1. bickern

    New Microsoft Edge based on Chromium

    The new Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. Downloading the browser will replace the legacy version of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 PCs. I was using the beta for quite a while and swapping...
  2. juco

    Open office (microsoft)

    What would be the best `open office` programme to download. Its for my wifes laptop (win10) It has to be a suite (word and excel) she can use offline and one that would be compatible between win 10,win7 and xp. And has to be free.
  3. bickern

    RIP Paul Allen (Microsoft Joint Founder)

    RIP Paul Allen Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, 65, dies two weeks after he revealed he was battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma for the THIRD time, as bulk of his $13.5billion fortune is expected to go to charity...
  4. T

    Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive cloud services blocked in Turkey followi

    If you have important data on any of those sites and are still able to access them from Turkey I'd suggest to make a local copy, because you probably won't be able to access them for quite a while
  5. bickern

    Free Windows 10 phone support from Microsoft.

    Apparently you are entitled to 15 mins free support when you upgrade, but I have not tried it so can't really comment. 20 smart new and improved features in Windows 10 | TechRadar
  6. MiddleEarth

    Happy 20th Birthday Microsoft Bob

    Microsoft Who? A bit late, but better late than never, ah, but then better never late. :fish: "Tuesday, 10 1995 Microsoft gave the world Bob, the “social interface” for Windows 3.x and 95." "For a time, Bob development ran in parallel with Windows 95. So while Microsoft was working...
  7. MiddleEarth

    Open-Source IPO's and maybe even an open-source Microsoft?

    New breed of open source start-ups eye rising revenues and IPOs "Can big businesses be built on the idea of giving away software free of charge? That paradox has stumped some of Silicon Valley’s smartest investors since “open source” software broke on to the tech scene, with the rise of the...
  8. juco

    Microsoft security scam

    I havent had a phone call from these fake Microsoft security companies for a couple of years now, usually from India. Anyhow the last couple of days my internet connection has been intermittent (virgin) on checking their website it is a known problem which should be sorted by this morning. Then...
  9. MiddleEarth

    Microsoft an Open Source company?

    Why Microsoft’s transformation into an “open source” company is a great move 16 November 2014, 12.56pm GMT There is a short (4.39 minute) video on this page which is one of the best Open Source explanations I have recently seen and, for TLF members, it is in cartoon form. :cheers: "In a move...
  10. Jaycey

    Microsoft Stops Selling Windows 7 and Windows 8

    “This year 31 October frights are not limited to Halloween. Today is also the day Microsoft stops selling retail copies of both Windows 7 and Windows 8…” As a non geek these planned obsolescences get right up my nostrils – I was quite happy with XP until forced to upgrade to 7. Are there...
  11. MiddleEarth

    Microsoft 9 "New Features"?

    It seems that Microsoft, which used to copy Macintosh, is now copying Linux features that have been around for years. For example, a unified notification center... AND virtual desktops. Wow! Imitation, the sincerest form of flattery. And now (drumroll), blockbuster news, hold on to your...
  12. suzyq

    Help can't sign into my Microsoft account

    When I turned on my computer this morning and tapped on the bar to sign into my Microsoft account instead of being able to log in all I saw was a message saying it was closing down. It's been like that for the last 20 minutes. Can anyone advise me what to do please to rectify the situation as...
  13. bickern

    Free Microsoft eBooks for you

    Free Microsoft Software e-Books Microsoft makes many of the most widely used programs available for computers. Plenty of Mac users even use the Microsoft Office software suite. Microsoft has also developed tools for programming software, apps and websites. Many of these are for users who know...
  14. M

    Table Grid lines in Microsoft Word

    Can someone please help? For a very long time I have been able to move the vertical gridlines in tables in Word by holding the "click" and moving to a new position. All of a sudden, this has stopped working. I have not changed any of the settings (I wouldn't know how or why) but now nothing...
  15. C

    Microsoft's Tablet:Surface

    Would appreciate your advice/feedback. It's still unavailable in stores in Canada and I'm flying to Istanbul next week. Will it be available there and if so, at approximately what price? Decided to get a Surface because it has a word processor.
  16. ted j

    Bogus microsoft call

    Got one today "Hello is that" (my name) "I'm from microsoft and we are getting reports that your computer has errors" After explaining to the Indian woman who rang, that 1- Microsoft NEVER rings people unsolicited (it's hard enough if not impossible to get in touch with them) 2-They are...
  17. ted j

    Microsoft to start automatic updates

    They want to start giving you automatic updates from January Be very wary of this and if in any doubt, do like I do and have them just notify you of updates, ( 9 times out of 10 , they aren't necessary) The downside is, if you don't stop them like this, they will "upgrade" your system, to the...
  18. christella

    Microsoft put an end to its Office Genuine Advantage

    Microsoft put an end to its Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) program. The Office Notifier, the OGA ActiveX control for Internet Explorer, and the OGA plug-in for Firefox have also been retired. The change took place on December 16, was first confirmed in a KB article last updated on December 17...
  19. Andy

    Microsoft XP Virus

    Microsoft XP users exposed to Virus Microsoft XP users exposed to virus - Daily Finance UK
  20. Martyn

    Free anti virus and anti spyware from Microsoft

    "Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software," explained the company on its new Security Essentials official site. "Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download from Microsoft that is simple...
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