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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    Still deciding on if I´m going to keep this 28" UHD monitor or go back to the triple monitor setup.
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    Post Your Mac Setup!

    *wrong thread*
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    Is it worth to move into Apple Ecosystem?

    Just my 0.05$.. I´ve been a Windows user since I began using computers 15 years ago and been working in the IT business since I was in the early teens and always been heavily into the Microsoft/Windows ecosystem, although I've used various Linux distro's on my servers and workstations on/off...
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    I've got that comment in other places but I just want to point out that I live in Iceland, and for more then half of the year it's pretty dark here :) But during summer when the sun really doesn't go down, even during night, it can get frustrating. Those curtains save me from any glare though.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    New 8core workstation underneath in a fugly R910 case, still making up my mind on which case to get. HTPC on the shelf, old T43 body velcroed to the back of the monitor, serves as a Plex client. Link to album with more pics and details.
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    Local Media Streaming Device

    GTV devices support MKV's just fine without transcoding. I've tried playback with ViMu, worked fine with subtitles.
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    Local Media Streaming Device

    Roku or Google TV. I have the Roku 2XS and a Vizio Co star (GTV), and I´m a big fan of Roku's simplicity, but GoogleTV completely won me over, and since I got it in my living room I just use the HTPC for gaming. Easy to use, fullblown remote with qwerty, thousands of android apps, all the big...
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    Valve Announces SteamOS

    Will defineatly be using this. Since I got my GoogleTV's devices my HTPC's just serve as Steam Big Picture boxes.
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    Win Server Question

    Well, yes and no. Could you provide some more details about what you would use it for?
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    HTPC with mint and virtual box for XBMC

    So you would basicly connect the HTPC to the TV, and run the VM in fullscreen? I´m not that familiar working with VB, but running HD AV outputs through an VM is something I would never recommend. FPS drops, probably no GPU acceleration, and I would assume problems playing surround/HD audio...
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    Does such a device exist?

    Plex Media server on the server side and Roku or better yet, GoogleTV device with Plex. Doesn't get any prettier or more user friendly.
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    I want to make my computer SUPER secure

    A proper firewall is the first thing that comes to mind, but isn't everything encrypted at the service level either way? Dont you have to use some kind of authentication token to login to those services along with your username and pw?
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    NAS/Media Storage what to buy??

    What Liberty said, was basicly going to recommend those same NAS's. Or perhaps just build a cheap whitebox diskserver and run FreeNAS or unRAID - that's what I would do at least, just for future options.
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    NAS/Media Storage what to buy??

    Do you use the laptop as a PMS and PMC or just the PMS? Wouldn't you want a NAS with enough CPU power to run the PMS and transcode matieral to other devices, Plex/Web or mobile devices?
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    is anyone giving up on windows already?;)

    ElementaryOS for everyday usage, dualbooting W8 for gaming, mix of unix/MS for server platforms, W8/linux mix for server monitoring stations and misc information (metro apps for eyecandy stations f.x.)
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    Home PC Data/Windows Backup Guide?

    It is, pardon my ignorance. In the File Recovery application, when choosing what to back up there is an "Include a system iamge of drives: X" option.
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    Who is planning on going from windows 7 to windows 8.1?

    Already there, although I went to 8.1 from 8. Not a fanboy of 8 by a long shot, but the merits of W8/8.1 outweigh the disadvantages IMO. Seems to me that most of the users that cant stop complaining about W8 spend an awful lot of time just browsing their desktop. I really dont use the metro UI...
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    Home PC Data/Windows Backup Guide?

    You could utilize the Backup and Restore functions for simple image backups to a secondary drive, but that's not automatic, at least not in W7. For automatic image backup you could look at EzBACKUP or TrueSafe. For backing up media, you would want to use incremental backup to another drive, and...
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    Home PC Data/Windows Backup Guide?

