Monthly Archives: December 2012

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. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9235059/Windows_8_s_uptake_falls_behind_Vista_s_pace?source=rss_latest_content&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fnews%2Ffeed+%28Latest+from+Computerworld%29 I know what you are thinking. “Why does Microsoft have so much difficulty getting to the next stage?” The reason that we build using… Continue reading Windows 8 – a slow start..

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.. http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/ https://www.pokki.com/ Costs $5 but is just like Windows 7..… Continue reading The time of goodwill..

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… Continue reading Modern UI.. partial success

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… Continue reading Windows 8 was not happy..

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… Continue reading Ménage à trois .. Which side are you on?