Monthly Archives: April 2009

And some say that Windows 7 is really Vista SP3 and that Vista is useless!!

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I have a spare box kicking around at the moment, not too well specified but OK. So I thought that I would install Ubuntu 8.10 on it. That goes well as long as one choose the option to use the entire disk, and in fact it did. Then I get a popup telling me that… Continue reading And some say that Windows 7 is really Vista SP3 and that Vista is useless!!

Vista and keyboard scroll wheels.. part 2

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How to disable the keyboard scroll wheel after having gotten it to work by installing the Win 7 driver until the next reboot. BTW, this is the ultimate detrimental side effect. Depress the SLEEP key.. Now, when one wakes the computer by swishing the mouse around, the keyboard scroll wheel does absolutely nothing except take… Continue reading Vista and keyboard scroll wheels.. part 2

Vista and keyboard scroll wheels..

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I wrote about this when Vista first appeared. It took a while for the manufacturer to produce proper drivers for Microsoft keyboards, and when it was finally released, everything worked except for the scroll wheel. Subsequent driver releases were made, but the scroll wheel never worked. Up until now, I had given up on it… Continue reading Vista and keyboard scroll wheels..

Conficker alert – here we go again..

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Apparently, Conficker is out in the wild and doing it’s stuff according to those ‘in the know’. Just for the record, other worms are doing exactly the same. So don’t panic. Ensure that your system is up to date. Run your anti-malware programs, use common sense, and we will all meet unscathed on the other… Continue reading Conficker alert – here we go again..