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Windows 8/RT Review

I have had Windows 8 installed on my home laptop for a few months now and last week my Surface RT arrived. I thought I'd take this time to list a few things I like and hate about the whole new system.

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SWF to Image under 64 bit Windows

This is definitely a reminder post for myself. Twice now I have fallen victim to issues working with 32-bit COM libraries running under ASP.NET websites under Windows 64-bit. The main issue in this case was a library used by a legacy app that had to be ported from an older server to a newer one.

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Windows RT and Microsoft Surface

So today I bit the bullet and pre-ordered a Microsoft Surface. I was always opposed to buying an Apple iPad because I couldn't justify the cost for something I doubted I would get much use out of. The difference with the Surface is that it's a Microsoft product and I'm a Microsoft developer. I have toyed with objective-c and it's just a pain, developer support (documentation, tools, updates, tutorials, etc...) from Microsoft is 100 times that of Apple's and .NET is a very, very nice environment to develop with.

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Global Printers

Recently I have been trying to add a printer on a server available to all users, using the add printer wizard with no luck.

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