Monthly Archives: May 2013

Don’t throw out your Windows 7 disk just yet..

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Re the upcoming Windows 8 Start button.. “The experience doesn’t replicate the Windows 7 Start button and menu, but it’s an improvement over Windows 8, Silver said.” Any improvement is welcome………….  I think.. "The Start button will not bring you a vertical list of applications and commands" like the one in Windows 7, he said.… Continue reading

Windows 8.1..

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I am sitting outside on my balcony in the South West Ontario sun, shaded by a large sun shade over a smoked glass table, my machine is a three year old Toshiba Netbook running Windows 7 Home Premium in 2gb of RAM. It doesn’t have the rather annoying multi-lingual keyboard that comes as standard. I… Continue reading

Windows Blue.. more FUD?

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Windows Blue, leaked version build 9364, still has no proper desktop start menu, but other features have appeared. There is more in the Control Panel app which is bringing claims of ‘the end of the desktop for sure’ forward again If these ‘leaks’ are official, Microsoft may be testing the water to see how far… Continue reading

Rumours or Real?

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Windows Blue.. The story so far… http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2013/05/06/windows-8-at-6-months-q-amp-a-with-tami-reller.aspx PC sales.. No, it is not the fault of Windows 8. It is because there is a shift to tablet forms which would explain why Microsoft Surface and Surface RTs are not doing so well either. Let’s make a deal. ‘High price + confusing interface = poor sales’… Continue reading

On the case..

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The new Coolermaster CM690 II Advanced case has now been in service for thirty five days. In that time, it has not displayed any of the annoying characteristics of it’s predecessor. Windows has not shutdown once and everything is working. I still dare not set up any Windows 8 apps because I have no desire… Continue reading