Another vote in favour, these Dells are good... my requirements were; 16:10 at least, real buttons... a bonus was the USB hub and the rotate/height/pivot... it really looks huge when you put it in portrait... fantastic for web browsing.
Running Windows 7 64-Bit RC here... installed on a 750GB Samsung drive formatted using defaults via the installer.
Opened the C:\Windows folder, typed "size:<=4096" in the search box, found 23,347 files, selected all, right-clicked properties, I get:
Size: 43.0 MB (45,126,095 bytes)
Size on disk: 91.1 MB (95,563,776 bytes)
so they are slightly more then twice as big, these "more, smaller files"... personally 45MiB of a 698,000MiB is not bad wastage...
JMicron should hang their head in shame... 4 random writes per second... epic fail.
The follow up article: http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3535
Yep I noticed it however windows doesn't always refresh the short cut icons immediately so some might have missed the new shiny icons.
If you're on Windows XP or similar and it has not refreshed the icon just go to the shortcut properties and click change icon and click ok... it will update automatically.
A quick search of information on Earthlink returned this:
Which links to a page with DNS servers that are unsupported and unfiltered... might pay for anyone affected to at least try them.
I always thought replacing a laptop LCD would be costly and difficult, but having done it the other weekend for a friends laptop it was (relatively) cheap, and very easy, only took part of a morning
(In New Zealand,) a replacement 15" 1280x800 screen cost NZ $350.
Without any instructions (Asus laptop... hard to find service manual)... I was able to take out the old screen and insert the new one within about 1.5 hours, using simple tools like a small screwdriver.
Get over the "it's too hard" problem, and just replace the screen... or just use it as a controller for your robotic toaster.
I prefer quiet keyboards, but obviously not at the expense of key layout and feel...
I can appreciate the quality of the old keyboards, and the fact that they last for a long time, but the noise factor is fairly important for me too, I prefer the relative quiet of my MS Comfort Curve 2000...
The main thing with keyboards is just having a consistent layout, to this end I've purchased a Comfort Curve for work to match the one I have at home so I can be productive either end.
The main thing that irks me about keyboards in general is that the design remains relatively unchanged, for example the MS Ergo keyboard remains one of the few widely-available "Slightly" different designs... and the little feet are at the *back* of most keyboards... which seems counter-intuitive, as I would expect you want the keyboard sloped *downwards* instead of up...
I also agree with most of the points on this blog entry
yep my thoughts exactly, I've tried to use Brasero to burn data discs and after arranging and moving files around a bit it almost always crashed on me... kinda like using an old version of Nero... although the nero drag-and-drop-into-random-folder bug is not there there are enough unique bugs that I'm unimpressed... I'll have to try the latest version and see if it's any better...