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 on: February 12, 2014, 05:52:05 pm 
Started by Monkiee - Last post by Monkiee
So im planning on doing a new computer build, but i have stopped keeping up with the technology and upon scouring the internets all ive found is intel fanboys screaming about how amd cant keep up with their multithreading capabilities, and amd fanboys posting picture of them keeping up with intel fanboys multithreading.

I havnt had a new pc in a long long time. and it was when the phenom dual cores first hit the market.

The computer will primarily be used for gaming, skyrim, world of warcraft, and final fantasy. mostly wow since ive recently become paralyzed from the waist down so i dont get around as much and most of my friends play it. Id like to be able to get into end game raiding.

What are your recommendations, and please let me know why. if you just prefer intel then say so dont bash amd because of whatever reason. Im aware that amd chips run hot ( like they always have).

I might get into overclocking ( doubt it but its a possibility). Im leaning more towards intel but i just want a good well rounded decision,  the i5 4670k seems like it would be the mid range choice, but i know the i5,i7's have been on the block for a few years now, will they continue to perform for say another 3-4 years decently?

 on: February 10, 2014, 11:51:22 pm 
Started by The Doctor - Last post by The Doctor
What the Heck is Happening to Windows?

Windows 8 is a disaster in every sense of the word.

 on: February 08, 2014, 09:51:31 pm 
Started by The Doctor - Last post by The Doctor
Perspective: Microsoft asks for volunteers to join its kill-XP army

Microsoft today implored its technically astute customers to help friends and family who are still running Windows XP get rid of the soon-to-be-retired operating system.

Microsoft can't kill IE6.  What makes them think that they can kill XP?

 on: February 08, 2014, 01:07:51 pm 
Started by The Doctor - Last post by The Doctor
Linux should be a part of School Education

Schools have to pay a large sum of money to use Windows in schools. Even after useless school discounts it still cost a fortune thus resulting in higher cost of education. On other hand Linux is free and wide adoption of Linux among schools will bring down the cost of education drastically.

One thing leads to another, if we start using Linux in our education system it can help in eradicating the Microsoft mess sooner. Linux in schools can increase the adoption rate in home users and from there Linux can start growing in the corporate world where we are already doing pretty fine.

Absolutely!  I could not agree more.  I'm 100% in favor of Linux in the public school systems.

Good luck with that!

The majority of public school teachers can use Windows, but have no idea how it works.  And now you want to throw Linux at them?

Linux should be part of public school curriculum.  But who is qualified to teach it?

Who in the private sector is willing to take a massive pay cut just to teach kids Linux?

The IT department of most public schools consists of a handful of underpaid Windows certified (in some cases) employees who are spread very thinly over a large number of schools in a single district.  They would all have to be re-educated; retrained.  Or they would have to hire more IT professionals.

School budgets are extremely tight.  They would benefit in the long-run, but try convincing them of that.

And then there is the bureaucracy.  State contracts that cannot be easily broken.  Politicians whose re-election campaigns are funded by big corporations, like Microsoft.

Linux in the public school systems is a beautiful dream.  But reality is a nightmare.

 on: February 08, 2014, 12:16:16 am 
Started by The Doctor - Last post by The Doctor
Five reasons I'd rather run Windows 8 than Linux

I'm not telling you not to run Linux. I'm not even telling you that I won't run Linux. I'm just telling you that I'd rather run Windows. It's that simple.

No one gives a flying crap.

Use whatever you want.

I have to admit that I did find the little cartoon video quite humorous.  Mostly because there are snobby Linux elitists/MS haters out there who actually do think this way.  They would like nothing better than to see MS go the way of dinosaur.  But I believe in an open and vast marketplace where competition drives innovation.

 on: February 06, 2014, 02:58:22 pm 
Started by exit2600x - Last post by EarlInLevelland
This should help in the effort to avoid Biruses. :-)

 on: February 06, 2014, 08:58:45 am 
Started by likemindead - Last post by EarlInLevelland
Ah, you warm weather friends! You need to spend 3-1/2 years in Minot, North Dakota, as Uncle Sam had me do back in the early 60s. You'd then appreciate this balmy weather we're having. LOL! Of course, I do realize that it's frequently around 5+ degrees colder where you're at than in Levelland. Wouldn't think 150 miles would make much difference, but the weather reports usually confirm it.

 on: February 06, 2014, 12:05:35 am 
Started by likemindead - Last post by The Doctor
3.2 F

Freakin' Freezing!

 on: February 05, 2014, 10:04:53 pm 
Started by The Doctor - Last post by The Doctor
Someone is trying to take advantage of the XP opportunity:

5 Reasons Why PCLinuxOS Is Better For Windows XP Users Than Ubuntu

1. Hardware
The most obvious reason to choose PCLinuxOS over Ubuntu is that the hardware required for running PCLinuxOS is significantly less taxing on older computers than Ubuntu.

2. Releases
PCLinuxOS is different because it is a rolling release distribution and it really is a case of install once and once only.

3. Familiarity
The MATE desktop within PCLinuxOS looks very Windows XP like and the transition between Windows XP and PCLinuxOS isn't all that difficult.

4. Privacy
PCLinuxOS doesn't use the same approach as Ubuntu and if you therefore find integrated online search results an intrusion then Ubuntu may not be for you.

5. All features work straight away

One could make these same arguments for other Linux distributions as well.

The last time I used PCLinuxOS, number two -- PCLinuxOS is different because it is a rolling release distribution and it really is a case of install once and once only -- worked in theory but not always in practice.

PCLinuxOS is a good second-choice distro for beginners.  However, I would still recommend Linux Mint first (hardware requirements permitting).

 on: February 05, 2014, 09:43:03 pm 
Started by The Doctor - Last post by The Doctor
GPT disk partitioning guide for Ubuntu 13.10 on a PC with UEFI firmware

This article offers a step-by-step guide on how to create GPT partitions on Ubuntu 13.10 on a computer with UEFI firmware.

Because Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and use the same installer as its parent distribution, it can also be used to create GPT partitions on Linux Mint 16.

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