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Back in 2003 I found myself looking around for a small-form-factor PC.  There was a system created at the time by a company called Shuttle.  They had created motherboard and other PC components that could be fitted into a wide variety of custom cases, and…

Last Updated: April 2022 One of the most fortunate things about my move to France, is that it’s given me the chance both to design myself a new office that’s outside of the house, and I’ve placed it in my gîte (outhouse) with a desk…

Last Updated: July 2022 I got my first computer in 1981 at the tender age of 11.  In fact I wanted a colouring book, I had no idea what a computer was, but within a few days I was completely hooked and never looked back. …

Last Updated: July 2022 Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Purchased to replace both my Surface Laptop 2 and my Surface Pro 7 and to use in my house where I do not have a desktop PC (my desktop resides in my gîte, which is an outhouse…

Last Updated: December 2021 Mike is the author of 23 books and 16 video courses on Microsoft Windows and other technology subjects.  These vary from beginner guides, such as his Windows 11 Made Easy and Beginning Windows 10 titles, to specialist titles like The Green IT…

Last Updated: July 2022 Mike Halsey was first awarded as a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in the Windows category in 2011.  He currently holds the “Windows and Devices for IT” MVP award (he has been awarded for twelve consecutive years) and was awarded as…