Monthly Archives: December 2013

Windows 8 to get a proper Start and STOP menu..

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If you read the article in the link here, you could be forgiven for thinking that revival of a proper Start menu is a strong possibility. It was always going to be that way because 90% of computers are STILL traditional desktop or notebook types  Also, the rush to buy touch enabled desktops and laptops… Continue reading Windows 8 to get a proper Start and STOP menu..

Some dates for your calendar..

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Client operating systems Latest update or service pack End of mainstream support End of extended support Windows XP Service Pack 3 April 14, 2009 April 8, 2014 Windows Vista Service Pack  2 April 12, 2012 April 11, 2017 Windows 7* Service Pack 1 January 13, 2015 January 14, 2020 Windows 8 Windows 8.1 January 9,… Continue reading Some dates for your calendar..

Windows 8.. Where Microsoft went wrong – in my opinion..

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The apps should have had a ‘minimize’ and ‘close’ function and in the same place that Windows applications have always had them, in the top right corner. There should have been a task bar which contained a ‘shutdown’ button with the familiar options to sleep, hibernate, restart etc. The task bar could have also contained… Continue reading Windows 8.. Where Microsoft went wrong – in my opinion..

Another Registry cleaner?

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And just in time for the holiday season. The subject: PC Matic.. Author: PC Pitstop LLC (the same company which offers PC Tune-up 4.0 through major PC stores) Availability: On line from the PC Matic website or “As Seen On TV’ and ‘Showtime’ stores (neither store is generally associated with computers) What does it do?:… Continue reading Another Registry cleaner?