Microsoft is a dominant player in two major software markets: Operating Systems (Windows) and Productivity Software (Office). This dominance, however, is being threatened on a number of fronts. Windows Vista was a major misstep for Microsoft and without Windows 7’s success, Mac and Linux derivatives would be gaining faster. With the changing market (resurgence of the Tablet), touch screens, and […]
Since I wasn’t able to actually get Soluto working the first time around – I decided to wait and try again. Well, today is that day, I finally have access to Solulto’s cloud network and can put it through it’s paces. Here’s what I found.
What Soluto intends to do is allow the user to focus on the boot process, identify what applications are slowing down a computer and then let the user improve this by disabling certain items. Soluto has also embarked on creating what’s called the PC Genome which looks to map problems and solutions in a large database allowing for future streamlining of the solution process.
What Microsoft effectively did was force millions of loyal product faithful to use their “Easy Migration” tool. Sure, easy, but a guarantee that most users understand how Microsoft really sucks. Don’t think this a major fail by Microsoft? The fact is, you may not even know what you’re missing if you haven’t seen what’s possible otherwise. The answer is in the process of migration on both platforms. Let’s take a look.
Also, installing from USB allows you to directly edit files (if you use an answer file or OEM drivers) and you’re installation will be a much faster process than reading off a traditional optical disc. In fact, if your computer doesn’t have a disc drive, it likely does have a USB port that can be booted from.
You may be all too aware of the coming expiry of the Windows 7 Release Candidate running on your computer or you may be finished with the Windows 7 trial version that you have running on your computer. No matter the reason, you’re just done with Windows 7 and you want to go back to the venerable Windows XP operating system. Here’s how you do it.
The program is free, and Open Source and can be used in a wide variety of situations. While you can now control port numbers easily in the interface – you may want to know how port numbers are changed on a Windows system.
You might have heard of the Windows 7 GodMode – which is simply a link that allows you to view all of the Control Panel icons in one shot. To get this to work, you’ll want to create a folder in any directory on your system and give the shortcut this name. There are more things you can do, though.
It has to be the most annoying and difficult task any admin (or otherwise) needs to perform. The task of viewing and gleaning information from log files. I’ll look at the two more common types of log files that Windows users often have to look into: IIS and Event Viewer logs. How to get the data you need out of […]
Earlier today I read a blog entry by Randall C. Kennedy of Infoworld that spoke of a world without Microsoft and Windows that would be more of an apocalypse. At first, I thought: “This is junk, I wouldn’t share it” and I kept reading. After I finished the article, I just sat on it and I kept coming back to how utterly ludicrous it was.