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TIP: How to uninstall IE8

If, like me, you rushed out and installed Internet Explorer 8 last week, then you may, like me again, be regretting it. IE8 has been slow, unstable and ugly. By ugly I mean that most of the sites I viewed looked really bad (or didn't render at all). The price of progress you may say? After all, the push is on for better standards compliance right? Unfortunately, the IE8 Beta 1 release seems...

TIP: Problems with hidden Adobe download install files

PROBLEM: Adobe Download Manager hides files on your hard disk. As a result your install doesn't work, and further you can't find the hidden files to delete them. SOLUTION: Find the hidden files underneath the \Temporary Internet Files\ directory DETAILS: If you've downloaded an Adobe product lately using their Download Manager you might have got frustrated because you suddenly found...

CLARITY: SharePoint – WSS versus MOSS

There's still plenty of confusion out there about SharePoint, particularly around what is included in WSS versus MOSS. Part of the problem is that there is soooo much information about SharePoint that the simple details get lost… So, let's go through the various options, comparing WSS with MOSS Standard and MOSS Enterprise as simply as possible. I'll exclude technicalities (eg...

COMMUNITY: Are events worth the cost?

Q: Is it worth going to community events like SQL Code Camp? A: Yes – read on for explanation… SQL Code Camp 13-14 October 2007 When considering any developer event these days it is important to calculate whether you are getting good value. With so much content available online, we need to evaluate the costs (financial, comfort, time and otherwise) involved in traveling to a venue to...

SHAREPOINT: Beginner’s guide

A few Fox people have asked me lately about SharePoint, and how to get started with it. This might seem strange given how much push it is getting from Microsoft, but perhaps this is another case of having tooooo much information to sift through. Sometimes it can be too overwhelming. (Note: I am not a SharePoint expert – this is early days for me too) Anyway, here's a few resources to...

VPC: Mouse issues running W2K3 under Virtual PC 2007

Solution: Set Hardware Acceleration to Full Problem: My mouse movement was really sluggish in a VPC running Windows 2003 R2 (but other OSes are fine) Acknowledgement: Thanks to Paul Adare on the Microsoft Newsgroup for sorting this one out Here's the steps: Right click on Desktop, select Display Properties Settings Tab Advanced Button Troubleshoot Tab Slide the Hardware Acceleration tab to...

VFP: How to make Visual FoxPro cool

VFP: How to make Visual FoxPro cool In case you hadn’t noticed, Visual FoxPro (VFP) is not very ‘cool’. In this post my aim is to cover 3 areas: 1. Why VFP isn’t cool 2. Why it matters 3. How we can make VFP cool 1. Why VFP isn’t cool OK, so the first thing we need to agree on is that VFP is not cool. I’ve been chatting with a few people in the .Net space...

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