This article makes a point which has been on the mind of Windows and Mac users for quite some time: namely, that Microsoft ought to stop selling so many versions of its OS. It's confusing, it's expensive, and from my point of view, underhanded. What Microsoft Can Learn From Mac OS X Lion They should … Continue reading What Microsoft Can Learn From Mac OS X Lion
Every time I boot up the Windows XP virtual machine on my Mac, I waste at least half an hour with stupid Windows "critical updates", not to mention Windows Live One Care updates. My computer is always "at risk". Windows seems intent on wasting my time, every time I use it.
I've had Vista SP1 installed on my machine for a week or so, and I'm pleased (surprised as well) to see that Microsoft addressed some of the issues that have frustrated me in the past. I guess when your expectations are low, any step toward something better is noticeable. If I sound somewhat bitter, it's … Continue reading Vista SP1 addresses some of my previous frustrations
At work, I use Windows Vista Ultimate Edition. I tried to install Vista SP1 on my computer yesterday. I created a restore point, just in case something went badly, and started the install. Here's the error message that I got: Apparently, Vista SP1 cannot install on my machine, because I've got too many language packs … Continue reading One more reason why Microsoft doesn't get it
Canon EOS 5D v1.1.1 Firmware Update http://tinyurl.com/2emzxn # Apple Releases Safari 3.1 With New CSS and HTML 5 Feature Support http://tinyurl.com/2uyu79 # Safari 3.1 renders my site faster than Firefox and IE 7. Gmail and Google Reader also load faster. I like it. # Safari 3.1 also uses a different color management profile than Firefox … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-18
Microsoft's out to kick butt lately, and with these three downloads, it's taking on three companies at once: Apple, Adobe and Intuit. Try them out, and judge how well Microsoftie's doing in the fights: Windows Media Player 11: organized pretty much like iTunes, but with a leaner installer -- iTunes weighs in at over 35 … Continue reading Three interesting downloads from Microsoft
I complained in a previous post about how I wanted to buy a Mac laptop that I'd use for both work on pleasure, but couldn't, because I was shackled to Windows OS for most of my development work, and there were certain things that just didn't work on the Mac, with either Boot Camp or … Continue reading Boot Camp 1.1 Beta just released by Apple
I've been learning a hard lesson these past few weeks, as my parents go through a time of computer trouble, and since I'm the one who purchased their computer equipment and set up their network, it's up to me to get things right again. What's the lesson, you ask? As encapsulated in the title of … Continue reading When it comes to home computers, k.i.s.s. and forget it
Skype has just released version 2.5 for Windows 2000 and XP. This new version includes the following cool features (on top of existing ones): Send SMS messages directly from Skype to contacts' cellphones. View and call your Outlook contacts directly from Skype. This is really cool! Auto updates: Skype will automatically update itself - no … Continue reading New Skype for Windows 2.5
If you use the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection tool to connect to other Windows computers, you'll appreciate their Remote Desktop Client for the Mac. That's right, with this tool you'll be able to connect to and manage Windows computers from your Mac! I've used it, and it works great! Did you also know you can … Continue reading Do you like Remote Desktop Connection?