It has come to my attention that many people are not aware of this company or what they have to offer.
Essentially Software4Students are Microsoft Partners and for that reason are able to offer vastly discounted legitimate software to students and family.
Nothing more to it really – check it out. It’s 100% genuine and what you get is real. Customer support is there too!
There is one drawback as follows:
Each student is only entitled to purchase ONE software license of each product.
Let me know if you have any queries!
Some of you may have seen these units kicking around on Amazon, so in true Frantik fashion, I thought I’d get one to test it.
Okay, so we bought the unit for around £55 delivered. On first impressions I didn’t hold my hopes up too high. Chinese looking box, manual and packaging. Most probably was just a cheap knock-off.
The unit has 3 USB 2.0 ports, an RJ45 network point 10/100, SD Card slot (extra storage), headphone socket and microphone socket. The unit has no built in webcam, but then what would you expect for the price?
As stated in the instructions the device I had takes a max 32GB memory card for extra storage.
The OS the device came with was Android 2.0. In my opinion completely useless on a netbook. I soon came to the conclusion that the whole thing was pointless with this version of Android running on it and have decided to try and get the thing running a distribution of Linux so will report back if I have succeeded with this.
Battery life is cited to be around 4hrs.
Some other specs:
- CPU: WM8650 800Mhz
- Display: 6.98″ TFT 800*480
- Flash: 4GB
- Input: 9V 1.5a adaptor
To conclude, stay clear from this if you want a device that is useable.
MSN will, I am sure, bring back many memories for you. It has been the standard for instant messaging for over a decade, but then along came Skype… (see what I did there?).
Skype has become increasingly popular over the last few years and has indeed attracted many users of MSN, rebranded to Windows Live Messenger by Microsoft to try and freshen the image, and since Microsoft bought Skype has made WLM less and less attractive.
Skype had great apps for all Operating Systems and mobile devices, whilst WLM did not. And, I guess, it would seem daft for M$ to fund development of two apps that did the same thing. We all know, that Skype did much better over WLM, so it was a done deal.
As of 2013 MSN, aka WLM, will be finished. The end of a legacy.
Luckily for you – Microsoft and the Skype team have helped along the way and new versions of the Skype software (download here) have a MSN/WLM account migration wizard integrated. The new Skype software requires that you log in with a Microsoft Online Services account and I believe if yours isn’t already, will be converted to such a thing.
RIP MSN Messenger.
More can be read here: http://blogs.skype.com/en/2012/11/skypewlm.html