Monthly Archives: October 2005

Compatible & Remanufactured Cartridges

As you know I cover a wide range of subjects in Click but from time to time I like to come back to talking about what my company does best which is of course the sale of printer cartridges.Some of my loyal customers will already know this already but we have recently set up a trade counter in Torquay Road so that as well as making orders online it is now possible for customers to come into store and collect their computer consumables directly.

Many of you are still unaware of the advantages that compatible or remanufactured cartridges offer and instead are buying manufacturers original cartridges which are far more expensive in comparison.So that you can make an informed decision as to whether these alternatives are for you I have recapped on some of the main points below:

Compatible cartridges:

These cartridges are brand new alternatives to the manufacturers’ original Read the rest

Windows Vista

Last week I promised that I’d take a look at the new version of Windows that is currently under development, Windows Vista.Not wanting to disappoint, I will today be taking a look at the latest preview build (5231) that was released to beta testers a few days ago.

Windows Vista (formally codenamed ‘Longhorn’) was originally envisioned as a minor upgrade to Windows XP designed more as a stopgap although as work progressed on the Operating System it took the shape of an all encompassing major upgrade.

Let us take a look at some of the new features this Operating System will offer although please do bear in mind that the finished version is over a year away yet so obviously features are subject to change.

New look – Windows new look and feel is known as “Aero” which on suitably equipped machines will use the PC’s 3D accelerator to create Read the rest

Happy Birthday Windows

It’s a month full of birthdays as not only 24 years ago this week was yours truly bought into the world but it is also twenty years this month that the first copies of Windows began shipping onto the market.I thought to celebrate we would take a quick look back over the Windows history.

Windows 1.0 was initially announced to the world back in November 1983 with a shipping date of early 1984 with minimum system specs of a floppy drive and 192kb of RAM.Even back then Microsoft were hopeless at keeping to deadlines and technical requirements so over a year later Windows was shipped to the world with minimum of 256kb of RAM with Microsoft suggesting that you should really have double that amount of RAM and a hard drive.Windows 1.0 included a number of applications that would be familiar to modern day Windows users such as Calculator, Clock, Read the rest

Readers Suggestions

This week I’ve had a couple of suggestions for articles from a couple of readers but neither was substantial enough to create an entire article from and so I’ve printed both!

I know you’re interested in any useful freeware downloads I thought you might look into WordWeb which is an English Dictionary/Thesaurus which sits in the system tray on the PC.I have used this little program time & time again and have found it highly useful so try it out and see what you think!

Tom Blakesley, via e-mail

Following Toms advice I have tried out this program and found it to be pretty useful so head to to download the free version of the software which is slightly over 6mb in size.Once downloaded simply install it on to your PC and it sits patiently in the bottom right hand corner of your screen by the system clock until Read the rest

E-mail etiquette

E-mail like so many other things in life has an etiquette that should be adhered to.As a relatively literate member of society some of the e-mails I receive make me mad for no reason other than the fact that they are either ill thought or because it is just obvious that the author has taken no care whilst composing it.It’s for this reason that this week I have decided to publish what I believe should be fundamental rules that we all follow when putting together an e-mail:

Do not type the entire e-mail in CAPITALS – Typing in capitals insinuates that you are either shouting or yelling at your recipient.Of course if this is your intention then feel free to use caps but if you’re writing to your dear old grandmother then it isn’t really appropriate to be yelling at her constantly.Most people realise that you won’t be meaning to Read the rest