It wasn’t until an eccentric but dedicated historian writing a paper for a renowned academic journal (Retro Gamer issue 63) pieced together the complete saga of Willy’s heroic exploits from fragments of scattered evidence – in the form of obscure retellings of the ‘Manic Miner’ folk fable in ancient languages readable only via long-obsolete machines – that the whole truth was finally revealed.
The advances in software and computer hardware have made chess playing machines commonplace, so much so that now one can play the game on small handheld devices as well.
There are several important differences that separate NETbooks from NOTEbooks or laptops. If you are considering purchasing a NETbook, you need to understand the differences so you can make a smart buying decision. Netbooks are NOT designed to be fast and robust. They are designed to be lightweight, inexpensive computers for internet and email use.
Video card. For strictly business usage on Windows XP, you can save a little here. If you are doing a lot of graphics work, watching movies, or expect to use Windows Vista with the Aero interface, I wouldn’t advise skimping here.
It is best to purchase a fast processor. Processors can have a great impact to the quality of your gaming experience, so getting a fast processor is highly advantageous. Two of the best known manufacturers are Intel and AMD. They both deliver cutting edge gaming processors as the Intel Core i7 or AMD Phenom II. You have to check that you get a matching motherboard for these types of processors if you do not already have one.
You should invest in an acoustically sealed door to your studio if you can afford it. If you have an air-conditioning unit it should be completely noiseless. It would be best if cool air could in pumped in so that the air conditioning unit is at a safe distance.
So that brings it down to the Apple hardware. All Apple computers are pretty similar. When picking a Mac, how much to spend is usually the deciding factor. On the low end is the plan Macbook starting at 9 with a 13″ screen. Then they offer the Macbook Pro starting at 99 for 13″, 99 for a 15″, and 17″ for a staggering 99. Finally, they now offer the Macbook Air, a slim laptop, starting at 9 for an 11″. Prices can vary depending on the specs chosen, like RAM and hard drive size.
The position I was hired for was IT advisor. Basically I would be assisting my friend who was the IT department, in handling day to day tasks with workstations and servers. This was the type of work I wanted to do. Now there was plenty of it work coming, but what i didn’t know was that the president intended to have me trained on Project Server, Share Point and related software. This software is used for Project Management, something I knew very little about. He wanted to get me trained so I could go out and deploy this software for companies and train their staff how to use it.