When older software does not run, who is liable?

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If you try to install and run older 3rd party software in Windows and it doesn’t run, asks for dll’s or anything else.. .. it is not up to Microsoft to provide an answer.. .. Microsoft has no financial interest in the sale of new versions of 3rd party software or hardware.. .. it is […]

Compulsory updates for IE11..

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See here. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249125/Microsoft_strips_some_Windows_7_users_of_IE11_patch_privileges?source=rss_latest_content&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fnews%2Ffeed+%28Latest+from+Computerworld%29 As usual, there is a smattering of anti-Microsoft people posting, but I am not put off by any of it and neither should you be. I left a post stating my view.. ‘ ‘ALL browsers and operating systems have to update. So what is the difference in this case? I am a […]

The trouble with ………….

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I paid a visit to TigerDirect recently and was immediately jumped on by one of the new commission-only sales staff. When asked, I told him that I was in for a CPU fan, and he followed me down to the appropriate area. The fan was for an aging Dell desktop and is a 92mm, three […]

Windows updates June 2014..

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Four machines to do, but one will be delayed because there is Facebook junk running on it. The Windows 8 desktop managed to install all 17 major updates plus 1 optional, rebooting back to Windows 8 with no issues. The Windows 7 desktop managed all 9 major updates plus one optional, and rebooted back to […]

It isn’t just a piece of glass.

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Take a look at your smartphone, tablet or iPad. The top surface is called a ‘digitizer’ panel, of good optical quality, and very expensive. I know this because my grand-daughter’s iPad Mini which she won in a ticket draw at her school was dropped onto decorative garden stones. It now looks like a spider web, […]

It’s Sunday..

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I know it is because the Dilbert cartoon on my home page has six elements instead of the usual three. So far, I have: run maintenance on my Toshiba Netbook, a painfully slow process at best, updated it’s Libre Office to 4.2, followed up on some answers I gave in the Microsoft Community forums last […]

Not until 2015..

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Microsoft will not include a home-grown traditional start menu into Windows 8 until next year, and it will only be a mini-menu anyway, but I wonder if anybody truly cares anymore. http://www.zdnet.com/no-microsoft-start-menu-for-windows-8-until-2015-sources-7000030100/?s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61 A client of mine, who recently attended a six month re-training session, informed me that Windows 8 is all pictures, and that MS […]

In the news 2..

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Facebook wants to use your smartphone microphone to pick up on music that maybe playing in your background.. Facebook said last week it will soon introduce "a new, optional way to share and discover music, TV and movies." If users allow Facebook to access their microphone while they’re writing a status update, the company will […]

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