Want a New PC with Windows XP and Not Vista?

Here are some of the manufacturers who are still offering consumers Windows XP instead of Windows Vista. This is actually win-win for everyone as you get a license for both, well, at least for now you do.

From Toshiba Computers:

Not ready to switch to Vista yet? Check out Toshiba’s Satellite Pro laptops with Microsoft Windows XP Professional While Supplies Last!

Save 20% instantly when you customize select Toshiba Satellite laptops online. Offer ends 5.15.08. Shop today!

Get $100 off when you customize select Toshiba Satellite laptops priced $899 or more at Use coupon code: LNK100. Offer ends 5.31.08.

Free Ground Shipping on orders of $549 or more (before taxes) at Offer expires 8.15.08.

Buy any Toshiba Satellite laptop with up to 15.4 screen and get a Case Logic Carrying Case Free after Mail-in Rebate. Only at through 5.31.08.

From Dell Computers:

Dell Inspiron 530 desktop $499 with Windows XP (before tax, fees, shipping & handling) after $310 instant savings!

Save $549 on a Dell XPS M1530 laptop. Only $1099 (before tax, fees, shipping & handling) after instant savings + FREE Standard Shipping!

Save $549 on a Dell XPS M1330 laptop. Only $1049 (before tax, fees, shipping & handling) after instant savings + FREE Standard Shipping!

Save $433 on Dell XPS 630 desktop. Only $1199 (before tax, fees, shipping & handling) after instant savings + FREE Standard Shipping!

Get a Dell wit XP or Vista

From Sony Computers:

Sony Outlet Sale: Save 10% on computers, cameras, camcorders & select MP3 players. Offer valid through May 27.

Save $100 on any Sony VAIO CR Notebook w/code VAIO100A, ends May 21st. Excludes configure-to-order notebooks.

Save $300 on any Sony VAIO TZ Notebook w/code VAIO300A, ends May 21st. Excludes configure-to-order notebooks.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - May 13, 2008 at 3:36 am

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Sony Computers Coupons and Deals

Here are the latest Sony coupons and computer deals straight from Sony. Updated every six hours.

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Save 10% on all Sony Rear Projection HDTVs

Save 10% on all Sony Rear Projection HDTVs. No shipping fees. Use coupon code: SONYTV10. Offer expires Nov. 26, 2007.

Rear projection 37 inch to 46 inch HDTVs
Buy Rear projection HDTV’s (37″ to 46″) Starting at $999.99.

Sony rear projection 50 inch to 70 inch HDTVs
Buy Rear Projection (50″ to 70″) Starting at $1,499.99.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - November 16, 2007 at 6:51 pm

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Save $200 on all Sony VAIO SZ, TZ & FZ Series Notebooks

Save $200 on all VAIO SZ, TZ & FZ Series Notebooks. Use coupon code: VAIO200 at checkout. No shipping fees through end of year. Valid until 11/26/2007. When you click the link, a new window will open to the Sony VAIO section, you will see the Sony VAIO SZ, TZ, and FZ listed on that page, simply click the one you want and configure away.

Sony VAIO TZ Series
Sony VAIO TZ Series Starting at $2,099.99 – Lay your eyes on the elegant black VAIO TZ notebook-an ultra-portable powerhouse at 2.7 lbs with 4 to 7.5 hours of standard battery life and durable carbon-fiber casing. And with an Intel Core2 Duo processor, Bluetooth technology and 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless LAN technology, you’ll be able to stay connected and productive when on the go. An 11.1” display with XBRITE-HiColor LCD technology delivers stunning clarity and true-to-life color, which is great for viewing movies on long flights. You can also create and record up to 8.5GB of data with the DVD+R Double Layer/DVD±RW drive.

Sony VAIO SZ Series
Sony VAIO SZ Series Starting at $1,638.98 – Let your imagination run wild. Customize your SZ Series notebook to handle both serious multitasking and graphic-intensive programs by choosing the features you need most. You can also opt for Sprint Mobile Broadband Wireless WAN and enjoy and browse the web at blazing speeds. The included Hybrid Graphics System lets you toggle between two graphics chips, optimizing power consumption while delivering robust performance.

