Windows 8 Preview..

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I lost it and it will not re-install. With the problems I had with VirtuaBox and now VMWare 8, I am tempted to give the preview a miss completely. or maybe set up a hard drive all of its own. Trouble is that I do not have a hard drive kicking around presently. So for […]

Windows 8 Preview.. the FIRST impression..

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Wow, it’s an operating system. Cool.. The new GUI.. Like playing an intransigent sliding block puzzle which looks like a ‘Craps’ table. Make the icons smaller and move them around. They move but not always to where you expect or hope. Useless for desktop users who don’t have a touchscreen, and the green background? Who […]

Speedfan – Why you should install it..

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When you have a fast system, processes can be running in the background which you don’t notice. A few days ago, I was looking through Programs and Features for junk to uninstall, and I came across Yahoo Toolbar. It had to go, especially as last time there was a Yahoo upgrade, I specifically checked NOT […]

Editing photos..

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All I wanted to do was crop a few photos taken by a cellphone camera. There was a time when any photo editor would have made the task simple, but not anymore. Windows Live Photogallery – a freebie I found out how to set the crop area, but could find no way to save it.. […]

Silenx EFZ-120HA4.. a design flaw

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This is the CPU fan/heatsink that I installed a while back. It does a great job, BUT.. There is a design flaw and no obvious way around it. Look closely at the image and you will see that the fan is larger than the heatsink. Behind the mounting holes on the fan are four rubber […]

ISP discounts..

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When organising member discounts with an ISP operative, do NOT believe a word they tell you. I intercepted in April what would be a higher charge in May of this year, a $40 increase over what I had been paying. I was told by the Rogers operative at the time that the price for my […]

Claiming prizes online..

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If it sounds too good to be true, it IS too good to be true. “Win an iPad2. All you have to do is fill in your name and address such that we can send it to you, oh and include your cellphone number such that TriviaQuiz can send you premium charge text messages to […]

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