Monthly Archives: July 2009

Browser Ballots

Published on: Author: Mike Hall 1 Comment

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… Continue reading


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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:… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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,… Continue reading

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… Continue reading