Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Sometimes after installing a new or updated software program you find yourself hunting for what used to be “simple commands” only to continue to get frustrated with it. While some people enjoy learning what new features are available within this program, others would like to remain with the simple pleasures of not having to re-train the ol’ brain. Thankfully there are what is known as “classic menus” that you can turn on or select by going through the programs preferences and views.
Personally, I love this OOBE (out of box experience) as in most cases with anything newly updated, they (the software creator) has incorporated all the good features and made them better and by that this typically means taking tasks that would normally take more then two or more clicks to complete and incorporate them in to one and so it is quite common to find yourself initially looking through the programs ‘preferences’ or ‘options’. I highly suggest this practice all of the time, as this is just like reading the table of contents of a book that you may find yourself interested in reading. It also helps learn all the shortcuts and stuff you never knew the program was capable of. All it takes is TIME and this is where we unfortunately find ourselves getting frustrated.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
from windows 98 and XP days, this is the weak link within the Windows
XP operating system. If you have outlook, you are going to be better
off using that, especially if you have Office 2007. Note that the
Windows Mail within Vista is similar to Outlook and is a lot more
secure then outlook express.
If you have Windows Vista then you would have had no choice but to
learn the new program. Fortunately with Outlook, it doesn't feel that
much different then Outlook express. Sure the Office 2007 looks a lot
different then the earlier forms of Office, but given a few hours of
playing around with it, or using the OPTIONS/PREFERENCES and see what
changes you can make, you shouldn't have that much trouble at all.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
It is fast, I will give it that, so if you are using a somewhat slow computer, which could be classified as, say, 1 GB processor or less, or a computer with 256mb of RAM memory, you will be pleasantly surprised with this. I have noticed however, that some websites may not open or be displayed in the correct fashion, due to the way it handles java script but because it is a work in progress, you should be expected for some items to still need a little tweaking. To use this browser as a second browser is probably a good choice.
An update on what I have written with regards to using it as a second browser, it is interesting to learn through a recent ARS Technica post that Google will take the browser out of Beta status in the new year and go head to head with Microsoft's IE, as IE8 is also right around the corner.