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Nov 16 2017

Firefox Quantum – Initial Impressions

Been a good long while since I really wrote anything about computer tech or software on the modern front, but then again there hasn’t been too much going on that’s really received more than an “oh, okay” reaction from me. In this case, though, I’ve got a bit more of a reaction to Firefox 57 …

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Oct 23 2017

Windows 95 – A First Look (1996 VHS Tape)

Windows 95 was a big change to how many people used their computers. Beyond introducing the Start Menu, it was in some ways so different that it could prove difficult for many users to adapt to. To that end, many companies produced VHS tapes designed to help ease people into the new, but very capable, …

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Jul 26 2017

Let’s talk about Microsoft Paint

A couple of days ago, the internet was seemingly enraged over the announcement that the next Windows 10 update would remove the legendary paint program from Windows. Oh yes, people got pissed. Then, the next day Microsoft decided to announce that paint isn’t going anywhere; at least, not in principle. Here’s what’s up: Paint 3D …

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Nov 29 2016

A Quick Tech Support Scam Video – Windows 8 With 480MB Of Ram!

Lewis’s Tech is somewhat of a legend among the anti-scammer community, and this video can quickly show you some reasons why. I’m sharing it not just for how fun this one is, but how quick it is to watch, at only 10 minutes, it goes over quite a bit. We have the usual remote support …

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Nov 04 2016

Tech Support Scammers Have A New Trick – Forced BSOD

I meant to get this post out last week, but I got caught up in quite a bit of stuff. Go figure! I also haven’t been posting as much about tech scammers, but it’s somewhat hard to do properly – there are so many videos with so much content that all really kind of is …

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Aug 07 2015

Upgrading to Windows 10

Windows 10 was released to the public on July 29th, 2015. In the first 24 hours, it was reported to have been installed by 14 million users, which is an impressive initial adoption rate. Of course, that morning, I saw many friends online discussion their own upgrades, their computers prompting them that morning that the …

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Jul 24 2015

My Final Comments on Windows 8

On July 29th, 2015, Microsoft will release Windows 10, the successor to Windows 8. Windows 10 will bring more improvements to the continually evolving Windows Operating System. This releases is being met with praise from both common users and tech-heads alike for numerous upgrades and improvements over previous Windows releases. Namely, over it’s predecessor, Windows …

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Jan 22 2015

Oh Windows

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that the latest version of Windows, named Windows 10, would be delivered “as a service” rather than as we traditionally think of operating systems. Instead of releaseing new versions every few years, it looks like Microsoft is going to simply upgrade 10, constantly evolving it as technology improves, without the traditional major …

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Apr 08 2014

Windows XP End of Support – My Thoughts.

Today is the day Windows XP dies. As I begin typing this article, it is Midnight, the morning of April 8th, 2014.  Microsoft official support of any kind for Windows XP, its nearly 13 year old indescribably successful computer operating system, has ended. I, for one, am glad to see this day finally come. While …

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Jun 05 2013

First Look at Windows 8.1

Today, Microsoft released a video showing  some of the new features of Windows 8.1 or “Windows Blue” as it was known during it’s development. This video shows off features of the new operating system update, focusing on improvements to Modern UI elements like the Start Screen, App snapping, and the overhauled search function. Let me …

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