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You can keep using XP for another year, but do you really want to?

February 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

Computerworld – On April 8, Microsoft will pull the plug on Windows XP SP3 when it issues the final security patch for the 11-year-old operating system. So it’s high time to switch to Windows 7, right? Probably. But it’s still going to be possible to hang on to XP for another year or so, and […]

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Windows 9 in 2015: Desperation isn’t pretty

January 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Seriously, Microsoft? You want to get Windows 9 — Windows freakin’ 9 — out in 2015? I get that you want to distance yourself from the Windows 8.x train wreck. Who wouldn’t? But by upgrading Windows on a consumer pace, aren’t you taking a big chance that your enterprise customers will turn their backs on […]

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Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed

March 4th, 2013 · Comments Off

Windows fans will whine, but Net Applications’ desktop operating systems numbers don’t lie. Windows 8′s pathetic user adoption numbers can’t even keep up with Vista’s lousy numbers. Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed. More >

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PC gaming comes to Ubuntu Linux with Steam client release

February 15th, 2013 · Comments Off

Since the dawn of the Linux penguin there has been one constant user compliant: “Linux won’t run my games!” Those days are now over. Today, February 14th, the Steam gaming client for Ubuntu Linux has arrived. According to the Canonical blog, “users can now install the Steam Client with a few simple clicks in our […]

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No Google Fibre for You (Or Anyone Else) Yet

December 16th, 2010 · Comments Off

I, and lots of other people in Asheville, NC, and many other towns and small cities throughout the United States, have been waiting for Google to announce who would receive the blessing of Gigabit Fibre Internet. Alas, we’ll have to wait for sometime in 2011 before we find out who wins. More >

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