Today I was able to get Windows 10 right when it hit July 29th, the first day of Windows 10’s release. I was the “lucky” few who got it first, mostly because I found a way to force it to download without waiting for Microsoft. To force Winndows 10 to download, navigate to microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and download and run the tool. After a large download over WiFi and a kinda long install I got Windows 10 working in about an hour or two.
Nearly four weeks ago, I signed up for Google Music Unlimited to give it a try. I was about to start a new website project, so there was no better time to test out a music streaming service than now. Reading about Google Music from their signup page makes it sound great compared to Pandora. You are able to seek through songs, perform as many skips as you would like, and you can even play any song you want.
I’m on the computer far too often and typing on regular keyboards can cause a lot of wrist and hand strain and pain after a few hours. Because of this, companies started making Ergonomic keyboards, so I figured I should try one. Ergonomic keyboards are keyboards designed to be more comfortable and prevent any strain on your body (hands / fingers / wrists). These keyboards are usually designed in a curved fashion to better fit a natural sitting position.
Desktop EMail clients are slowly dying, along with a lot of other desktop programs such as music players, chat software, videos and more. The reason being, all of this is available online, and mostly for free. Although this is great and all, there are issues with having all your software online. If any of those sites close, have database issues, get hacked, are unavailable for a few days due to maintenance you are out of luck.
After wiping my hard drive again and making it minty fresh, I am back with another Linux Preview. This time if you haven’t guessed it, is Linux Mint 14 or Nadia for short. I feel like Linux Mint gets pushed behind the shadows of Ubuntu, Fedora and Debian for no good reason. Linux Mint is even built from Ubuntu, so you get the good software support and updates from Ubuntu plus the updates from Mint.