Over the last decade, and especially just in the last two years, Linux has emerged and grown from an OS only a true geek or nerd would use, to a very viable alternative OS for the everyday computer user. As a matter of fact, in most regards to the ‘average’ user, they are much better suited to using Linux than any of MS’s counterparts in the OS dept. In my opinion, the same holds true for Mac though perhaps to a smaller degree. After all, the Mac is now utilizing the Mach MicroKernel and/or the FreeBSD Kernel depending on your sources! Their prohibitive prices however, still make them out of reach for the regular masses. Makes you wonder how long before MS wakes up and smells the inevitable scent of Linux dominance in the air. Their lack of acuity in not realizing this before the Mac and Google crowd is indicative of their refusal to consider that they could possibly ever be wrong about anything. Consider MS Windows 8. A miserable marketing failure, as well as becoming read more
Well, I’ll let you all know how this turns out. I’ve ran into some problems with the new Laptop and am having to return it. In doing a bit of testing, I tried to restore the factory image of Windoze 8, and lo and behold, it would not install the OS to the SSD. It insisted on installing it to the 1Tb 5400rpm hdd. This was absolutely intolerable as the whole point of the SSD is for the speed gains with the OS, and the 5400rpm drive was for file storage.
I have been told I’ll be getting a full refund, so we’ll see how things turn out. If they don’t go my way, expect a serious rant about the company I bought it from!
Anyway, at some point today I’ll UPS it back to them and wait patiently for my money to be returned so I can start the whole process of laptop shopping again. What a pain. read more
The following is the quoted description from the re-seller on Ebay;
The MSI GT60 0ND-250US is a feature-rich notebook that will be your ultimate weapon in the gaming world. This notebook has an Intel® Core™ Quad-Core Processor hiding inside its sleek body, always ready to unleash powerful processing performance to beat any game in the market. It comes equipped with a DDR3 RAM that bolsters computing speed and responsiveness so you can run multiple tasks without slowing down your system. Thanks to its spacious storage drive, you have plenty of room to spare for your important files and documents. You’ll definitely be glued on your seat when its elegant 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080) Anti-Glare LCD panel in LED Backlight Display starts dishing out brilliant visuals, perfect for movies and games. Furthermore, this MSI GT60 0ND-250US is built with a reliable optical drive that writes and reads various disc formats.
Main Features – Including Upgraded Custom Options:
- Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Quad-Core Processor; delivers superb gaming performance
- 32GB of DDR3 RAM; enhances your system’s multitasking capacity
- 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080) Anti-Glare LCD panel in LED Backlight Display; presents color-accurate visuals
- 120GB SSD + 1TB 5400rpm HDD; lets you save tons of digital data
- BDROM; allows you to play your favorite Blu-ray films plus the advantages of a CD/DVD read more