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Fri
02
Mar
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Tech Expert Says: Vista Beats XP Hands Down!

Although Windows Vista has only been on the business market since November, with home users getting their hands on it almost exactly one month ago, many industry experts have been using it for much longer. One such long-time user is ZDNet blogger ... Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, who recently spouted his rather positive feelings towards Vista. It's in the massively upgraded interface that Kingsley-Hughes finds himself so impressed with Microsoft's latest operating system (OS). That's where he finds it beats XP "hands down", with efficiency features like an improved Start Menu, improved search engine, ... (view more)

Thu
01
Mar
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Not all custom built Dell's ship with Vista

Consumers purchasing some high end computers online Dell are having to make those purchases with Windows XP, due to issues with some peripherals that are incompatibile with Windows Vista. There is no indication that the problem is widespread, but ... some customers wanting to build their own computers from Dell may be forced to choose hardware that isn't ready to run on Microsoft Windows Vista. A Dell spokesperson confirmed last Friday that two of its high-end gaming machines won't run the latest version of Microsoft's latest operating system (OS) at all. "There are still some compatibility ... (view more)

Tue
20
Feb
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'Hidden Utilities Xp', and 'Eight Killer Thunderbird Extensions'

Hidden Utilities Xp Hidden Utilities XP allows access to nearly 100 hidden utilities that are not normally accessible to the average user. System information, diagnostics, repair tools and more in both Windows and Command Line utilities are now ... easily opened.Hidden Utilities XP includes easy access to 53 Windows tools and 43 Command Line utilities. http://camtech2000.net/Pages/hidden_utilities.htm Eight Killer Thunderbird Extensions Like its sibling Firefox, the beauty of the open source Thunderbird email client is its extensibility. File messages in a flash, customize keyboard shortcuts, ... (view more)

Tue
06
Feb
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Vista Upgrade DVD Trick: Clean Install Vista Without Previous OS

It's a fact: a clean install of Windows is *always* preferable to upgrading a new version over top of a previous Windows installation. Why is this so? The answer is three words: The Windows Registry. For example: when you install and uninstall ... programs to a Windows PC, things get added to the Registry -- the 'heart' of the Windows Operating System. The Registry is a complex database that keeps track of installed programs, program preferences, user data, operating system settings, and the like. However, over time, some programs may not install or uninstall properly, and the Registry becomes ... (view more)

Fri
02
Feb
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Vista Upgrade Invalidates Previous OS

A few days ago, I took a look at some of the reasons for the rather dull launch of Windows Vista, with many critics finding ample reasons to stay home, grumble, and refuse to do the XP upgrade shuffle. Most of the criticisms were about the lack of ... "killer apps" already available for the new operating system, leaving many people wondering, "why bother?" Come to think of it, the lineup is thinner than most game console launches... and Halo 2's release party sure was certainly much more exciting. (Source: news.com ) Today, more criticisms are slowly rising to the surface. They're predominantly ... (view more)

Sat
30
Dec
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'3d Traceroute', and 'Super Xp Tweaking Guide - Sp2 Version'

3d Traceroute The greatest traceroute program ever. 3d traceroute display: multiple graphics modification options, statistics window: min, max, average, standard deviation and, history window with destination ping time, as list: the usual data view ... with lots of features, long period Ping and HTTP monitor, Whois query: everything with only one click, record and playback: record any trace and playback step by step, build in browser: and the browser is already built in., ASN inspector, NSLookup: with UDP and TCP. And zone transfer capability., Day and Night trace: Admins beloved toy, Command- ... (view more)

Wed
06
Dec
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Give XP a Vista Facelift

For those who like the look of Vista -- with all its flashy new buttons -- there's a program available to give Windows XP, Microsoft's last operating system, a graphical facelift. However, testers of the program, which is called Vista Transformation ... Pack 5.5, report that there are several problems keeping it from becoming a must-have. Think of the Transformation Pack as a Chevrolet Cavalier with big, chrome wheels, tinted windows, and maybe even a flashy spoiler. Underneath the hood, nothing special is going on, but on the surface it looks about as hot as a used Audi. Cool, maybe even ... (view more)

Thu
26
Oct
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XP Service Pack 3 Delayed Until 2008

Just as Microsoft releases one of its most anticipated products of this season (Internet Explorer 7), the Redmond-based company has announced the delay of an important update for the Windows XP operating system -- XP Service Pack 3 (SP3). Even ... though Windows Vista is planned for mass release in November 2006 (business and corporate versions) and January 2007 (home editions), XP Service Pack 3 will not be officially launched until at least 2008. And now that the bomb has been dropped, speculation has begun. When XP SP2 was released in 2004, the last Service Pack essentially acted as a whole ... (view more)

Fri
13
Oct
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'Vista Start Menu', and 'Xp Myths'

Vista Start Menu Vista Start Menu is an alternative to the Windows XP Start menu. http://www.vistastartmenu.com/index.html Xp Myths There are numerous Myths floating around the Internet regarding Windows XP, especially relating to Optimizations and ... Security. Hopefully the information found on this site will debunk some of the myths. http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/XPMyths.html (view more)

Wed
04
Oct
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[ShellX 20061004]:'Drop My Rights', and 'Xp Keyboard Shortcuts'

Drop My Rights DropMyRights is a very simple application to help users who must run as an administrator run applications in a much-safer context -- that of a non-administrator. It does this by taking the current user's token, removing various ... privileges and SIDs from the token, and then using that token to start another process, such as Internet Explorer or Outlook. This tool works just as well with Mozilla's Firefox, Eudora, or Lotus Notes e-mail. http://msdn.microsoft.com Xp Keyboard Shortcuts XP Keyboard Shortcuts contains lots of production-improving shortcuts on a single chart for your ... (view more)

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