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Windows 10, Threshold 2 Update – What Can You Expect?

Microsoft has been working on a major update of Windows 10, known by the codename Threshold 2 or Fall Update, and it is expected to release during the first week of November. Some sources indicate that a release may occur as early as November 2nd. This update will contain several tweaks and features including redesigned […]

Windows 10 Updates and Privacy

I have a few updates for you on Windows 10,  from new revelations are coming out in the media, as well as my testing experiences.  Overall, no regrets on my part.  The Windows 10 experience is pretty positive for me and I still maintain that if you have Windows 8 or 8.1 you should get […]

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Windows 10 Upgrade

I’ve been working with Windows since version 3.0.  That’s a span of about 25 years now.  In that time we’ve seen 9 major releases, and being in IT I’ve been on what you might call the bleeding edge of those upgrades.  We’ve worked through countless bugs, corrupt media, obsolete hardware and every other stumbling block […]

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What is Up With Windows XP?

You are probably starting to hear about the need to upgrade your Windows XP computers.  Why do you need to upgrade?  Windows XP isn’t going to suddenly stop working, or require you to pay money or anything.  Microsoft is going to discontinue updating the software after April of 2014.  So, what is up with Windows […]

Debriefing from the South Sound Technology Conference

For about 3 years now I ahve been planning on attending the South Sound Technology Conference but haven’t had much opportunity. This year I just put it on the calendar and pushed through to go and I’m quite glad I did. I very much enjoyed the keynote by Congressman Adam Smith. I was particularly keen […]

What a slacker I am…

Yes, well I have been busy. Well no, I haven’t. I have been slacking off. It’s a really good thing I work for someone else, because if I were to wholly rely upon myself for creating things out of the blue, I’d be up a creek. So far January has been repair-month. A whole lot […]

I know just enough to make things take too long.

I decided it’d be cool to make my computer as complicated as possible. Well if I’m going to be supporting people again I need to really get comfy in Vista. What better way than to start using it at home. Of course that means either wiping my XP partition or… Resizing my XP partition so […]

Windows XP, Vista, Seven…. What to do?

Brien Posey is one of my favorite authors and I will go out of my way to read his articles. Not necessarily because I agree with him, but rather because he’s not a Microsoft stooge. If M$ is wrong, he won’t try and gloss it over. That earns my respect. I caught his article on […]