Monthly Archives: February 2008

Mosaic changed your life..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall 1 Comment

.. even if you were not a computer user back in 1993/4. It was the first browser to incorporate pictures into a browser view. The picture above shows the ‘Windows’ version which did not come available until 1994, being released for the Mac and Amiga at the same time. By today’s standards, modems were incredibly… Continue reading Mosaic changed your life..

Recovery Partitions – Why you should NOT delete them!

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You may think that an OEM is being ‘cheap’ by putting a recovery partition on a computer and NOT giving you original Microsoft CD/DVDs. They take up valuable hard drive real estate, but the content of a recovery partition is maybe more valuable than the space it occupies. The recovery partition contains all of the… Continue reading Recovery Partitions – Why you should NOT delete them!

Vista Capable?

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A judge has ok’ed the class action lawsuit against Microsoft regarding the ‘marketing’ stickers applied to the front of XP machines in the months leading up to the release of Vista. We hear that some ‘big noises’ within the Microsoft empire had misgivings about rather vague ‘meaning’ of the sticker. One has to admit that… Continue reading Vista Capable?

Life after Vista SP1..

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You know something has worked well when newsgroup ‘nay sayers’ fall silent or suddenly change sides. Windows XP had problems when first released. Make no mistake, it was a quantum leap forwards especially for Windows 9x/ME users, but it was dogged by incompatibility issues. Anybody who can’t remember this either has a short memory or… Continue reading Life after Vista SP1..

Defragmenting without the tears..

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For those of you who are suffering withdrawal since the Vista backroom boys took away the visual part of defragmentation, you can come out now. The nice people at Diskeeper Corporation have just what you need, and prices start from only $29.95 for the Home version. http://www.diskeeper.com/defrag.asp I know what you are thinking. The nice… Continue reading Defragmenting without the tears..