Category: Windows

Related To Microsoft Products – particularly the operating systems and software – not so much hats or hardware

Microsoft Joins Linux Foundation

Hello readers, By now some of you have heard or perhaps even read articles about Microsoft joining the Linux Foundation. This includes some support from Microsoft - $500,000.00 per year.…
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Visual Studios 2015 Community Edition For Python

Hello readers, Recently my programming practice has been primarily on the Linux operating system family, and for most of what I do this is totally sensible. Linux has the best…
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Hello readers, Having just updated to build 1607 - The Windows 10 Anniversary Build - I decided to look over the new features and mention some of the highlights. Cortana…
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Installing A New Operating System Via USB

Hello readers,   Whether you've done it once or a million times, installing a new operating system can be either utterly painless, or a nightmare, depending on a few critical…
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React OS Versus Windows NT

Hello readers, React OS is an open source operating system that acts as a drop in replacement for windows on older machines. For all intents and purposes React OS functions…
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Microsoft’s Augmented Reality Program

Hello reader, From around the mid 1980's (Nintendo era,) many of us were looking at the infancy of shooter games and imagining more immersive experiences. The ones that early virtual…
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10 Incredibly Useful Programs For Windows 10 Users

Hello readers, I've been using Windows 10 alongside Linux Mint 17.3 and I discovered a few things you might want to do to get more functionality out of your Windows…
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Linux and Windows Versions Of Similar Software

Hello reader, There are thousands of applications with nearly identical counterparts between these two operating system "types." Of course there are probably many similar counterparts for Mac users, but that…
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Virtualbox Stays Useful

Hello reader, If you aren't already familiar with Oracle's Virtualbox software,  I'll try to summarize quickly what it is, before explaining why it actually is going to be relevant for…
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Celebrating Microsoft’s Customer Service

Hello reader, What is it about calling to activate a Windows installation that makes us feel like we're stealing cable? Is it just me? In any event, I've had occassion…
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Driver Management For Windows And Linux

Hello reader, One of the more tedious aspects of installing a new operating system is finding the drivers for your hardware devices. In many cases computers are only assigned their…
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10 Useful Windows Shell Commands

Hello reader, Many Windows users were excited to see the inclusion of powershell in Windows 10. Some of the oldest remaining dos style commands still in use are still the…
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Windows Security Solutions

Hello reader, Aside from a decent antivirus many users don't spend much time thinking about security on their home computer. There are at least a few applications and practices which…
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Libre Office And Gimp

Hello reader, Two of my favorite programs on the Linux operating system are actually available for Windows users as well, and can be life savers for writers or bloggers. The…
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That Windows 10 Upgrade

Hello reader, Around 4:30 am I saw it sitting in the corner of my Windows 7 desktop. That Windows 10 Upgrade Button... I've had a love hate relationship with the…
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Windows 10 Post 29th Blog From An Insider

Hello reader, In several articles so far I heralded Windows 10 for a variety of reasons and decried the few negative experiences I had. These consisted namely of driver conflicts…
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Flash Alternatives Worth Considering

Hello reader, Mozilla has joined the numerous other frustrated companies that find Adobe Flash to be an unforgiveable mess. The ad laden, malware hiding, outdated, resource hog is considered by…
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Is Windows 10 Right For You

Hello reader, I'm normally inclined to look at: features, performance, operability, and stability of most of the operating systems I use before ever suggesting what makes a good fit for…
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Removing CryptoVirus

Hello reader, 3 calls a day and companies are charging 200 dollars... (thieves captalizing on thieves) Here you go, just follow the steps. How to remove CryptoLocker Ransomware & Restore…
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What we can learn from games like Sauerbraten

Similar to the classic old school shooters like Doom, Sauerbraten manages to stay on our list of favorite games. Click the Cube 2 logo to go get the game for…
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