Windows 8 – a slow start..

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A slow start isn’t so bad. It is what happens after the start that counts, and Windows 8 is proving that every other Windows release is not a good one. I know what you are thinking. “Why does Microsoft have so much difficulty getting to the next stage?” The reason that we build using […]

The time of goodwill..

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.. and that includes inanimate objects like computers too. Don’t throw your new Windows 8 computer out of the window in frustration or into snow. It invalidates the manufacturer warranty.. Install a 3rd party Start Menu if it is all too much for you.. Free.. Costs $5 but is just like Windows 7.. […]

Modern UI.. partial success

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OK, so I managed to install TWO whole apps that work. Way to go. Unfortunately, they are the anti-thesis of production. I now have to Logo Quiz games, very addictive, but lacking any other value. I tried SIX other apps, mainly productive, but they will not install. All of the originals are lost too, and […]

Three left standing..

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Desktop, Advanced English Dictionary and CBC News are the only apps still working in my Windows 8 Modern UI. Maps almost worked but had no idea of the whereabouts of my actual location. Windows Store is like a retail establishment that looks busy, but all of the boxes in the store are actually empty. In […]

B for Apple..

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Not too long ago, an Apple Store was opened in London Ontario. It resides on the second floor at Masonville Place, London’s premier mall. Anyway, it came to pass that I was in the area and in the company of an iPad expert, so I decided to take a look.. Hmmm.. I saw the white […]

Windows 8 was not happy..

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Yesterday, I was trying to eliminate powering down issues with the computer. It had been shutting down of its own volition, no blue screen, no error messages, no mini-dumps, nothing. I ran the Windows 8 Memory Diagnostic, clean boot, everything suggested in the MS support pages for Event ID 41. Finally, I went into BIOS […]

Ménage à trois .. Which side are you on?

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Linux and Mac supporters can stand down. It’s not that you don’t count, even if you actually don’t, so don’t take offence. Windows is now pitching against Windows. In one corner is Windows XP, stable and fast but not slick and not secure either. It is still a hot favourite with many users, and considered […]

A couple of things..

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Dreamscene.. Wah, it’s back.. If you set as your homepage, you will see what I mean. At the moment, a village in the Pyrenees is rotating slowly, similar to the effect of laying down after drinking too much. A day or two ago, it was a Lemur licking Bamboo. Very disconcerting.. Are these the […]

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