The End of Windows Home Server

On December 7, 2012, in microsoft, Technology, Uncategorized, by Bill

Microsoft made a business decision about Windows Home Server this past July and I’m going to make one too…

And the Hits Keep Coming – HP drops the MediaSmart Server

On December 1, 2010, in HP, microsoft, Technology, Uncategorized, by Bill

For the fans of Microsoft Windows Home Server, the news got worse. HP is dropping its primary WHS appliance, MediaSmart Server. Accompanied with the news last week that Microsoft will delete “Drive Extender” from its future WHS upgrade, VAIL, and McAfee’s announcement that it will drop anti-virus support for the OS, it is safe to say […]

The VAIL Upgrade to WHS Will Not Have Drive Extender

On November 24, 2010, in microsoft, Technology, Uncategorized, by Bill

Did you hear that? It was the sound of Microsoft shooting itself in the foot – again!

A Windows 7 Installation Weekend

On June 5, 2010, in Real Life, Technology, Uncategorized, by Bill

Last weekend,  I installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my Dell 630i desktop machine.  I choose to upgrade the machine rather than do a “clean install” because, frankly, my Dell has an nvidia motherboard and I wasn’t confident that I could find a Windows 7 compatible motherboard driver. It turns out that I didn’t need to […]

My Best Five for 2009: Technology

On December 29, 2009, in Technology, Uncategorized, by Bill

All this week, I’ve been offering an opinion as to what I considered to be the best in terms of movies, political events, technology and sport events for 2009. The list is a personal one and therefore subject to discussion, but not argument.  Yesterday, I looked at the movies of 2009, today I will look […]

And Microsoft Answers Back

On December 24, 2009, in Technology, Uncategorized, by Bill

In August, I wrote here about the Canadian company, i4i, that successfully sued Microsoft for patent infringement relative to Word’s XML editing and displaying capability.  Well, Microsoft’s appeal of the judgment was not upheld, so sales of MS Word 2007 must stop in the U.S. if it contains the infringed patent code. In August, I […]

Black is the New Blue – The Black Screen of Death

On December 2, 2009, in Technology, Uncategorized, by Bill

I confess.  I’m probably one of a handful of people besides Bill Gates who actually likes Microsoft and the products it produces.  Honestly?  I was a bit perturbed that it took Microsoft so long to respond to the effective Apple Mac commercials.  They needlessly allowed their brand to be beaten to a pulp before they […]

Another Sign of the Recession

On June 20, 2009, in Real Life, Technology, Uncategorized, by Bill

I don’t talk about finances often, but something happened today to make me think the recession is not likely to end this year and no one is recession proof.   Case in point: I have used Microsoft Money since 2000. Prior to 2000, I used Quicken software to manage my finances (which are not that […]


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