The new Diner Dash has arrived, and Flo needs your help. When a sneaky prankster removes the word "fat" from "Flo's Fat-Free Breakfasts" sign, a huge wave of hungry DinerToons flood the diner, causing it to explode in a great, big BOOM. Now it's up to you to create makeshift restaurants and improvised seating to help Flo serve customers anywhere and everywhere she can. Can you earn enough money to rebuild and customize Flo's diner from the ground up?
Guide intrepid restaurateur Flo in her quest to seat customers, take orders and serve meals by clicking on various objects and areas to get Flo's work done in the most efficient manner. Help Flo to rebuild her culinary empire, beginning by setting up makeshift restaurants and improvised seating all around town. Put your time management skills to the test as you handle new outdoor disasters in addition to many other food service responsibilities. Four fun new neighborhoods and 50 challenging levels test your efficiency as the game progresses, but as you earn the money, you get to rebuild and customize Flo's diner from the ground up. Use proceeds to upgrade restaurant décor, and stay on your toes to keep up with anything the new townie game mechanic serves up.
Help Flo rebuild and customize her restaurant through 50 challenging levels
Experience the serving fun in four exciting new neighborhoods
Customize Flo's Diner with more than 50 décor upgrades
Keep up with everything the new townie game mechanic orders up
Tackle outdoor disasters in addition to serving food and keeping customers happy
Use more than 30 build options to make Flo's new diner the coolest place in town
Minimum PC System RequirementsPC Processor TypeIntel® Pentium® 4 processorPC Processor Speed1.2GHzPC Operating SystemWindows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7PC System Memory256MB RAMPC Hard Drive Space60MBPC Video64MB 16-bit 800 x 600 DirectX 9.0-compatible video cardPC Drive Type and SpeedCD-ROM 8xPC Additional RequirementsAdministrator privileges are required to properly install the program on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS X; Adobe Flash Player v.10 or higherMinimum Macintosh System RequirementsMac Processor TypeIntel® processorMac Processor Speed1.5GHzMac Operating SystemMacintosh System 10.4 10.6Mac System Memory512MB RAMMac Hard Drive Space60MBMac Video16-bit 800 x 600 video cardMac Drive Type and SpeedCD-ROM 8xMac Additional RequirementsAdministrator privileges are required to properly install the program on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS X; Adobe Flash Player v.10 or higher
With the holidays just around the corner, many people will be shopping for new desktop and laptop computers. However, computer shopping can be an overwhelming task. It's difficult to know where to start, how to make your decisions, or what to avoid. Below are some tips for buying a computer that might make things a little more manageable for you.
1. Do your research
Before you go shopping for a computer, you should be willing to spend some time online getting information about brands and models that might work for you. There are several different places you can get information, and you should utilize all of them. The first source is user reviews. Although it will be very apparent to you when you begin reading user reviews that some are useless, don't let that discourage you from looking for the valuable ones. Often a legitimate problem or positive experience with a machine can be more informative than hours spent shopping in the store.
Another useful source of information is editor's reviews. Editor's reviews allow you to get an opinion from someone who should be a non-biased expert in technology. Their insight can be valuable, but they haven't spent as much time with the machine as a user. So, their perspective is limited at the same time.
Finally, read the manufacturer's description of their machine. Although your won't find out about flaws, you'll get accurate specifications for the computer; this can help you decide if it matches what you're looking for.
2. Get more RAM
When someone complains of their computer being slow, the problem often is that they are short on memory. When the computer runs low on memory, it starts using extra memory called virtual memory. This really is just part of the hard drive and, although it keeps the computer operating, it slows things down considerably. While the hard drive space on most new machines is usually sufficient, RAM may be low because many people aren't focused enough on it when they buy to make manufacturer's beef it up. Most users find RAM between 2 and 4 GB to run the smoothest.
3. Use specials to your advantage
New computer models hit store shelves on a regular basis, which leaves stores with little option but to get rid of their old models as fast as possible. If a new model appears while their inventory is still high, they risk a significant loss when the old model's price takes a nosedive. Thus, specials on computers are a regular occurrence, especially around the holidays. After you've done your research and have a brand and model in mind, look for a discount on it. If you plan your shopping ahead enough and are patient, you're bound to find one.
4. Look for good customer service
A broken computer is a frustrating occurrence, but even more so if you don't have good customer support to rely on. Get some feedback from others who have the same brand computer and find out how their customer service experience was. It can make the difference between a happy and disgruntled computer owner.