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Microsoft account security beefed up

[Correction] A log of recent account activity, an account recovery code and better control of notifications to be added in coming days. Microsoft accounts are used in Windows 8, Outlook.com and Skydrive.

December 9, 2013

xTreme Triple Booting: Linux, Mac & Windows

In my quest for Ultimate Freelancer Flexibility, I have purchased a MacBook, so that I can run Linux, Windows and Mac and be able to walk in to any development environment and start work instantly. No more installing software or waiting for passwords!

May 23, 2012 by

Windows 8 versions explained

Microsoft says it has not decided how many versions of Windows 8 it will release, and it could easily offer the same number as it did with Windows 7. However, based on the registry in the Consumer Preview version, the Windows 8 Beta website suggests there could be an unexpected extra: Windows 8 Professional Plus.

March 5, 2012 by

Holier than thou

At my last contract job, building a gloriously swift website in Drupal, I decided to give generously of my generous contract income to Free Software. Notepad++ is my perennial Windows text editor of choice, even in the light of the oncoming (proprietary) text editor juggernaut that is Sublime.

January 15, 2012 by

Windows 7 converging slowly on Windows XP

Microsoft Windows 7 has now taken 30 percent of the PC operating system market, but it's still a long way behind Windows XP's 52 percent, according to numbers published today on the Netmarketshare website. As the name implies, the market shares are calculated from website traffic, and thus may not precisely reflect the global installed base.

September 1, 2011 by

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