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  • Want to switch to a Chromebook? Have $450?

    Posted on October 7th, 2017 at 11:36 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Many of you are asking me what kind of Chromebook I would buy, right now. If I could, I would wait a couple more months because the holidays are coming. But in the sea of $200 to $300 Chromebooks, there’s one that stands out – and, no, it isn’t the new Google Pixelbook. In fact, you could buy two and a half of these little babies for the price of a Pixel.

    Look on the right for an affiliate link to buy the Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA.

    Intel Core-M3, 64GB storage, 4GB RAM. 12.5-inch flip-over touchscreen at 1920 x 1280. 10 hours. Pen. Runs apps from the Google Store — a bit rocky right now, but the Android-apps-on-Chromebook scene will settle down a whole lot faster than the Microsoft Store will beef up.

  • September Win 8.1 Monthly Rollup KB 4038792 blamed for Internet Explorer mis-fire

    Posted on October 7th, 2017 at 09:01 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Just got this message from AC:

    Just a note to let you know that after installing KB 4038792 September rollup for 8.1, my system would not launch internet explorer 11.  Click on the ‘e’ in the taskbar and nothing happens.

    After uninstalling this update ie11 works just fine

    Don’t know if this will be fixed in the next update, but for now will have to pass on whatever security fixes were in 4038792.  Sure wish they would go back to individual files rather than a rollup.

    I wonder if there’s a similar problem with the September IE security-only patch, KB 4036586.