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AnandTech – Bench – CPU

Very cool tool to compare computer hardware before making a purchase. I’m currently using it to rank video cards for a potential holiday purchase. AnandTech – Bench – CPU.

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A more productive desktop

I’m always looking for ways to simplify things I do on a computer. I also really like the idea of consolidating information to be more productive. This article from Lifehacker caught my attention as a way to present information on your desktop and reduce the time it would take to go get it (manually). Similar […]

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Upgrade your PC for Less

So you’re ready to give the old PC of yours a tune-up. Don’t pay retail at Best Buy or Circuit City for that new graphics card or hard drive. Get yourself some real savings from one of these terrific online retailers… Amazon.com Buy.com NewEgg.com ZipZoomFly.com (my personal favorite) Also, check for the lowest CPU prices […]

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Use Gimp instead of Photoshop to edit those Digital Photos

Photoshop from Adobe is a professional application and priced accordingly. There are plenty of other applications out there can help you get the job done. Some are free and others are very inexpensive. Low Cost: GraphicConverter (Mac Only) Adobe Photoshop Elements (Windows, Mac)¬† Free: The GIMP Picasa Photo Gallery (Windows, Linux) iPhoto (Mac – free […]

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Microsoft Office Substitutes

There are plenty of ways to save on computer programs. Here are a few options specifically for MS Office substitutions: Desktop Applications: iWork (Mac only) Open Office (Windows, Mac, Linux) StarOffice (Window, Linux, Sun Solaris) Zimbra (Windows, Mac, Linux) Online Applications: Google Apps Zoho¬† Microsoft Office can cost up to $399.99 US depending on the […]

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I love icons, especially when they’re free!

Found a link to this site while doing my weekly roundup of lifehacker.com. The blossom icons look great! You can find even more here.

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