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Oct 212013
 

For the last twenty years I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times that I have upgraded an Operating System. Don’t get me wrong I always go for the beta, early release and pre-release versions of just about everything. What I mean is that I normally “upgrade” by doing a clean install. The only thing that I apply on top of the base is the latest service pack, and updates provided by things like Windows Update.

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Oct 182013
 

2013-10-18_09h34_46I’ve always used new releases of Windows software, and always tried to get them early. I was pleased with my Lenovo Yoga 13, and Windows 8.  I resisted the urge to upgrade it to Windows 8.1 Preview; instead I upgraded my (older) HP EliteBook. It was good, but I still held off doing it on my Yoga. I think it was all the news about how the preview couldn’t necessarily be upgraded again to the full 8.1 release.

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Jul 022013
 

I have used GMail for a long time. I have mails going back to the beginning of time, it seems. I also used to use Hotmail, but, after I stopped working for Microsoft about 10 years ago, I fell for GMail. I’m not 100% sold on the web interface, and I still struggle to find a ‘good’ client to use against GMail.

But you’ll see below how a particular email product saved my life!

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Jun 242013
 

file0001564894818I really do like Windows 8. Even that ‘horrible’ new start screen, though to be fair I wished that I made more use of that particular part. It runs nice and quickly, for me, even inside VMWare virtual machines. I am *slowly* moving my old test clients that I used for testing Enterprise Vault client functionality from the (evil, old) Windows XP to Windows 8.

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