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July 17, 2009  8:21 PM

The End of the GUI?



Posted by: Brien Posey
GUI, Windows 2008

Back in the 80's, Microsoft made their fortune by creating products that used a graphical user interface. Today though, there seems to be a reversal of that thought process. Windows Server 2008 offers a mode called Server Core that doesn't even have a GUI, and more and more of the utilities that...

July 13, 2009  1:28 AM

The WIndows Installer Cleanup Utility



Posted by: Brien Posey
Setup, Windows Installer Cleanup Utility, Windows Server

Today I ran across a utility that I had never seen before, and I just had to tell you about it. Before I do though, let me give you a little background.


June 6, 2009  9:32 PM

Windows Experience Index Drama



Posted by: Brien Posey
Vista, Windows Experience Index

A few days ago, I wrote a blog post talking about how a recent hardware upgrade had maxed out my machine’s Windows Experience Index. Last night I received a very rude E-mail message in regard to...


June 4, 2009  2:38 AM

The Windows Experience Index



Posted by: Brien Posey
Windows 7, Windows Experience Index, Windows Vista

When Microsoft first introduced Vista, one of the new features that was introduced along with it was the Windows Experience index. The basic idea was that the performance of various system components was rated and assigned a numerical score. The lowest score represented your overall Windows...


April 25, 2009  2:51 AM

Windows XP Compatibility for Windows 7



Posted by: Brien Posey
Windows 7, Windows XP, WIndows XP compatibility

Yesterday I was reading everyone’s opinions of Windows 7 on various technology related blogs. Some of the blogs predict that Windows 7 is going to be the final nail in the coffin for Microsoft....


April 23, 2009  2:14 AM

Windows 7 Starter Edition



Posted by: Brien Posey
netbook, Windows 7, Windows 7 starter edition

In a slow economy, it is no surprise that netbooks are really starting to become popular. These low end laptops are small in size, and typically sell for around $300.


April 16, 2009  3:21 AM

Windows 7 Editions



Posted by: Brien Posey
Windows 7, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Home Premium

A while back I recall seeing a list of all of the different versions of Windows 7 that Microsoft was planning to offer. At the time I didn’t pay a lot of attention to the list, but I do remember...


December 30, 2008  5:44 PM

The Theory of Evolution



Posted by: Brien Posey
Microsoft Windows

I have finally returned from vacation and dug out from all of the clutter that always seems to accumulate while I am gone. While I wish that I was still in the Caribbean soaking up the sun, I’m ready to get back to business.


December 10, 2008  11:39 PM

Worthwhile Event



Posted by: Brien Posey
Microsoft Windows

I just wanted to let everybody know that Microsoft is having a HUGE Windows event on Friday. The event is taking place in Redmond, but will be simulcast on the Web using Live Meeting. It is a must attend for anyone who is interested in Windows 7. Here is the agenda:


December 9, 2008  3:41 AM

Enterprise Desktop Virtualization



Posted by: Brien Posey
Microsoft Windows

With the end of 2008 quickly approaching, it’s nice to kind of take a look back and see what the big IT trends of the year were. I don’t think that too many people will disagree with me when I say that virtualization was huge this year. Even so,...


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