Windows

Choosing the right ultrabook: Asus Zenbook, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

If you spend greater part of your workday on a notebook/ultrabook, selecting your primary work tool is as important as selecting race cars is to race car drivers and selecting cameras & lighting equipment is to photographers. Some obsess over it more than others. I confess to being firmly in the latter category. I won’t […]

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Make Bing the default search engine in Firefox address bar

I like Bing for a number of reasons. If you don’t prefer Bing, this is not a sales pitch to make you change your search habits. I’ll leave that to the Bing team with BING IT ON, the Bing Challenge commercials et al. Bing offers a better user experience. I also believe Microsoft has better […]

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Windows PowerShell 3 Wins InfoWorld’s 2013 Technology Of The Year Award

Windows PowerShell 3 has won InfoWorld’s 2013 Technology of the Year award. Finally, InfoWorld editors have discovered what IT pros have known for a long time – PowerShell is simply the most powerful yet easy-to-use management tool out there on any platform! The third time is definitely the charm for PowerShell, which provides the engine […]

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Script: Save all Internet Explorer tabs as Favorites

We spend a lot of time in web browsers and if you’re like me, you probably have a gazillion tabs open – your work stuff, your social media sites, sites for e-learning, e-banking, e-commerce, a few blogs, publications and news sites, sites you’re trying to quote material or save useful tidbits from. Suddenly, the browser […]

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Installing Windows from a USB Drive, recovery partitions and TRIM support

USB flash drives have been a welcome development for computer storage — they offer a great alternative to optical drives (aka CD/DVD drives). The form factor makes them easy to carry around, they’re faster than optical drives, and you can rewrite/reuse them as many times as you wish. They’re also more reliable than optical media. […]

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Microsoft: Let the numbers do the talking

It’s been an eventful few weeks in technology. The mainstream and tech media (and fanboys’) euphoria over Apple surpassing Microsoft’s market capitalization (i.e. price per share x number of shares) hasn’t completely died yet. Meanwhile, we’ve seen Microsoft’s Project Natal technology bear fruit as Microsoft Kinect, available for pre-order now and coming soon to a […]

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Windows 7 Crosses the 150 Million Mark

A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced it sold 100 million copies of Windows 7 in 6 months (see Windows 7 reaches the 100 million mark). A few weeks later, an update from Brandon LeBlanc— Windows 7 has now sold 150 million copies! More in 150 Million Licenses of Windows 7 Sold, Windows Live Betas Announced […]

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Microsoft Office, Welcome to the cloud

Micrsoft Office is live in the cloud! In a blog post (read Office is now live on SkyDrive on the Windows blog), Microsoft’s Jason Moore announced the launch of Office Web Apps on SkyDrive— Microsoft’s free cloud-based storage service, which provides users up to 25 Gb. of storage space to store documents, photos and videos. […]

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Windows 7 reaches the 100 million mark

Ten days after Windows 7’s October 22 launch, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said: Certainly we’ve seen initial sales be fantastic. The first ten days were bigger than the first ten days of XP or Vista or any other Windows launch that we have done. All Things Digital’s John Paczkowski responded with Well, What Did You […]

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Cloned machines and duplicate SIDs

It’s been over 4 years since I wrote about the duplicate SID issue in SID error on cloned Virtual Server / VPC / VMWare OSes. I recommended using the NewSID utility from Sysinternals to fix the cloned machine. Hyper-V wasn’t around back then, and looking back it seems incredible that many of us survived without […]

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