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 PostPost subject: Le'Windows 7 'kitchen computer..        Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:05 pm 
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Hi,

My first post this year will be about my latest project - "Le'Windows 7 kitchen computer"

A while back, a friend of ours sold me a cheap computer, the reason was that the screen was.. well.. messed up.. i reggen that she got pissed and in a quick reaction she went kick-boxing on the screen.. anyway.. i paid less than 100$ for it (500 swedish KR), the poor thing (the computer) felt realy bad, so i gave it some new memory and a new harddisk (imagine if you could do that to real people.. i guess there is some old people on the elder-homes that would be overly thrilled.. ;)

Anyway, i now had a computer that could boot.. with a messed up screen, but working perfectly with a external monitor.. so my next thought was.. what todo with this.. freak of nature...

Ok, its no secret that me and my wife like computers (well.. i like them, she lives quitly with them.. only commenting them once in a while like.. turn of that computer.. )

Anyway, i came with the conclusion.. HEY HEY.. the only room (well.. except the toilet) that dosent have a computer.. is the kitchen.. and we could realy need one there.. (i convinced my wife by speaking about receipies, music and shopping lists.. let that be a leasson to use once you want to try the same .. experiment)

Anyway, i removed the dead monitor on the laptop, along with the "foot" on a 17" TFT monitor, i chose to go with Windows 7 Beta #1 (For those who havent been paying attention, Windows 7 is the next *drewling* version of Windows after Vista)

Here is a picture of the result.

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and another picture where my wife is demonstrating the two apart...

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(the picture of the beauty is from news years eve)

The result is now that we have a realy nice computer in the kitchen that can be used when we (malin) cook, and i can play with as i pretend to help her ;-)

Have a nice 2009.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Le'Windows 7 'kitchen computer..        Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:17 pm 
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That computer doesn't look that old. Looks like a Celeron M/D and Vista capible

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 PostPost subject: Re: Le'Windows 7 'kitchen computer..        Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:22 pm 
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Your quite right, a Celeron 1,5ghz with 2gb ram and a 60gb harddisk

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 PostPost subject: Re: Le'Windows 7 'kitchen computer..        Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:46 am 
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It's got Vista-basic compatible stickers on the laptop, plus the fact that in the image the taskbar in 7 is transparent.

Nice project... I was considering that at one point... everyone always asking me to print off recipes :^)

edit: you have a nice wife by the looks of it :)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Le'Windows 7 'kitchen computer..        Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:53 am 
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Hi,

As for recepies i went with "Recipe Center 5.0"

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(Screenshot using RDP to the kitcken computer)

If anyone know any better, feel free to contribute :)

As for the wife, yes, she is realy something, not many women would allow you to experiment with computers like i do, maybe because (even tho that she dont want to admit), is a bit nerdy herself.. Her being swedish, me being Danish might also have something todo with it.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Le'Windows 7 'kitchen computer..        Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:59 pm 
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That program looks alright, is it free or paid for?

Offtopic - no aero when you RDP by the looks of it


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 PostPost subject: Re: Le'Windows 7 'kitchen computer..        Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:06 pm 
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yep, its free.. try and google it...

As for Aero on RDP, nope.. not yet.. but i heard that Microsoft is working on it.. so lets wait and see....

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