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Windows 7:Release Candidate 1

Last month Microsoft made the Windows 7 Release Candidate available free of charge with the intention that it will give Microsoft a chance to identity and iron out any bugs present before the final release. As you are all no doubt aware,Windows 7 is the successor to the somewhat criticised Windows Vista and is [...]

Vista SP2 and Cheap Broadband

We have two things to discuss today;Vista Service Pack 2 and cheap broadband.

Starting off with Vista;those of you with this Operating System would be advised to download the Service Pack from www.microsoft.com or via Windows Update as along with fixing hundreds of little bugs [...]

Firefox 3

Before I start this article I just want to apologise;once again I am going to dedicate an entire article to raving about the Firefox Internet browser. Just when I thought I’d finally got my love for this browser in to the open and out of my system they throw a spanner in to the [...]

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

I’m writing this article on Thursday 19th October – A day that may be remembered as the day Internet Explorer finally caught up with the rest of the world as today Microsoft finally released the completed version of Internet Explorer 7 to the public. You have to excuse my cynicism but whilst the browser is [...]

Inkscape

This week I’ll once again take the time to answer a question recently sent to me by a Click reader.

I’m a student doing art studies and also a regular reader of your column ‘Click’in the Heard Express. To assist me with my course I’m currently [...]

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.

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.

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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 [...]

MSN Messenger 6

I am still quite shocked at the number of people who don’t know about the existence of MSN Messenger which is built into many versions of Windows and also is freely available from https://messenger.msn.com. This handy little tool allows you to chat with people over the Internet,offering the spontaneity [...]