I have forgotten how wonky Microsoft products are. Doing maintenance on my wife’s computer which runs Windows 7 was at times frustrating. I guess because I have been running Linux for such a long time and I don’t use Windows much except at work. I guess after awhile you get used to something and it becomes more familiar to you than the previous thing you used.
The Internet giant is placing its bets on its new flagship browser codenamed Project Spartan.
As a long-time Linux user I haven’t used this browser for personal stuff for awhile. However many developers insist on using Internet Explorer for much of the applications they develop. I have to use it for work but that hopefully will be coming to a close soon.
Its incredibly frustrating. Fixing problems without downloading something is kind of hard especially when you don’t have administrative access. Thanks to those who post tips online to help. I have been with Linux for awhile and I haven’t had many problems with it. The bright side is that it tested my abilities to search for a solution.
I saw my blog today in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and I am reminded that nothing looks good in it. This is a lousy browser. My Flickr and Instagram pictures don’t look right. If anyone has Firefox or Chrome on PC or Mac can you check to see if the blog as a whole looks right?
On April 8th, Microsoft will officially cut off support, service, and security updates for Windows XP. It’s been a long time coming, but depending on where you stand, it’s either overdue or absolute armageddon.
I recommend using a Linux distribution such as Linux Mint or Ubuntu. There is a learning curve but both are free of charge and you can’t beat that. (Click the link above to read the story from Lifehacker.com)
On this date in 1995 Microsoft released Windows 95. Hard to believe it’s 18 years old. The first computer I ever bought had Win95 on it and it’s how I got on the World Wide Web. Microsoft has had some ups and downs in the last 18 years. Where will this tech titan go in the future?