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Merry Christmas! 0

Merry Christmas!

…well, even if a bit late. Lots of alcohol, lots of food these days, I desperately need to digest all this stuff I’ve eaten – well, that’s the true Greek spirit so I can’t complain I think I also recharged the batteries quite a bit this long weekend (Sat-Tue), and I needed that. Now I’ve got a couple of articles for PC Magazine Greece in the pipeline (I work there as a freelancer in case some of you don’t know), and debating with myself whether I should stick to openSUSE or change my distro once again and go back to...

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Fix for Vista Help and Support: At last! 0

Fix for Vista Help and Support: At last!

For quite a few days I’ve been getting the dreaded “Internet Explorer cannot download / from help” error whenever I wanted to open a Help file in Windows Vista. It seems our good ol’ MS decided to make Windows Help and Support expect the value to be text/xml for the Content Type String Value of .xml files. Anything else breaks Vista’s Help And Support. Thankfully, the Internet is a wonderful place, and by following the instructions from Kristian Kenney’s blog it is fixed once and for all (well, until it breaks again, that is). Umm, yay, I guess…

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Installing Linux : Reloaded

Many of you may remember my previous journal entry about Installing Linux – you can still find in on Driverheaven if you are curious. Well, after one and a half year that has passed, it’s a good opportunity to do a part 2, since a couple of days ago I decided to reinstall my Linux partition. The reason was rather simple really; I like toying with stuff all the time, and when you do plumbing after plumbing, the poor OS at some point sits down and says “I won’t take this anymore! Reinstall me!”. Well, I found some time the...

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New avatar day!

Well, I practically changed my avatar in every main forum I post (and on MSN too :p). Here’s the original: As for the new sig (Pain and misery always hit the spot, Knowing you can’t lose what you haven’t got), many of you probably recognised it as a snip from Depeche Mode’s Lillian. It’s taken from some personal stuff I am going through right now. Oh, and thanks Olga

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GPUs and IQ: where we are today

I had a talk a while ago with my friend ChrisRay about IQ. The reason was Ratchet’s excellent 8800GTX article here: http://www.rage3d.com/reviews/video/nvidia8800 , and this in particular: http://www.rage3d.com/reviews/video/nvidia8800/af.php As you can see in that comparison, the Radeon looks sharper in distant texture than the Geforce so it could be an AF issue. Anyway, ChrisRay was telling me that it’s probably a LoD issue instead, and if the LoD was to be unclamped, everything would be peachy. So I started looking at the screenshots back and forth, and then it hit me: here I am, looking at three screenshots for more...

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Windows Sidebar: where are the gadgets? 6

Windows Sidebar: where are the gadgets?

I am getting semi-irrirated by the lack of any decent gadgets for Windows Sidebar (yes, we’re still talking about Vista here). There isn’t even a decent Weather object out there with proper International support (the one that comes bundled with the sidebar gives me a nice “Service not available in your language or region” error.. thx MS!). Hopefully as Vista hits retail things will be much better in that aspect.

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