Welcome to Dave Wallis Website

This website is based round my interests and hobbies and stuff which you may (or may not) find interesting. Primary interests are model gliding (Vol-de-Pente) and holidays although other ideas may surface.

Latest Update: 08/February/2016

Weakly Whinge

One complaint this week:

Finally lost patience with speed of this netbook and uninstalled ‘RAPTR’. Why is such a dire program out there screwing up pc speeds. Removal of this dreadful heap of nonsense results in the pc being almost up-to-speed. With the bloat of RAPTR sitting in there the netbook became unusable while it’s CPU tried to service all sorts of useless demands.

Site still under maintenance, so don’t be too surprised by the disappearance and return of stuff. I must make  an effort and update more often!

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Well, just for a change here’s praise for the latest offering from Microsoft. The new Windows10 seems to operate as advertised and is significantly quicker than it’s predecessors. (OK it’s not quite as quick as DOS6.22 but it is Windows.)

Once I’d even managed to get an old (started on WindowsXP) Netbook up to Windows10 via Windows7 it worked a treat; far faster than Windows7 or even WindowsXP. Then I changed the HDD for an SSD and it worked like a new machine straight off the 2015 production line.

Unfortunately this HP netbook didn’t upgrade quite so well,  even though it’s newer, but at least it’s faster than it was.

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