Windows 7 – What I do not like..

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I am really annoyed that I am going to have to fill the task bar with icons to get even close to the way I used to organize access to the many applications and utilities that I use daily. It will look untidy. I will no longer be able to organize my start menu into […]

Slow machines.. Software issues

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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) […]

Slow machines.. Hardware issues

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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 […]

Hard drives.. In My Opinion

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Benchmarks.. a exercise in futility? For those of you who just love numbers, here are the ‘read’ results of running HD Tune Pro on my hard drives. What they essentially show is that a large SATA II drive with a cache twice the size of smaller drives has a better transfer rate. Pretty cool, eh, […]

Vista SP2 RC..

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An error message when I tried to uninstall the Beta version.. not a good start. I should have been prepared for what followed. Second attempt to uninstall the Beta worked well enough. I had already downloaded the SP2 RC Wave 0, so all that was needed was a double click. Experience with the beta lead […]

Memory.. a reason to upgrade, a reason to cry

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There was a time when the only limit on how much memory could be installed in your computer was down to the size of your salary. The top module is of the 30 pin type and you could get silver or gold contacts. It could make a difference. The 72 pin module below it was […]

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 […]

Vista SP2 beta..

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Having run the the latest batch of Windows Vista updates three times only to see the system reverting to previous configuration, it was slowly dawning on me that something was missing. I had received updates for all kinds of things, but no actual SP2 update. In all honesty, I am not a fan of receiving […]

Win 7 Editions..

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Microsoft are clearing up the confusion that was ‘Vista’ versions. Windows 7 Starter is clearly aimed at ‘Netbooks’ and will be supplied only with new machines. Windows 7 Home Premium has a feature set much the same as Vista Home Premium, and will be marketed as the primary OS for home users. Windows 7 Professional […]

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