Sunday, March 26, 2006

More Microsoft security issues: Here is exactly the reason why I use Firefox, like right now as I compose this. Read here.

FOLLOWUP 3/29 : Why wait for Microsoft to do the right thing? A program developed outside of Microsoft is discussed here. Turns out it's BLINK, an overly agressive firewall, that I quickly uninstalled. Next to try. IE 7 beta isn't supposed to be vulnerable. Get it here.

Followup 4/6: I quickly gave up on Internet Exploder 7 beta 2.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

It's Official: Dell buys Alienware. Here's their memo to their own employees about it.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Two Great Free programs to protect Your Windows System !!!

1. Siteadvisor - Download a plug-in or Firefox and/or Internet Explorer that will warn you about websites that will install Spyware. Review here.

2. WinPatrol - Realtime protection against having your Windows taskbar clogged up. Basically a user friendly version of msconfig. They sell a $25 version with a great database thats ommitted from the free version. Review here.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Dell and Alienware: According to reports Dell has already/is about to swallow up Alienware, maker of high end PCs for folks that mainly use their PCs as a Game machine.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

I love my DirecTv with TiVo: TiVo is awesome. It saves ever having to look at a TV listing in the newspaper. It does the work for you. Some people however do get carried away. Story here.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Sales of Motorola RAZR phones halted: Both and Cingular and T-Mobile both! Story here.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Microsoft isn't this bad ! Long time readers of this Blog may have discerned I tend to have a low opinion of Microsoft, its arrogant ways, and wish it HAD been broken up. But even though Microsoft Excel years later is buggy, and still tends to fragment memory on quitting, I wouldn't call it a virus. McAfee did on Friday March 10, 2006.

Friday, March 10, 2006

How smart is Microsoft?: I had nothing but grief from PC Relocator. It would crash with no error message if it ran into too long (for it) a path name. It have difficulty updating itself. It transferred things it shouldn't (bits and pieces of programs that had been uninstalled), and thus created an unstable new system. I returned it under their Money Back Guarantee, only to discover Microsoft has just bought the company, and will incorporate the program as a downloadable extra for Vista. Job security for phone support I guess, and a deep pocket to finance refunds.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

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