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[18 May 2013 | One Comment | 3,170 views]
A simple cure for the Windows 8 blues

Whether you love or hate Microsoft Windows 8, it’s hard to deny that it’s a radical departure from what we’ve come to expect from the most popular desktop operating system on the planet.
Oh, and there’s been a lot of criticism — click here to read some of the harsher comments made by industry insiders about Windows 8 and Microsoft’s response to them just a few days ago. Microsoft has called a lot of criticism extreme and the company may have a point, but a lot of complaints seem to boil …

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[26 Apr 2013 | One Comment | 5,342 views]
Netbook too slow? Xubuntu may speed it up

Remember a few years ago when netbooks were all the rage? Well, they may not have been all the rage, but they were certainly highly visible starting around 2008 and that’s no surprise — an incredibly portable computer that could be had for around $300 was certainly worth looking at twice.
Ah, but the netbook has steadily declined in popularity over the past couple of year. In 2011, Dell announced it was pulling out of the network market and Toshiba followed suit in 2012. It seems the netbook is in the …

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[11 Apr 2013 | 3 Comments | 2,971 views]
Microsoft pulling the plug on Windows XP, so now what?

It’s official — Microsoft announced on April 10 that it will no longer release security updates for Windows XP a year from now. While that doesn’t mean that Windows XP will just stop working in April 2014, it does mean that Microsoft will stop its ongoing efforts to patch exploits in the aging operating system — that’s a clear concern because you’ll be on your own should hackers find a way to take over your PC.
And it’s a safe bet that people will still look for security flaws in Windows …

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[10 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 5,543 views]
The Commodore 64 is back! Sort of.

Anyone who had an interest in computers in the 1980s remembers the Commodore 64.
Commodore — along with Apple, Atari, Radio Shack, Texas Instruments and even Timex (to an extent) — were all trying to convince us that they manufactured the ultimate home computer back in the early 1980s. Commodore’s flagship computer back then was the Commodore 64, which was introduced in 1982 for $595 and boasted 64 kilobytes of RAM a 6502 CPU (the same one that Apple and Atari used) and — perhaps most importantly — ports that accepted …

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[27 Jan 2011 | 4 Comments | 12,520 views]
Linux and ‘Microsoft Trained Brain Syndrome’

What’s one of the obstacles preventing Microsoft Windows users to make the switch to Linux?
According to Erik Rasmussen — a member of the Milwaukee Linux Users Group and a former member of Microsoft’s Windows Vista Technical Adoption Program (TAP) for Rapid Deployment — said a major obstacle is something that he (and others) call Microsoft Trained Brain Syndrome. What is that condition? Simply put, people who suffer from it labor under the impression that certain tasks can only be accomplished with the tools that Microsoft provides.
“I wanted to completely jump …