Category Archives: Software

PCL vs. Host based printer

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What’s the difference between a host based printer and a PCL printer? PCL is an acroynm for Printer Command Language. You can see a lot of detail on PCL history going back as far as 1984 on Wikipedia website. These printers have their own processor and can printer faster among other things. Host based printers are older types that are… Read more »

How to make Windows games visible in Windows 7 Pro

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If you have the new Windows 7 Ultimate you will see a games explorer with lots of games including the usual Solitaire, Minesweeper, Hearts and FreeCell. If you have the Windows 7 Professional edition or less, you will find that the games are missing from the games explorer window. This is good for business so employees don’t play around, but… Read more »

When is Windows XP being retired / discontinued

Microsoft has extended the reitrement date of Windows XP at least once already. Currently anyone can still purchase Windows XP at some retail outlets, so sales is not discontinued yet. Support will continue for some time aftwards, meaning, you can download Windows updates and patches to fix issues with Windows XP. Even after updates are no longer available, it is… Read more »