Category: Software

January Events

January is looking very busy. We have our new office and showroom opening (once the painters re-appear) and then its a chance to put all the holiday planning into action. Is this going to be the year of the Home Server and the year that Vista goes mainstream? Probably. Once the back-to-work problems have all …

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The ‘Naked’ PC

There has been a lot of debate on the selling of computers with and without operating systems and I though I should give my opinion. Selling a computer as components is fine if the end user knows what he is doing and has FULL RETAIL copies of the software he is going to install on …

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Beta Testing

We often get asked about how we know about software before it is release and the answer is Beta testing. When software is almost ready to go on sale it is released to selected testers so we can install it, break it, and then feed back to the developers before the final copy is produced. …

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Office SP3

Microsoft have just released Service Pack 3 for Office 2003. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E25B7049-3E13-433B-B9D2-5E3C1132F206&displaylang=en Installation may take a while and will require a reboot, but be aware that the security settings have been changed. This may cause problems if you have customised you environment too much. 

Celerons on Vista – Just say NO!

I just had to write about this as a warning. There is a glut of machines on the market which really should be retired before they have even been deployed. Windows Vista, especially Home Premium, simply does not belong on an Intel Celeron based laptop. Why? Well it takes about 5 minutes to install Microsoft Office …

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Symantec Roadshow

Another week, another roadshow. This time Symantec will be enthralling us with the latest on their EndPoint Protection and the rest of the yellow box range. This is a regular chance for us to find out what the plans are for the next few years and what technologies whe need to be reading up on.