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How to Upgrade to Apache 2.2.10 with Windows XP

For weeks now I have had a persistent problem with my wishhh.com service. It was taking an inordinate amount of time to connect to the service (sometimes as much as 2 minutes or more). After ruling out every possible issue, I decided to upgrade my Apache server to the latest release (version 2.2.10). I’m delighted

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Give your PC a Check-up with Microsoft’s PC Advisor

Here’s another Paul Thurrott tip from the Windows Weekly 81 podcast (also discussed on his blog here). Microsoft’s free PC Advisor (download here) falls into the ‘does no harm and just might help’ category. I would recommend it to friends and family who find their computer is having problems. Hey, it can’t hurt. I downloaded

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Simple, Free Group File Renaming with Ant Renamer

This tip comes from Paul Thurrott on the Windows Weekly 76 podcast (available here). How I long for the old days of DOS commands. It was so easy in those days to rename groups of files. X-Tree was (and still is) my all time favourite Swiss-army knife utility for the PC for this kind of

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No Crapware on a Mac

Paul Thurrott makes a very good point in the latest Windows Weekly podcast (Episode 74 at time index 50:10). It hadn’t occurred to me until he mentioned it, but there is no crapware installed on a Mac. He makes the very good point that part of XP’s and Vista’s negative reputation is due to the