Very nice all-in-one from HP

I’m starting to look like a Cranky Geek from writing about so many PC problems recently. So here’s a good thing, the HP Photosmart C6180 All-in-One printer.

About a month ago a friend of mine was looking to buy an All-in-One printer/scanner/fax to save on desk space. She had seen a few different models from various companies that looked good to her and wanted me to check them out. I checked online reviews and specifications for them all and then recommended the HP as the best buy.

Everything works very well and it has everything but the kitchen sink built-in. Just today she told me how much she loves the printer so, I’m giving a big thumbs up to this great product.

Intervideo MediaOne Gallery = Huge Problems

I received a copy of Intervideo MediaOne Gallery when I purchased Ulead DVD Movie Factory 5 Plus yesterday. So today I decided to check it out since I’m stuck at home with a cold trying to relax and get well. I should have read this review by CNET about it’s sister application first.

This program is yet another all in one media organizer but with a twist. The installer is terrible causing WinXP hard crashes and then the uninstaller won’t work. Using information in the CNET review and my general knowledge I was finally able to eradicate the program but it took many hours. On the bright side while I was ripping out the Intervideo MediaOne Gallery, I also completely eradicated WinDVD and the Interactual player. My system now seems much faster and more stable.

I think I’ll keep far far away from Intervideo products in the future.