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Posts Tagged ‘Windows’


We like to think that the computers we use all started with the Apple Macintosh or Windows 3.1x.  Those systems built on an original technology.  The original Xerox Star User Interface. That’s right. Xerox had the whole package way back in 1981/1982. (Even farther back in 1973!) And, of course, over the years, many systems […]

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A recent blog post dealt with my suggestion that PC users should switch to Linux and ditch Windows. Once they make the move to Linux, they’ll no longer need to pay for computer repairs (antivirus, spyware cleaning, etc.), especially those offered by online services are constantly advertised on cable television. The article resulted in some […]

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If you watch cable television for even a short period of time, you’ll be presented with at least one ad on how to speed up your Windows computer. Heck, you may even see several.  And if there wasn’t a market for repairing computer problems, you wouldn’t see these commercials marching across your television screen.  But, […]

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A friend stopped by the other day and we talked computers. He wanted to know why his Windows system took so long to load and get working.  Once booted up,  it seems that his system was taking quite a long time to allow him to access the desktop, applications, etc. Since he runs Windows, the […]

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My brother David was having some problems with his Windows computer.  He asked me what would help clean his system.  I offered a few suggestions, and hopefully, he’ll get his system back to working order. When you run Windows, you need to periodically tune and clean the system in order to make sure it’s running […]

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Independence day always falls on the Fourth of July.  Christmas is always on the 25th of December.  Halloween is the 31st of October. Thanksgiving (here in the U.S.) is always the fourth Thursday of November. We’re all familiar with these dates.  They’re set in stone and occur at the same time each year. So, what […]

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Recently, hardware keyloggers were found on library computers in the UK.  I learned this from a post on the PCLinuxOS forums (by menotu).  You can read the article here.  You can also view a brief video from the BBC here. You might be asking yourself, “What the heck is a hardware keylogger?” A keylogger is […]

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Windows Is Down

The FCC and Department of  Justice recently approved the Comcast NBC/Universal merger.  There are conditions. You can read some of  those conditions here. Of note is this passage from the linked report: “The deal requires Comcast to provide “approximately” 2.5 million low income households with high speed Internet for less than $10 a month. To […]

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Ever have one of those moments where you’ve tried EVERYTHING to solve a computer problem and it ends up being something so simple you just want to kick yourself? This happened to me the other day.   I was in front of a Windows 7 computer system and when I typed in a password, web address […]

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