Monthly Archives: February 2012

Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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My initial thoughts: It’s different. There is a button called ‘desktop, but it isn’t a Windows desktop. It is a screen view called desktop. Some of the ‘apps’ are interesting. I actually like the look of them.: The weather app opens up full screen and gives lots of information. That’s the good part. The weather… Continue reading Windows 8 Consumer Preview

The Wireless Toshiba..

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The story so far: The wireless connection has never been too reliable, but it is getting worse. Regardless of settings changes, it has always dropped out even when in ‘full flight’ It is NOT affected by wired connections. Even if every computer here is on wireless connection, it still drops out It is the ONLY… Continue reading The Wireless Toshiba..

Wireless.. A dream come true or a nightmare in the making?

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Wireless.. we used to dream about having wireless things. With wireless, the promise was that we could float like a butterfly, unfettered by annoying cables. The reality is that wireless can sting like a bee. Wireless keyboards and mice are a blessing. To get crumbs and bits out of a wireless keyboard is easy. Just… Continue reading Wireless.. A dream come true or a nightmare in the making?

Gone wireless.. or do I mean wireless gone?

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Well. both actually..  My desktop machine has officially gone wireless via a D-Link G132 which is apparently not even compatible with Windows 7 64-bit.  I can assure D-Link that it is, no thanks to the complete lack of drivers on the D-Link website. Officially it is a 108mbps device, but in Vista and Windows 7… Continue reading Gone wireless.. or do I mean wireless gone?