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Windows 8 CPU Slow Benchmarks!

I tried out Windows 8 developer preview (32-bit) on a Dell E6500 dual core 2.26Ghz laptop and while the new UI is slick, the CPU processor is much SLOWER that the prior Vista 32-bit operating system it was running. Using...

Wow! A Quick Boot PC -- About Time!

It is the black hole of the digital age -- the three minutes it can take for your computer to boot up, when there is nothing to do but wait, and wait, and wait some more before you can log...

Why Pay Twice as Much for a Mac?

Is Windows really that bad, you may ask?Well, Apple Watch asked that very same question and came up with some very interesting statistics.Last weekend, they got to wondering about Mac versus Windows PC pricing after seeing two HP notebooks on...

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 -- Gettin' Better All the Time ...

We get all excited about Adobe PhotoShop and the suite of related products that make it such a great graphics program, but there are other solid choices out there for you to take into consideration.CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 is at...

Microsoft plays nice with Apple iPod - no more corruption

The Windows Vista team has been working very closely with Apple to fix a problem whereby iPod's data becomes corrupt when you eject your iPod. Wow, Microsoft working closely with their arch rival to fix a bug? Considering Microsoft...

Gates on Gates (I Mean Vista)

It's hard work selling a new OS today -- not like it used to be. Now we have Bill Gates being interviewed on what Windows Vista means to me, to you and to all of us. Guess if we really...

Why Can't Vista See Clearly Now?

All that software development time! yet we have problems already springing up in Microsoft's new Windows Vista! Today's dilemma is all about speech recognition (more here from the BBC) -- truly a technology that would seem to be embraced by everyone,...

A Dell by Any Other Name?

Today's announcement about Michael Dell becoming CEO of his own company through me off guard, especially since the disposed CEO, Kevin Rollins, was at the big Windows Vista launch shindig in NYC just two days ago! Wonder if anyone in...

Maybe Vista Is Big at Wal-Mart?

I get all kinds of stuff in my e-mail (you can only imagine!), but intrigued with today's Wal-Mart Wire, which featured -- can you believe it! -- Windows Vista! (Wire is the weekly e-flyer from the big bad boy...

Well, We Lined Up for Vista ...

Funny (for me, not for Microsoft) to see this report about no one lining up to buy the new Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office when it went on sale in SF. Well, if you attended the big soiree in NYC...

Vista Launch: Midnight Madness All Over Again?

While I'm getting ready for the launch celebration of Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office in New York City today (Bill Gates will come out of "retirement" for one of the presentations), it's very interesting to see how excited everyone...

Microsoft: Still Making Money After All These Years

While I'm all excited about the launch celebration of Microsoft's Windows Vista on Monday, it seems the big boy from Redmond is doing pretty good even without that coming boost. According to this report, Microsoft's revenues hit record levels -- so why can't we...

Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 3200 Laser: Now That's What I Call Wireless!

I'm talking across-the-room wireless connectivity, not just short range like other wireless keyboard/mouse combo kits. With the Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 3200 Laser, you get leading-edge performance, comfort and style as well as things you never thought you could...

I Can See Clearly Now: Windows Vista Due Tomorrow

It's hard to get too excited about the official launch of Windows Vista tomorrow after spending all of that energy for the launch of PS3 (and to a lesser extent, Wii). But still, Microsoft's launch of a new operating sytem is...

Windows Vista: January 30, 2007

Microsoft has announced it has completed development work on the new Windows Vista operating system and confirmed that it will be available to consumers January 30, 2007. (Nice New Year's present, we hope.) The new operating system, which company officials...

Come and Get It! Windows Vista (& Other Betas) Available

There's sure been plenty of coverage of Microsoft's announcement earlier this week of beta 2 availability of three of the company's flagship products -- Windows Vista, 2007 Microsoft Office and Windows Server (code-named "Longhorn" or "long time"). Speaking at the Microsoft Windows Hardware...

What's Up with Windows Media Center: Is This the Year?

Is this the year Windows Media Center is going to happen?  Interesting article in yesterday's Wall Street Journal about how Microsoft ("the technology industry's perennial late-to-the-game player") is now taking a leadership position  in home entertainment software with its Windows...

Gates Does Windows Again and Again (New Vista Unveiled at CES)

  There's plenty of action now that CES in Las Vegas has opened, but much of the big news and buzz today centers around Bill Gates' keynote speech and the formal introduction of the next generation of the Windows operating...

Windows Vista update

Microsoft released an update to the test version of Windows Vista, the next edition of its flagship operating system. The Windows Vista release is is the first in a series of monthly updates to the Community Technology Preview (CTP). Unlike...

Interesting Windows Vista features

Windows Vista reportedly will boot and shutdown in just 2-3 seconds. I'm not sure how that is possible considering my 3Ghz Pentium 4 takes at least 6 seconds just to load the BIOS, do a memory test, etc. before it...
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