- December 15, 2014
What with Christmas less than two weeks away, and the upcoming end-of-year break not far behind, I thought I'd lighten up this week with a series of carefully chosen stocking stuffers for high-tech ...
- December 12, 2014
Since 2011, I've blogged at least half a dozen times about various utilities from Nir Sofer, an apparently hyperactive developer with a penchant for building terrific Windows utilities of all ...
- December 10, 2014
Thanks to a recent post to the Windows For Your Business blog entitled "MDOP 2014 R2 Now Available," I'm happy to relay that message to my readership, and to those interested in Microsoft's ...
- December 08, 2014
Those who've been through Windows previews in the past have learned to approach their test setups with a certain amount of caution, if not downright trepidation. That's because MS has traditionally ...
- December 05, 2014
Earlier this week, MS released a Windows 10 Update named KB3020114 "Explorer.exe continuously crashes after you upgrade..." Although many Technical Preview users reported difficulties with ...
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- December 03, 2014
Now that I've discovered an easy way to reliably get to and download the crapware-free "Slim" version of CCleaner, I've returned to using it on my PCs. Just recently, Piriform released a new major ...
- December 01, 2014
Here's an interesting graph to ponder, more than 7 months after Windows XP reached "end of life" status on April 8, 2014: StatCounter's GlobalStats chart for Top Desktop, Tablet and Console OSs ...
- November 28, 2014
Hey! It's the holiday weekend so I'm departing from my usual more serious look at Windows platforms, tools, and technologies to dig into a vexing issue that momentarily impeded my pursuit of more ...
- November 26, 2014
As of Monday, MS has made ISOs available for the latest Windows 10 build, 9879 -- and apparently, the final complete build for 2014. Grab it from this Windows Insider Program Web page entitled ...
- November 24, 2014
In researching a story for SearchWindowsServer late last week, I came face-to-face with some horrifying numbers. The first is a set of statistics from various sources that indicate more than 10 ...
- November 21, 2014
When I rebuilt my production PC at the beginning of November, I came face-to-face with a new incarnation of Intel's Driver Update Utility aka DUU. Now out in version 2.0, the tool no longer depends ...
- November 20, 2014
As I work with a new Windows version, I have a strong tendency to go haring off after internals info to better understand how things work. Recently, I've had great fun digging into the volume ...
- November 17, 2014
In working on this blog over the years, I've written repeatedly about a great open source file management project named WinDirStat. Short for Windows Directory statistics, this SourceForge project ...
- November 14, 2014
I've been a big fan of the various Windows Forums sites for years. This tight-knit but small group of Windows mavens punches well above its weight class, and has had great success with similar ...
- November 12, 2014
Dell Software is investing in the cloud, and IT pros weigh in on KACE as a service-based systems management offering.