Category Archives: Windows

Microsoft sues a retailer for something every home user can do?

Seriously?  How is creation of restore disks — an activity WINDOWS itself helps you do for free — copyright infringement?  I hate the fact that OEMs have gotten away from deliverying physical restore media with new hardware, and instead are … Continue reading

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Upgrading can be such a hard thing to do

Excellent article about upgrading to a new version of Linux.  But even though you’d think the problem might be more difficult on a Linux or Unix system, it’s actually more difficult on a Windows system where you don’t generally have … Continue reading

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Microsoft, Windows 8, and the UEFI controversy

I’ve been following the “Windows 8” UEFI controversy for a few weeks now and remain as concerned today about it’s impact on the average user who might wish to try Linux as I was then.  As is to be expected, … Continue reading

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What would persuade you to ditch Windows for Ubuntu 10.04?

ZDNet ran an article a few days that I just had to link to titled as my subject says. It’s not a lengthy, or even a technical analysis of either operating system but does serve as a good sedgeway into … Continue reading

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VMWare Player makes installing guest Operating Systems a piece of cake

Every once in a while you might find yourself coming across the need or desire to run an alternate Operating System than the one you have loaded on your computer.  As little as a few years ago the only options … Continue reading

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