Monthly Archives: December 2013

Season’s Greetings..

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.. to all who venture here throughout the year.. Merry Season’s Greetings and here is the same greeting for those who are colour blind.. Merry Season’s Greetings Don’t you just detest all of this PC stuff, PC as in Political Correctness, not the venerable PC that we all love and sometimes don’t.. If you receive… Continue reading Season’s Greetings..

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?