Category Archives: Windows

Microsoft Sunsets Amiga’s Killer App: Internet Explorer

It’s been nearly 27 years but, as life teaches us, all good things must come to an end. On June 15th, Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer on all desktop systems, including its launch platform, the Commodore Amiga. Or, so … Continue reading

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I’m Playing With a Philips Velo 1 H/PC Again

Quick and dirty post, here. The first Windows CE device I owned was the Philips Velo 1 H/PC. It’s a clamshell mobile powered by a 36.86MHz MIPS R4000-based Philips SOC (what they called a “Two Chip Pic”) that I owned … Continue reading

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An Inside Look At OS/2…And Why It Failed

Just a quick post to point folks to a two-part look (from The Register) at the situation that was the OS/2 operating system and why it failed, from the perspective of an IBM insider. It’s well worth a read. Part One: IBM … Continue reading

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Playing Around with Windows 7 Beta

So I installed the Windows 7 beta (build 7000) on my Shuttle XPC this weekend. It’s a box that used to be my media center PC, but due to frequent motherboard failures, I’ve pulled it and have been using it … Continue reading

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My Media PC Gives Up the Ghost

So my media PC died. The core of my entertainment center is a Shuttle XPC i8600 (3.2GHz P4 HT) running Meedio under Windows XP. It’s great. It’s my main DVD player and it lets me sit on the couch with … Continue reading

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