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Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (Upgrade) (PC)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (Upgrade) (PC)

52 of 62 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother..., 8 Feb. 2007
If you've got a working XP machine then just don't bother.

The ONLY thing Vista has to offer XP users is spinning windows...

...and a lot of hassles with half-working hardware, programs which won't run, lots and lots of annoying security popups because of programs which weren't written for Vista's all-new file layouts, a half-assed antivirus which fails the industry standard tests while at the same time not allowing your old antivirus program to run, etc., etc.

You'll also need RAM and graphics upgrades to get it to run at the same speed as your XP machine and probably a new printer/scanner because you can't get drivers for your old one (and the printer manufacturers are in no hurry to support old hardware when they can sell you new ones...)

All this just so I can run the exact same programs I'm already running happily on my XP machine - but with spinning 3D windows??

Only goggle-eyed nerds with way too much money need apply.


Ravensburger Labyrinth
Ravensburger Labyrinth
Price: £16.98

56 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of THE great board games...., 5 Sept. 2006
This review is from: Ravensburger Labyrinth (Toy)
If you don't have this one you're missing something special. This is one of the best board games of all time.

At each turn you have to shift the walls of the maze around to try and open up a path to your goal. Very very simple rules yet fiendishly difficult to spot the best moves and win the game.

With two players a serious strategy element also creeps into the game because you can plan ahead based on what you think the other player is going to do next.


Digital Dream L'Espion Xtra Digital Camera [0.3MP]
Digital Dream L'Espion Xtra Digital Camera [0.3MP]

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This camera will change your view of life..., 28 Dec. 2002
Yes, the images are a bit c**p. Yes, it only does 20 seconds of video. No, it has no flash. No, it doesn't record sound.
...but that's not the point.
This camera is small enough to just be there in your pocket, all the time. It's also free and easy so you don't think twice about using it. You'll find you use this camera in ways that you would NEVER use a normal camera, be it digital, film or video.
Owning one of these cameras feels like moving from a dial-up modem to an ADSL connection, or getting your first mobile 'phone. After two days you simply can't imagine doing things the old fashioned way any more.
Sure, there'll be better micro-cameras coming along soon, but every day you live without this camera is another day of little moments lost forever.
PS: It's CHEAP. Just the friends you can make by owning a camera the size of a Zippo ("Is that a *REAL* camera???") is worth the price.


Liberte
Liberte
Offered by westworld-
Price: £9.68

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing..., 18 Nov. 2002
This review is from: Liberte (Audio CD)
Coming up with a soundbite to describe this CD would be hard. It simply defies all attemts to put it into a category.
It's jazzy, it's rappy, it's laid back. Mediterranean rhythms cunningly blended with very seductive vocals and some excellent instrumental performances (don't miss the way "African piano" fades into an exquisite cello solo at the end). This CD is a must-have for any serious music listener.
Music apart, another thing which struck me about this CD was the quality of the recording. This is complex music but absolutely none of the sound layers have been lost in the mix. Every single instrument (and there are a lot of them) is exactly where it should be. It's hard to believe that a debut artist can produce a CD with so much depth yet this well produced.


Bottom: 2001 - An Arse Oddity [DVD] [1991]
Bottom: 2001 - An Arse Oddity [DVD] [1991]
Dvd ~ Adrian Edmondson
Price: £7.85

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Five good minues, the rest is very mediocre., 18 Nov. 2002
It's just too wooden. It feels like they're reading you a not terribly funny script that they're a bit bored with. If we're honest, the only really funny moments are when it goes wrong - "I did actually hit you on the nose there, didn't I..."
The DVD is covered in big warnings about how offensive it's going to be - "unfettered by the restrictions of TV", "garanteed to offend", etc. but they certainly don't seem to be taking advantage of this extra freedom. If we ignore the occasional use of the "F" word I'm sure some of the TV episodes were more risque than this.
The only ray of sunshine is when Rik makes a comment to the audience about Eddie's overacting. This starts a five minute argument between the two with some brilliant insults/ripostes. If only they'd done the whole DVD like that....


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