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Tue
26
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Deconstructing Windows Vista

Flashback to late January 2007 -- Microsoft releases Windows Vista consumer versions of their "latest and greatest" new operating system (OS) with the marketing hype of "the wow is now". The Vista web site even offers 100 reasons you'll be ... speechless. The top reason? "It makes using your pc a breeze" (provided your computer runs once you've installed Vista). Your chances of effectively using Vista improve if you purchase a new computer with the finicky operating system already loaded. Upgrading older computers is a waste of time and money. Unfortunately for Microsoft, their marketing tactics ... (view more)

Thu
21
Jun
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'Xp Detox Wizard', and 'Driver Max'

Xp Detox Wizard Detox Wizard deletes all the unnecessary media installed with MS Windows XP. You can configure it to do your bidding, or use an AUTO mode that requires no user-input. http://optionalreaction.com/ Driver Max DriverMax is a new program ... which allows you to easily reinstall all your Windows drivers. No more searching for rare drivers on discs or on the web or inserting one installation CD after the other. Simply export all your current drivers (or just the ones that work) to a folder or a compressed file. After reinstalling Windows you will have everything in one place. ... (view more)

Wed
30
May
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Hardware Issues Continue To Plague Vista

Will you be upgrading to Windows Vista any time soon? Vote your opinion at the end of this article! -- At the annual WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Conference) earlier this month, Microsoft issued new numbers in an attempt to bridge troubled ... waters concerning the success of their new Windows Vista operating system (OS). Microsoft claims to have sold almost 40 million copies of Windows Vista in its first 100 days, twice as many copies of Windows XP after its first 100 days. The big question is, who's buying them? PC makers under contract with them? Consumers aren't buying them at a rapid ... (view more)

Fri
25
May
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Downgrading Vista to XP Difficult, says Tech Experts

If you're looking to purchase a new computer that comes with Vista and are planning on downgrading back to Windows XP, heed these words of caution: it ain't easy. Many system integrators have been frustrated over the time-consuming process of ... downgrading from Vista to XP. In order to do so, users need to phone a special telephone number and obtain a unique key. (Source: theinquirer.net ) As one system builder noted, this can be a huge problem for large organizations. "... the activation has to be done manually. What if you are a customer with a 100 desktops? You'll have to manually key ... (view more)

Fri
18
May
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'Wintools Vista', and 'Wintools Xp'

Wintools Vista WinTools Vista is a freeware application that provides quick and easy access to Windows Vista's built-in system utilities such as Command Prompt, Device Manager, Disk Cleanup, Registry Editor, User Accounts, and more -- from one ... convenient spot. http://www.kinyonsoftware.com/ Wintools Xp WinToolsXP is a freeware application that provides quick and easy access to Windows XP's built-in system utilities such as Command Prompt, Device Manager, Disk Cleanup, Registry Editor, User Accounts, and more -- from one convenient spot. http://www.kinyonsoftware.com/ (view more)

Tue
24
Apr
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Microsoft to Offer Software to Developing Countries for $3

Microsoft has announced its plans to offer its Office software to developing countries. The cost? Only $3. The new plan contrasts the OLPC effort, which aims to equip classrooms in developing countries with an entirely new platform. Rather than ... offering any hardware, Microsoft is expected to rely on the upcoming Intel Classmate PC to run its software. Microsoft is offering Windows XP Started Edition, Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Editions, and various other educational programs. (Source: dailytech.com ) Microsoft has dubbed this effort "Unlimited Potential," a title which reflects ... (view more)

Wed
04
Apr
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Global Vista Sales Higher Than Expected

Although most of us are aware that Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows Vista, is an improvement to yesterday's XP, few are convinced it's worth the pain of upgrading. Further hurting Microsoft's efforts have been a plethora of ... sensationalist reports on Vista shortcomings, many of which overlook the available improvements. Despite the negative light, Vista appears to be shining on the global stage, accounting for some 20 million licenses sold in a month. Still love XP? It's worth noting that Vista's initial sales are double that of XP, Microsoft's previous operating system. By ... (view more)

Wed
21
Mar
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Is Vista Worth It?: A Closer Look

Is Vista worth it? With all the hoopla, hype, and criticism floating around the 'net since Vista's release, it's no wonder users are confused as to whether the leap to Microsoft's new operating system is a good investment. In a recent article by ... Laptop Magazine, author Jeffrey Wilson wrote that "it's no secret that Microsoft's new operating system offers plenty of additional functionality over XP and gives users a much better experience overall." It's also no secret that Vista has taken some serious heat in recent weeks for a number of issues, the most frequently reported surrounding ... (view more)

Fri
16
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Vista Hype: Fact or Fiction?

Being fair minded while discussing Microsoft is difficult for me considering all the illegal activities their management has engaged in, and have been convicted for, in both U.S. and International Courts over the years. But, I do try hard to be as ... open-minded as I possibly can when talking about their software. With that in mind, I wanted to talk to you about Vista and all the hype that has been blowing around in the wind. It is confusing, conflicting, and in some cases, just too hard to believe! Let me begin. On one hand, you hear Microsoft touting the virtues of Vista as the Best OS since ... (view more)

Tue
13
Mar
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'Ultra Explorer', and 'Power Shell Xp3'

Ultra Explorer Ultra Explorer is designed to be the ultimate File Manager for Microsoft Windows. The user interface is completely customizable: you can hide or show as many of the featured windows, dock them in other places or let them float as free ... standing windows. The same is true for the tool bars; you can even move buttons from toolbars to other toolbars and assign your own short cuts keys. http://www.mustangpeak.net/ Power Shell Xp3 PowerShell XP adds the following to your context menus: Right Click the "My Computer" icon: Add/Remove Programs, Calculator, Clean Drive, Control Panel, Dos ... (view more)

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