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Best Touch Screen Monitors

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Today, every gadget is embedded with touch facility. People are so addicted of touch mobile phones, laptops and i-pads. Therefore, desktop are also participating in this race and gaining immense importance. Window 7 offers you a surprisingly best and innovative product in which you can enjoy the touch system in the monitors. Touch screen monitors are now in demand and are easily replacing the need of desktops. Most of the people find touch screen monitors fun, while some people feel it like an important as well as a necessary tool. People feel comfortable while using the touch commands and thus the need of touch screen gadgets is increasing. It’s really easy to use your fingers directly on the screen rather than using the buttons.

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Importance Of Touchscreen Monitors

People feel this way fast, easy and comfortable too. No need of any keyboard or mouse. Just use your finger tips and enjoy. Touch screen monitors are so appealing that users get easily attracted towards it and want to use them for fun too.

In this article, I have given brief features / specifications of different touch screen monitors, along with this I will also tell you how you can change or convert your monitors into touch screen monitors, excited to know? Have a look and start enjoying the work on your own touch screen monitor.

Acer T230H

Acer T230H, one of the best as well as largest touch screen monitor comes along with huge range of specifications. Windows 7 along with numerous touch facilities is a great opportunity and by using this monitor, you will come to know how it is perfect and really meant for you.

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Buy a new PC rather than upgrading to Windows 7

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The Windows XP users who are considering for upgrade to Windows 7 for them best advice is that don’t do it.

The main disadvantage about upgrading XP to Windows 7 is that upgrade requires reinstalling applications and moving personal data around and as matter of fact no one like to do that.

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Because of some good technical reasons Microsoft make it in hard form but for average XP users and many businesses such difficult upgrade makes Windows 7 a hard task for ordinary users. Only the expert or adept users can upgrade their Window XP to Window 7 at their own peril. But for that handy install disks will be needed.

Now the question is that “ Windows XP can be upgraded to Windows 7 so is it right to upgrade XP”?  For that answer is very simple and short NO! Read the full story

6 Absolutely Free Tools To Tweak Windows

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If you’re working on the Windows 7 RC, then there are good chances that you’re the kind of user who really likes to monkey around with settings and change your OS. While what you can do is that you may go to the DIY route and hack your registry and then run your mouse ragged clicking through various control panel screens, there are several good free apps available that are designed to simplify tweaking.

Pro tip: If you re running one of these apps, then you should use their built-in checkpoint creator before committing changes or you should yourself create a system restore point- just in case something goes away.

Here are few, go ahead and add your picks in the comments if in case you don’t see your favorite ones in the list!

1. EnhanceMySe7en

One strike against EM7 is that you must have to install it in order to use it. Its positive quality is that it is 32 and 64-bit. And the negative thing in it is that it uses 65Mb memory when it is running. But it has a good thing and that is it comes with a free frogurt!

Jokes apart, EM7 is absolutely packed with options. Other than the tweaks covering every nook and cranny in Windows 7, Cleaners are also included in the program like registry and disk cleaning tools, a shortcut creator, it also provides fast access to many built-in Windows utilities, and much, much more. We can rightly say it a beast.

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How to Install iTunes without Apple Quicktime

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Time and again Apple has come up with inventions which have helped them not only survive, but also take market lead. One of these inventions was the iPod. A small handheld device that had incredible sound and music to blow your heads off. iPhone was another such invention that turned heads. Both iPod and iPhone use iTunes, which is the official software interference for Apple inventions.

Whenever you download iTunes from Apple’s Website, you will automatically get QuickTime with iTunes. QuickTime offers iTunes with playback and encoding support. If QuickTime is not present with your iTunes then you will probably see an error message “Quicktime was not found. Quicktime is required to run iTunes. Please re-install iTunes.” But if you have installed QT Lite or QuickTime Alternative and want to save space installing a fresh copy of QuickTime, then here are a few tricks to download and install iTunes without QuickTime:

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GNOME is better than KDE?

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Linux desktop arena is under battle and it is believed that GNOME is pulling ahead of today’s KDE in terms of design, stability, and usability.

Many of you won’t even believe that KDE has left behind GNOME in the desktop war since long. But what about now? Now the situation is totally different, and GNOME is pulling ahead of KDE. Still don’t believe? Let’s look at how this happened (We will be comparing GNOME version 2.22 or later with KDE version 4.1 or later.)

1: KDE 4

KDE4 was a redesign from KDE; and when it was released, you can say it wasn’t ready to be released at that time.  It was not possible to configure KDE according to your exact specifications. In fact, KDE was taking a clear inspiration of Microsoft. The release was really painful, and was unable to get attention of users. This is what was given as feedback.

While GNOME is still moving forward in the same direction where it is moving since years.

2: Start menu

GNOME is providing three menus from the main panel:

  • Application
  • Places
  • Administration

Each menu represents the items you can find from it. Also, navigation the menus is efficient, elegant, and simple.

While, KDE4 is containing a really clumsy menu. Five visible tabs, when one clicks on the menu, are

  • Applications
  • Computer
  • Favourites
  • Recently Used
  • Leave

The ‘Favorites’ menu is containing System Settings and File Manager by-default. If you are to open an application, you have to click on Applications tab, then navigate to the category of the application, look for the application entry, and finally click on it. Isn’t it weird? Adding an application launcher widget to the panel is also irrelevant as chances are there that the panel will be full of launchers if you are in hobby of using a number of applications.

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Faster Browsing on Internet Explorer Download ie7pro

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Good news for Internet Explorer users. There is a cool add-on available for free which includes a lot of features and tweaks to make your IE friendlier, more useful, secure and customizable.

