Sunday, April 15, 2007

That Shiny New Webcam

"So.... you got that new HP Pavilion with Windows Vista Ultimate installed on it? Nice! Oooh! A webcam!"
"I know. It's so awesome. Except that I don't know how to use it."

This actually happened in real life for me. An acquaintance (not mentioning names) got a new HP Pavilion laptop with Windows Vista Ultimate on it with a webcam on top. He asked me how to use it. Here's another point on why I think users should use a Mac over a PC: They're more original! Yes. Apple came out with the webcam on the computer thing first. And now, the PC companies are going at it, trying to copy Apple again.

Except that the PC world doesn't doesn't make things easy to use like Apple does. Each separate PC has its own trial software. Maybe one is a moive-type thing. If you're trying to explain to your friend "Oh! Use Geurrkin Cinema Pro." and they'll answer "I didn't buy that." and you'll answer "It' free." and they'll answer "Its $500." and the conversation will go on and on and on and on....

Now, how DOES Apple make it easy on its users? Well, a program called "Photo Booth" makes it easy to spot. Or maybe iMovie? The little "i" in the beginning gives it a more personal feeling. It's like it's YOUR movie. Not just ANY movie. It all just clicks (and yes, that's a pun, because MacBook( Pro)s don't have any latches. Unlike PC laptops they magnetically snapped. If you're PC can do that you're using a copycat machine.

Oh, and by the way, if you're a PC user using a copycat machine, use Windows Movie Maker to record from the webcam.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

The Best Site for Technology

Here's a few websites I find interesting: wait..... never mind scratch that one

Hope you enjoy them!

Monday, March 5, 2007

Windows / Mac / or Linux?

Windows, Mac, or Linux is the question that comes to mind when people go to buy new computers. Now, which one should you use? If you want a bitten apple, an easy-to-use OS with no viruses, or want high-tech graphics editing, GET A MAC!!!!! If you want a semi-buggy OS with good network connectivity and a great range of software (but with 144,000 virus out to get it), get Windows. If you want to get the most secure OS in the world, get Windows Vista. It's more secure than any other OS because its restrictions are so great that nothing goes in and nothing goes out. If you're an internet user, Vista is not right for you. If you are an avid developer, want a FREE OS or if you just want a REALLY REALLY REALLY wide range of choices for an OS (there are over 500 different distributions of this OS), then Linux is right for you.

Personally, I prefer Macs. I'm into video editing and they're right for me. However, for daily use, I use Wolvix Linux in an emulator so I don't have to buy another computer (an emulator, in case you don't know, is a software program that allows you to run a virtual computer inside of another one).

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