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  • October 29, 2014 29 Oct'14

    Why eMMC Makes New-Crop Low-Budget Devices Cheap

    Right now, you can buy an el-cheapo HP Windows laptop for $200. It's designed to compete with Chromebooks, while offering a more familiar (and complete) computing experience -- at least, in the ...

  • October 27, 2014 27 Oct'14

    Windows 10 Strengthens Inbuilt Security

    Last Friday, two interesting and complementary blog posts appeared, each with its own discussion of security in the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview version. The first comes from Microsoft ...

  • October 24, 2014 24 Oct'14

    Microsoft Posts Strong Fiscal Year First Quarter Earnings

    PCs are not dead and neither is Microsoft. The company proved the skeptics wrong and posted strong revenue for its fiscal year first quarter 2015 earnings. Microsoft posted $23.2 billion in ...

  • October 24, 2014 24 Oct'14

    New Win10 user? Build 9860 ISO for clean install

    Let's say you've been meaning to install Windows 10 on a test machine, but you haven't gotten around to that just yet. Because MS has already released another version of the Windows 10 Preview, ...

  • October 22, 2014 22 Oct'14

    The TOTAL Commoditization of Windows PCs

    In the last week's technology news, I've been struck by the recent confluence of several business and technology factors that either promise or threaten -- I can't yet really decide which -- to ...

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  • October 20, 2014 20 Oct'14

    Win10 cmd.exe Gets Major Enhancements

    In working with the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and reading others' reviews of that environment, I've been forcibly struck by the major improvements and additions to the venerable old command ...

  • October 17, 2014 17 Oct'14

    Windows Server to Support Docker Containers

    On October 15, the Microsoft Open Technologies initiative announced that it plans to "deliver new container technologies in the upcoming wave of Windows Server releases." At the same time, the ...

  • October 15, 2014 15 Oct'14

    Update Tuesday Includes Three Critical Vulnerabilities & More

    Yesterday was the second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft's customary day to unleash its latest batch of updates, fixes, patches, and so forth. The October 14 collection included 30 mandatory items ...

  • October 14, 2014 14 Oct'14

    Win7 Games On Win8 (and Win10)

    Here's something I hadn't seen before, on the lighter side. Check out the following screen shot, which shows the Windows 7 game collection running on the Windows 8 desktop (it works on the Windows ...

  • October 10, 2014 10 Oct'14

    Drat! Driver Difficulties Could Require Full-blown WinTroubleshooting

    My son's desktop PC is a Haswell-vintage version of the excellent Dell XPS2720 touchscreen All-in-One. Mostly, it's a solid, stable, and dependable machine. But in the last two weeks, the network ...

  • October 09, 2014 09 Oct'14

    Can Microsoft’s Azure RemoteApp service be deployed without IT support?

    It’s been five months since Microsoft’s Azure RemoteApp service went into preview and some users have turned into pseudo-IT pros out of necessity. Two professors from Creighton University Heider ...

  • October 09, 2014 09 Oct'14

    Building the Perfect ISO UFD for Windows

    In my most recent prior blog, I observed that if you're installing Windows 10 on a Windows 8.* machine, you can simply mount the ISO as a "virtual CD drive" and install from there. That said, it's ...

  • October 06, 2014 06 Oct'14

    Windows 10 Technical Preview Also on MSDN

    In addition to the Windows Insider Program, qualified MSDN subscribers can also grab the Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO files from the MSDN pages, where the New Subscriber downloads page looks ...

  • October 03, 2014 03 Oct'14

    Is Windows 10 enterprise-ready? IT's not convinced

    Microsoft previews Windows 10 with more enterprise controls, but IT pros need more details before considering a migration.

  • October 01, 2014 01 Oct'14

    Skip a Version: Windows 10

    OK, so MS has confounded the pundits and bloggers, and has skipped a version to announce its latest incarnation of the Windows desktop operating system as Windows 10, not Windows 9, or something ...

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