If the US and other Western countries are looking at Romania and shaking their heads while wondering why there's so much computer piracy there, perhaps this will help them get the picture. In 2008, the median monthly salary in Romania was €285, or $353, as another source quotes it. The same source says that by … Continue reading Is it any wonder there's computer piracy in Romania?
In 2003, I bought an HP OfficeJet 7110 all-in-one, a big, boxy monster that did (and still does) printing, scanning, faxing and copying. I've barely ever used it to fax, but the feature is there in case I need it. Now I'm using it over our wireless network with an Apple AirPort Express, and it … Continue reading A new lease on old hardware
I've been using the Pavilion m7480n desktop for the last 2 and a half months, and I'm pleasantly impressed. This is a great desktop system, it's fast, stable, packed with great features, but most of all, it's well designed, and that's what sets it apart from other desktops on the market. I have never seen … Continue reading Hardware review: HP Pavilion m7480n desktop
As detailed in my last post, I've been scouring the market looking for laptop deals, and I found two that were really good. After I compared the specs for these two laptops with similarly equipped laptops, I found them to be hundreds below comparable models, and on top of that, well-made - at least when … Continue reading Two great bargains: HP Pavilion dv2000 and dv6000 series laptops
In a move that stunned its IT workforce and the public, HP's new CIO announced it will eliminate telecommuting for most of its IT folks. They'll be forced to come to work at some 25 offices in various locations around the world. If they don't, they'll be out of a job without severance pay. Due … Continue reading HP to cancel telecommuting for its IT division