"WARNING: Do not buy a computer until you read this

Written by Helen Cho

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5) Shared Memory - As a cost cutting measure, some systems are designed forrepparttar video card to share memory withrepparttar 107903 system itself and not to have its own dedicated memory. Therefore a system with 64 MB RAM advertised with a 4 MB card has only 60 MB of free RAM afterrepparttar 107904 video card’s requirements. On budget systems, this is common but you should be told about it. You could end up buying a computer that has 64 MB of RAM and then find that you only really have 58 MB -- and you can't run a program that needs 64MB.

6) What You See Isn’t What You Get - Asrepparttar 107905 components that go into a machine are numerous and constantly changing, you may find thatrepparttar 107906 machine you receive is rarelyrepparttar 107907 exact machine you ordered. These differences are caused byrepparttar 107908 frequent non-availability of various components. Additionally, some big name mail order firms’ sales reps get intorepparttar 107909 habit of "forgetting" what price they gave you forrepparttar 107910 equipment you asked for – and, as a result, you get sent a system that’s missing parts that you wanted.

Now, before you go running torepparttar 107911 first “reputable” computer store thinking it’s your safest bet, you have to know that those big players also have a slew of deceptive practices up their sleeves. Furthermore, they go to great lengths to hire professional salespeople. Quite frankly, unless you’re one ofrepparttar 107912 small percentage of people who possess computer-buying savvy, you are putty inrepparttar 107913 hands of trained computer salespeople. They know exactly how to manipulate you, entice you, allay your fears and, most importantly, closerepparttar 107914 deal. How about you – are you a trained computer buyer?

Do you know for instance….

…what day ofrepparttar 107915 week it’s best to buy a computer to getrepparttar 107916 best prices?

…the closely-guarded tactic to saving at least $500 on your next computer purchase?

…what advertised feature you should never pay a single dime for when buying a computer?

…when it’s OK to buy "clones" or generic brands?

…why you should beware of advertisements that scream “Free Printer”, “Free Scanner” and “Free Software”?

My friend, Mark Joyner, and I reveal those secrets for free in another article located here:

http://www.roibot.com k_cbsr.cgi?cbsrfreecontent

I don’t want you thinking there are no happy endings inrepparttar 107917 world of computer buying. It's absolutely mind-blowing what astronomical margins some firms make on PCs, and how incredibly simple it is for buyers to get huge discounts on those prices - if they know how.

Epilogue: I have a recent success story of my own to tell. I just bought myself a new laptop -- a beautiful IBM Thinkpad T20 with allrepparttar 107918 bells and whistles at about $1400 below listed price!

All I can say is, beatingrepparttar 107919 computer bullies at their own game isrepparttar 107920 best revenge.

Helen Cho is the author of “Computer Buying Secrets Revealed!”, the only book of its kind that shows how anyone can save at least $500 on their next computer purchase: http://www.roibot.com/tk_cbsr.cgi?cbsrfreecontent

Make your own Computer Software - without Programming!

Written by Gunter Gerdenitsch

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Odds are that software will walkrepparttar same road inrepparttar 107902 years to come. System and standard software will continue to be programmed conventionally by professional software developers. Application software, however, will more and more be "plugged together" byrepparttar 107903 users (or their applier organizations) themselves.

Building software in an Application Framework like DLG (also called: 'component based software development') as a 3-step job:

1.Build a framework by combining DLG elements supportingrepparttar 107904 features you designed forrepparttar 107905 target application.

2.Make full use of DLG's flexibility to overriderepparttar 107906 DLG defaults. You can do it by coding options in form of keyword parameters..

3.Only application-specific operations are left to be programmed inrepparttar 107907 conventional way. Additionally, there might be details you want to be handled in a more sophisticated way than byrepparttar 107908 DLG options. If so, you will need to program a number of callback procedures. Visit http://www.1st-components.com: There you can download many free sample programs (+ their source code) to see that this can be done in a few code lines only, even for rather complex UIF-elements.

Gunter Gerdenitsch, owner of '1st Components Design' (1CD), Universal Software Components for Computer Applications without Programming ( http://www.1st-components.com, mailto:gunter@1st-components.com'). 1st Components Design' is the first company specialized in universal software components that can simply be "plugged together".

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