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June 2, 2014

Windows 9 Looms on the Horizon

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I just checked the stats for Windows 8. Things don’t look good.

October 7, 2013

Windows 8, How Are You Doing?

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windows-live-favorites I must enjoy raging upon how truly awful Windows 8 is. As proof, I looked up how Windows 8 is doing. The results actually surprised me.

March 18, 2013

My Sad Line of Windows Books

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Windows 8 Sucks I gave up writing Windows books a long time ago. It’s not that I wanted to.

February 1, 2013

I Miss Microsoft Gadgets

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Way back when, my observation was that Windows Gadgets were a weak attempt to copy the Widgets feature form the Mac OS X Dashboard. The Dashboard feature was introduced with OS X 10.4 “Tiger” back in April of 2005. Gadgets, officially known as Microsoft Gadgets, were introduced with the Windows Sidebar feature in Windows Vista, January 2007.

Copy. Cat.

January 6, 2013

Trackpads Are Here

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If you want to use Windows 8 but don’t want to pay a zillion dollars for a multi-touch monitor, there is finally a solution. Trackpads have arrived!

Similar to the Apple Magicpad (or whatever they call it), you can get a multi-touch trackpad for your PC. It sits alongside the computer keyboard, just like a second mouse. Rather than lose all sensation in your arm by swiping a touchscreen monitor, you can swipe the trackpad. It’s handy!

Logitech Rechargeable Touchpad T650 with Windows 8 Multi-Touch Navigation – Black (910-003057)

December 19, 2012

Why Not a Superuser Account?

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One of the most popular things people did with their PCs back in the 1980s was reformat the hard drive. Yep, they’d just wipe the whole thing out. Zap! Suddenly everything was gone. They weren’t trilled, either.

October 1, 2012

My Favorite Version of Windows

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It would have to be Windows 7. Yep, of all the Windows releases out there, Windows 7 is the one I’d install on a new computer, the one that I prefer to use most of the time. But mine is not a full-on love affair.

June 25, 2012

Windows 8 Down in Flames

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I’ve been using Windows 8 for a while now. Let me tell you: It really sucks. I wrote before that I didn’t like it, but being forced to use Windows 8, especially under the guise of trying to write a book for beginners, is very painful.

June 15, 2012

Windows 8: My Opinion

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Windows 8 It’s going to be ugly.

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