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

Ashampoo, Ashampoo, we all fall down..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall Leave a comment

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..