Windows 8.1 Update 1

The mighty keyboard and mouse have roared and Microsoft has listened. Windows 8.1 Update 1 is out and has some (some!) nice changes for content creators and other non touch screen users. Most notable is that instead of forking the OS into mobile/touch & […]

Windows 7 – install from USB drive

Install Windows 7 from a USB stick – easy right? Just download the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool and follow the incredibly easy steps. Well that didn’t work for me and apparently quite a few others. Interesting as Microsoft was “forced” to make the tool publicly available after it was revealed […]

Local Domain – Mac

Setting up a private, internal or test network and have Mac clients? Do not use .LOCAL! I setup my Windows 2008 domain as .LOC – worked like a charm and my Mac clients were happy. Starting with Mac OS10.2 Macs use .local for Bonjour hostnames. […]

Windows Screenshots

Dear people hear me and hear me now. Next person sends me a 9meg “screenshot” is getting signed up to the Ron Paul contributors list. PrtScn takes a screenshot of your entire display. Unless you hate someone do not send them the results of […]

A brief history of Windows PCs

Your computer is what’s often (derogatorily) referred to as a “WinTel” machine on which the software is dominated by Microsoft Windows and the hardware is dominated by Intel. Intel was founded by three unhappy Fairchild Semiconductor employee’s. Microsoft was founded in 1975 by some […]