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September, 2012


September 28, 2012  8:18 PM

Windows 8 Forums Surveys 50K Users



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

I'm a big fan of the various Windows Forums sites, including those for Vista, Windows 7, and

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September 26, 2012  2:15 PM

Intel CEO sez “Windows 8 being released before it’s fully ready” Huh?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

[caption id="attachment_2596" align="alignleft" width="190"]Otellini tells Intel employees that Windows 8 still needs improvement.

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September 24, 2012  2:48 PM

InformationWeek Windows 8 Business Survey Shows Workplace Plans Still Shaping Up



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

Today InformationWeek began reporting on the results of its latest Windows 8 Survey which,  according to Kurt Marko's blog "

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September 21, 2012  3:31 PM

MS Introduces New “Comfort Sculpt” Keyboard for Win8



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Sculpt Comfort keyboard, Windows 8

[caption id="attachment_2578" align="aligncenter" width="500"]The Sculpt Comfort Keyboard is arched to make hands stay in proper typing position.

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September 19, 2012  4:59 PM

Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) Offers Fix for IE Zero-day Issues



Posted by: Ed Tittel
EMET

The old saying goes "You learn something new every day." Yesterday, Ed Bott and others helped me to learn about the Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (aka EMET). This

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September 17, 2012  3:24 PM

SATA II ICH10R vs. SATA III Marvel 9128 Controllers



Posted by: Ed Tittel
SATA Controllers, Troubleshooting

Last week, after upgrading my 119 GB (actual) SATA II OCZ Vertex-2 SSD to a 167 GB (actual) SATA III Intel 520 SSD, I quickly realized that the SATA III Marvell 9128 controller on my Asus P6X58D-E motherboard wasn't completely compatible with the SATA III implemented in the Intel drive (see my...


September 14, 2012  3:54 PM

Interesting Wrinkles with Intel SSDs Weasel Out of the Woodwork



Posted by: Ed Tittel
SSD, Troubleshooting

Last week I wrote a blog post entitled "One small change to my PC, one...

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September 12, 2012  3:58 PM

Microsoft Rethinks Timing of Planned Flash Update for Windows 8/IE 10



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Flash Update, Windows 8

Last week, as is my usual wont, I fired up Secunia PSI (Personal Software Inspector) for all of my machines. In a discovery that caused no excitement whatsoever when I first ran the utility, I got a display that looked like this: [caption id="attachment_2537" align="aligncenter" width="500"]


September 10, 2012  2:04 PM

Start8 Comes Back to Match Classic Shell



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Classic Shell, Start8, Windows 8

I'm not one to believe that my blog has any kind of market clout or impact, but I found myself scratching my head to explain why I got a comment on my "

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September 7, 2012  7:11 PM

One small change to my PC, one giant PITA to implement



Posted by: Ed Tittel
SSD, Troubleshooting

One of the interesting and easily overlooked consequences to using SSDs on PCs at a time when RAM is also incredibly cheap is that you have to take the Windows pagefile into account (and a hibernation file, if you use that feature on your systems) when sizing such drives. Though SSDs are getting...


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