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Operating System for “Programming”
Over the last few years – more than a decade, really – it seems that, somehow, *nix- and Linux in particular, has been tagged as being some [...]
The failures of Windows 10 “Dark Mode”
“Dark Mode” settings have started to be a big ticket concern for the last few years. Applications and Apps have started to add “Dark Mode” Visuals as an [...]
Taking Control of Windows 10 with Image File Execution Options
There are a lot of components of Windows 10 that we, as users, are not “allowed” to modify. It isn’t even enough when we find a way to do so, such as by [...]
No Software is Hamster-proof
Alternate Title: Software Licenses and implicit trust It is interesting to note that in many circles proprietary software is inherently considered [...]
Music Applications, CD Burning, and the BSOD
Winamp is a rather old program, and to some people it represents a bygone era- the late 90’s and early 2000’s in particular. However I’ve not found any [...]
The deprecation of Microsoft Paint
A while ago, it came out that Microsoft Paint would be deprecated going forward on Windows 10, replaced, instead, with Paint 3D. There have been loads of [...]
Windows 10 “Game Mode”
For a while now Windows 10 has had a “Game Mode” feature. I’m rather mixed on the feature myself, but generally find it strange. [...]
New Processors and Windows 7 and 8/8.1
There has been some concern and even repudiation about Microsoft’s decision to not provide updates to Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 when run on hardware [...]
Desktop Icon Dotted Focus Rectangle Mystery
There is a seemingly common affliction affecting some users of Windows where they find that their desktop icons receive old-style focus rectangles. This [...]
Retrieving and Setting individual Program Volume
I’ve previously written about making adjustments to the Windows Master Volume control programmatically. I alluded to the addition of possible other [...]