Tag Microsoft

Windows Product Activation

Blast from the past: originally published February 4th 2002. So much has been made of Windows XP product activation, with every major PC magazine carrying a feature article and countless online rants, that I felt it was covered to death. The…

Windows Update & Device Drivers

Blast from the past: originally published December 31st 2001. I’m a big fan of Windows Update; one easy place to find all the updates needed for your system. I’ve found it works with Windows 95 up and long as your version…

Age Of Mythology

Blast from the past: originally published December 30th 2002. Christmas is almost upon us, so that means our loved ones have to buy us something. They’re looking for dropped hints, circled catalogue pages and the like. For gaming enthusiasts, this is a…

Mech Assault

Blast from the past: originally published June 18th 2003. Traditionally I’ve played sports and fighting games on my console systems. The PC handled everything else with aplomb. Since the console market dominates I’m trying to dally in all the genres available. This led…

Microsoft High Definition AV Pack

Blast from the past: originally published June 17th 2003. I’ve finally started playing some games on my X-Box. A guy at work was selling his X-Box with two controllers and some games for a song, so I couldn’t pass up the…

Microsoft Windows XP

Blast from the past: originally published December 14th 2001. I don’t have to tell you that Microsoft launched their latest operating system on October 25th. There was enough media coverage, advertising and hoopla to let everyone who has a PC get…

Microsoft Web Platform

For those who have looked at doing their own web hosting the acronym LAMP or WAMP is familiar: Linux/Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP.  Wrapped in an easy to install package with some management thrown in this is a simple one…

Microsoft Security Essentials

I’m a big fan of free and luckily there is no shortage of free real time anti-virus and anti-spyware utilities available to Windows users.  The big news of the week was Microsoft’s beta release of Microsoft Security Essentials.  As part…

Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008

I’ve written a review for every version of Small Business Server but have never published any of them: the scope seems to broad to adequately cover.  I’ve sat on this one for a few months but decided to get it…

Dungeon Siege Legends Of Aranna

Can’t favor one system over another, so Dungeon Siege: Legends Of Aranna has occupied my free time for the last three weeks. Some may remember the original title from a few years ago: this is a follow up slash expansion, somewhere…