Another Vista Rule To Follow (and Bemoan)

When I restarted my blog in early March, I penned a screed entitled “Uhhh….Is This Thing Live?” to recount some hard-learned lessons about how to keep Vista stable and operational. These included the following dicta: Avoid unnecessary installs If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it Hide unwanted updates If an app or the OS asks […]

MediaSmart Server Comes Through in the Clutch!

I’ve been working off and on for the past 10 days on an MSI PR200 notebook PC for my son to use. It’s now got 4 GB of RAM and a 160 GB 7,200 RPM hard disk, instead of the 2 GB of RAM and 160 GB 5,400 RPM drive it started out with. It’s […]