Monthly Archives: October 2012

Windows 8 Compatibility – The Weather Network

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This weather service has worked well through three operating systems, and has been my preferred weather service here in Canada. When running Windows Vista and 7, I had it piped through into a gadget called WeatherCentre and the service worked well Windows 8 doesn’t do gadgets, so I installed the original notification icon and it… Continue reading Windows 8 Compatibility – The Weather Network

Windows 8 forums..

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The MS Community forum is busy..  As usual after the release of a new operating system, there are all types of failures. Why does this happen? Incompatibility, Incompatibility, Incompatibility,. What constitutes a perfectly running Windows 7 installation does not necessarily constitute a perfectly running Windows 8 installation. Utilities are generally specific to an OS, whether… Continue reading Windows 8 forums..

Key points at the Windows 8 launch..

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Key points are like movie trailers. You get 10 minutes of good action and find that the full version includes 80 minutes of a mind state called ‘frustration’ Can we have the first slide, please? "We shunned the incremental. We boldly reimagined Windows." (Sinofsky) Somebody at Microsoft boldly reimagined XP. We got Vista. "We see… Continue reading Key points at the Windows 8 launch..

Change is a pain in the ……….

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Forums > Newsgroups > forums Microsoft technical support used to be fed through the Compuserve forums. This is where the beginnings of the Microsoft MVP program were rooted. Microsoft then set up their own newsgroup servers to boos and hisses from some of the community. Eventually, the noise settled down as the contributors adapted to… Continue reading Change is a pain in the ……….