Windows Vista

Excerpt from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Computer Basics, 5th Edition. I get calls all the time from friends, relatives, and colleagues who claim that a file they were working on mysteriously vanished. In about 1 percent of those cases, they're right – whatever file they were working on did vanish. Perhaps they didn't save [...]

When I was writing Deconstructing Golden Tee LIVE, I interviewed several game designers who all told me the same thing – users go through a period during which they resist change before they embrace it. I’m wondering whether the same thing is occurring with Windows Vista. Many die hard Windows XP users I’ve talked with [...]

Before you take the plunge to upgrade your computer from an earlier version of Windows to Windows Vista, determine whether your computer has what it takes to run Vista. You don't have to try to decipher the gobbledygook on Vista package – the Minimum System Requirements. Microsoft has a nifty (FREE) tool you can download [...]