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Folder name with a trailing space character

I download a computer program that had a bug: Its installer created a folder named “BinĀ “; i.e. “B”, “i”, “n”, plus a space character at the end. Its uninstaller cannot delete it. Read the rest of this entry

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Windows 8.1 latent apps

Microsoft reports it has released Windows 8.1 to manufacturing (RTM), but is not supplying Windows 8.1 to anyone but original equipment manufacturers (OEM) before the general availability date. At this stage, Microsoft should be cooperating with manufacturers to issue specialized patches for device-specific problems. I hope it is so, because I have spotted a latent app bug in preview version of Windows 8.1.

Preparing to uninstall

Preparing to uninstall

Today, I am going to use my right of uninstalling Metro-style apps in Windows 8.1 Pro and uninstall them all. I have selected all installed apps and I am poised to press the Uninstall button. What do you think is going to happen?

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Windows 8 Release Preview: Hits

Windows 8 Release Preview: Start Screen

Windows 8 Release Preview: Start Screen

Finally, after a couple of bumps and bruises, I downloaded and tested Windows 8 Release Preview (32-bit). It seems Microsoft has put up a really good work in it, although there a lot of hits and misses.

Today, I’d like to introduce what I liked most about Windows 8. I will probably post about the dark side of Windows 8 too, but that should remain for another day.
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