Windows 8 and 81

  • October 22, 2012 22 Oct'12

    Memory-stick makers ready Windows To Go drives for Windows 8 users

    Memory sticks with Windows 8 preinstalled could simplify life for mobile users who want to take the OS with them.

  • October 17, 2012 17 Oct'12

    The Continuing Windows 8 Flash Update Saga

    On October 9, Microsoft pushed an update to Windows Flash for Windows 8, but Secunia PSI still reports that 11.x versions of Flash Player (both 32- and 64-bit now, in fact) still need updating: ...

  • October 15, 2012 15 Oct'12

    Logitech Introduces Windows 8 Touch Devices

    In the past several months, Microsoft has introduced special Windows-8 oriented peripherals including a variety of "touch mice" and keyboards designed to help conventional PC users maximize their ...

  • October 12, 2012 12 Oct'12

    A Better Windows 8 Tablet? Kupa UltraNote

    As of today -- Friday, October 12, 2012 -- the Windows 8 General Availability (GA) date is two weeks away. On Thursday, Oct 25, or Friday, Oct 26 (there are conflicting reports) Windows 8 will be ...

  • October 10, 2012 10 Oct'12

    MS Puts Win8 on Patch Tuesday Schedule

    Yeah, sure, yesterday was the second Tuesday of the month. As expected, MS dropped a sizable load of updates for currently supported Windows versions (14-18 for my various 32- and 64-bit Windows 7 ...

  • October 05, 2012 05 Oct'12

    Upgrade to Windows 8: Who will make the switch?

    As Microsoft gets ready to roll out Windows 8, will IT pros invest the time and money necessary to learn the new interface?

  • October 05, 2012 05 Oct'12

    The Politics of Windows 8 Upgrades

    Until the end of January, 2013, anybody who owns a valid license to Windows XP, Vista, or 7 can pay $40 for a download upgrade to Windows 8, or $70 for an upgrade package with DVD. That certainly ...

  • September 28, 2012 28 Sep'12

    Windows 8 Forums Surveys 50K Users

    I'm a big fan of the various Windows Forums sites, including those for Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. They offer a great set of how-to's and tutorials for all kinds of interesting and ...

  • September 26, 2012 26 Sep'12

    Intel CEO sez "Windows 8 being released before it's fully ready" Huh?

    The trade press wires are buzzing with news from an unnamed source at Intel who attended a company event in Taiwan this week (see this Bloomberg story for representative reporting) that attributes ...

  • September 25, 2012 25 Sep'12

    'Radical change' in Windows 8 user interface could require training

    The new Windows 8 user interface is so different that IT might have to spend significant time and money on training to get employees up to speed.

  • September 24, 2012 24 Sep'12

    InformationWeek Windows 8 Business Survey Shows Workplace Plans Still Shaping Up

    Today InformationWeek began reporting on the results of its latest Windows 8 Survey which,  according to Kurt Marko's blog "Windows 8 Makes Strides in Mobility" polled "...859 business technology ...

  • September 12, 2012 12 Sep'12

    Microsoft Rethinks Timing of Planned Flash Update for Windows 8/IE 10

    Last week, as is my usual wont, I fired up Secunia PSI (Personal Software Inspector) for all of my machines. In a discovery that caused no excitement whatsoever when I first ran the utility, I got ...

  • September 11, 2012 11 Sep'12

    Will Windows 8 downgrade rights cure IT's paranoia?

    Windows 8 downgrade rights will let IT revert to Windows 7 on new PCs. They may get some buyers off the fence, but others don't see the point.

  • August 31, 2012 31 Aug'12

    For Win8 Classic Shell Beats Start8, Hands-Down!

    Earlier this week, I blogged about how Samsung is restoring a Start menu capability to its Windows 8 PCs. I also mentioned (and implicitly recommended) the Start8 startup replacement that returns ...

  • August 28, 2012 28 Aug'12

    Samsung to Offer Optional Start Button on Windows 8 PCs

    Preston Gralla writes a great blog for Computerworld entitled "Seeing through Windows." That title can, of course, be interpreted in more than one way -- and so very often can his blogs -- and ...