WINDOWS 7 EDITIONS

Microsoft announced the different versions of Windows 7 today. You’re likely to see some reporting and commentary emphasizing the number of different versions and complaining that it’s too complicated. It’s not. The buying process will actually be more straightforward...

SECURITY UPDATE 2009

Several people have asked me about the most recent variations on old, old themes. Email warnings about dangerous messages, like the one on the right. Newspaper articles about the latest virus. Nothing is new. The latest threats are the same as the old threats. Let’s...

WINDOWS 7 – THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Windows 7 is the successor to Windows Vista. The new version of Windows went into worldwide beta testing this weekend and you will probably be buying it on your new computers by early fall. Why a new version of Windows? Funny you should ask. Windows Vista has been on...

PRINTER SOFTWARE & SLOWDOWNS

The headline tells the story of this Microsoft Knowledge Base article: Severe system performance problems occur on a Windows Vista or Windows XP-based computer after you install HP printer software, version 11 (Microsoft KB960673) To be honest, I don’t know if...

SBS 2008 – ONECARE POSTSCRIPT

One glitch in the SBS 2008 migration nagged at me – it didn’t make sense that the computers with the individual version of Windows Live OneCare were not reporting in to the SBS 2008 console, which tracks the security status of all the workstations on the...