Reducing The Desktop Icons Size In Windows XP
I've been dreaming about a new computer monitor for a while, but the sad reality is that there's no way I can afford it for a while yet, so I have to make do with my smaller screen. Which means I really want to make my icons smaller under WinXP. How do I do that?
Setting A New Background In Windows XP
I might be the last person to the party, but I can't figure out how to easily change the background picture on my WinXP ASUS EeePC Netbook. For that matter, how can I find new pictures online that I can use as a replacement image?
More Evidence Of XP's Longevity
In case anyone was wondering, you readers of WinXPDigest still appear to be part of a large crowd. XP holdouts, long expected to give in to Vista sooner or later, continue to dominate the PC landscape in professional settings.
Windows XP Combats Pirated Software With The Black Screen Of Death
Microsoft introduced WGA when Vista was launched. For those who are not aware of what WGA is all about. WGA is a mechanism used by Microsoft to detect pirated and non-genuine installations of Windows...
How Do I Update Firefox On XP?
I used to use Internet Explorer and while I had Firefox too, MSIE was my favorite. Now that Google Chrome is out, however, I've switched. My question, though, is since I don't run Firefox on my WinXP computer too often how can I nonetheless ensure that it's always the very latest version?
Stopping An Application From Starting As Windows XP Boots
I am just sick of all these stupid helper apps that launch every time I start up Microsoft Windows XP!! Half of them are for hardware or utilities that I don't even use any more! How the heck do I zap 'em? Dave's Answer: This is perhaps one of the great challenges of customizing Windows XP, actually, being able to retain control over what applications start and run when you boot up your computer.
Time For Windows XP Users To Move To Vista
Microsoft looks to 'Mojave' to revive Vista's image | Beyond Binary - A blog by Ina Fried - CNET News.com. An interesting story over News.com. Apparently Microsoft recently traveled to San Francisco and videotaped a bunch of Vista skeptics about Vista the OS. Then they showed these skeptics a "new" operating system code named "Mojave" and got their feedback on it.
Majority Of Businesses Still Using Windows XP
Less than one in 11 of the PCs being used in large or very large businesses runs Windows Vista, according to survey results by Forrester Research. Out of 50,000 businesses surveyed by Forrester, 87.1 percent were still using Windows XP at the end of June, compared to 8.8 percent for Vista.
Getting XP On A New Computer
Very recently my old laptop started giving me a world of problems ranging from minor software to rather serious hardware issues. For a three year old laptop it just didn't make sense to fix it, so I decided to take the leap and buy a replacement.
Over 200,000 Sign "Save XP" Petition
It's hard enough to get 20 people to agree on something; assembling 1,000 takes a serious trigger of some sort. Microsoft and fans of a certain operating system might want to know, then, that a petition at InfoWorld's SaveXP.com has gathered more than 200,000 signatures.
Release Of Windows XP SP3 Delayed
People and businesses all over the world have, at least in a figurative sense, been pounding on tables, shouting, "We want XP SP3!" The promised released date approached, and then Microsoft responded the other day with what amounts to "Whoops, you can't have it yet."
Internet Explorer 8 Pops Up In Beta
Next version of Microsoft's browser emerged at MIX08. The answer to the question "how long until IE8 will be ready for download" turned out to be 3pm ET today.
Microsoft's Response to 75,000 XP Sigs: "Meh"
You can almost imagine some skinny guy standing in front of large crowd.The crowd yells, "Let XP live!" The skinny guy fidgets, and responds, "Um, we need more feedback." Yes, this is Microsoft PR at its best, folks.
Using Mac Screen Sharing With Windows
Mac's new Leopard OS X has added a "Screen Sharing" capability. For Mac A to control Mac B's screen, Mac B simply has to turn on Screen Sharing in System Preferences->Sharing. Mac B will show up in Mac A's sidebar in Finder Windows, and clicking on that will offer a "Share Screen" button that let's you connect. But what about connecting to a Windows box?