1983 Datsun Maxima GL Wagon When my daughter Harper was little, I tried to convince her that her name was misspelled on her birth certificate, and that her legal name was Farper. My kid never believed me, as her innate instinct to doubt me–and my wife’s unwillingness to play along– pretty much killed the joke. This dealer made use of both the Datsun and Nissan names in this 1983 newspaper ad. Nissan Motor Company’s home office in Japan wasn’t kidding with American Datsun dealers in the early Eighties, however, when it announced that company’s real name–the one on the corporate birth certificate–was Nissan. Actually, Datsun dealers always knew that, they just didn’t know that Nissan intended to kill the Datsun brand in the U.S. and replace it with the global Nissan marque. By this time, Nissan had been doing business in the Americas for almost three decades, so there was a fair amount of rebranding that needed to take place. … [Read more...] about The Datsuns of 1983
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IE7 Security and Compatibility Courtesy Microsoft The URL bar in IE7 will turn red if a web page is on a third-party list of phishing sites. And finally, what new IE browser would be complete with security upgrades? Among other safety features, this version comes with default-disabled Active-X controls so your computer won't ever download something without your permission unless you tell it to; always-present address bars on every open window so there's no easy way to hide a true page URL; and a neat little color-coding system that warns you if the Web page you're visiting could be a phishing or spoof site. If you go to a page that is on a third-party list of known phishing sites, the URL bar turns red. In the upcoming version of IE7 that will ship with the new Microsoft Vista operating system, the browser also offers parental controls and an "isolation" setting that prevents anything you do while browsing (inadvertently downloading something evil, for instance) from … [Read more...] about What’s new about Internet Explorer 7?
Consumers running any edition of Windows 7 or Vista now have a few more years of support to look forward to. Microsoft recently tacked on five additional years in the form of Extended support for all editions of both operating systems for individual users. Full support for every edition of each OS will now last for approximately 10 years from release date, pointing ahead to January 14, 2020, for Windows 7 and April 11, 2017, for Vista. Microsoft offers both Mainstream and Extended support for its operating systems and other products. Mainstream support lasts for five years and covers all major upgrades to the sofware as well as security updates, bug fixes, and other patches. Extended support then kicks in for an additional five years, at which point only security updates become available. Related stories How to try the Windows 8 Metro interface free Windows 8 bundled Metro apps revealed Microsoft confirms SkyDrive app for Windows 8 CNET Review: Windows 7 But individual consumers of … [Read more...] about Microsoft extends consumer support for Windows 7, Vista