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Top 7 Set-ups Of The Week


Last week we asked you to submit your set ups on our Tigerdirect.com facebook page and these were the top 7 set-ups that got the most attention. Submit your set-up on our wall, it could be featured next week!…don’t forget to include your specs! and it’s name ( we know it has one) Shout out […]

Catalyst 8.3 Display Drivers Released

Ati CatalystGet the Catalyst 8.3 drivers from AMD/ATI and get your motors running! This new update should make Vista gamers rejoice based on initial reports with a swath of new features. TigerTV’s Logan will be giving you all the gory details in the near future, but for now – you need to get some of these new features:

Vista users reap most of the benefits as they will be able to:

  • Support up to four GPUs with CrossFireX Quad. Unlike the GeForce series, you will be able to intermix 3870, 3850 and 3870 X2s to use 3 or 4 cards.
  • HydraVision: New features such as dividing the desktop into user definable areas called HydraGrid, keeping your applications where you want them; another which allows 9 virtual desktops (much like Ubuntu) with specific app positioning and display settings for each desktop.
  • Users with the AMD 780G integrated graphics board and a HD 3400 series card will enjoy better performance.

CybertronPC CAD Workstation and Visionman Linux Based Desktop

This CybertronPC Extreme CAD workstation is ready to run anything from Maya to Autocad, from Bryce 3D Poser to Solidworks, to Catia and other designing software. It features an Intel Core 2 Extreme QUAD Core processor, 8GB of DDR2-800 memory, 2 Raptors in RAID 0, an NVIDIA QUADRO FX3500 workstation video card, and runs Windows XP Professsional 64-bit.

Acer Aspire 3680 2682 Notebook PC ”An Alternative to High-Priced Laptops

Plus, this Acer Aspire AS3680 Notebook PC comes running the introductory version of Windows new Operating System, Windows Vista Basic. This opens up a bunch of interesting opportunities for the gutsy computer user. Read on, and after a brief introduction to the Acer Aspire 3680 2682 notebook PC, you just may err on the side of budget computing and buy one!

Leopard Shows Off it’s Glitzy Interface

Apple Leopard File Interface (PCWorld)Apple lovers are drooling over the newly released Leopard Operating System. PCWorld provides a great comparison against Windows Vista features in a great photo essay. You’ll find completely new features, like the Apple Time Machine. This great new feature is kinda like ‘GoBack‘ with one of the coolest graphic representations in it’s interface for previously stored states on the system.

Other features take a hand up from the iPhone interface, as shown in the inset image. This interface allows you to flip through documents while traversing your file structure in adjacent windows. Virtual desktops to reduce application clutter and other new innovative features are quickly revealed in this new operating system.

ATI Loves Penguins!


Penguin lovers and Ubuntu adopters rejoice. AMD plans to release open source ATI drivers! AMD’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, Henri Richard, recently stated they were going to be very proactive in changing the way interface with the Linux community. This is great news. Nvidia was usually the best option for 3-D in […]

African Penguins Turn Me On

I took up computers as a hobby soon after I saw my Brother’s Apple II. I enjoy the whole field of computing. That being said, I can’t remember being excited about a personal discovery in computing since I used my dial-up modem to connect to my first bulletin board. Until now.

I started looking at Ubuntu a few weeks back. The more I explore, the more excited I become. For those still in the dark, Ubuntu is a Linux-based operating system. I’ll guarantee that the box I’m building right now will be Ubuntu-based. And once I become more proficient in linux-speak, I’m convinced that I’ll be switching over the LAN that I administer at work. Think of it…. No more Monopolysoft.

My excitement really took off when I downloaded and burned the desktop ISO of Ubuntu. (I ordered the CD, but couldn’t wait.) A great feature is the ability to test-drive Ubuntu from the CD without installing anything on your computer. I’m using a slightly modified Socket 478 Gateway, and the OS booted up without a hitch. But wait…there’s more!

To Ubunto or Not to Ubunto

Vista is coming out. I’ve been able to avoid XP up to now, running 2K at home and work. Since Microsoft is coming out with IE 7, it looks like I’ll have to leave 2K behind at work and shoot up to Vista. The question is, at home, should I go Ubuntu? For home use, […]