Home-Tech-Album-125x1253Jim, Andrew and Christian are joined this week by John Stutsman for Show 86 of The Home Tech Podcast.   Make sure you watch the YouTube recording of the show for some special bonus content!  Christian talks about how he hooked up his USB monitor to his Raspberry Pi.  Only on YouTube.

[3:20] We start with a discussion around Windows XP still being used in the wild.  With the end of life for XP looming on April 8, 2014, users are going to have to make some kind of decision how they are going to upgrade. We also has some discussion around the different web browsers today.

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[14:01] Jim is also seeing a rash of virus issues on Windows Vista PCs. Different browser issues are discussed as well. He has been using Hiren’s Boot CD a bunch now to boot into Windows XP mini and running Malwarebytes to scan the drive.  This discussion led into a bunch of chat around the different web browsers.

[29:11] Jim is moving Sarah’s Laptop to Windows 8 this weekend.  Follow the conversation in the Facebook group and follow Jim’s Windows 8 Survival Guide here.  Jim is installing a Mushkin Chronos 120GB SSD in her laptop that will not only increase the speed but make the laptop more durable.

[40:50] Christian’s Deal of the Week:  Vizio E370VT 37″ Class Edge Lit Razor LED HDTV – 1080p, 1920 x 1080, 60Hz, 100000:1 Dynamic, 8 ms, HDMI, USB, Energy Star (click here).  We also spend some time talking about SSD prices. 

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK 2.5″ 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 4KB Random Write: Up to 85,000 IOPS
  • Max Sequential Read: Up to 555MB/s
  • Max Sequential Write: Up to 525MB/s

Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3A-NB 2.5″ 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Upgrade Kit

  • 4KB Random Write: Up to 85,000 IOPS
  • Max Sequential Read: Up to 550 MB/s
  • Max Sequential Write: Up to 520 MB/

TheSSD Drive that Jim is Recommend: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5″ 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

[56:44] Some discussion around Drobo and the Drobo Mini.  We refer to the Paul Braren Video.  The link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_9MjrPtOr0

[1:01]  Jim is looking for some advice on how to podcast in a room setting during the Home Server Show meet up on October 20th.  If you can help, podcast@theaverageguy.tv

[1:05] End of the Audio Show – We talk about the Home Server Show Meet up and Christian Robo Commuting to NASA for work.  Kind of like this: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443517104577575454164490344.html

[1:11] Bonus Raspberry Pi Content (YouTube Feature Only)

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