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

How to forward mail (or do anything) in Outlook.com..

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The Hotmail interface has changed, and this is what you see when you first open it. Yes, it has the new Windows 8 look, but all of the tools are still there. Note the almost complete lack of tools across the top. Oh my, how could Microsoft do this to us. There are no tools… Continue reading How to forward mail (or do anything) in Outlook.com..

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 Windows Blue.. more FUD?

An Open Letter to Microsoft.. By John C. Dvorak

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Dear Sir or Madam, This is an open letter to everyone and anyone involved with Windows 8. Don’t let the critics get you down. You’ve done good work and it should be rewarded. Immediately ask for a salary raise of 10 to 20 percent. You deserve it! Windows 8 is the future, let there be… Continue reading An Open Letter to Microsoft.. By John C. Dvorak

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 Rumours or Real?