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Thumps and reboots redux

February 23, 2011 0 Comments
Thumps and reboots redux

As I mentioned in my previous two posts (here and here), I ran into a bunch of networking problems during  a recent extended business trip to a client site. One of the problems I mentioned was that I had brought along a Gateway desktop box so as to be able to use files and applications […]

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More thumps and reboots

February 22, 2011 1 Comment
More thumps and reboots

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I was recently on a business trip where my HP laptop was largely unusable with the hotel’s internet system. Whether I was using wired or wireless connections, I was getting multiple blue screens of death (BSODs). So I dug out my Sprint U301 mobile broadband device (a 3G/4G USB […]

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With apologies to HP and Microsoft

February 21, 2011 3 Comments
With apologies to HP and Microsoft

Well, first, apologies to all you who have been waiting for me to resume posting here. Your wait is over; I will be a bit more frequent in the future. Second, I have chronicled here my problems with two HP systems — a desktop and a laptop — that I each purchased new, with Windows […]

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HP and Windows 7: a bad mix?

July 21, 2010 1 Comment
HP and Windows 7: a bad mix?

[UPDATE:  Read this post, which seems to be having trouble actually appearing here on the blog.] Since last November, I have bought three new, out-of-the-box systems preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit  (and upgraded to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit at the end of May): an HP Pavilion e9237c desktop (quad-core 64-bit  processor, 8 GB […]

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Fascinating look inside Microsoft

July 9, 2010 0 Comments
Fascinating look inside Microsoft

The KIN debacle (product canceled after five weeks; reports of actual phones sold range from 8,000 all the way down to 500), followed by Microsoft’s announcement of layoffs, has triggered on-line discussion among Microsoft employees, past and present. Even recognizing the self-selecting and inevitably self-serving nature of those comments, they still reflect serious, serious problems […]

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