Internet Explorer 8 goes RC1

As of today the feature-complete IE8 goes RC1. It comes in Windows XP (32 and 64 bit), Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit), Server 2003 (32 and 64 bit), and Server 2008 (32 and 64 bit) flavors.

Download: here

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Cleaning up desktop clutter the batch file way

As many of you may know I love batch files LOL Well I thought many people have an abundance of desktop clutter. The qustion is how to cut through the clutter and move only certain types of files to other locations and do it without installing any software? Well after a few hours I have solved the problem, using nothing else but a batch file. Before you ask, a batch file is a plain text file that allows you to run DOS style commands without having to type out commands multiple times. The following batch file will move any files with the .jpg, .jpeg, and .png file extensions to a folder called “Pic temp” in the folder “wow temp64″ on your desktop in Vista. Read the rest of this article »

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Writing a self deleting batch file

Some people laugh at me when I tell them I love to write batch files.Thinking

Today i found myself in kinda a pickle, I wanted to write a batch file that would delete itself as well as any files in the directory it was located in. So I turned to my good friend Google, not too much luck… Lucky I can usually figure this stuff out. Here’s what worked for me…

The solution:
@echo off
cls
del. /q

the del. deletes everything in the working directory and /q switch makes it so you don’t have to confirm every file delete (quite mode).

I hope this info was helpful!

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Vista: is it really that terrible, or just bad PR?

Is all the bad press Vista has gotten really just the placebo effect? Is it really that bad? Microsoft shows off their “New OS” “Mojave” to people who have not used Vista but have some negative thoughts or feelings about it to see if it indeed is the negative press that gives Vista a bad rap. I think this shows Microsoft’s ingenuity to work out a problem that might just be a bad PR problem with Vista, it also goes to show that stuffy old Microsoft can “think out of the box”.

Microsoft’s Mojave Experiment

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Microsoft says Vista UAC needs work.

M$ admitted that UAC prompts needs work, the fact that most of these prompts are confusing to users and downright annoying. I remember back in beta 1 when I first noticed the UAC prompts I quickly found out how to disable this “feature” as I myself was quite annoyed by them.

“Clearly there is work that has to be done around the UAC prompts — in part because of user feedback that they get the prompts at times they don’t necessarily expect them and it is not intuitive.

“If you give people too many prompts in too many situations, they view it as an impediment to getting their work done and they just start clicking ok on everything,” said Charney. He said that the language used in prompts is also confusing.

“We give them dialogues and prompts that don’t help them make the right decision as often as we would like. You can be surfing the Web and get a warning that this site is out of another site’s control, or you may be passing data to another site. What is a user supposed to do with that information?

Quoted from MSFN
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