Tag: Windows 7

Rich Hay and the 1909 Windows Update, Surface Hardware and Xbox – HGG423

Rich Hay joins us this week in his regular semi-annual rotation and is back from both the Microsoft Surface Event and Microsoft Ignite! Rich catches us up on the Windows 1909 Update and we get a trick to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 ahead of the January 14th end of support event. We look at some new Surface hardware and the new Surface Laptop that Rich picked up at the event. We also talk a little Xbox and see a nifty new phone holder for the Xbox controller that will sure to be a hit!  I think you will

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How using RAID 0 Can Increase Your PC Performance

Nothing new here.  Just wanted to document some of the benchmark results from a recent install I am doing with a Dell Precision 690 Workstation that I picked up from a sale at work.  The full tech specs are at the link above and it came with 2 x Dual-core Intel Xeon 5100 series processors.  It also came with no drives and no OS and 4GB of RAM.  My good friend Kevin Schoonover was able to track down 32GB of RAM, 2 x Dual NIC cards and 4 x 150GB WL150GB SATA drives to add to the mix. I was

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Home Tech Podcast Special: Nokia Lumia 800, Windows Phone 7, Nokia Drive, People Hub, Pinning to Start, Camera

With a freshly minted Nokia Lumia 800 on loan and in hand from Nokia and a couple of the best Windows Phone guys in the Home Server Show community, we thought we might take a run at a couple Windows Phone 7 podcasts.  Jim was joined by Chris Lux, Greg Welch, (almost Tim Black) and Mike Howard from jpeg2RAW. We recorded this podcast Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2012 Listen LIVE every Thursday night at http://TheAverageGuy.tv/live @ 6pP/8pC/9pE Listen Mobile:   Nokia provided the phone for this review.  Spec can be found here: http://www.nokia.com/us-en/products/phone/lumia800/specifications/ If you’d like to subscribe to the

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Oracle v Google, Bing and Facebook, IE Only on Windows 8, NEST, Vudu and Microsoft v Apple Sales Numbers – HT072

Jim and Christian are joined this week by special guest Gordon Schmidt for show 72 of The Home Tech Podcast.  We tried using the very new Google+ Hangout feature called “On Air.”  The show video is now available on YouTube at the Average Guy Podcast Channel.  Give it a try. MozyPro–secure online backup for businesses Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live. Listen Mobile:   Christian’s Corner Christian decided to cover enterprise matter this week. We talked Oracle v Google, Facebook helps out Bing, Microsoft returns to it’s excluding roots and of course a deal

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ISP Cloud Storage, Nike MAG, Google Plus Widgets, Input Director, E3 Spark Plugs, Metro Start Pages, and a stroll along Nostalgia Street – HT043

Jim and Andrew and Christian are joined by Rich O’Neil for this week’s installment of the Home Tech Podcast. The show starts off with Andrew giving an update of the status of solar installation rebates in Victoria in Australia, and why he is installing more solar panels on the house. Jim tells us about Cox Communication’s new offering, which gives their Internet subscribers a cloud-style backup solution, starting at 1GB to 50GB up to Unlimited storage, depending on your subscriber plan.  If you are a subscriber, this is a great alternative to the other cloud solutions we have spoken about

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SSD Drives, RAID, UNRAID, Apple, Android and Windows Phone 7, Rich’s Random Podcast Generator Beta – HT037

One weekend, Rich O’Neil (and some of tech guys that hang around the Home Server Show Podcast) thought, “what would happen if we just recorded some of the conversations we have around our tech stuff?”  The result was this podcast that we recorded on July 31st.  Rich’s Random Podcast Generator was born!  Interested in your feedback. We used Google+ Hangout to record the conversation.  If this project is successful, we will try it again on it’s very own RSS feed! We chatted about SSD Drives, RAID, UNRAID, problems with Apple, Android and Windows Phone 7 and much, much more. Listen

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