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Installing Windows 7 on the Lenovo 3000 Y410

[UPDATE: Forget Windows 7. Upgrade to Windows 10 for free while you still can! Installing Windows 10 on the Lenovo 3000 Y410.] There’s an update to this article below. I’ll write a full update later but for now, I think you can get the general idea from the short take. Lenovo does not officially support […]

Linux Mint 7 on Lenovo 3000 Y410

I’ve just installed Mint 7 on my Lenovo, dual-booting with Windows XP Pro. Hit a few snatch and had to install twice as I am using Acronis True Image 11 with the Startup Recovery option. First of all, if you have Startup Recovery of True Image too, don’t install Grub on the MBR. Grub will […]

No master pages in Xara Xtreme? Use repeated objects.

Xara Xtreme Pro is a vector illustration application similar to Adobe Illustrator. The last Illustrator version I really used was version 9. When it became CS, it’s too heavy on my AMD machine. It’s worst on my notebook back then… half an hour to open an illustration for a 2 meter bunting! Which led me […]

Jaunty Jackalope (Ubuntu 9.4) is Here!

Get the desktop version here: Woohoo!!! Time to have fun this Labor Day weekend!

Creating Separators in Vista Start Menu

I don’t like Windows to keep track of programs I use often because it doesn’t really got it right. At the same time, I am not much of a fan of the Vista Start Menu when it comes to the All Programs menu. To keep programs I use often close at hand, I disabled the […]

Block Ads in IE8 with Built-In InPrivate Filtering

Create an XML file somewhere (on your desktop is good). The contents should be like the following: <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?> <rss version=”2.0″ xmlns:wf=”“> <channel> <title>blocker</title> <description>Export of InPrivate Filtering</description> <item> <description>MSN Advertisements</description> <wf:blockRegex><![CDATA[.*ads.*\.msn\.com.*]]></wf:blockRegex> </item> </channel> </rss>

Finally, Vista On My Notebook

Finally, I’ve upgraded to Vista. Held on to XP for some time but I can’t stand that it slows down a lot when there are a lot of files in a folder. Since folders I work on (XML source files) contains thousands of files, that’s just too disruptive. So, I backed up XP and installed […]

The 6 Editions of Windows 7

It seems that Microsoft will release 6 editions of Windows 7. More than the number of editions for Vista! However, according to Microsoft, each edition will be a superset of a lower edition. So, you won’t get confused like when choosing Vista where choosing a Business edition means losing some feature of Home Premium and […]