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Does Dell Know What Women Want In a Laptop?

og_sh0x Re:Stereotypes usually have some kernal of truth (669 comments)

You might think that you should just dump Thumb, the fat stumpy one. Don't do it! She's the only one who'll go around the back!

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Extends XP To May 2009 For OEMs

og_sh0x Re:Windows 7 (605 comments)

      The problem is, that Microsoft ended up doing this in XP as well. And it alienated its existing user base. I still know people that want the "Classic" start menu set first thing when XP is installed. It's change for the sake of change. Except I notice that Vista's UI is a much more redical change for a much more negligible benefit than 2000 -> XP was.

      If it was really better, it wouldn't need to be designed from scratch again every release. Even if the excuse is to make it easier for new users, how many new users are you going to pick up in a market that's so saturated and that you have such a large market share of? And how many of them are really going to make their decision based on what's new in the latest release of a product that they don't know anything about in the first place?

more than 5 years ago

Most Hated Computer Component

og_sh0x How to fix those annoying fans! (716 comments)

Here's a great trick I learned a couple of years ago. If a fan is making noise, or even if it has seized, you can fix it for damn near free. All you need is a bottle of 4-in-1 household oil, or even vegetable oil. Don't use WD-40 or other penetrant oils. Turn the fan over and remove the sticker, to reveal a rubber cap. Take the cap off and drop a couple of drops of the oil on the bearing inside and work the fan by hand until it loosens up a bit. Replace the rubber cap, clean off any excess and replace the sticker. If the bearing wasn't too bad off, this ususally makes them better than new! I've never had this fail to work.

more than 6 years ago


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