Browser Choice In Microsoft Windows Ends

Microsoft's Browser Choice Screen

Browser Choice – What’s That About In December 2009 the European Union obliged Microsoft to offer a choice of browsers to their European customers when they installed new versions of Windows. This browser choice was also delivered in updates to Windows and so the Browser Choice screen was born and has been with us ever since.… Continue reading Browser Choice In Microsoft Windows Ends

Norton Safe Web & Search Engine Interaction

Introduction While updating software on a friend’s Windows 8.1 PC he remarked that he could no longer see the Norton Safe Web (NSW) icons in his search results. He was using Internet Explorer with Google as his home page and search engine. He had Norton Internet Security (NIS) installed and the Norton Toolbar was present in… Continue reading Norton Safe Web & Search Engine Interaction

Make Google The Home Page In Windows 7

Introduction A friend found they had got MSN as their Home page and asked me how they could make Google the Home page in Windows 7. What They Saw I haven’t seen their screen but I would expect it to look like the screen shot above, when they select their Home page, with MSN showing. Here I… Continue reading Make Google The Home Page In Windows 7

Google’s Employment Applicant’s Hourglass Problem

Ref: March 2012 issue of Wired magazine. It seems the Google job interview process requires a problem to be solved. I’ll take this hourglass problem, “Using only a four-minute hourglass and a seven-minute hourglass, measure exactly nine minutes.” Solution Principle: Use one hourglass to measure out a smaller amount of time on the other hourglass. Repeat until… Continue reading Google’s Employment Applicant’s Hourglass Problem