Browser Ballots

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The EU Commission appears to have coerced Microsoft into including a ‘browser ballot’ in the upcoming release of Windows 7E. Why do EU residents get to have all of the fun? Time for some fun of my own.. The ballot: Firefox – the top page hit will always be a link to ‘March of the […]


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To be perfectly honest, I am not generally a fan of any utility which claims to increase or maintain the speed of a computer. There have been a few over time, some free to use, others not, and I have never been able to tell if any of them performed as claimed. What you get: […]

August 6

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Some of us are going to be busy come the day. Apparently, the English versions of Windows 7 RTM will appear on MSDN and TechNet servers. Just like November 17 2006, we will all be pressing F5 to refresh the download pages, eager to get the final version installed onto our systems. Then comes the […]

Monitor Aspect Ratios unraveled..

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Sometimes, the native resolution of a newly purchased monitor can make it hard to read for those who do not have 20:20 vision. And then there are those who like to see more on their monitors and have good enough eyesight to cope. I have to use reading glasses for working on the computer anyway, […]

It’s simple..

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This morning, I read a post in a newsgroup where a computer user had endeavored to use the Vista backup facility. The backup software selected the D drive, but the computer user did not realize that the D drive was the recovery partition. The backup reported as failing, so the user FORMATTED the D drive, […]

Waiting for 7?

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I know that RC is good until July 2010, but do I feel like setting up an RC with all that I run just to do it again at some point in the not so distant future? I would have to install Office 2007 Ultimate which is already installed in Vista 64 SP2 and, at […]

Google Chrome OS?

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Hmmmmmmm.. based on Open Source technology? Sounds to me like another “Debian” job. Just what we need, eh. It will be first seen on netbooks, a type of portable computer which saw massive growth initially, but which will wane as users find out that “underpowered” and “too small” do not exactly equate to a good […]

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