Sony VAIO FZ Series
Sony VAIO FZ Series Starting at $898.98 – Configure this thin-and-light entertainment notebook to your liking. Featuring a 15.4″ widescreen LCD with XBRITE-ECO or XBRITE-HiColor technology and embedded A/V controls for one touch access to your music, movies and pictures, the FZ series offers what you need for endless multimedia enjoyment. And with a built-in camera and microphone for video messaging and a CD/DVD burner, this lightning-fast, super-powerful PC will keep you connected to the world and entertained for hours.

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Todays Tech 6/1/2007

Lots of interesting stuff to read.

Encryption vendor claims AACS infringes its patents, sues Sony Certicom has done extensive work in elliptic curve cryptography (ECC), and the patents in question build on this work. The patents have already been licensed by groups like the US National Security Agency, which paid $25 million back in 2003 for the right to use 26 Certicom patents, including the two in the Sony case. Now, Certicom wants Sony to pay up, claiming that encryption present in several key Sony technologies violates Certicom patents on “Strengthened public key protocol” and “Digital signatures on a Smartcard.”

Zune Firmware Update 1.4 Improves [tag]Zune[/tag] Shuffle experience, that’s about it.

How Online Criminals Make Themselves Tough to Find, Near Impossible to Nab The investigator (who could only speak anonymously) wonders aloud what other networks are right now being controlled by criminal enterprises whose presence is entirely concealed. Computer crime has shifted from a game of disruption to one of access. The hacker?s focus has shifted too, from developing destructive payloads to circumventing detection. Now, for every tool forensic investigators have come to rely on to discover and prosecute electronic crimes, criminals have a corresponding tool to baffle the investigation. This is antiforensics. It is more than technology. It is an approach to criminal hacking that can be summed up like this: Make it hard for them to find you and impossible for them to prove they found you.

Meet the people of the Web A new series from Yahoo!, exploring the most interesting stories and characters on the web.

The Scariest Google Street View Finds Have you been caught doing something with the Google Street View?

Surfing Sex Offender Caught with Mum’s Spyware Pedophile is caught using a keylogger, like Teen Minder, installed by teens mom. This is what I have been saying for awhile, watch your kids, you don’t have to watch everything, just check in occasionally.

New firmware prevents modders from being banned A new firmware version has just been released for all 360s with the TS-H943 DVD drive preventing against any Xbox Live detection attempts and allowing the 360 to play all “backup” game copies.

New Details On Gears Of War Update…. New Achievements Looks like Epic is going to be taking advantage of the extra 250 gamerscore via DLC, and we will be getting some more Gears of War achievements.

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Sony Vaio Laptops

Check out all of the great Sony Vaio Laptops, from Sony, the one and only.

Upgrade your entertainment lifestyle with the VAIO AR Series with Blu-Ray Disc? .

Get 20% off select VAIO Accessories when you buy a new Sony VAIO Notebook at SonyStyle and register it online within 30 days of purchase.

Sony Outlet Online – Save on Sony Factory – Certified Refurbished VAIO PCs, TVs, Digital Cameras, Portable Audio and More!

Sony VAIO PC Special Offers

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All Your PSP’s Belong to Sony

Big companies like big profits, big profits means happy shareholders, board members, executives, etc, so naturally, big companies hate hackers. Three hackers have found a way to unlock your Sony PSP, so you can modify it yourself, copy your games onto a larger and faster memory stick, etc. It also allows you to play pirated games and movies that are not sold on Sony PSP disks. So, I can see one reason they don’t like it, but, like that old saying, “Shoot first, ask questions later”, they assume everyone is bad and will be copying and trading their games illegally. Guilty until you prove your innocent, should be their saying.

But last month three hacker teams – Noobz, Team C+D, and a group led by PSP hacker Dark Alex, coordinating their efforts over the internet, found a flaw in the most recently released version of the firmware – version 3.03.

Using this flaw they devised a way to unlock all PSPs, regardless of their age or the firmware running on it.

