All posts tagged Microsoft

Reviewing Windows 8 reviews – as “exhausting” as using the new OS

Tweet My accountant the other day said she’s in the market for a new PC and asked if she and her family should upgrade to Windows 8. Having covered PC technology for many years, she thought I might have some […]

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Is Windows 7 more reliable than its predecessors?

Is Windows 7 really that much better from previous versions...or than much more reliable? I am beginning to think not all that much given huge expectations for Win7. After using

Upgrading Desktop PC require work and research, but it handsomely pays off

I just bought a new desktop after eight years living on a Dell 8300 Pentium 4 for which I plunked down $2562 on April 2, 2003. This time around,

McAfee Madness

When three of your computers start acting up, you look for the common culprit. By acting up, I mean slow to a crawl or shut you out of

PC World in UK ditches Linux for Windows, Microsoft Reports

Microsoft is taking off the gloves when it comes to showing how badly it think Linux is doing on netbooks and notebooks. On its Windows Team blog

Windows 7 Starter Announcement Imminent – App Ceiling Probably Scrapped

Windows 7 Review Two: Getting Acclimated

One thing I looked for in an operating system is predictability meaning it will work the way I anticipate. Windows 7 in its attempt to automate functions and

Windows 7 Installation on a netbook – Day 3

I'm still stuck because the ancient DVD HP dvd2002e I mentioned in my Windows Installation on a Netbook-Day Two doesn't appear to work. It doesn't read

Moving to Gmail brightens my Outlook

Someone twittered the other day, saying they wish they could quit Outlook as a mail client. Many are trapped at work given that Exchange servers are

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