Friday, February 29, 2008

Work, Home, You article

When you're searching for interesting reading online, click your way to this online mag: WHY Magazine.

In the March/April issue, I've got an article in the Tech Talk column on effective searching, beyond Google.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Vista's new feature: endless rebooting ??

If you're a Microsoft Vista user, you might want to hold off on their upgrade to Service Pack 1, intended to fix known problems. In preparation for the upgrade, InfoPackets writer John Lister advises: "The problem came with an automatic update sent out on 12 February. It included two files which helped get computers ready for Service Pack 1. Unfortunately, some users found the installation process froze up and, if they rebooted their machines, went into a loop of constant reboots."

Microsoft quickly withdrew the update and promises a fix before the upgrade is released next month. Oh, and they are announcing a new list of other programs that will no longer work once the upgrade is installed. They include security programs such as Trend Micro Internet Security 2008 and the digital reader feature for the New York Times. Read the full report at InfoPackets, a source I trust. You can receive their free weekly newsletters too, if you want to stay informed.

If you haven't already done so, please sign the petition to keep Windows XP alive. We should not be subjected to the painful learning curve of Microsoft's Vista attempts to gain profits on a new, non-functioning, operating system.
Sign the petition to keep Windows XP at InfoWorld magazine.