Windows Enterprise Desktop

September 2009

  • Special Deal: $30 Windows 7 for Students

    Ed Tittel 21 Sep 2009
  • "Back to school" just got some added impetus from Microsoft: for a limited time, students at accredited institutions of higher learning (college or university) can purchase one full-blown copy of ...

  • Windows PC Hardware Whack-a-Mole

    Ed Tittel 18 Sep 2009
  • As I'm slowly but surely upgrading all of my PC's to Windows 7 — I'll keep a few dual-boot notebooks with Vista, and netbooks with XP, just for testing and checking on older OSes — I'm encountering ...

  • Check Out Ed Bott's Windows 7 Upgrade Survival Guide

    Ed Tittel 16 Sep 2009
  • Long-time Windows guru Ed Bott blogs for ZDNet, and his postings are often sources of great information, tips, and tricks for that OS. His 9/14/09 posting "The Windows 7 upgrade survival guide" is ...

  • Windows 7 Confirms Mobo Issue, at Long Last

    Ed Tittel 14 Sep 2009
  • If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you already know I've been struggling with strange and unstable behavior on my primary production PC for over a year now, both under Windows ...

  • Cecilia Katherine Kociolek Tittel, RN 1919-2009

    Ed Tittel 11 Sep 2009
  • I got back from a business trip this morning to learn that my Mom, aged 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep last night. She spent the last year and a half of her life in an assisted living ...

  • Ahhhh! That new-OS Patch Tuesday feeling...

    Ed Tittel 09 Sep 2009
  • It's been long enough since I started using Windows Vista that I'd forgotten the usual pattern of Windows Update postings on a typical "Patch Tuesday" (the first Tuesday of each month is when ...

  • Insight into the Windows 7 "Device Experience"

    Ed Tittel 08 Sep 2009
  • One interesting change in interface and behavior in Windows 7 is the addition of the Devices and Printers option in the Start menu (depicted below). This new facility not only shows you the devices ...

  • First look at Windows 7 Starter

    Ed Tittel 07 Sep 2009
  • I just bought my wife an ultra-barebones mini-ITX PC from my old buddies at Logic Supply. I outfitted this box and its MSI MS-7265 Core 2 Duo mobo with a Core 2 Duo T2300 processor and also ...

  • Hmmm...This is an interesting Win7 situation

    Ed Tittel 04 Sep 2009
  • Those who've been reading this blog for any length of time know I've been fighting with a balky, or perhaps blighted, production PC for some time now. I upgraded this machine to Windows 7 in early ...