Monthly Archives: October 2008

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… Continue reading Microsoft drop the Vista brand!!

Ultramon.. Dual Screen Functionality..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall 1 Comment

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,… Continue reading Ultramon.. Dual Screen Functionality..

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

Published on: Author: Mike Hall 1 Comment

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

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 Managing Partitions..

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 It’s Official..

Security Update for OS Microsoft Windows?

Published on: Author: Mike Hall 1 Comment

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 well,… Continue reading Security Update for OS Microsoft Windows?

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… Continue reading If You Are Into Cleaning..