Saturday Shortbread

Saturday

  1. Engineering Windows 7: Beta to RC changes – Turning

    Windows features on or off (not just IE 8)

  2. CPU3D, DriverHeaven, Guru3D, HardwareZone, and InsideHW cover CeBIT 2009
  3. Digital Trends has PMA 2009 roundup: Best of the best
  4. Phoronix on power management: Catalyst vs. Open-Source ATI driver
  5. Namco’s Iwai: Sonic co-creator working on Pac-Man comeback game
  6. Complete collection of Penumbra Series now available on Steam
  7. Steam client and Team Fortress 2 updates released
  8. Steam’s weekend deal – 75% off World of Goo

Storage and graphics

  1. bit-tech reviews 300GB Western Digital VelociRaptor
  2. TweakTown reviews Galaxy GeForce GTX 285 Overclocked
  3. Legit Reviews on PNY & XFX GeForce GTX 285
  4. Digital Trends reviews Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
  5. ThinkComputers reviews Kodak EasyShare V1273 12MP digital camera

Multimedia and casing

  1. DriverHeaven reviews Shure SE530PTH headphones
  2. Hardware Bistro reviews YUBZ Talk Mobile headset
  3. Arm3D reviews OCZ Alchemy Elixir gaming keyboard
  4. DV Hardware reviews Razer Lachesis mouse
  5. Rbmods review GMC R-4 Bulldozer case
  6. EPIAcenter reviews Travla TE-1160 Mini-ITX enclosure (in German)
  7. Björn3D reviews Eagle Tech ET-CSMDSU2-BK 3.5” dual enclosure
  8. PureOverclock reviews Eagle Tech Consus I-Series & iNeo external enclosures
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    • onlycodered
    • 11 years ago

    Oh my gosh! You can finally turn off Windows Media Player! Hallelujah!

    • Kamisaki
    • 11 years ago

    I love Steam’s weekend deals! Just got World of Goo and it’s pretty cool. Fun physics puzzles, great art design and fantastic music.

      • NeronetFi
      • 11 years ago

      World of Goo is a very addictive game. I have completed all but 1 level in Chapter 3. Now I am trying to beat that level and going back to other levels to beat my scores. For $5 it is a very fun game.

    • DreadCthulhu
    • 11 years ago

    Nice that Windows 7 will have more options to turn off stuff one doesn’t need. My own pet peeve with Windows 7 is the Windows Search Bar – I don’t ever need to search for stuff on my own computer, making it a waste of space.

    It won’t be so bad, except whenever I download something and the “Save As” dialog comes up so I can choose where to save the file, the Search Bar ends up taking up stupid amounts of space, while the address bar gets compressed to the last folder I saved something to, making the whole “breadcrumb” approach (which I rather like) to choosing where I want to put stuff useless. I was quite glad to see Windows Search on the list of things that can be turned off.

      • UberGerbil
      • 11 years ago

      Being able to turn stuff off is clearly useful (and possibly necessary for things like netbooks), and the more users can customize their environment the happier they tend to be. And I’m certainly sympathetic to the idea that for some people local search is unnecessary. I think those people are a minority, however. A lot of users have /[

        • DreadCthulhu
        • 11 years ago

        I should note that the overly large Search Bar problem also occurs when I choose where I want to put a file I am torrenting with ╬╝Torrent, not just with browsers. For most stuff I have specific places where I want to put it – for most images the “Save image in folder” extension comes in handy, but it doesn’t work for everything. Of course, being picky about where I put my files is probably why I don’t end up needing to search for them.

        I do agree completely that most people can benefit greatly from search programs. My parents are some of those people with the desktop nearly full of misc crud – I always end up sorting it out when I visit them.

        • SonicSilicon
        • 11 years ago

        q[

    • TheEmrys
    • 11 years ago

    Pac-Man????? Seriously? That’ll be interesting to see.

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