Posts tagged ‘Dell’

Vista and No Screensaver, Dell

It happens because of your Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse, version 3–hardware version, mind you–of the sending unit.  If you disable C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe, it works.  Even Psych, my favorite screensaver…works.  In fact, it even goes into ‘sleep’ mode or whatever you want to call the reduced-power mode.  [the name of the file was edited.  What you disable it in is the startup folder.  Probably the easiest way to do this is to just get CCleaner and install it; trust me, the other tools will be immediately useful.  Works with Vista and XP, and I bet it still works with 2000, even ME.  Just disable, don’t delete it (although you could; it is not necessary to run on startup, doesn’t noticeably affect performance except in negative ways, and disables the screensaver at least on the Inspirons]

–Glenn

September 12, 2008 at 3:21 pm 3 comments

Dell Enters the Low-End Notebook Market

This article talks about legitimization of the market.  I have one of the Inspirons, incidentally; 2.2 gigaherz (dual core, I believe 32 bit; I must admit I haven’t yet looked), 2 gigabytes of memory, 250 Gig hard drive–for a bit under $500.  I think this will work, and I do think there will be wider usage of the computers with less local capacity.  That may put a lot of the market out of business shortly, which isn’t good.

–Glenn

September 5, 2008 at 9:02 am Leave a comment