    When I was using W7 I used Crashplan (crashplan.com). It's been a while since, but it did everything I could ask a backup software to do. Incremental backup, onsite and offsite backup and now they offer cloud based backup - which in my opinion is the most secure of them all, but it really...
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    Very Urgent - HDD is Unaccessable and Clicking

    You asked me why the facepalm - I think most of the comments in this thread answer that question. If you've had an HDD for 8 years, you've used computers long enough to know that hard drives fail, it's not an if question, it's a when. But as unlikely as it is to make any difference, you could...
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    Very Urgent - HDD is Unaccessable and Clicking

    My only input to this thread is the still ongoing facepalm which started when I read this.. But to be of some help, I've used EASUS recovery software in the past with good results. I've also used the freeze method many times with very good results, sometimes I even had to recover the files...
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    Media collection management

    Used XBMC for a couple of years, but turned to Plex 2 years ago and there's no turning back. It's probably the best freeware I've come to know. I run Plex Media server in a VM, and stream to 2 Google TV devices, HTPC and one Roku at home. I use it often to stream offsite both via the web...
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    Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V VM's and Networking

    The Virtual Switch assigns each VM a MAC address, from the predefined pool. You can also set the MAC address static in the NIC settings for the VM. Your router/gateway sees the virtual address just like it sees physical.
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    Post your Workstation 2012

    There ya go. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dominic_kamp/2674400635/sizes/o/in/photostream/
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    Post your Workstation 2012

    Thanks! The desk is an IKEA Malm with the pull-out panel. Yes, almost the whole house is hardwood flored and wood trimmed, just the foyer, laundry room, bathroom and storage/server room have montauk graphite tiles. Appriecate the comments guys!
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    Post your Workstation 2012

    At the moment yes, but I just switched out my desk last night for this one, I´ll probably keep it like this until my monitor stand arrives.
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    Post your Workstation 2012

    T420 running a triple monitor setup with the ultra plus dock. Acer A200 tablet on the side.
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    Windows 8 Beta

    Been using it now as my primary OS since release, no big complaints. The new multimon support needs some finishing touches but the "desktop" experience hasn't changed that much, and I've begun to appreciate the Metro UI more and more. I cant see why there's so much flame going on though, some...
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    Windows 8 Beta

    The really impressive boot times, the new Task Manager, the improved Explorer/ribbons, Hyper-V, ISO and VHD mounting, new c/p transfer window, much more hardware acceleration, and probably loads more I´m forgetting.
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    Windows 8 Beta

    Running it on one of my T420's and besides a lack of Optimus/NVS4200 support everything else works almost out of the box, including the Lenovo software. Although I do agree with most of what griffinhart says. I really cant see myself using the Metro UI in it's present form in my multimon setup...
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    14" Laptop with Core i5

    Just get a T-series ThinkPad. Last forever.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    For me, the multimonitor setup has always been about efficiency, getting more things done in less time. Working on many virtual machines/remote desktop sessions simultaneously for example. That's just something that's really hard to do with only one or two monitors.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    Exactly. Having a good eye for good second hand deals is all it takes.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    The blue/greenish gradient is just color distortion from the flash and different viewing angles per monitor. Here´s the link to the exact wallpaper : http://bbs.ouc.edu.cn/UploadFile/2011-5/201152921142150830.jpg They dont ship the laptops any more with those world wallpapers anymore...
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    Yup. With all the companys going bankrupt here in Iceland, one can make a pretty good deal buying used office furniture.
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    Thoughts on this Toshiba for college?

    I would never recommend a 17" laptop for school. The laptop you link to is most likely an overkill for a non-gamer. I would recommend something in the 12-14" department, something lightweight, with an Intel CPU and Intel onboard graphics, and most importantly - a good battery life. I´m...
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    Your Laptop Picture [H]ere (read first post for rules please)

    Thanks :) The T420's we have came with the dual GPU's, so with the Optimus technology (NVS4200M 1GB) and the Series 3 PLUS dock I can drive 3 external monitors. As I am all about multitasking and desktop space, this works out perfect for me. For the heavy duty stuff my servers take care of it.
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    Your Laptop Picture [H]ere (read first post for rules please)

    Here is my ThinkPad Family.. 2x T420 (see signature for spec's) and one of my many T60's. And here´s one of the T420 in the dock, driving the triple monitor setup.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    Dont know, dont care. I've never been a PC gamer. It's all about multitasking and having enough desktop space for me.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    Just sold my i7 workstation and bought myself a T420 with the Optimus GPU setup + the dock so i´m running all screens on the T420. Those are 3*22" BenQ G2222HDL, LED backlight, 1080p. New setup for a new house..
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