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Background Apple’s Mac OS X was a game changer for many reasons.  First of all, it made Apple relevant again.  The days of Microsoft pumping money into Apple to simply have a competitor and Mac being a hobbyist platform were now behind Apple. Secondly, and most impactful, was the effect OS X had on Microsoft.  […]

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Background I have gotten several emails about Windows 7 recently (and even a couple about Vista). Since I am in the middle of a large Win7 architectural and deployment project, I thought I would take time and jot down some thoughts and try to answer the emails in the progress.  I don’t want to do a feature […]

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I have had some emails recently from people wondering if I was still alive. I’ve also had messages from various people needing some technical advice.  Obviously I am still alive. So, over the next few weeks I am going to make a concerted effort to put these emails into a blog entry.  Here are some […]

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Resize Photos in Windows 7 (and Windows 8 too) Way back in 2001-2002, Microsoft released a set of free utilities for XP called PowerToys. Theses were small, very useful programs. One of the best tools in the set was the Image Resizer. Once installed, you could right-click on any photo, click on Resize Image, then […]

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Windows Vista (which is nearly two years old now) represents the most dramatic interface change since Windows 95 was released. Some would argue the change is for the better and some would argue otherwise. I like Vista but I will admit there are some shortcomings and annoying inconsistencies in the user experience. If you can’t […]

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