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Friday, 31 December 2010 19:07

Windows 7 – not sticky enough? - UPDATED

Poor old Microsoft, damned of they do and damned if they don't. With US or EU competition regulators ever ready to pounce on them if they add a new feature that somebody claims is anti-competitive. The Sticky Notes feature in Windows 7 offers only minimal functionality, and there's a far better freeware alternative.

Published in Home Tech

There's a lot of inadequate software around, always has been and always will be. It's vital to budget resources for adequate software testing, not only to check that the required functionality is there but also to ensure that the applications are secure.

Published in Security

Microsoft giveth and Microsoft taketh away. After handing out the pre-Christmas 2010 gift of Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 they're doing the exactly opposite with Windows SteadyState which will not be available for download after 31 December this year. This puts Windows XP and Windows Vista users of this handy management tool for shared computers into a bind '” but it doesn't affect Windows 7 users because they can't use it anyway!

Published in Security

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