Posts Tagged ‘windows’

The dist-upgrade button

A couple of years ago, when someone in my neighbourhood’s Windows XP laptop became frustratingly slow and unstable, I convinced her to install Ubuntu. Using Ubuntu she could again perform all of her computing needs comfortably. Her laptop was fast and stable again and easy to maintain. Since then, two times a year, we go […]

Recycle fail

Speaking of inconsistencies, here’s a nice one that brightened up my morning today: Too bad the dialogue doesn’t tell me the path and file name causing the problem. That would actually have been useful. In Windows 7, every user has her own personal recycle bin. All recycle bins are located under C:\$Recycle.Bin\ and have that […]

Windows 7: still an inconsistent mess

Since I started at my new job, I have been working on a Windows 7 workstation. That’s not because I have to. I could install Linux on that machine if I wanted to. Still, most of the world, including many clients of the company I work for, use Windows machines, so I’m forcing myself not […]

Tomtom Home won’t install (+solution)

I was offended by the inaptness of an employee of the Dutch Tomtom support desk today. Not only couldn’t he help me, he didn’t even try, nor did he seem to know what questions to ask me. There is only one reason I have an installation of Windows XP. I own a Tomtom One Europe, […]