XP is DEAD!

Once again this week Microsoft has made it clear that NO ONE should be using Windows XP anymore. The calls have been pouring in from customers who are having their computers lock up or their PC has become extremely slow on boot-up. Upon investigation, it turns out that this is affecting everyone using Microsoft Security ...

The End of all things is near.

The End of all things is near.
Well, sort of…  Like a horse gone lame, Microsoft is putting down our beloved OS as of April 8th. Windows XP support is being discontinued by Microsoft and the ageing OS will no longer receive the monthly security updates on “Patch Tuesday” While this is a bit distressing for many die-hard XP users, I like to ...

Microsoft Office 2010 Starter

Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
Hey!! Does your computer show you this window every-time you try to open a Word or Excel file? Microsoft released a Windows update in September that is responsible for breaking A LOT of Windows 7 computers. Don’t worry! It can be fixed easily. Check out this article on how to get your Office 2010 Starter ...

Pay per Click

It’s amazing what kind of garbage can get installed by a “single” innocent click to download an update or free program. Here’s the scan log from the secretary’s computer. # AdwCleaner v3.010 – Report created 27/10/2013 at 11:39:26 # Updated 20/10/2013 by Xplode # Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32 bits) ...

Windows 7 File Server

Windows 7 File Server
Boy, this is weird.. I just built a new desktop PC for my personal workstation. Windows 7 Ultimate for the OS and now I find out it won’t share files with XP computers… REALLY!!! My old workstation ran Windows XP Pro and faithfully served up files for my shop network for many years. Never once ...

Open Source

Open Source
I like open source software! The world would be a different place without it.   I use Ubuntu Linux, Open Office, Gimp, Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome regularly.  

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