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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Toms Hardware 20 Must Have Windows 7 Utilities

Posted by Andy Dixon in "Digital Home Software" @ 05:00 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/picture...pplication.html

"Released in September 2009, Microsoft's aim with Security Essentials (MSE) was to provide customers a means to improve Windows security without draining their pockets. While most consumers don't associate Microsoft with anti-virus solutions, it was only a matter of time before the company took that extra step in integrating anti-virus capabilities into the Windows operating system."

Toms Hardware have produced a list of what they consider to be their top 20 must have utilities for Windows 7. First on the list is Microsoft Security Essentials which I agree is definitely a must have and Daemon Tools, Gimp and 7-Zip are also tools on the list that I have. Go check it out and see how many you have already and how many you maybe didn't know about but may help you.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Crazy Case Mods Can Be Fun

Posted by Andy Dixon in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/picture...HellRaiser.html

"Now wouldn't this just be special sitting on your desktop? A nasty, dirty toilet showing a bowl full of... hardware! This ToiletPC case mod was built back in 2001 for the QuakeCon 2001 case competition. According to its creator, Envador, it didn't place because there wasn't a category fit for its unusual design. Still, it's interesting. All that seems to be missing is the stench (that's assumed) and a roll of toilet paper. Envador said the toilet is actually a kid's potty he bought from Wal-Mart for $9.00. The flusher is the rig's power switch and most of the hardware (including the floppy, CD-ROM, and a 45 GB hard drive) is mounted on the back."

I love looking at case mods; some are incredibly well designed, creative and unique. Take this toilet case, for example, the first one listed in this Toms Hardware picture story of many. First impressions are "Ewwwwww!!" but when you actually see past the fact it's not really a toilet but a case designed to attract attention, then you can appreciate the thought and effort that went in to it. It even has a green LED that glows and gives the impression that the bowl is filled with hazardous biological waste, as well as a working flush handle that turns the PC on and off. Admittedly, this would never fit in the living room as an HTPC, but there are potentially many things that would. Have you ever done a case mod? We'd like to see your pictures if you have.


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