Vista – Sample Guide – Free

I received this link to a free sample guide from Microsoft and was surprised to see how concise the guide is. What I like best is the fact that there are sections that cover “what’s changed’ in comparison to previous Windows versions and Vista. There is a lot of useful information, especially over the difference…

Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware Updates – Clarification

I normally post a weekly update reminder about updating your anti-virus and anti-spyware programs, and some of you may wonder why. You may be saying, “The programs are set to update themselves automatically, so I don’t need to do anything!” Most security software protections will update themselves for you at a specified date, day, or…

I Got to Play With The Ninetendo Wii – Review

I had previously mentioned that one of my neighbors has all three of the latest consoles, including the Nintendo Wii, and has allowed me to try the consoles to review. So this afternoon I went to his home to try the Wii console and see how it compared to the other systems. Wii, pronounced ‘we,’…

New Email Scams – Posted By The F.B.I.

The F.B.I. has posted an interesting new scam that appears to be making the rounds on the Internet. In this latest attack, the sender says he has been hired to kill the recipient and for a fee, will be happy to cancel the contract. But more interesting is an alleged email from the F.B.I. in…

$150 Laptop Computer – Another Update

Last Friday just before I left, I received a comment from Jack Knocke of Lite Appliances referencing the products the company is developing. He followed up with two photos – front and rear shots of a desktop unit – as well as a specification sheet detailing what the unit would provide. Mr. Knocke also mentioned…

Vista RTM – My Conclusion

I’ve been struggling about what to write about Vista in my conclusion for well over a week. How do you judge the new operating system fairly without being too judgmental and at the same time be unbiased? You can’t. I personally believe that each one of us has to weigh the pros and cons and…

Security Updates As Of 01-16-07

Make sure your system is up to date and that you have the latest protections in place. AVG anti-virus: 01/15/07 Norton anti-virus: 01/10/07 McAfee anti-virus: 01/10/07 Lavasoft AdAware SE: 01/15/07 Spybot Search and Destroy: 01/12/07 Microsoft Windows Defender: 01/11/07 [tags]updates, security, mcafee, norton, avg, spybot, adaware se, defender, microsoft, [/tags]

Just Got Back Online

I just got back online after a nasty ice storm knocked out our electrical for 48 hours. So I’ll be posting as soon as I can get warm again. 🙂 Fingers crossed the power stays on! [tags]power out, electrical, electricity, blackout, energy[/tags]

The New Dell – Interesting Changes

About once a month or so I receive Dell’s sales blurb magazine as well as weekly email updates. Why Dell? Because Dell has been one of the low price leaders in the industry and at one time had the best customer satisfaction experience. But it seems that Dell may have missed the train, for various…