Switched my laptop to Linux Mint 17.1 Again!

This is the 4th time I have put linux on my laptop……. Why? SPEEDEDEDEDEDEDED PLUS SSD = MOOOARARRAR SPEED.

Checkout linux mint if you are unhappy with windows 8 😛 or sideload it with windows like I did

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WinBook Review

The WinBook series is a line of tablets sold at Micro Center. They Run Windows 8 32 Bit With Bing. Its basically full windows without built in games and such. I have the 7 inch model. It has a Intel Atom and I spent an extra $30 for an extra GB of ram. It has 2 GB of ram. It plays 720P videos just fine. Doing some minor gaming is fine. Playing BroForce has very little lag if any. Playing Garry’s Mod is playable, but it is a tablet. It comes with a 32 GB SSD. There is no options for storage. The 1 GB of ram comes with 16 GB of storage whereas the 2 GB of ram has 32 GB of space. It runs programs like Open Office, Steam, Chrome, Minecraft, Internet Explorer, CPU-Z, Speccy, and even Movie Maker just fine. Playing Minecraft 1.8.3 In a single player world is fine. It gets 60 FPS unless generating new terrain. Garry’s Mod plays at a decent 20 FPS with all my mods. BroForce plays at 60 FPS with some lag when loading levels. The WinBook is great for web browsing and watching videos. I use my Nexus 7 for watching videos and I don’t plan to change that. But the WinBook can do it just fine. In fact I prefer web browsing on the WinBook because it can load the full desktop page without any problem. Running Chrome is fine too. Chrome is getting pretty greedy. Taking more RAM and CPU cycles. Web browsing with Chrome has no problem. Even loading big websites I find no lag. There is a 10.1 Inch version of the tablet with the same specs. The only real difference is the screen is stretched out and instead of a glass screen it has a plastic screen. The 10.1 tablet is better at web browsing because of the bigger screen. But using the screen is a little weird. The plastic is a very low quality plastic so it feels weird using it. The 10.1 tablet does have an option for a keyboard and mouse case for a $50 bucks. Its a pretty high price for a mouse and keyboard. But the Microsoft Surface doesn’t do much better either. Plus the 7 Inch Tablet with a warranty plus the 2 GB upgrade was $110. Micro Center makes the money off of the 10.1 tablet. The 10.1 tablet has what seems like a shorter battery life than the 7 inch tablet. The keyboard case is also a somewhat low quality. But for a $110 tablet it is really worth the price. If you are looking for a good tablet, I think you should consider the WinBook. It can do more than a iPad or Android Tablet depending on what you need it for. But then again, it really depends on what you need it for. Maybe in the near future someone will find out how to put Android on the WinBook. But I really think that the WinBook is worth the price. I have had my WinBook for four months now and I have not had any problems. It is probably one of the most powerful tablets for the price on the market right now.

Thanks for reading 🙂 I am trying to catch up on the lack of posts 🙂

Android 4.4+ Built In Screen Recorder!

If you ever wanted to record your Android device screen and it is running Android 4.4+, you can record it with this command (You will need ADB installed and debugging enabled or if you have a terminal app on your device) :

adb shell screenrecord –bit-rate 8000000 –time-limit 30 /sdcard/kitkat.mp4

kitkat.mp4 being the name of the file.

/sdcard being the location of the file being saved.

–time-limit 30 being the amount of time to record. (In seconds)

–bit-rate being the bitrate.

Enjoy!

Now you don’t have to buy a crappy screen recorder on the play store like I did :/

Video (may be here later) :

Here is a to-do bucket list thingy for some upcoming posts

This really is just for me to remember but here is a list of some upcoming posts that may interest you.

CyanogenMod review (Android, Geek, Computer)

The Nexus Family (Android, Geek, Computer)

Samsung Tablets (Android, Geek, Computer)

Good Cheap Tablets (Android, Geek, Computer) (Hint: Good Windows Tablets and Android Tablets for a good price!)

Other random stuff that I post about that nobody cares about

Pictures of my dog

Windows 7 VS 8 – My opinions (Geek, Computer)

My favorite browser (Geek, Computer)

Hope that might get you excited about some upcoming posts! No, this blog isn’t dead! There is just some upcoming tests for the end of the school year that I should be studying for right now and is sitting next to me as I type this. 🙂

BeamNG Drive

BeamNG drive is a physics game like no other. You can crash cars and make car crashes that you wouldn’t see other wise. You can download custom maps and cars from the website. You can also get planes boats ect too. The physics is spot on. BeamNG drive has been in development for a long time now and it is still receiving lots of updates. It is still in beta because there is no objective. There maybe racing or derbies soon. There are some hints that the game is getting closer to release. There are a lot of new things that the AI can do. It would make a really cool racing game with the realistic physics. To get BeamNG drive you have to get it from the website. Then you get a steam key that you can enter in steam. I have already wasted 300 hours on BeamNG drive since January. I highly recommend BeamNG drive if you like breaking things (not saying you would not like it if you don’t). It also is a good game to play after a long day with lots of stress. After crashing a few cars it makes you feel much better. You relax. It is a weird type of relax. Its the relax that some get from destroying a cardboard box. Or the feeling of destroying a castle you made out of styrofoam. It really takes your mind off of the stressful day you had. So if you have not heard of BeamNG drive, you really should check it out. The videos on the website from BeamNG drive’s channel are outdated and don’t show all the cool things that have recently been added. So what are you waiting for? There is a new free demo on their website with better physics. The demo is not the real game obliviously so it lacks lots of the features that the full version has. It also is not up to date (duh) Hope I found you a new time wasting game!

If you are interested here is a link with the full url:

http://www.beamng.com/content/

Simple Windows Keyboard Shortcut

Windows Key + D = Show desktop

Windows Key + Space = Preview Desktop

Windows Key + R = Run prompt

Windows Key + L = Lock computer

Windows Key + = Accessibility Center

Windows Key + P = Monitor Options (laptop)

Windows Key + Tab = 3D Show Off Window Selector

CTRL + P = Print

CTRL + S = Save

CTRL + O = Open

CTRL + I = Italic Text (Text editor or browser)

CTRL + U = Underline

CTRL + B = Bold

CTRL + A = Select All Text In Active Window

CTRL + ALT + DEL = Security Options or Open Task Manager (Windows XP depending on your settings)

CTRL + Z = Undo

CTRL + Y = Redo

CTRL + C = Copy

CTRL + V = Paste

CTRL + X = Move

ALT + Tab = Change Window

Those are some Windows Shortcuts on the keyyboard. There are loads more but those are the ones I use. If you want more I am sure you can find more around the web 🙂