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Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Windows Vista February 2006 CTP (Build 5308/5342) Review, Part 5: Where Vista Fails I still remember the day very clearly. It was Monday, October 27, 2003. Several thousand developers--and, let's face it, quite a few garden variety Windows enthusiasts--charged into Hall A at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) like teenage girls at a Justin Timberlake concert, jockeying for the best seats. I've been to more Bill Gates keynotes than I can count, and this was the first time I ever saw anyone climb over other people in order to secure a better view. (No offense to Mr. Gates, but he's not exactly a dynamic speaker.) The purpose of this melee? Let those words hang in your mind for a bit. Even the mightiest tree... Having dealt with Microsoft for many years, I can say this much with certainty: The company is literally filled to the brim with some of the brightest, smartest, most insightful, and friendliest people I've ever met. For Windows, specifically, the situation is dire. This Bad Microsoft is not all of Microsoft, and it's not even all of the Windows Division.

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Hack Attack: Seven New Year's Resolutions for your PC - Lifehacker Bad Ideas!! To quote pulp fiction,"allow me to retort": 1. Regularly back up your hard drive: Just get a RAID array.. For important files, rather use a sync service like rsync and put the backup PC in a cabinet. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Reinstall Windows and outfit your system with all freeware programs Review & Download Link I recently clean installed Windows XP on my laptop, and this meant that I had to re-install all the essential software that I use. It also presented an opportunity to write a posting about how you can outfit your computer with all the essential (and non-essential) software you need using strictly 100% freeware and/or open source titles.This posting could have been titled any of the following: Pre-installation: before reformatting my hard drive, I used the following programs: Installation: re-installed Windows XP on the re-formatted primary partition. Post installation: now the fun begins.

30 Essential Pieces Of Free (and Open) Software for Windows Recently, I received a fresh new laptop from Dell. Upon receiving it, I did the traditional “installation of Windows from scratch” on it to remove a lot of the garbage that is preinstalled on Dells. Then I got really busy installing tons of great software that takes care of pretty much every software need I have. Not only was all of the software free, every piece of it was open source, which means that the code is peer-reviewed; no spyware here! What follows is a list of thirty pieces of software that are the cream of the crop of open source software for Windows. Now, if only there were an open version of The Sims 2, I might go the whole way and switch to Linux… Thirty Free and Open Software Programs Worth Downloading 1. Replaces Internet Explorer If you haven’t switched to Firefox for your web browsing needs, do it now. 2. 3. 4. Replaces Microsoft Word Want a good word processor but find Microsoft Word too expensive? 5. 6. 7. Replaces AIM, Windows Messenger, etc. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Beginner's Guide to Professional Word Documents Microsoft Word is a powerful word processor which, when used correctly, produces smart business documents with a consistent layout and style. For Word to work correctly, however, there are several Golden Rules you need to followed. Rule 1: Use Styles—Avoid Direct Formatting Styles are Word's most powerful feature. Everything you create in Word is attached to a Style. Consistency Using styles ensures that document are formatted identically. Rule 2—Use Templates Templates are a natural extension to styles. Rule 3—Don't Use Line Feeds to Make Space Don't use line feeds to make space between paragraphs! This is a bad form of direct formatting that has adverse affects on a document's efficiency and robustness. Spacing is not accumulative when using successive different styles (unless the compatibility option is deliberately changed). Rule 4—Don't Use the Spacebar to Make Spaces or Align Text Aligning text vertically or padding out words by adding extra spaces is bad practice. Tip!

Disk Wiping Utilities: How to Get Rid of Your Data Permanently On one sunny summer day, Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Those 2 characters are completely fictional and are in no way related to anyone) decided that they'd had enough with their old, sluggish computer and wanted to get a brand new one. After doing a traditional format, Mr. Smith decided to put up the system for sale on ebay and prayed that they would get a good bid for it. 2 days later, a guy named John Doe offered a decent amount for the system, so Mr. Smith immediately sent it to him via an interstate courier. Here are 3 of the most popular ones: All these utilities are self-contained boot floppies that will help you securely erase data from any hard drive using one or more of the following wiping techniques (Via the Wipe Page): Quick Erase: Fills hard drive with 0'sGutmann: 27 random-order passes using specific data combined with eight passes using random data.Due to changes in the different data encoding schemes now used by modern hard drives, Gutmann no longer recommends 35 passes.

10 of the most annoying Vista irritations solved Like any operating system, Vista has its irritations. Things have been helped a great deal by Microsoft's updates - updating issues such as slow file transfers - but, even so, there are still several things that niggle us. And we're sure you feel the same way. So, in order to remedy this, we've gathered together the 10 most common Vista itches that need a scratch - and solved them for you. 1. There's nothing worse than having your progress slowed right down when the User Account Control security prompt pops up, but it happens a lot of the time. To do this, open the Control Panel, click User Accounts and Family Safety\Turn User Account Control on or off. 2. When you want to shut down your PC, you click on the Windows Vista Start button, then at the bottom of the menu you see three icons – a power symbol, a padlock and an arrow. To do this, click the Start button and type cmd to open up a command prompt. 3. If it's the latter, type Device Manager in Start Search. 4.