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Windows 7: Should you make the switch?

7:52 AM Thu, Oct 22, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 Windows 7 — Microsoft’s seventh incarnation of its market-leading computer operating sy…



I was going to build a new computer, but…

3:24 PM Wed, Oct 21, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

A couple of weeks ago, I told you how I was planning to build a new computer to replace the one I had been using with my TV set.

I provided a list of the specifications I was seeking, including a fast processor and lots of memory. My budget was between $300 and $400.



R.I.P. Acer Aspire L100

7:38 PM Sat, Oct 03, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 After about two years of good service followed by a puzzling demise, I’ve decided to raise the white flag over my Acer Aspire L100 home computer.

Regular r…



Happy 40th anniversary, Internet

12:40 AM Thu, Sep 03, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

Richard Nixon was sworn in as president of the United States.

A wooden bridge in Chappaquiddick, Mass. was the scene of a fatal accident involving Sen. Edward Kennedy.

And man took his first steps on the surface of the moon.

But something else happened in the year 1969 that would change just about everything in the years to follow.

>> Continue reading: Happy 40th anniversary, Internet



Nokia to offer featherweight netbook PC

8:25 AM Mon, Aug 24, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 A big name in mobile phones is getting ready to marry 3G technology with a netbook-size computer.

Nokia said today its new >> Continue reading: Nokia to offer featherweight netbook PC



Update: My disabled computer

3:12 PM Tue, Aug 11, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

Back again with an update on efforts to resurrect my ailing Acer Aspire L100 home computer.

I’ve been overwhelmed with helpful suggestions from Computer Corner Blog and Newsletter readers; if I haven’t yet replied personally to your submission, I apologize. I do read all my e-mail!

Briefly, the L100, running Windows Vista…



Home computer acting strangely; what next?

12:27 PM Wed, Aug 05, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

When you work with computers for a living, it’s — well, it’s embarrassing when something goes wrong that you just can’t seem to right.

Here’s my story.

0805_acerl100250x188.jpg >> Continue reading: Home computer acting strangely; what next?



Google wants to run your netbook

11:00 AM Wed, Jul 08, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

I am a big fan of the Google Chrome browser. It’s fast, it’s reliable, and it provides maximum screen room for Web content.

Chrome hasn’t been a huge success for Google since its introduction last September. I just checked the WFAA.com statistics for this month that show fewer than two percent of visitors to our Web …



Windows Vista update is ready

8:26 AM Wed, May 27, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

Windows 7 unleashed by Microsoft

4:43 PM Tue, May 05, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 You can download a lot of free things from all the nooks and crannies of the World Wide Web — some legal, some not so much.

But here’s a free downloa…



Don’t need it? Get rid of it!

10:39 PM Tue, Apr 07, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

Let’s face it: We’ve all got at least one hunk of electronic junk collecting dust on a shelf, in a closet or piled up in the garage.

 It could be an obsolete co…