Recent content by Eman D. Rahym

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    Windows 10: Your thoughts so far?

    According to StatCounter, Win 10 is already over 3% of the North American market, within a week of release. It took Win 8 nearly three months to reach that point. I guess "Free Upgrade!" really is a good sales pitch. :D
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    Top 5 Announcements Made at Microsoft BUILD 2015

    So it's not a PC unless it's running a 30" 4k display? That sure does shrink the market. Seriously, the vision is that you leave your displays and keyboards and mice at work or home or wherever and you'll just carry your phone between them, or even to displays and keyboards and mice that...
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    Studio Monitors for Nearfield listening

    My pair must not know about that rule. They flank my monitor, the rear panel is about 8 inches from the wall, and they sound terrific. I do have them on some stands to raise the tweeters to ear level. I highly recommend the 305s as an audio bargain.
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    Windows 10 Is A Free Upgrade For All 7 And 8.1 Users

    Have you seen the sales figures for Windows 8? I'd say Microsoft is very worried. Why should I worry about that? I have had a motherboard die on me, replaced it with a different one, called Microsoft, and got a new key. I should worry about having to make a phone call? Just out of...
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    Windows 10 Is A Free Upgrade For All 7 And 8.1 Users

    All this angst over the new way Microsoft is going to distribute and update Windows. People are speculating that this is some sort of ploy to screw over end users. If Windows 8 has shown us anything, it is that Microsoft can no longer dictate terms to end users. If the folks on this forum...
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    Looking for a pair of bookshelf speakers

    Good Grief! What on earth was going on in those interim posts? Kueller, what can I say? I don't work for JBL, I only own some of their speakers. I don't know if the 305s are the best speaker out there for their regular price of US$300 per pair, let alone their current sale price of US$240...
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    Looking for a pair of bookshelf speakers

    I think you'd be very surprised at the amount and quality of the bass you can get even from the 305s. Not to mention how loud the 305s can get. I'm speaking as PC speakers, where the speakers are on your desk flanking your monitor and you are sitting a few feet from them. My main reservation...
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    Looking for a pair of bookshelf speakers

    If you can stretch your budget a bit, Amazon has the JBL LSR 308 Speakers on Sale for US$400 a pair, down from US$500. These are 8" speakers so you probably won't need a sub. These are pro monitors so no cherry finish, sorry. No grilles either and you'll likely need to get a set of RCA to XLR...
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    Why there isn't any revolution in PC Speakers

    This. Right now you can get a pair of JBL LSR 305s for US$240. (Amazon even throws in free shipping.) At that price they are an astounding value. Along with a pair of modest stands and some cables you can have sound that simply demolishes old style "PC" speakers and that easily takes on...
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    ASUS Essence STX II

    OP's link goes to a "Reported Attack Page?" Neutrino, got any other links to the card? Edit: Answering my own question:
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    Windows 8 Users - Do You Use a Start Menu Replacement?

    Why use some half-assed Start Menu replacement when Windows 8.x already comes with a superior, full on Start Menu replacement? Where have you been the last few years? Hasn't anyone told you about the new Start Screen in Windows 8.x? It can do all kinds of things the old Start Menu could only...
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    about to re-install windows.... and still sticking with Windows 7

    Whoa. Imagine that. Someone on the HardForum doesn't like Windows 8! Dislikes it enough to in fact go out of their way and start an entirely new thread telling the world at large that they dislike it! Doesn't this thread more properly belong on the front page? ;)
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    25% Off Hotness! Audioengine A5+ Desktop Speaker @ $299

    Strongly recommend to the folks jumping on this hot price that you get some sort of stands to elevate the speakers so that their tweeters are at or slightly above ear level. Books, boxes, bricks, it's not so much important what the stands are made of as that they get the speakers away from the...
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    Windows 8.1 update

    Seemed like a pretty straight forward upgrade to me, but then, what do I know? I'm just an end user, not some smart, high powered IT type who needs to roll it out on tens of thousands of machines. Then again, unlike many of these IT types, I can, if asked, actually find my own ass if I'm...
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    who has seen this? windows 8 pro retail license won't activate correctly

    Sure there is. They just call it the "System Builder" version. Who knows if they will keep this around for 8.1 though.