Windows 8 and 81

  • July 02, 2012 02 Jul'12

    Windows 8 RTM Should Hit Sometime Soon

    I generally don't spend a lot of time following the rumor mill for Windows 8, but if Windows 8 is going to ship in October of this year -- and I'm still pretty convinced it will be out before ...

  • June 25, 2012 25 Jun'12

    Interesting Windows 8 malaises surface

    Windows guru Paul Thurrot has posted an interesting and disturbing story about some problems he's encountered recently with Windows 8 Release Preview. It's entitled "Broken Windows? Two Serious ...

  • June 04, 2012 04 Jun'12

    After the Weekend, More on Windows 8 Preview Release

    OK, so now I've got a few more hours with the latest Windows 8 release under my belt, and so far, so good. My biggest initial beef with the latest release is that it seems not to have absorbed too ...

  • June 01, 2012 01 Jun'12

    Microsoft to deliver Office 15 for Windows devices first, iPad later

    To give Windows 8 a competitive edge, Microsoft will deliver Office 15 only for its own devices this fall, with versions for the iPad and Android devices due out next year.

  • June 01, 2012 01 Jun'12

    Windows 8 Release Preview Hits the Street

    Just after lunch yesterday, I got the word that the Windows 8 Release Preview was out (you can download your own copy from whenever you like, ...

  • May 27, 2012 27 May'12

    Dealing with the "Bezel Issue" and Windows 8

    Almost any of the touchscreens you might buy today (especially those offered at more reasonable prices) will have bezels around the edge. By definition, a bezel forms a raised edge around the ...

  • May 25, 2012 25 May'12

    Missed F8 to Provoke Boot Options Gets Added Wrinkles in Win8

    Anybody who's worked on Windows PCs regularly knows the drill to obtain an alternate "Safe Boot" screen instead of allowing the normal boot sequence to grind to its normal conclusion: wait for the ...

  • May 21, 2012 21 May'12

    More Windows 8 UI Rationale Explored and Explained

    There's a fascinating new post on the Building Windows 8 blog this morning, entitled "Creating the Windows 8 user experience," by Jensen Harris, Microsoft's Director of Program Management for the ...

  • May 15, 2012 15 May'12

    Foley & Thurrot Scoop Windows 8 Pro $15 Upgrade for New PC Buyers

    Wouldn't you know it? Not until after I posted my own blog yesterday, did Paul Thurrott report in his SuperSite Blog that "Windows 8 Pro PC Upgrade Cost is just $15." Looks like MS really, really, ...

  • May 14, 2012 14 May'12

    Ad-impression study reveals Win 8 CP usage levels

    US and India based online ad network and data analytics company Chitika reported in late April 2012 that "millions are already using the latest Microsoft operating system every day" (Study). In ...

  • May 11, 2012 11 May'12

    Touchscreen All-in-One Poses Interesting Win8 Possibilities

    Earlier this week I stumbled across a January PC Magazine story entitled "Build a Touch-Screen All-in-One Desktop." The star of the story is from EliteGroup (a Taiwanese mega-manufacturer of PCs ...

  • May 09, 2012 09 May'12

    Set Up and Use Client-side Hyper-V on Win8

    Scott Fulton has just written a bang-up story for ReadWriteWeb entitled "Top 10 Windows 8 Features #7: Client-side Hyper-V." It's a gem of a story not just because it explains why Hyper-V beats the ...

  • May 07, 2012 07 May'12

    Norton 2013 Betas Support Windows 8

    Symantec recently announced general availability of its various Norton 2013 beta products, including Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security, and Norton 360. Although they come only with two ...

  • May 02, 2012 02 May'12

    Windows 8 Corner Cursor Stuff: Use the Left Mouse Button!

    It's been two months now, and I'm finally starting to get comfortable with Windows 8 and the nuances of the touch-based interface and its various mouse equivalents. That's why I found myself ...

  • April 30, 2012 30 Apr'12

    Who Thinks Windows 8 Is Ready for Prime Time?

    I had a very interesting conversation with former Microsoft MVP and current MS employee and "virtualization guy" John Savill last Friday. I've recently had to back out of my role as a primary ...