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The History of Computing – Microsoft vs. Apple

Posted by Rich On June - 27 - 2011

Ever wondered the history of Apple and Microsoft and wanted to know from where application “windows” and desktop icons etc. originated? has put together an infographic with key points in history in the personal computer (and other items we use every day) race:

Please note: Stock prices don’t represent splits in Microsoft’s stock. See the market cap at the bottom of the infographic for a more accurate portrayal of the standing between the two companies.

The creator of the infographic has been given a hard time over many details. Just use this infographic as an education in the history of the companies and not the basis for a research paper between the two companies.

See the rest of the history here: Microsoft vs. Apple: The History of Computing (Infographic)

What it Costs to Fix Your Windows PC vs a Mac [Comic]

Posted by Thomas On April - 26 - 2011

As long as we’re on the subject (Rich’s Post). Here’s a (very) short list of the differences between MAC and PC (Windows).

What you get, and what it costs to fix…

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How to Fix Any Computer (Comic)

Posted by Rich On April - 25 - 2011

I found this both humorous and stereotypically true:

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DropBox have recently updated their Security Terms of service to inform you that, if required, they’ll decrypt your files and hand them over to law enforcement. While this doesn’t really present a problem for most of us, please be aware that storing your evil plans on DropBox is probably not a good idea… at all.

Here’s the wording from their security policy:

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Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1 Now Available

Posted by Rich On April - 13 - 2011

Windows Forums member, UVAIS, informs us of the availability of Internet Explorer 10 Platform 1.

You can read more about it and download it here. [Via Windows Forums]

Windows 7 SP1 Released – Download Links and Documentation

Posted by Stu On February - 22 - 2011

Windows 7 SP1 Released - Download Links and Documentation

Its been a long wait for some of us but it’s officially here, finally!

Microsoft have released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 bringing notable new features such as Dynamic Memory, Remote FX and improved HDMI audio device performance. Security updates and hotfixes have also been rolled up into the SP.

Before you dive in to downloading and installing, please check out all the documentation to ensure your install goes smoothly.

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