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In Pictures: A Look at Linux Desktop Environments

10th November 2016 by in category IT Support Blog tagged as , , , , , , , ,

A visual showcase of Linux desktop environments Linus Torvalds’ UNIX-derived operating system has been around since 1991. Today, many of us use a form of Linux without their prior knowledge. Most notably Google’s Android operating system which has Linux and UNIX based roots. Some of our satellite, cable, and digital terrestrial television decoders and receivers […]

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Microsoft’s Surface Tension for Apple

31st October 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , , ,

Could Microsoft’s Surface Studio wow creative users? Apple seems to have lost its creative mojo, since the loss of Steve Jobs. The specifications of their Mac Pro high-end Mac haven’t had an update since 2013. Compared with similar Windows-powered PCs, their iMac has lost ground. Apple’s Macs have also lost ports in favour of Bluetooth […]

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IT Services in Edinburgh? Try Us!

20th October 2016 by in category IT Support Blog tagged as , , , , , , , , ,

A PC problem or a Mac malady? Let Tabard take care of IT If you are in need of IT services in Edinburgh or surrounding area, look no further than Tabard IT Limited. We have been providing IT support services for over 20 years and specialise in a range of IT Support solutions. These include […]

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WiFi Kettle Has 11 Hour Tea Break

12th October 2016 by in category IT Support Blog tagged as , , , , , ,

How a Data Specialist’s WiFi kettle created more than a storm in a teacup Imagine you’re sat at home watching a gripping drama or sports event. Being prime time viewing time, you make the best use of the ad break (or half time) to brew up. Normally, this process can take up to ten minutes. […]

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Sharp Rise in Windows 7 Market Share

4th October 2016 by in category IT Support Blog tagged as , , , , , , , ,

Seven-year-old operating system boosts market share at the expense of Windows 10 With Microsoft shipping Windows 10 for free on all PCs with Windows 7 and 8.x operating systems, you would have thought Windows 10 would be the world’s leading OS. It is hailed by some as the most robust version of Windows, given how […]

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Rumours of a Surface PC Keyboard

29th September 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , ,

Could an ergonomic keyboard be the Surface PC’s must-have peripheral? The last five years haven’t be too kind to keyboards. Firstly, few mobile phones have tactile buttons (this week has seen the end of the ‘real’ Blackberry device). Secondly, the rise of digital tablets have normalised touch screen input over proper computer keyboards (fine for […]

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Which Magazine Wallops Windows 10

23rd September 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , ,

‘Unifying force’ lambasted by Which Magazine readers Members of The Consumers’ Association, the publishers of Which Magazine, have delivered a broadside against Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest member of the Windows family. The operating system, described as a ‘unifying force across many different types of devices’, has become a ‘unifying force’ for all the wrong reasons. […]

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Delayed

14th September 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , ,

Three-month wait means Anniversary Update big bang was only in theory Elsewhere on the Tabard IT blog, we had mentioned how the then-forthcoming Windows 10 update was going to be a biggie. One that would have been rolled out in near-indecent haste. Thankfully this never happened, with some users most grateful of a grace period […]

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Raspberry Pi Mania Hits 10 Million Mark

9th September 2016 by in category IT Support Blog tagged as , , , ,

Joy as affordable Raspberry Pi user base exceeds expectations Where were you in 2012? Did you watch cat videos on YouTube? Were you touched by the London Olympic Games? Or did you fancy a fruit tart-based computing solution? O.K, sorry about the last point. It is hard to imagine how, four years ago, that a […]

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Why the PC’s PC Runs Windows XP

7th September 2016 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , ,

27,000 Metropolitan Police computers still use Windows XP (or should that be Windows X-Ray Papa?) We at Tabard IT are au fait with the latest version of Windows which is the tenth edition. Following Microsoft’s special offer and the recent anniversary update, it is assumed that many Windows users will have switched from 7, 8 […]

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