Monthly Archives: February 2009

Slow machines.. Software issues

Published on: Author: Mike Hall Leave a comment

When you first get your new computer home, assuming that it is reasonably specified, it should almost burst into life. A computer with only Windows installed should see the ‘blue torpedo’ pass maybe three times before releasing the Welcome screen. The notification area, system tray, the bit by the clock (call it what you will)… Continue reading Slow machines.. Software issues

Slow machines.. Hardware issues

Published on: Author: Mike Hall Leave a comment

What has happened to the concept of respecting your customers? How do the CEO’s of major stores and direct sellers sleep at night knowing full well that their company has sold underpowered junk to ‘would be’ computer users who do not have $$$$$ to spend? Oh, of course.. the end of year balance sheets.. How… Continue reading Slow machines.. Hardware issues

Ashampoo, Ashampoo, we all fall down..

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If you haven’t heard of Ashampoo, the company is probably most famous for sending out e-mails offering cheap CD/DVD authoring software. I subscribe to their ‘service’ letter primarily as a check to ensure that one of my mail accounts is still working. I don’t need to buy their software because, in the past, new optical… Continue reading Ashampoo, Ashampoo, we all fall down..