I just checked my calendar. It's late in 2005 - a whole 10 years after WIndows 95 was finally going to make computing easy for everyone (rather than the few who recognised the intrinsic sense of the Macintosh years before) -- yet we still see the following sort of nonsense needed to make the basics work. A computer should be so easy my mum can use it - yet Windows is not! After so many years this is a sad situation.
Note - this is no fault of the folks at Luminous-Landscape.com (that I am aware of) -- Michael runs a great site for which I can only complain about how effectively he lures me into buying new cameras.
Luminous-Landscape.com -- What's New 2005:
There are a still a few people who are having difficulty accessing this
site's new server, particularly those using Windows XP, and who are using
a computer on a network or behind a router. Here is the process suggested
by one reader to solve the problem.
1. Delete cookies and temporary internet files from you Browser, Tools
2. Flush the DNS cache, by the following process: enter command mode
(run, command); enter ipconfig /flushdns and then hit Return
3. Shutdown computer, and then reboot your modem, router and all switches,
in that order.
4. Restart the computer
The good news ... I just spent a pleasant couple of hours chatting to a youngster with dyslexia. Now she can successfully dictate to her computer and also have stuff read back. It is an enlightened age, apart from crufty old MS-DOS hanging around in parts.