which muffles the noise of the fans.

Operating System

We will be fair to say it was this area that surprised us the most. Windows Server 2008 was introduced on Feb 27. It qualified for this awards program by just days. Windows gets a lot of press, but let’s faces it; it’s more often than not press that Microsoft doesn’t want.
Yet despite contest from what is most of times thought hipper and cooler — a stellar enterprise-class Linux, a well-known energetic variant, a mature Unix distro, and the cultish Leopard — Windows Server 2008 was the favorite OS by far. If this analysis is any kind of barometer, the rule of Windows Server 2008 in the data center has begun.

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30 Failed Predictions About Future of Technology

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If I will do this, then this will happen, and if i do this differently then that may happen. Yes, it is what we all keep doing. We all try to define our future steps by planning things and then thinking that this will happen in the end. But what we lack is we see things with our strength and ability. We forget that some people posses ‘can do attitude’ and once they decide to do something, they continue working on it until they get success.

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Same is true in technology world as well. Many people from technology world has been predicting, but most of the predictions were cause of a laugh when that time came and prediction turned false. Following is a list of 30 best predictions which never came true. Lets know about them.

highspeedrail1.  High speed Rails

Dr Dionysys Larder (1793-1859) predicted that

“Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia”.

Dr Dionysys was a professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy at University College London.

steam-ship2.  Making of a Ship against Wind

When Napoleon Bonaparte was told of rober Fulton’s steamboat in 1800, his statement was

“How, sir, would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck? I pray you, excuse me, I have not the time to listen to such nonsense.”

3.  Railroads is a bad system

Martin Van Buren, Governor of New York, in 1830 wrote to the president that

“Dear Mr. President: The canal system of this country is being threatened by a new form of transportation known as ‘railroads’ … As you may well know, Mr. President, ‘railroad’ carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of 15 miles per hour by ‘engines’ which, in addition to endangering life and limb of passengers, roar and snort their way through the countryside, setting fire to crops, scaring the livestock and frightening women and children. The Almighty certainly never intended that people should travel at such breakneck speed”.

telephone4.  Telephone has Shortcomings

It was printed in a memo at Western Union in 1878 ( or may be 1876) that

“This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us”.

electric-light-bulb_web5.  Electric Light will Close as well

Oxford professor Erasmus Wilson predicted that

“When the Paris Exhibition [of 1878] closes, electric light will close with it and no more will be heard of it”.

Today, we can’t expect life without electricity.

6.  British Post don’t Need Telephone

It seems British were not believing on fast communications. In 1878, British Post Office gave a statement that

“The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys”.

How backward thought they were having.

Left_Shoulder_Xray 7.  X-rays will be nothing but a Hoax

In 1883, the president of Royal Society Mr Lord Kevin stated that

“X-rays will prove to be a hoax”.

8.  Alternating Current – A waste of time

Thomas Edison was an American inventor. In 1889 he commented that

“Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever”.

Edison was fond of passing ridiculous arguments against his competitor George Westinghouse for AC power.

airline-flight 9.  Impossible Flight of Machines Heavier than Air

“Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible.”

This was predicted by Simon Newcomb. The prediction turned false when The Wright Brothers flew at Kitty hawk 18 months later.

10.  Very Poor Energy by an Atom

Ernest Rutherford predicted that

“The energy produced by the breaking down of the atom is a very poor kind of thing”.

He gave his statement just after splitting the atom for the first time. He further stated that

“Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of these atoms is talking moonshine.”

11.  Submarine will do Nothing

HG Wells was a British novelist. In 1901, he stated that

“I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea”.

Wish he was still alive to see how submarines are playing a role in defense of a country.

12. Automobile will Never Replace Horsehorsecart

We can see how automobile has replaced horses. But in 1903, the president of Michigan Savings Bank advised Henry Ford’s lawyer not to invest in Ford Motor Co. According to him,

“The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty – a fad”.

This means he was not trusting on mechanical engineering at all.

13.  Transmitting voice across the Atlantic

In 1913, Lee DeForest sold the stock of his Radio Telephone Company by making a prediction that

“It would be possible to transmit the human voice across the Atlantic before many years”.

14.  People want to see flesh and blood

In 1916, Charlie Chaplin, the actor, producer, director and studio founder, stated that

“The cinema is little more than a fad. It’s canned drama. What audiences really want to see is flesh and blood on the stage”.

It has been proved that audience is more interested towards love stories

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10 Most Expensive Antique Computers

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When you decide to spend more than a grand on a computer these days, you expect a 2+ GHz processor, 4+ GB RAM. Ever thought wheat you could get for spending a 20 Grand? aka $20,000 USD.. Well I can help you buy a computer with 64 Kilo byte of RAM. At the time it was manufactured, the builder thought “who’s going to need more than 64KB of RAM?”

These are mean, bulky and ugly machines from past but they are getting this hefty price because they work. (Run, check out your garage, see if you have a treasure in your attic? If you have one.. take some pictures and post it for auction on eBay. I wonder how rich that basement guy must have become, since he had the most expensive of all old computers… enough of my ramblings.. enjoy the price tags and junk that you can buy for that. I can’t afford these, I know that for sure.

Presenting the ugliest computers from the past that came with outrageous price tags. Enjoy!

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Radio Shack TRS – 80 Model II (1979)
Price : $3,450 (32K RAM)
$3,899 (64 K Ram)

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Osborne 1 – Considered to be the first portable computer (1981)
Price : $1,795 (32K RAM)

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Otrona Attache (1982)
Price : $3,995 (64K RAM)

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Apple Lisa (1983)
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Learn To Manage Your Own Linux Server

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Contrary to popular myth that managing a Linux Server is difficult, learning to manage your own installation of Linux is very easy. Not only that the operating system is free of cost. It comes with a free owners manual called world wide web.

Internet is best place to learn about Linux. It has tutorials and courseware for every one from Geekest of Geeks and a total newbie. This proves that gone are the days when Linux Server were only the domain of geeks. Party is ON and every one is welcome to learn.

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Why All Of Us Should Have A Laptop?

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Well, a Laptop is a pretty useful thing. It can really save the day. Apart from crunching numbers and running applications like Microsoft Office(Open Office if you are a Linux fan), Laptops do have some really incredible usages. You can take this list to your dad and convince him, why every one in the family should have a laptop. So here we go with our list of things you can do with your laptop.

  1. After all night surfing, The Laptop gets so hot that you can boil eggs for breakfast.
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75,000 drivers for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

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When you are an ixibo.com regular, you have no need to spend hours on-line browsing for drivers. signing up for driver sites that do not let you download you a single file unless you pay them through your nose.

Just pop the Univers

Driver CD

al Driver CD in and Windows will automatically search the comprehensive drivers. This CD, (Iso format) contains software drivers for over 70,000 hardware components from brands such as Dell, HP, Compaq, IBM, Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, as well as hardware component manufacturers Intel, 3Com, VIA, nVidia, ATI, SoundMax, and many more…
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