Monthly Archives: October 2008

Managing Partitions..

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Vista has a utility which allows the user to shrink partitions. This is a useful thing to be able to do, especially as the primary drives fitted into computers are now exceeding 250gb regularly. You just know that there has to be a catch. Remember that Microsoft can’t get away with including full featured utilities… Continue reading

It’s Official..

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The Microsoft project known as Windows 7 will be called Windows 7. Mike Nash says:  The decision to use the name Windows 7 is about simplicity. Over the years, we have taken different approaches to naming Windows.  We’ve used version numbers like Windows 3.11, or dates like Windows 98, or “aspirational” monikers like Windows XP… Continue reading

Cheap Apples..

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Rumour has it that Apple may release an $800 laptop/notebook. Presently, no Mac sells for under $1000, so this is good news, yes? I looked at the Mac range, and entry level is the MacBook at $1099. It has a specification much like a cheap Acer, Dell or HP running Vista, but the display is… Continue reading

Ultimate Extras..

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The promised ‘extras’ were not a good reason to purchase Vista Ultimate. We have until now received some dreamscenes (oh my) and Texas Hold’em (yeehaw, NOT). It couldn’t have been much worse, but nobody in their right mind would have bought Ultimate just on a promise now, would they!! But wait. In the last few… Continue reading