Tag: Microsoft

Google Apps phases out support for IE6

Another death-knoll for IE6. Hopefully the lingering user base will continue to rapidly decrease for this ancient browser. The more high-profile sites that continue to drop support for this browser the better. I will feel more and more confident in placing a warning at the top of sites that is shown to IE6 users only […]

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Windows 7 Torrenting Party

In a nerdy way, humour is alive and well and it’s a very good thing to see the piss being well and truly ripped out of Microsoft’s “Launch Party” video, which, must truly be one of the all time worst moments in video.

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Vista gets it wrong

On the advice of a few people I decided to check out the new Problem Reports and Solutions section of Vista's control panel. I found one device issue which prompted me to install a Windows Update which wasn't provided by the inbuilt updater. It also suggested that I upgrade my Nokia PC Suite, which I […]

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Why should I stick with Vista?

This was originally posted on my business blog, but I thought it was worth asking around so I figured I'd re-blog it. The original post can be viewed here: http://www.pixelapes.com/index.php/2007/08/27/should-vista-get-another-chance.html Windows Vista Business Edition A couple of months ago I got a brand new laptop from HP, the Compaq 6715b, which came with Vista Business […]

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Who needs a progress display?

As mentioned recently, I have just upgraded my laptop to a new HP 6175b, which came pre-installed with Windows Vista. As a result I will probably be posting some recommendations, rants and feedback with regard to using Windows Vista. Overall, things have run very smoothly, though I am still tweaking and testing the system. However, […]

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Speech recognition hurts the brain

I am attempting to write a post using Windows Vista speech recognition software. I have gone through the tutorial, and I have spent some time trying to work out the various commands.  It has taken a little while for me to get used to this new system.  I assume that the speech recognition will get […]

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Spare parts reach crazy prices

I recently had an unfortunate accident involving my laptop, my nephew, and a hard hard floor. This was back at the end of May and ever since then my laptop seemed to be slowly dying. Once it got to a point that it took my laptop up to 7 minutes to start up (only to […]

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