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 […]

Windows 8 refresh..

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This is not my own work but I think that it is important enough to put out.. What Windows 8 refresh does.. When you refresh the computer here is what it does. a) Your files and personalization settings won’t change. b) Your PC settings will be changed back to their defaults. c) Apps from Windows […]

Black Friday for Rogers Internet customers..

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And no, none of us had to queue up for hours.. http://www.connectedmagazine.ca/news/rogers-hi-speed-internet-delivers/ This is the kind of event that I like. I now get 25mb download, a rise of 7mb, and upload rises from 512k to 2mb.. I suppose that I should really thank ‘the cloud’ for forcing Rogers hand..

Microsoft Partners..

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I wish that I was a software author. I would be able to see how easy it is to get a Microsoft Partner logo. I am talking about this.. Put this on your website and you could get a lot of business from it. The logo suggests that Microsoft is endorsing your product, and in […]

So you don’t like the Windows 8 start menu..

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Boo hoo hoo. Neither do i, for the record. You don’t have to go to the trouble of reverting back to Windows 7. That takes a lot of work All you have to do is add a 3rd party start menu. What? You don’t like to add 3rd party stuff? What do you think Adobe […]

Tying up loose ends..

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Both are related to the computer either becoming unresponsive and/or having to shutdown. 1. The Ultra power supply When the computer started to shut down, I knew that it was an issue with the supply itself. That removing the power cord and re-inserting it, told me as much. I had chased down other routes, changing […]

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 […]

Windows 8 Email

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A simple task:: To create a user folder and move email into it This has always been a simple task. Place the cursor on the mail account name in the left hand list Right click and select ‘New folder’ Name the folder. Drag the mail into it The above works pretty much for ANY local […]

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 […]

A new member..

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.. and hopefully less intransigent than the Toshiba was. The new laptop is a July 2012 Lenovo T71 G780, Windows 7, Core i3 2370 (Sandy Bridge), 4gb, and a 17.3” display. Specifications are better than the Toshiba by virtue of the fact that the Lenovo is newer by almost three years. The Toshiba in it’s […]

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 […]

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 […]


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