Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Dressing Win-10 to make it actually useful....

Here's a screenshot of the Desktop with its many icons (some of my own making using IcoFX) before I drag and drop many of these into the one shown as "Shortcuts" (the Atom icon, upper left) which stores all these in their own folder within "My Stuff"....



And I'm showing you all this just in case you'd like to use some of these programs yourself, when you get around to outfitting Win-10 for actual use in a "real world" environment, as opposed to the "never never land" it came from.

And here's the desktop with everything neatly stashed away in its folders....


And now, it's ready to actually do something. And all that only takes you about half a day, give or take. Or half a night....

And speaking of "night" here's a look at some night sky, with Mars being viewed from its nearest satellite, Phobos, this morning.


Being your own astronaut can be fun, and you really should try it. Stellarium is a really nice program, and it's the same thing as those being used in a lot of Planetariums. You get a "real time" view of the universe, wherever you go in it. That's why I joke around about being my own astronaut. It's almost that real. Meteors shower, Earth's satellites move across the sky, and the program can name them for you. It's not only fun, it's (ugh!) educational. What are you waiting for? Download it from that hot link I left you above. And Enjoy!

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