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edge vs chrome

Some observations regarding edge vs chrome. Not a complete investigation, some aspects not mentioned may have been outside the scope of inquiry.

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Posted 2017-06-28 23:17:42 by tedu Updated: 2017-06-30 19:01:01
Tagged: software web windows

efficient music players remain elusive

Another chapter from the ongoing quest to find an efficient music player, this time tackling the unexplored wilderness of Windows. I have a new Surface, which I sometimes use to watch a video or two, then read a web page. Since I already have my headphones on and connected to the Surface, why not listen to the music while I’m at it?

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Posted 2017-06-25 23:42:35 by tedu Updated: 2017-06-25 23:42:35
Tagged: software windows

surface pro

Decided to go full dark side. A few notes about the new Surface Pro and my setup. Until yesterday Amazon was telling me that my order would ship on the 15th to arrive perhaps next week, but then miraculously it shipped and arrived all in the same day. So about a day of playing with it.

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Posted 2017-06-16 06:45:44 by tedu Updated: 2017-06-30 04:49:31
Tagged: computers review windows

genuine windows suckery

The Windows (7) Action Center announces that I have a problem. Or rather, a Lenovo 32-bit application or service has a problem. But help is on the way. I can install an update (for some reason not included in Windows Update) from ye old local Microsoft Download Center.

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Posted 2012-09-25 07:22:31 by tedu Updated: 2012-09-25 07:25:45
Tagged: bugs rants software windows

Windows 8 Preview

Bit the bullet and installed the Windows 8 Release Preview on my HP laptop for poking around. Here are some initial impressions, likely to be updated as time goes by. I haven’t yet done anything with it, this is just from an hour of trying to bludgeon the system into shape.

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Posted 2012-09-05 09:05:54 by tedu Updated: 2013-04-04 13:22:48
Tagged: review software windows

windows update suckery

I notice that the latest round of Windows Updates includes a Thinkpad Display 1400x1050 update. And there’s a link for details. But following the link tells me that Winqual has moved! Follow the new link and I’m redirected to a sign in form for the Windows Developer Center Dashboard. Seriously? I have to sign up as a developer to find out what a recently installed driver update does? That sounds like something an open source operating system would make me do!
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Posted 2012-04-29 04:37:29 by tedu Updated: 2014-01-23 21:00:49
Tagged: bugs rants software windows