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Vista Service Pack I

This week Microsoft made the eagerly awaiting Windows Vista Service Pack 1 available for general download. Service Packs are important milestones in the development of an Operating System as they bring together a collection of bug fixes, performance improvements, security updates and new product features. For many the release of the first service pack is [...]

Internet Explorer 7

This week I’ll be publishing a letter from one of my loyal readers regarding the new beta version of Internet Explorer that has just been published on the Microsoft website:

At last the beta version of Internet Explorer 7 is available for download, at https://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/default.mspx - This will be [...]

Windows XP Powertoys

Years ago I used remember downloading a suite of programs designed to allow Windows users to add functionality to their Operating System as well as alter more advanced settings not readily available so whilst searching for something to write about today I thought I’d check that these products were still available free of charge from [...]

Windows XP Service Pack 2

This week sees the release of Windows XP Service Pack 2; another monster update developed by Microsoft to close a number of holes in their Windows XP Operating System. Most of you will know the procedure by now - Go to the Microsoft website, download a [...]

Computer questions

Once again, I’m going to use this article as a forum for readers questions and comments especially the following question that has been submitted by a large number of my readers which relates to the Spybot (https://security.kolla.de) program that I have been recommending that everybody download [...]

Online Encarta Encyclopaedia

I remember back in the early years of Churston Grammar School when my homework largely consisted of cutting and pasting huge quantities of text straight from a computer encyclopaedia Microsoft Encarta then changing it around a little so it looked like I’d written it. For example, the Americanism ‘color’ would [...]