Sharp looks, good performance, but buggy... some Vista impressions

, posted: 14-Nov-2006 12:25

With Vista hitting manufacturing and Microsofties raving about how good Release Candidate 2 is - and I've seen some impressive demos to that effect from MS New Zealand - I thought it was time to give it a go.

I was hoping to put the RT (read the entire post)...

Another 'patchy' Tuesday for Windows users

, posted: 11-Oct-2006 08:18

As I waiting for automatic updates to kick in here, I get the October 2006 security bulletin from MS. Although other sources reckoned there'd be eleven patches, there are "only" ten this time:


List of ReadyBoost compatible FLASH devices

, posted: 8-Oct-2006 08:13

If like me you've been wondering which USB FLASH memory device to use with Vista to boost performance, check out Grant Gibson's list.

There are 72 devices listed already, and you can submit your own test results.

ReadyB (read the entire post)...

Vista RC2 out this Friday US time: RTM slips again?

, posted: 5-Oct-2006 08:47

So, another Release Candidate of Windows Vista is coming out in two days' time - Friday in the US, and Saturday in NZ/Australia.

Paul Thurrot reckons RC2 is build 5743 and says it'll be available to MSDN and Technet subscribers, a (read the entire post)...

Windows Media Player 11 considered harmful?

, posted: 22-Sep-2006 10:36

I was reading the always excellent Charlie Demerjian's piece in The INQ on Windows Media Player 11 (WMP11 henceforth), thinking "surely not... Microsoft wouldn't be as stupid as to risk such a PR disaster."

Charlie bases his commen (read the entire post)...

EU Windows Vista to include Adobe Reader but no antivirus

, posted: 12-Sep-2006 10:56

Bruno Segers, the former general manager of Microsoft Belgium has written an open letter to European Union Commissioner for Competition Neelie Kroes, published on his blog.

In the letter, written in Dutch, Segers expresses concern that the (read the entire post)...

Windows Live Mail Desktop - what's the point?

, posted: 10-Sep-2006 16:51

A further addition to Microsoft's Windows Live range of products is the awkwardly-named Windows Live Mail Desktop client, now in public beta. It is as the name implies a desktop client with which you can access Internet email from a variety of se (read the entire post)...

Why you shouldn't blog on Windows Live Spaces

, posted: 2-Sep-2006 11:31

Number one reason: Microsoft's cack-handed censorship of your thoughts. So I can't use the word "porn" on what is allegedly the world's biggest blogging service? Or is it perhaps "feminist" that Windows Live Spaces thinks is "prohibited l (read the entire post)...

Amazon puts up Windows Vista pre-order pricing

, posted: 31-Aug-2006 15:01

Windows Vista, which Microsoft has been straining to release for so many years now, but which appeared to be stuck sideways, really does seem to be coming out soon. The first Release Candidate, out soon, may be the only one in fact.

I noti (read the entire post)...

On a clear day, I can see...

, posted: 29-Aug-2006 20:47

The difference?

Read the commentary on ISstartedSomething where I found the Google Video.
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