Goodbye personal computer?
In a large store of audio-video equipment, where he wandered for batteries, I watched the following picture. Three migrant workers from sunny Tajikistan (or Uzbekistan) were animatedly discussing a 17-inch laptop model worth about 60,000 rubles. They opened Vista menus, poked a finger at the price tag, got acquainted with the technical data. Clearly wanted to buy a typewriter. Being an individualist, I easily assume that someone is buying one. After all, a computer must be personal. For myself, for my wife, for a child, for elderly parents. You can also buy a dog. Everything is in full accordance with the best model of society – the consumer capitalist. Only it is unlikely that a guest worker will earn nearly 2,000 US tenge per laptop. It’s not only for him to live, he still needs to send a part of the money home to his wife and children. Well, is it possible to take for three … It turns out twenty thousand people. If for six – only 10 pieces. A netbook is more expensive, but here is a full-fledged laptop, a good brand, powerful hardware. Continue reading
Free software for the computer: “nothing to wear”?
You bought a computer for your home, turned it on … – and you immediately wanted to exclaim, like in a fairy tale: “But the king (that is, the computer) is naked!” I mean – there are almost no programs in it except an operating system such as MS Windows XP or Windows Vista / 7. That’s right – commercial user programs cost money, and considerable. Therefore, they must be reinstalled. This is similar to the fact that the new apartment has only walls, but no furniture. Further, computer users have two legal ways. One of them is honestly buying expensive software licenses (the option with installing “pirated” copies of programs is not considered). But there is another way, so simple that it seems incredible, to install legally free software! This will be discussed in the article.
Office software package This is about the Microsoft Office package, which includes the Word text editor, Excel spreadsheets, and others. The author was convinced in practice: many believe that these programs are part of the Continue reading
How to choose a laptop? Specifications, keyboard and battery
The operating system and screen size are not the only important parameters of the laptop. Its ability to process data is linked to the characteristics of components, autonomy largely depends on the capacity of the battery, and the usability is determined by the features of the keyboard and touchpad.
1. Specifications Specifications that describe the brand of the processor, the capacity of the hard drive, the amount of RAM and the type of video card, for many, are nothing more than a set of letters and numbers. But the capabilities and price of a laptop depend on them. More intense tasks, such as 3D games or editing HD video, require more expensive components. CPU. Budget laptops are usually equipped with AMD E Series or Intel Pentium processors. Such systems can easily cope with surfing the Web and communications, but serious computing or media tasks make them difficult. Continue reading