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GWX off my …

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You say it best, when you say nothing at all

Which is why I’ve been hesitant to utter my dissatisfaction with the mess the development for Microsoft Windows has become. Of course, I’m not alone predicting Windows 8’s demise. But since the new runtime and environment hordes of Windows programmers … Continue reading

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All I Ever Wanted To Say

… about the current state of the Personal Computer business, Hal Berenson has already said better. What I would like to add is that probably not only consumers will abandon the PC, but enterprises will too, eventually. Already today a … Continue reading

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LSASS deadlock with PGP WDE (10.2.0 MP3 [2317])

Obviously, PGP Whole Disk Encryption is one of the greatest menaces ever let loose on mankind. Not only will it give SSDs a special “burn over” (you wanted “Whole Disk”, so shut up) and slows them down to a USB 1.1 crawl, … Continue reading

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The End of the World (as we know it)

Big news made waves two weeks ago, when Microsoft somewhat cryptically announced that it is going to end the world for its developer community. Overstating the importance of the decisions to limit Visual Studio Express to “Metro-style apps” development or … Continue reading

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Between a rock and hard place, Windows Installer edition

Like most executable binaries on Windows, Windows Installer databases (.msi-files), can be signed with an X.509 certificate to allow verification of origin and integrity. This is particularly nice on Vista-class Windows systems which during installation show the certificate holder as … Continue reading

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The one with worries about the short life-expectancy of solid-state disks

I recently upgraded myself to a notebook with an 128MB SSD. Naturally, I want to keep my new-egg fine and happy and immediately started to worry about the SSD’s life time. An SSD consists of flash memory cells that have … Continue reading

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