Reinstalling Everything – XP vs Ubuntu

Finally I replaced the dying hard drive on my Thinkpad and went on to install both XP and Ubuntu. First I installed XP because I’ve had trouble installing it second before. I couldn’t use the XP that came with the Thinkpad because that was on a corrupt partition on the old HDD that was dying….

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S8000fd First Impressions and Filter News

I got my s8000fd on Tuesday but haven’t had the chance to try it out too much but here are my first impressions. Operation: The zoom is really fast, the auto focus is really fast. Time to next shot is also quick except when using red eye reduction. There is also a fast auto focus…

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18X Ultra Zoom Comparison + 50$ Fuji Rebate

Last week I heard about the amazing 18X optical Zoom Cameras from Fuji (S8000fd), Olympus (SP560-UZ) and Panasonic (DMC FZ-18) and ooh I want one. It took a while to figure out which one to get and I just ordered the Fuji today from my new favorite online store Buydig.com Here’s why I chose the…

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Pre-Order a Samsung Dual-Format Player – $785

Samsung DVD Hi-Def Duo Player for just $785! at onsale.com. The price shows up as $999. Click on “Click Here for Our Lowest Price” and the price drops to $785. The player is expected to launch before Holiday season this year and is the first full featured Combo HD-DVD and Blue Ray Player. I’m hoping…

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MIO C310x Map updates disappointing

After many thousands of MIO C310X devices sold on Black Friday (including one to me), MIO promised to release map updates soon and free as far as I remember. Finally they did and not for free. You have to buy the DVD and get it shipped – no download option. The new maps are the…

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Panasonic PT-AX100U First Impression

Got the projector Friday and saw two movies over the weekend – Deja Vu and Ghost Rider. I am never going to the theater again and dealing with noisy people, tall people in front (which wouldn’t be a problem if theaters in the US were designed nicely) amongst other things. End Rant. Back to Review….

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Safari On Windows Review

I just downloaded the new Safari For Windows and the first thing I noticed was that it was blindingly fast. But that is where my liking for the Browser ended. Fonts looked like crap (click on the screenshot for a larger version). So I go into the settings and there are three options for Font…

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Projector Hunting..

Here is 10% off 199 (until 08/31/07) at Circuit City for you to make this even cheaper! After hunting for a week, reading reviews etc. for a good affordable projector, my choice boiled down to two: Cheaper Option: Mitsubishi HD1000U: Currently $899 at Projector People Advantages: Cheap 1500 Lumens (brighter than other more expensive projectors)…

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Blue Ray/HD-DVD Combo Dual-Format Player!!

Finally I saw one of these available on Amazon – LG BH100 High-Definition HD DVD/Blue-ray Player. Cost $1099 = I am not getting one yet. I will buy an HD projector, however, when I get one so that I don’t have to replace it when I eventually get one of these players. Keep a watch…

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