Microsoft drop the Vista brand!!

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Yes, it really is true. The next incarnation of Windows will not be called ‘Vista’. It will be called ‘7’. Need some time to take that in? Did you think that it would be called ‘Vista’ The anti-Vista brigade claim that this is conformation that even Microsoft think that Vista is crap. The thing is […]

Clicking on links in bogus e-mails..

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Are you a ‘Network Solutions’ customer? There is a 99% chance that you are not. There is also a 99% chance that you do not even have a domain. So you will not be clicking on the link in the e-mail shown between the dotted lines anytime soon, will you. You can’t anyway because I […]

Ultramon.. Dual Screen Functionality..

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Some you lose.. One of the most annoying events in a computer users life is losing features when upgrading to the latest and greatest OS. When I moved up to Vista from XP, my Canon scanner still retained full support because Canon were good enough to provide a Vista compatible toolbox. My HP printer didn’t, […]

Why is Windows the #1 operating system on the PC platform?

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If you answer ‘because Microsoft forces the manufacturers to make us have it’, you are wrong. Microsoft Windows was a natural progression out of MS-DOS which IBM elected to have after something of a snub by Digital Research many years ago. It doesn’t matter that MS-DOS was not entirely new, having been morphed from QDOS […]

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 […]

Names, Schnames..

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There is a bit of a do about the name of the next Windows version. My last post told you that it will be called Windows 7, and Mike Nash explained why it will. Do you care what it will be called? Isn’t it more important that the version does as you want and/or expect? […]

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 […]

Security Update for OS Microsoft Windows?

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Yet another feeble attempt to mess up my computer. In this e-mail, the creator/sender has not even tried to make it look like an official Microsoft message. These boys are getting lazy.. 🙂 The reference in the e-mail text below is to this helpful update: virus Win32/Spy.Goldun.NDO trojan  I am sure that it works quite […]

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 […]

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 […]

If You Are Into Cleaning..

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.. go do dishes or take the vacuum cleaner out for a jaunt around your abode, but please please quit using registry cleaners. The Windows NT operating system family (NT, Win2K, XP, Vista) is not phased by orphaned registry entries. They are ignored. There is no need to clean them out. The Windows NT operating […]


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