Monthly Archives: November 2012

8 balled.. It isn’t getting any better for some..

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Microsoft tell us that 40 million copies have been sold already. With respect to the sales figures, had Windows 7 been sold as cheaply as Windows 8 is being offered, Windows 7 sales figures would have been much harder to catch. At $15 if you bought a Windows 7 PC since June, or $40 if… Continue reading 8 balled.. It isn’t getting any better for some..

Hurricane Sandy..

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It battered parts of the US East coast, leaving many people without power and, in the worst cases, without homes. It also battered business and infrastructure. Guess what is included in ‘infrastructure’? How about ‘Internet servers and routers’? The Internet as a whole is quite resilient considering the amount of traffic which uses it, but… Continue reading Hurricane Sandy..

Somebody has left the building..

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Steve Sinofsky is no longer an employee of Microsoft. Apart from being there for two decades, his greatest claim to fame was Windows 7 which was delivered on time and working. Take up was huge, and it has been an unmitigated success. Until recently, it has been the best Windows ever. If you wanted to… Continue reading Somebody has left the building..

Too many fails – whoa up..

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I dip into the Microsoft Community Windows 8 forum and what do I see? Fail, fail, fail. This morning, an OP is asking if an XP machine he bought from hiss company will be a good candidate for Windows 8.. Take a look here, the OP is advised.. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/system-requirements Oh yes, he replies back that… Continue reading Too many fails – whoa up..

Windows Live Messenger.. the future..

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There isn’t one. Microsoft It will be replacing it with Skype. March 2013 will be end for what started out as MSN Messenger in 1999. In it’s heyday, if you wanted to ‘talk’ to a friend across the world, it was the cheapest and clearest option around. In the meantime, Windows Live Messenger does not… Continue reading Windows Live Messenger.. the future..