Category: Software

IE9 Feedback Feedback

Dear Microsoft: Can you hear me now? I didn’t think so. I downloaded Internet Explorer 9 Beta yesterday. Today I discovered that when you open a site that you’ve pinned to the taskbar, you can’t display add-on toolbars, such as Roboform. I wanted to send you this information through the “Send feedback” option within IE9. […]

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Posted in IE9, Software, Technology, Windows 7 on Oct 28th, 2010, 9:14 am by David Schrag     

Why I considered – and rejected – a Mac

My computers are old. My desktop just turned four, and its Pentium D processor just isn’t able to cope with some of what I throw at it (especially editing of HD video). My tablet will be five in November, and it’s becoming physically disabled. (The power cord comes loose and the trackpad seems to be […]

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Posted in All, Apple, Hardware, Mac OS, Software, Technology, Windows 7 on Jul 2nd, 2010, 9:45 am by David Schrag  9 comments   

Can you install Windows 7 x64 onto D: from within a Vista x32 session on C:?


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Posted in Software, Technology, Vista, Windows 7 on Oct 21st, 2009, 11:28 am by David Schrag     

Restoring a Windows Home Server computer when network drivers are not found

One of the neat features about Windows Home Server is the ability to restore a hard drive from scratch. If you check out the help files, you will learn that the process is as simple as booting the dead PC from a special CD and following the on-screen instructions. Yeah, right. The most common problem […]

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Posted in All, Software, Technology, Windows Home Server on Sep 22nd, 2009, 11:23 am by David Schrag  2 comments   

Installing Windows 7 RC 1 on HP tc4200 tablet

A month ago I performed a fresh install of Windows 7 RC1 (32-bit) on an HP tc4200 tablet PC (Pentium M 1.86 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, 120 GB HDD with two existing partitions including XP operating system partition). Some things that caught my attention during the install and setup process: The upgrade advisor indicated I […]

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Posted in Software, Windows 7 on Jul 23rd, 2009, 2:42 pm by David Schrag  22 comments   

Close encounters with malware

I play it pretty safe when it comes to web surfing and rarely venture to sites with unknown or questionable reputations. But just now I was on Facebook and after clicking a link I saw these two windows appear: Having spent lots of time eradicating “Personal Antivirus” from computers that should have been protected from […]

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Posted in Software, Technology on Jul 15th, 2009, 9:41 am by David Schrag  1 comment   

Renewing a self-signed certificate in SBS 2003

Five years ago, I was a relatively early adopter of Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) 2003. One of the servers I set up back then is still going strong today. However, the self-signed certificate that the server uses for SSL transactions was set to expire five years after creation, and we just reached that mark. […]

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Posted in All, SBS, Software, Technology on Jan 26th, 2009, 4:02 pm by David Schrag  4 comments   

Linux sounds great, except …

… except that I can’t use it. ChannelWeb has published a helpful and accessible comparison of Windows Vista with Ubuntu, a version of Linux that is gaining acceptance among personal computer manufacturers and users. Although it sounds like many computer users could make the switch to Linux, I’m not one of them. There are too […]

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Posted in All, Linux, Software, Technology, Vista on Jan 12th, 2009, 6:02 pm by David Schrag  3 comments   

Careful when updating Java on a server running BES

Installing Java updates is generally so easy and inconsequential that we often do it without thinking when prompted. But when you see that little orange icon on a server running BlackBerry Enterprise Server, don’t click so fast!

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Posted in All, BlackBerry, Hardware, SBS, Software, Technology on Dec 1st, 2008, 9:46 pm by David Schrag     

Voice recognition: are we there yet?

A few days ago, I was having an instant message session with a friend of mine who was complaining that she was suffering from repetitive strain injury. Coincidentally, earlier that day, I had received an e-mail with an advertisement for Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Preferred from Nuance software. Taking that as a sign from God, I […]

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Posted in All, Software, Technology on Oct 2nd, 2008, 6:31 pm by David Schrag  2 comments   

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