I made the switch from Google Chrome to Firefox at least a year ago, and I thought the Mozilla-coded browser’s performance improvements were enough to allow me to eliminate one spy-ish element from my computing life. Never mind that I use a lot of Google services, especially in my work life. That’s another issue for … Continue reading I had to switch from Firefox to Chrome in Windows 10, and I’m not happy about it. Conexant’s horrible audio software and its CPU-grabbing Flow.exe is the problem.
I needed to print something. I plugged my HP LaserJet 1020 printer’s USB cable into the HP Pavilion g6 laptop running Windows 8. What do I have a half-hour later? A Device Setup box with a progress bar that has made almost no progress. The disk light is flashing, so something is happening. Am I … Continue reading Windows 8 fail: All I want to do is print
ZDNet: Microsoft’s Windows 8 approach: Bold, arrogant, or both? Continue reading Microsoft’s Windows 8 approach: Bold, arrogant, or both? | ZDNet
I’m coming to grips with Windows 8. You don’t have a Start button. But your desktop looks just like it does (sans Start button) in Windows 7. What you do have is the Metro interface, a blocky stream of “things you can click on” that, in the lower left corner, has a blocky link to … Continue reading Getting used to the Metro interface in Windows 8