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With luck, with YOUR continued support, we could, at this rate have 2,000 hits this month. That would be great.

Thanks. Cheers.

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I created this blog, on a whim, on November 14, 2009 — twenty-two days after I had a working Windows 7 Professional rig.

We hit 1,000 external, individual views (excluding any from my IP address) on December 13, 2009; i.e., in 29 days.

Yesterday, Jan. 7, 2010, we breezed past 2,000. Thank YOU.So the second thousand views came in 25 days. Not great, but not bad either — given that I spend nada promoting this Web site.

We had 1,124 views in December and we are now averaging 57 views in January.

I see that this blog is becoming a ‘go to’ destination for those doing Windows 7-related searches for: padlocks on icons, Adobe Acrobat 9, System Mechanic, FrontPage 2003, SharePoint, Snipper, library customization and Avast. I am honored to be able to help.

As my BLOGROLL indicates, I maintain other blogs and Web sites. I only check the stats on two of these: popes-and-papacy.com & papam.wordpress.com. The combined views on these fluctuate between 100 and 200 a day, though if something happens to the pope, e.g., a girl jumping on him at St. Peter’s, I will get 400 hits on each — on the day. So between just these three blogs I am getting ~150 hits a day. That is peanuts, for sure, but it is better than nada.

Many thanks for you continued viewing. All the best.


Anura Guruge

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Most people don’t realize that Web site owners (if they subscribe to a traffic analysis package) and Blog site owners (especially if they use WordPress or Typepad) get to see the search strings that resulted in people visiting their Web site or blog.

As you can see from the above ‘snip’ a few people today did a search on “guruge against you”!


That is kind of funny. I have been an IT analyst for over 25 years. During that period, at various times, I have been vocally critical of IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Sun, Attachmate, NetManage etc. etc.

But it is never personal. It is always objective and I always have the facts to backup my objections.

Yes, I can understand that iolo may feel that I am been rather harsh on them. Not so. I still have System Mechanic on 3 of my machines. I just want them to fix the bugs. I hate it when my Windows 7 machine hangs.

Yes, I am also known to be harsh on Adobe. But, over the years Adobe Acrobat has caused me so much grief. As I told an artist friend recently, I am sure Acrobat has taken 5 years of my life.

Kind of ditto for Microsoft. Over the years Word has kept me up many a night … but then again I use Word more than most.

But, I am also the first to heap praise when praise is due.

Windows 7 exceeds my expectations. Office 2007 has proved to be more resilient than what I expected. Microsoft support, when it came to fixing the icon padlock problem, was superlative. I have said all of this in public.

Acrobat has also got much, much, much better. Acrobat 9.2 seems good … though it amuses me the number of searches I see each day with people searching on “Acrobat 9.2 problems”.

So, bottom line. I am only against specific, quantifiable issues. If System Mechanic 9.5.3 hangs I will complain about it … and provide exact details as to how and when it hung.

If I like something that Microsoft does, I will gladly tip my hat to them.

So don’t  just search for “guruge against you.” That is a disservice to me and to you. Be specific. Write a comment.


Anura Guruge

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I started this dedicated ‘Windows 7 Professional’ blog on November 14, 2009. But, I didn’t remember that date.

Today, I noticed that this blog just passed its 1,000th view.

Went back and checked the date. Neat.

One month, 1,000 views.

I am chuffed. Between my two mainline papal blogs and this … I now have 150 views a day on three blogs …. and I don’t even have stats on my Web sites.

THANKS FOR VISITING. Please keep on coming back.


Anura Guruge

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