How An OJ Simpson Trivia Game Found Its Way Onto A ‘1000 Games For Windows’ CD From 2001

Estelle Sidler

1000 Games for Windows is a shareware compilation disc once found in the Harvey Norman bargain bins of the early 2000s. On the surface it appears to be a fairly standard disc filled with a variety of smaller games and programming experiments from around the world. On it, there’s classic kids adventure games like Jiji and the Mysterious Forest, a copy of Earthworm Jim that’s likely illegal and demos for a bunch of popular games like Indy’s Desktop Adventures and SimCity 2000. There’s also an entire transcript of the infamous OJ Simpson trial sitting in the data of an OJ Simpson trivia game included on the disc.

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For context, this discovery came about when I decided to whip out my old PC game collection and relive the good old days. I’m a big fan of never throwing anything out on the odd chance I’ll need it again later.

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Start Me Up: What Has The Windows 95 Desktop Given Us 25 Years Later?

Estelle Sidler

We’ve had something of an anniversary of late, and it’s one that will no doubt elicit a variety of reactions from our community. It’s now 25 years ago that Windows 95 was launched, the operating system that gave the majority of 1990s PC users their first taste of a desktop-based GUI and a 32-bit operating system.

To the strains of the Rolling Stones’ Start me up, Microsoft execs including Bill Gates himself jubilantly danced on stage at the launch of what was probably to become the company’s defining product, perhaps oblivious to the line “You make a grown man cry” which maybe unwittingly strayed close to the user experience when faced with some of the software’s shortcomings.

Its security may seem laughable by the standards of today and the uneasy marriage of 16-bit DOS underpinning a 32-bit Windows operating system was clunky even in its heyday, but

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How To Install Desktop Gadgets In Windows 10

Estelle Sidler

When Windows Vista was first introduced to the market, the first thing that people noticed was the gadgets. They were very helpful and provided the help that people needed at that time. For Windows 7, this desktop gadget feature was still available and it provided even more opportunities for people to have some third party gadgets that they can install when they go online.

For the next installment of Windows however namely Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, this desktop gadget feature has been discontinued and a lot of people miss it immensely. The main reason why this feature was discontinued is because of the risks that some of the third party gadgets give to the Windows user.

If you have a Windows 10 powered computer or laptop, you know that you can rely on your live tiles in order to imitate how the gadgets worked before but it

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Windows Desktop Gadgets – GPU Meter Gadgets

Estelle Sidler


Randy
15-Aug-2013
4:09 pm

Desktop Gadgets
Thank you for the very useful Gadgets!! I am dual booting Win 7 Ultimate x64 and Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit located on a secondary hard drive in a HP Dv7. Would be nice to have your Gadgets on my desktop in Ubuntu.



Gwen
15-Mar-2013
3:36 am

Multi GPU Support
Just a note for those that want to have multi gpu support, I have two GPUs and I run the GPU meter twice. Just make sure that the two instances of it are pointing to two separate cards.
By the way…LOVE the gadget!



Philip Smith
30-Jan-2013
3:01 am

GPU Meter
Works exactly as described on my Windows 7 x64 and Windows 2008 Server R2 x64 machines, when used in conjunction with PCMeter. Here’s a helpful hint. Create a task in Task Scheduler to launch PCMeter anytime a
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How to Display the “My Computer” Icon on the Desktop in Windows 7, 8, or 10

Estelle Sidler

Windows_10

I don’t know about you, but I really preferred having the My Computer icon right on the desktop. Seems like modern versions of windows don’t have it by default anymore. There are two different ways you can add the icon back.

In Windows 10 the My Computer icon is called “This PC” and it’s pretty easy to add back. Keep reading for Windows 7, 8, and Vista instructions below.

Add the My Computer Icon to the Windows 10 Desktop

If you want to add Computer, Recycle Bin, Control Panel, or your User folder icon to the desktop in Windows 10, there’s an extra step you’ll need to know how to do. First, right-click on the desktop and choose Personalize.

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Now select Themes on the left-hand menu, and then once you are there, you can select Desktop icon settings under the “Related Settings” section.

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And now you can click the checkboxes

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7 Ways to Open Computer Management in Windows 10

Estelle Sidler

The article introduces seven methods to open Computer Management on Windows 10 computer for your option.

Video guide on how to open Computer Management in Windows 10:

7 ways to open Computer Management in Windows 10:

Way 1: Open it in the Start Menu.

Click the lower-left Start button to open the menu, type compmgmt.msc in the blank box and tap compmgmt.

Way 2: Turn on Computer Management in the Quick Access Menu.

Right-tap the bottom-left corner, or press Windows+X to open the menu, and then choose Computer Management on it.

Way 3: Open Computer Management by means of This PC.

Tap the File Explorer icon on taskbar, select Desktop, right-click This PC and choose Manage in the context menu.

Way 4: Open it by Run.

Open Run with Windows+R hotkeys, type compmgmt.msc and tap OK.

Way 5: Access Computer Management from the Search bar.

Step 1

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Windows Desktop Gadgets – Network Meter Gadgets Version 9.6

Estelle Sidler


Jared Green
10-Nov-2013
12:05 am

Network Meter
I love this informative gadget that helps me with not only checking on my system but understanding what is going on while I’m creating new programs or just installing new things on my system. I think these set of gadgets are essential for any computer user so you can understand what is going on, whether to wait or click again or just change windows to the one that popped up in the background so you can click “OK”. I am donating for several reasons, but most of all, because this is the kind of program that needs our attention and support.



CdnBookLover
4-Nov-2013
1:12 am

Network Meter 9.6
This gadget is terrific! I’ve been using it since Windows Vista was still new. I especially appreciated the addition of quota data. I’m intrigued by the history graph image above
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How-To Enable Windows 7 RSS Feed Reader Gadget

Estelle Sidler

Although Google Reader is probably one of my favorite RSS (Really Simple Syndication) readers, Windows 7 also has a clean and straightforward RSS Reader/Gadget built-in.  The Windows 7 Feed Reader gadget runs very lightly, and you shouldn’t notice any performance issues, unlike old Windows Vista gadgets.  Although it’s not as robust as Google Reader, it’s good enough for keeping track of just a few feeds real-time which can be handy for news sites or groovyPost!  🙂

the windows 7 feed reader in small mode

IE subscribed Feeds favorites tab

Unlike the gadget from Windows Vista, the new Feed Reader does not manage its own list of RSS feeds.  Instead, feeds are pulled directly from your Internet Explorer Feed Subscriptions.  Make sense?  Let’s take a closer look!

How To Manage and Organize Windows 7 Feed Reader

1. First, let’s bring the gadget to the visible desktop.  To do this Right-Click any open space on the Desktop.  Then Click

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