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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: December 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 While my desktop PC is my daily driver for work, there are times I want to be able to work in the garden, or at a local bar or cafe (I know, it’s a terrible life), or…

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 2021 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 eleven consecutive years) and was awarded as…