07/16/2009: Connect Scheme Desktop PC to Android Phone/Device:
Install a product called 'Pocketcloud' from Wyse on the Android Device and 'Pocketcloud Windows Companion' on the Desktop PC. You will be able to use Scheme on your handheld device. It has an option to bring up Keyboard, Function Keys (great for Scheme), Mouse Pointer. It is unbelievable.
02/01/2007: Vista Versions: As per Walter S. Mossberg of the Wall Street
A) Home: 1) Home Basic 2) Home Premium 3) Home
Ultimate. Home Premium, is the one most
consumers will want. It contains the full Aero interface, and it includes the
functionality of Windows Media Center and Windows Tablet edition, which have
been discontinued as separate products. It will come preloaded on most midrange
and some high-end consumer PCs. The other main consumer edition of Vista is the
stripped-down version, called Home Basic. It includes the improved security and
search but leaves out the new Aero interface and the Media Center and Tablet
functions. It will be preloaded on low-price PCs. A third version, called
Ultimate, will wrap up everything in Home Premium with some additional features
from the business versions of Vista. This is for power users, and it is likely
to be preloaded on high-end PCs. But some regular users may need Vista Ultimate
if their companies have particular network configurations that make it
impossible to connect to the company network from home with Home Basic or Home
B) Business: 1) Vista Business 2) Vista Enterprise 3) Vista
There are three versions of Vista with features aimed at businesses. One, called
Vista Business, is for small businesses. It includes some business features,
like comprehensive backup and more sophisticated networking, but omits some
consumer features, such as Media Center and DVD Maker. Another, called Vista
Enterprise, is for deployment by information-technology departments at large,
complex organizations. It also lacks key consumer features, but includes
features useful to network administrators, such as a capability called BitLocker
for encrypting disk drives. The third version, Windows Ultimate, has the
small-business features as well as the consumer features omitted from Vista
Business. It also includes BitLocker.
01/18/2007: Read Vista Review from the WSJ: http://ptech.wsj.com/archive/ptech-20070118.html
10/11/2005: You can make text appear sharper on the monitor in Windows XP by turning on a hidden feature called 'ClearType'. Just right-click on the desktop and select 'Properties'. Then, select the tab called 'Appearance' and press the 'Effects...' button. In the screen that appears, check the box reading "Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts", and select 'ClearType' in the dropdown list. Next, click on 'OK' and then press 'Apply'. This is available only in Windows XP, not in older versions of Windows.
10/14/2005: Traveling and need to connect from a remote location?. Working from another location and need to connect to your computer?. Before you leave goto LogMeIn.COM and issue an invitation to a remote user to access your system. Remember your account/email and password and you
can login in from any internet browser. The standard edition (which does not include file transfer and remote printing after the 30 day trial period) is free and that is all you need.