Features of this add-on includes

  • Tabbed Browsing Management
  • Spell Check
  • Inline Search
  • Super Drag Drop
  • Crash Recovery
  • Proxy Switcher
  • Mouse Gesture
  • Tab History Browser
  • Web Accelerator
  • User Agent Switcher
  • Webpage Capturer
  • AD Blocker
  • Flash Block
  • Greasemonkey like User Scripts platform
  • User Plug-ins

and many more power packed features.

You can customize not just Internet Explorer, but even your favorite website according to your need and taste using the add-on. The add-on is named as IE7Pro and is completely free.

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Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive

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This elegant external hard drive, reminiscent of a book, is the perfect storage solution. It takes no more space than a paperback book. Collect two or more and they nest neatly together like volumes on a shelf. Installation is a snap because you don’t really install this drive, you just plug it in and it’s ready to use. A USB 2.0 simple connection offers convenience and compatibility among multiple computers. Dimensions – Height 6.5 x Length 5.4 x Width 2.1 Weight – 2.5 Pounds

Are you running out of hard drive capacity? Do you need to archive some important digital documents, photos, or music? The Western Digital WDH1U10000N My Book Essential Edition 2.0 1 TB external hard drive, which takes no more space than a paperback book, is the perfect solution. Collect two or more and they nest neatly together like volumes on a shelf.

My Book Essential Edition 2.0 is easy to set up and easy to use. Installation is a snap because you don’t really install this drive, you just plug it in and it’s ready to use. This external hard drive also turns itself on and off with your computer. It’s ideal for anyone who needs instant storage for their important files or a digital photo collection.

A USB 2.0 connection is available for convenience and compatibility among multiple computers. The drive is also PC and Mac compatible: You can use the My Book Essential Edition with both PCs running Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista and Macs running OSX 10.4.8 or higher.

The My Book Essential Edition is backed by a 1-year limited warranty.

Table ShotWhat It Holds:

  • Up to 285,000 digital photos
  • Up to 250,000 songs (MP3)
  • Up to 25,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
  • Up to 76 hours of Digital Video (DV)
  • Up to 440 hours of DVD quality video
  • Up to 120 hours of HD video

One gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes. One terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.

Product Features:

  • Easy to set up, easy to use – Installation is a snap because you don’t really install this drive, you just plug it in and it’s ready to use.
  • USB 2.0 interface – A simple connection that offers convenience and compatibility among multiple computers.
  • Fits right in – Takes no more space than a paperback book. Collect two or more and they nest neatly together like volumes on a shelf.
  • Smart and energy efficient – Turns itself on and off with your computer.
  • PC and Mac compatible – Works with both Windows® 2000/XP/Vista and Mac® OS X 10.4.8 or later

Rear ViewIdeal for

  • Instant storage
  • Easy to use
  • USB 2.0
  • Saving and organizing your digital photo collection

System Requirements

  • Available USB port
  • Windows® 2000/XP/Vista™
  • Mac® OS X 10.4.8 or later

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Package Includes

  • External hard drive
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Quick Install Guide

Which external drive interface is the right choice: USB, FireWire, eSATA, or Gigabit Ethernet? The right choice depends on compatibility with your computer and how you want to use your device. First, look at the connections on your computer.
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Note: For convenience and flexibility, choose a WD hard drive with both USB and FireWire interfaces
(available in dual and triple interface configurations) or with both USB and eSATA interfaces.

Windows 7: Nothing More Than Vista Face-lift

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I am disgusted each day I use windows 7. It is nothing more than a vista re-loaded. It is in fact worse. I long for my dear windows xp. All I have to do is word processing and browsing internet and viewing occasional Excel sheet and PDF documents that come via email. I think I can be more productive on XP.

I think, time is not really on Microsoft’s side. They are releasing one failed product after another. They are like Motorola these days. Motorola never came up with anything better after its RAZR mobile phone design. The bets version of Windows 7 Sucks and sucks badly. have a look yourself. Is this all worth an expensive hardware upgrade?

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Free Windows Live Writer 2009 Download

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Microsoft is not well known when it comes to free software for pubic domain. but for for bloggers there is some good news. Windows Live Writer 2009 is here for download and still it is free.

Although focused at Windows Live Spaces, Windows Live Writer 2009 is one of the best tools available for general purpose bloggers. Its earlier version is part of the daily life of many professional blog writers.

I myself love it. I admire the new 2009 version even more. As a matter of fact I am an open-source proponent but the convenience of using WLR 2009 is so great that I too had to accommodate it as my primary post creation tool. I was introduced to WLR 2008  by Paul (A fellow Author on this Blog) Now we are both convinced that it  is a great productivity tool with a excellent interface and superb features.

Download Windows Live Writer 2009 Installer

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Tweaking Internet Speed in Windows Vista: OpenDNS

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Here is a very impressive trick to tweak Windows Vista‘s Internet Speed. This method is very similar to what we discussed in our post titled how to increase Internet speed using host files. The other articles are also very relevant How to Turn On Your PC in Under 10 Seconds , How to Double Firefox Browsing Speed on Dialup Connection and especially How to Optimize Your Internet Connection to Get 100 % Bandwidth

I am also thankful to maria0maria for sharing this with me. I see considerable increase in my Internet speed when I use it in combination of other tricks to make my windows vista work faster. Article starts now…

Even with the FiOS (Fiber Optic Service) connection I still feel that my browsing experience is not that blazing fast. Have you ever felt the same with your internet connection as well? Follow this simple Windows hack to experience a faster, better and secure internet browsing. Read the full story

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