RESTORING A CRASHED COMPUTER WITH WINDOWS HOME SERVER

Windows Home Server deserves more recognition. It had a nasty bug that took too long to cure but that’s over now and it’s back to being the helpful tool that I described a year ago. It offers safe storage of your files and photos,  easy ways to share your photos and other files, and remote access to your computers from anywhere. […] continued

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DELL INSPIRON MINI 9 – 2.28 POUNDS OF FUN

I speculated a couple of days ago about a cheap device that might run Google’s Chrome Internet browser – and here’s the reality, right in front of us. Dell just formally introduced the Dell Inspiron Mini 9, a 2.28 pound device with a 1024×600 8.9″ screen, running a reduced version of Windows XP. […] continued

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SETTING UP LIVE MESH

Microsoft’s Live Mesh service, now in beta testing, has the most promise of any of the online services. With an easy setup, you can make your files available on multiple computers, you can share files with other people, and you can access your computers remotely, all for free. At the moment it only works on Windows PCs but soon it will be possible to add Windows Mobile devices and Macs. […] continued

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GOOGLE CHROME & IE8

google_chrome_preview There are new Internet browsers available in the news – Microsoft made a beta release of Internet Explorer 8 available last week for testing, and Google caused a fuss when it released a beta version of Chrome today, possibly as a hasty response to Microsoft’s release.

Google envisions a future where all of our work is done in an Internet browser. […] continued

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OFFICE LIVE WORKSPACE – NOT PERFECT YET

I’ve stopped using Office Live Workspace for now. It’s a service with a lot of potential but a few areas that are rough around the edges. Although I encourage you to try OLW and the other new services, my sense is that most people won’t be ready to change their traditional methods of saving and working on files until these services are seamless. […] continued

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