Retro gaming/art design hardware buildRetro gaming, program design and retro graphic development is entirely practical!
The bad thing about not throwing away old stuff is that your house can soon become full of clutter. The good thing about not throwing things away is that there is always something to dig into and there is always a useful gem hidden in amongst all that stuff. We have a family of eight or nine members living in this house (dependent upon how well we treat the daughter's latest boyfriend) and so there is enough stuff here to fill a large-sized house. It is my boy's birthday so I thought I'd build him a test rig, a machine to test and build new hardware and install new/old software and also a machine that is retro enough to gain access to a library of old 16bit software that modern windows just cannot run. It would also act as a test bed for installing ReactOS and Kubuntu, our intended o/ses in the near or far future.
So, looking around the garage, loft and the spare parts bin I realised I easily have enough
Speed up your computer - downgrade Windows 10We have computer that is no slouch, a quad core 3.0ghz Dell Optiplex 390 with 8gb RAM and an Nvidia Geforce GT640 with a terabyte of SATA 3 drive storage - it should really fly, especially as we aren't using it for power-user programs.
However, it just doesn't.
This Dell desktop is slower than my old 2.5ghz core2duo laptop with boot times tripled and with a less-than-snappy response from Windows. Each click on a setting pane results in 4-5 seconds of waiting whilst it displays a stationary, non-turning cog wheel before it eventually does anything.
The machine is in general disappointing in use, feeling clunky, slow and ready for the junkyard. That was, of course, a machine running the latest version of Windows 10.
This lack of power was noticed after a recent-ish update to Windows 10, everything seemed to be having a bit of a go-slow. We decided to see whether it actually was caused by Win10 or whether perhaps we had just filled the registry with so much crap that the machine was begin
RainWallpaper - a slightly biased review.RainWallpaper is just a wallpaper tool, nothing more, nothing less. You can select an animated wallpaper from the default list or take a wallpaper from the online gallery. It displays an animated wallpaper image on your system background, on the main monitor or the second.
So, on to two installations to test the product, first of all the bad review and then the much more positive review. I give you my reactions in the order I tested.
The installation was easy and simple though the download was quite large and took a while to complete. When installed it is easy to run and places a small RainWallpaper icon (a raindrop) in your systray for access to configuration options.
This was the point at which I started to worry - using the Wallpaper functionality on my base system (a quick enough 2.5ghz core2duo laptop with 4gb or RAM and a fast hybrid drive) it consumed 65-85% of system resources to place an animated background image with moving snow or steam or smoke... My immediate reactio
First Encounters of an Xwidget kind - RainWidgetsUpdate 4. 25th April 2018 - Developer untruths discovered!
Update 3. 6th January 2018 - jump straight to the end.
Update 2. 28th September 2018
First of all - before reading this review please note that the developer of RainWidgets has just banned me from his group on Deviantart. My feedback has had quite an effect on him, this has also had the effect of reducing his group's membership from 12 members to a mere 11...
The first alpha/beta of the RainWidget engine has just been released. What is RainWidgets? - I hear you ask. Well, RainWidgets is the spiritual successor to Xwidgets - though before you rush out to try to download and install it - hold on! RainWidgets is NOT Xwidget 2.0. Firstly, there is no upgrade path from Xwidgets, second, there is no IDE and finally, there is no simple and easy way to create widgets using a few cores and some .js glue.
Rainwidgets is a pure widget engine and that's it, no IDE, no prettiness, no padding, just an engine for HTML b
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