A few feature highlights in Windows 10

Windows 10 is designed to please both touch and mouse users. It’s also designed to be intuitive for users of both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, incorporating the “best of both worlds” to enhance your experience and help you be more productive. It is the modern way to work and here is a glimpse of just a few of the feature highlights: The Start menu is back, putting all your apps, settings, and files just a few keystrokes, clicks or taps away. Cortana, your personal digital assistant, helps make things easier for you and keeps you up to date. Microsoft Edge, the new browser in Windows 10, is designed to deliver a better web experience. It's also easier to find and switch among open apps, keep them organized, resize and reposition them, keep track of notifications, and access frequently used system settings. The Start menu is back! By popular demand, Windows 10 brings back the … [Read more...]

Something Happened

Who says techies have no sense of humor!  The 'Something happened' error from Windows 10 is elegant in its simplicity and humorous in its delivery. One blogger referred to it as existential. The error is frustrating for those who receive, but I have to admit, it made me smile.  It reminds me of my Unix days where the "existential" error was: "Fatal error" at a command prompt.  It had an equally helpful description - none - as to what could be happening.  Somehow a graphic window with "Something happened" is far more friendly than "Fatal error" at a terminal prompt.  At least the Something happened gives you closure, even if only a Close button. For the Unix crowd, sometimes there was a code or string of esoteric language following the Fatal error, but often mere mortals could not decipher it.  Somehow, we survived the error and reboot. Often the error did not reoccur and if it did, … [Read more...]