Thursday, May 30, 2013

Balance of Information on the Internet

Knowingly or not, the Internet is a necessity for everyone. With various needs and a variety of activities. We easily find answers to any question. Although the answer we get is not necessarily in line with expectations.

Internet is a medium of information built by millions of people in the world. Anyone taking part to contribute to the information on the internet. Including me and you. In contrast to the information that we get in the era of conventional media like newspapers, television or radio. The largely one-way (one way). We can based on the information that was made editor of the journalists who were less likely to argue about the truth or we protested. The Internet is a two-way information media. Writers are readers, and readers also have the same power as a writer.

Because that's the infinity of the internet eventually become a source of unlimited information. Everyone has the right to express opinions and information on the internet, right or wrong.

But there is a phenomenon that I have observed on the internet, the positive information that I get is not worth the negative information. For example, the services of a firm or bank. Information about complaints is usually a lot more than praise.

I think because of freedom of speech on the internet is causing this to happen. Because basically the people who were let down will seek solutions of the problem. While they were satisfied usually silent. Because we thought it was supposed to be such a service. So no need to be praised.

This causes more negative information appears. Whereas in the real world, they are satisfied and disappointed that it could be much more satisfied. But since that satisfied not feel the need to tell on the internet, then just a little positive information we have encountered.

So the purpose of this article, do not rush to judge something bad because of the information that we get on the internet. Look for other references as comparison before we decide good and bad.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Installing Windows XP on Asus EeePC 1015BX

By default this netbook are bundled with Windows 7 Starter and or Asus ExpressGate OS. You can't find any driver on bundling CD available for Windows XP installation. I have been trying many OS on this netbook, from Windows 7 to some Linux Distros.

Windows 7 is the best option for this netbook, when the desktop running very smooth and responsive for your office application. But some games are not running well with this OS. I don't know exactly why, due to huge memory need while playing the game or because of DirectX 10 compatibility.

Then I try to installing Windows XP Professional to Asus EeePC 1015BX with all risk. This is not easy to find the XP driver for this netbook. I have to surf and search over the net and find compatible driver.

Here the steps to installing Windows XP on Asus EeePC 1015BX :

Preparation :
1. External USB Optical Drive/ DVD/ CD drive.
2. USB Flash Disk
3. Windows XP installation CD
4. Download XP driver listed the Section 2.

Section 1 :
1. Boot your netbook and goes to BIOS by pressing F2.
2. Set IDE setting to Native IDE
3. Choose your installation device boot priority.
4. Install XP just as usual.

Section 2 :
1. When installation was done, you need to install some driver.
2. ATI HD 6290 Driver, you can find the latest driver on official ATI AMD sites. Click here to go.
3. Realtek HD Audio, you can use driver from CD. That's compatilble with XP too.
4. For Wireless, LAN and other device, you can use skydriver to install the drivers. Download here.

When I'm using Windows 7 on my netbook, I was frustrated because I can't play my favorite Assassin's Creed 2. It's always force closed on Ubisoft logo. I think this netbook has not enough resource to play the game. But I amazed when using Windows XP Pro SP3, Assassin's Creed series was running well altough it run with poor FPS. But, with low setting graphics, I still can play this games.

Overclocking Asus EeePC 1015BX

Asus EeePC 1015BX is a cheap netbook with AMD APU C-60 with ATI HD 6290 graphic chipset. 2 GB RAM are soldered on mainboard so there is no chance to upgrade it.

By default the clock speed of C-60 is 1.0Ghz but this CPU has Turbocache which is can boost the speed automatically to 1.3Ghz when it load some heavy application. But I’m not satisfied with this speed when I need it to play a heavy game like Assassin’s Creed 2.

This is the CPU-Z result before and after overclocked :



I found a way to overclock this CPU with a software called Brazos tweaker. And I’m surprised, this low end processor can overclocked to 1.6 Ghz easily. Here I show you how to do it.

  1. Download Brazos Tweaker here.
  2. Set P0 State Mult = 2.5 VID = 1.0500, P1 State Mult = Default VID = 0.900, P2 State Mult = 8.0 VID = 0.75
  3. Just leave the other set by default
  4. Choose High Performance, Apply and reboot.

Now I can play my fave Assassin’s Series with better FPS. Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Installing Java on Ubuntu

Yes, I believe in the present day everybody use Java. So I don’t need to explain what is Java because you can found it on Wikipedia or another site to getting know more.

Here I just want to make a notes for my self, cause I’m tired to searching this method on the net every time I need to installing  Java on Ubuntu. Here’s the steps:

First you need to remove openjdk if it’s installed or if you don’t know is it installed on your system. Just remove it from your terminal (Ctrl-Alt-T) with this following command.

sudo apt-get purge openjdk*

If you have Java installed from another PPA and you are having problem with it then you have to do following steps before installing the new one.

sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/oracle-java7-installer*

sudo apt-get purge oracle-java7-installer*

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*java*

sudo apt-get update

Now you can install the new Java with this following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webup8team/java

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

You can check the Java version by searching Java Control Panel on Dashboard.