Monthly Archives: June 2009

PC – Personal Computer or Politically Correct?

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Back when.. DOS The choices were: DR-DOS MS-DOS And the winner was… MS-DOS. DR-DOS was probably better, but Digital Research didn’t respond to IBM, and Microsoft did. IBM supplied their own version of MS-DOS only on their own computers. Why didn’t Digital Research push for DR-DOS to be installed by other manufacturers? Who knows other… Continue reading PC – Personal Computer or Politically Correct?

Keyboard/mouse drivers..

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Microsoft have released Version 7 drivers of the Intellipoint/Intellitype drivers for their range of keyboards and mice, and guess what? The scroll wheel on my Optical Desktop Elite keyboard is working properly for the first time in almost two and a half years. Yippeeeeeeeeeeee Apologies for the exuberance. You might want to go get them… Continue reading Keyboard/mouse drivers..

Windows 7 – A Classic Menu.. Kinda

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Despite protestations from many fronts, Microsoft have seemingly stuck to their guns over the issue of including a classic start menu. There is no sign of such an animal in Windows 7 RC. However, it is possible to almost replicate it, and is what most Classic Menu users are going to have to do and… Continue reading Windows 7 – A Classic Menu.. Kinda

Bing! You’ve got websites..

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The Bing search page has a nice soothing picture which is necessary if only to separate it from the rather sparse offerings from Google and Yahoo. Of course, sparse is good when mobile computing and presumably an option is present or will be added to reduce the loading on a mobile computing device. There are… Continue reading Bing! You’ve got websites..