Within days of the release of the Noobz team’s downgrader and Dark Alex’s Open Edition firmware, Sony updated its firmware, fixing the flaw which makes unlocking possible.

Anyone buying a new PSP with this firmware installed will be therefore be unable to unlock their console – at least until Noobz, Team C+D and Dark Alex and his crew find another exploit and the whole cat-and-mouse game played by Sony and the hacker teams repeats itself. Source: Three hacker teams unlock the PSP

So, all you existing PSP owners, you can do this and mod away on your PSP, Dark Alex has a site here where you can get the custom PSP firmware, called Dark Alex’s Open Edition, and other various stuff.

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Windows Vista Craplets from Manufacturers

This post is about some of the bloatware, or crapware, installed by computer manufacturers like Dell, Sony, etc.


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PS3 Release Craziness

Has anyone been reading all of the craziness associated with the PS3 release? It’s unbelievable what has been happening, violence, selling for outrageous prices on eBay, pepper spray, the low number sent to the US has caused people to go crazy. Lots are buying them just to sell on eBay, so you get prices going up as the people who actually want them, can’t get them because the people who want to sell them for profit get them first. They only shipped about 400,000 PS3′s to the US to start with and if you search eBay there are almost 19,000 listings, and if you sort by highest to lowest price, the first three pages don’t dip below the $6,00 dollar line. The top auction lists a starting price of $45,000 and a buy it now price of $500,000! How many fools are there really and will some of these actually sell? That auction says it is donating 75% of the proceeds to the Red Cross, netting him a cool 11,000 or so thousand, if it sells. Oh, and it mentions they stood outside three days and nights in the pouring rain! The horror! That’s about $3,700 a day or $154 an hour all day long.

The Washing post has sort of a wrap up post, talking about some of the stupidity going on,

Armed thugs yesterday robbed a line of people waiting to buy the PlayStation 3 in Putnam, Conn., and a man who refused to hand over his money was shot in the chest.

In Palmdale, Calif., police shut down a Super Wal-Mart Stores outlet after a line of people waiting for the new game console got out of control. In Tyson?s Corner, police fired pepper spray toward a crowd of about 200 people who rushed the locked doors of a Circuit City Stores outlet before it opened.

The game console’s launch even managed to embarrass former Sen. John Edwards after Wal-Mart issued a press release saying an Edwards staffer had asked his local Wal-Mart for help in acquiring the highly sought-after device. An outspoken critic of Wal-Mart, Edwards released a statement yesterday characterizing the action as a mistake by an intern. Source: Washington Post

The NYtimes had a piece called Sony Playstation 3 Debuts to Long Lines,

In Putnam, Conn., two gunmen tried to rob people lined up for the console, and shot one who refused to surrender his money. Michael Penkala, 21, of Webster, Mass., was wounded in the chest and shoulder. He was in stable condition Friday with injuries not believed to be life threatening, according to Connecticut State Police.

In Fresno, Calif., police arrested two people and threatened to use Tasers to break up a crowd that rushed a store and trampled people in the parking lot.

To get the attention of an unruly crowd of about 350 people, police fired a paint ball at the ground outside a Target store in Henrico, Va. Source: NYTimes

The Dayton Daily News had an article called Store Robber of five Playstation 3′s,

Two armed men wearing black ski masks and sunglasses robbed the EB Games store at 7724 Hoke Road of five Sony PlayStation 3 video game systems about 9 p.m. Thursday, police said. Source: Dayton Daily News

Some people have more money than they have brains, others have more brains than they have money but have the same IQ. Think about it. ;) This console will be sitting in big numbers on retailers shelves soon, there is no reason for anyone to pay that kind of money for it, it might be different if the PS3 was always going to be in short supply and hard to get, but it won’t be. The more of these things Sony sells, the more game titles it will sell, the more money they will make. If people want to waste their money so bad, send it to me, I can use it to upgrade my server.

“I would never, ever do that again,” he said. “You’re under a tarp, sitting there with the rain pelting down on you — you’re asking yourself ‘why?’ and you’re not coming up with any good answers.”

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - November 19, 2006 at 2:54 am

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