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Category: MS Windows

Windows On Mac-on-Intel

Ever since Steve Jobs announced that they’d be moving to Intel chips, one of the major questions on people’s minds (well, geeks’ minds) has been “Will we be able to run Windows on an Intel Mac?” The Apple party line at MacWorld seems to be “we won’t support that” – which is completely fair and […]

What’s In A Name?

Oh Crikey. In December ’02 Scott Hanselman realized that MSN Messenger 5.0 wasn’t an upgrade to Windows Messenger 4.7. No, it was a different product that did mostly the same thing. Was Microsoft changing the name and bringing out a new, improved product? No, they now had two instant messaging clients. Now he finds that […]

Drive Safely

Sept ’03: “I’ve never seen Microsoft send patches out to everyone via e-mail… learn more about how you can help protect your computer.” Mitch Tulloch: Is This Security Alert Really from Microsoft? Of course, not every email that arrives in your inbox and purports to be from Microsoft is actually from Microsoft. The bottom line […]

Watch It Anyway

Jon Udell: “I suspect few outside the geek community read those postings or “got it” if they did.” I agree that a single password used everywhere is A Bad Thing, and this is a reasonable solution to the problem. I’m not sure how many “outside the geek community” are going to get past the ‘bookmarklet’ […]

Armada M700 Battery Problems

Wowzers, here’s something unusual! I’m at Starbucks this morning, which isn’t really all that strange. The bizarre part is that I’ve got wireless access and a live laptop. This is a four year-old Compaq laptop; I’ve replaced the batteries more times than I can count (I think laptop vendors count on selling batteries, like Gillette […]

OS X Hints for Windows Users

Ok, I’ve got some answers to some Mac questions that were bothering me. We can just make today Mac OS X Hints for Windows Users day, perhaps the first of several. Is there a way to lock the desktop? When I leave my desk, I’m supposed to lock the system – Control-Alt-Delete, then Lock Computer […]

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