Asus 1000HR Eee PC Netbook review.
- 10 inch LED backlit WSVGA screen (1024×600)
- Intel ATOM N280 processor 1.66GHz
- 1GB DDR2 memory (expandable to 2GB, which I did)
- 160GB HDD built in plus 10GB Eee Online Storage
- Windows XP Home w/SP3
- 1.3 MP webcam
- Supposed 9.5 hour battery (Depends on Configuration)
- 3 USB, 1 SD card slot
- Weighs 3.2 lbs (with battery)
Author Ken Kirby PCModHouse.com
So I just got the Corsair Flash Survivor in 32GB capacity (Shows as 30.2GB in Windows) which debuted at CES 2008 in Las Vegas, NV. It retails for about $180 from mwave.com It comes packaged with Corsair dog-tags and a 3 inch USB extension cord. The Survivor is aptly named because of its sheer ruggedness and supposed invincibility
JkDefrag is a disk defragmenter and optimizer for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/X64. Completely automatic and very easy to use, fast, low overhead, with several optimization strategies, and can handle floppies, USB disks, memory sticks, and anything else that looks like a disk to Windows. Included are a Windows version, a commandline version (for scheduling by the task scheduler or for use from administrator scripts) and a screensaver version!
Best feature we used was the screensaver version, how often is your PC idle? well why not make use of that time with a defrag – we also notices huge performance benefits when playing games.
MSConfig is a built-in Windows feature which allows you to choose which applications start up when you PC boots, give it a try Click Start > Run > Type “msconfig.exe” in XP or search for “msconfig.exe” in Vista. But be careful only to use the StartUpTab unless you know what your doing.
Once you have chosen your start up items they become disabled, but sometimes these programs can be quite stubborn and re-enable them selves – especially Ad-Ware or Malware
This is where MSConfig Clean up helps it removes the items from msconfig so that they wont start again, it also gives you a bit more info about the start up program
MSConfig would be a perfect startup manager, if it allowed you not only to disable items, but to delete them forever. Unfortunately it does not do that. This is where MSConfig Cleanup comes in! It scans the startup configurations and allows you to remove any item that has been previously disabled via MSConfig.
This is another great application and can be downloaded here
DriverMax is a new tool that allows you to automatically download the latest driver updates for your computer. No more searching for rare drivers on discs or on the web or inserting one installation CD after the other. Just create a free account, log in, and start downloading the updates that you need.
I used DriverMax and found loads of drivers that could be updated on my system, this great app can be downloaded here
No SpaceMonger is not a travelling vendor of intergalactic goods or a relation of a fictional marval character.
What it is, is a small program that provides you with a graphical representation of your hard disk, still not with me? well lets say you have a multiple files on your hard disk spread accoss multiple directories but you dont reqally know where the space is being used?
Well you can run SpaceMonger and it will produce a pictorial view of your hard disk
Version 1.4 is the free version and we think its pritty neat
Process Explorer is a fantastic alternative to Task manager.
Process Explorer Main Screen
Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.
CCleaner is a freeware system optimisation, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run).
CCleaner main program
This freeware program is excellent when you get those annoying error messages
Annoying message given by Windows
Its called Unlocker and basically it can run in the background or it can be run manually so that when you delete a file it will let you know if any processes have a lock on that file or not.
Unlocker Right-Click Menu
It then allows you to kill that process and delete the offending file.
I have recently designed a new website for Lascom Solutions (www.0870ver.co.uk) and have been trying to promote the site on Google. I was only aware of the Google addURL service to add a website to Google searches and didn’t know that if you have a Google account you can submit your site to their webmaster tools to monitor Google bot Crawls, keyword searches and page rankings!
Its a really slick user interface and gives a great insight in to what Google is doing with your website, putting more control back in the webmasters hands.
I also found that they like you to create an XML sitemap which can help improve page rankings(the sitemap for this site is here), I found this website which will automatically generate one for you, which you manually upload to your site. This blog uses a WordPress auto-sitemap plugin which generates one every time content changes!