FalconFour’s Ultimate Boot CD/USB 4.6

Hola amigos. I don’t speak Spanish, but, you know, trying to stay hip. Like actually releasing a new version, that sounds like an awesome idea, doesn’t it? Hell, v4.5 had so many holes that’ve been fixed in v4.6, it made 4.5 look like Swiss cheese. And I’m sure the Swiss have even used this thing. It’s been all the […]

Do not use Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to “clean” your PC. DON’T.

OK, I was just idly browsing along (trying to fix a Windows Installer problem), and I found this article… http://msmvps.com/blogs/installsite/archive/2009/07/25/don-t-clean-up-your-pc-with-windows-installer-clean-up-utility.aspx … describing why the utility is NOT to be used for “cleaning up” your PC. It’s 110% correct – I’ve seen too many idiotic, uninformed bloggers posting “cleanup guides” with absolutely destructive advice (like disabling […]

Dear OEMs: Please stop pre-installing “Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office System”.

Seriously. OK? Stop it. It’s freaking stupid. It just shows how worthless your company’s software-development folks are. You pre-load Office 2010 or Office 2007, and yet also install Office 2003’s compatibility pack for Office 2007 files? What’s your damn problem? How do you not understand that Office 2007 and 2010 can ALREADY OPEN their own […]

FalconFour’s Ultimate Boot CD/USB 4.0

Update: F4UBCD now has a Facebook page and a bundled discussion board – go Like it! Behold, it has arrived. F4UBCD 4.0, the latest version of the latest and greatest utilities. Out of the magical mysteries of corporate politics comes, at long last, the most up-to-date version of the BootCD in existence. I’ll let the […]

Hey Microsoft, I’m really sick of the parents-and-two-kids family…

Are you even listening, Microsoft? Seriously, it’s making me sick. _Everything_ in the Windows Home Server product is geared towards the mom, pa, 2 kids, and a dog “American Dream” family. Windows Live is even worse, blowing it all up in your face how “FAMILY!” the product is. Pardon my spanish, but FUCK the family […]

Windows Home Server, redefining the idea of RAID

Windows Home Server is a sort-of offshoot of Windows Server 2003 designed for home users. Yes, home users. But don’t let that give you the impression that this is a Disneyland vacation… Home Server has effectively “created” technologies that will easily revolutionize the entire IT industry, if Microsoft allows it to. Drive Extender is at […]