Monthly Archives: December 2006

A Sidebar update..

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I have come across two more gadgets that are useful. The first is very much a ‘personal taste’ gadget. I find it very relaxing while working on my computer to have classical music running in the background. On page 2 of ‘Add more Gadgets’, you will find the iClassical Radio Player. It takes up very… Continue reading

Microsoft Input Devices..

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Microsoft have released 32bit Vista drivers for their range of input devices. They are available from..  http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/Download.mspx Finally, we get to see the on screen volume slider function as it should, and our $100 desktops sets now have full functionality as befits $100 instead of no name $5 input devices. Unfortunately, screen savers are still disabled by the… Continue reading

UAC or not UAC..

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.. that is the question. Whether t’is nobler to suffer the annoyingly constant ‘are you sure’ popups, or ………. hark, do I hear shouts of ‘get off’ emanating from the cheap seats? …. or just turn the damn thing off ……….. OK, OK, I’ll quit if UAC quits. I have no doubt that in a… Continue reading

Vista in the dawn..

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Vista has been installed on my computer now since the morning of November 18th, along with Office Professional 2007, and all is surprisingly good. Some of the drivers available for devices are not quite what they could be, but everything works. My Canon Lide 30 scanner was tried on RC1 during testing, and worked no… Continue reading