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Windows 10 Reaches Desktop Majority

As of August 2019 NetMarketShare reports that some version of Windows 10 runs on just over one of every two PCs that firm sees on the Internet. Windows 7 share is down around 30 percent now, and dropping fast. Where will this all lead?

XPS 2720 GbE Interface Fails

Just yesterday, I sat down at my 5-year-old Dell XPS 2720 to install an Insider Preview Fast + Skip upgrade, and noticed the Wi-Fi icon sitting in the notification area. “Hmmm” I said to myself “I thought I had a Cat5 cable plugged in.” I did indeed, but the status lights on the unit’s built-in

When the Cure for Win10 Problems is Too Much

Over the weekend, I was reading up about a fix for a problem that’s plagued my production PC for at least two years now. The problem is best illustrated visually, and expresses itself as a set of one or more spurious entries at the end of the Start menu under the anomalous “Other” category. It

War Stories: XPS 2720 Webcam MIA

Poking around on one of my older test machines recently, I noticed no webcam was present. This is my 6-year-old Dell XPS 2720 All-in-One (Haswell i7-4770S, 16 GB RAM, 27″ touch screen). Although I can see the webcam lens every time I sit in front of this machine, there are no internal traces of a

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