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  • September 18, 2013 18 Sep'13

    MS Shares Pricing Info for Windows 8.1

    Thanks to a report from Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet that posted yesterday, I can now tell you how much Windows 8.1 will cost those who wish to upgrade from a version of Windows earlier than 8.0 to ...

  • September 16, 2013 16 Sep'13

    Windows 8.1 Upgrade Gone Awry Teaches Valuable Lesson

    Having successfully upgraded a test machine to Windows 8.1 on Friday, I decided to do likewise to my son's brand-new state-of-the-art Dell XPS 27 All-in-One which showed up at the house about three ...

  • September 15, 2013 15 Sep'13

    Interesting Experiences with Win 8.1 RTM Installation

    I found myself in an "interesting" situation on Friday because I started up the Windows 8.1 installation on one of my test machines, then decided to abort after the first couple of screens. I was ...

  • September 10, 2013 10 Sep'13

    Microsoft relents, gives Windows 8.1 RTM to IT pros, developers

    After holding Windows 8.1 back from developers, Microsoft relented and made Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro RTM available to IT professionals and application developers through the TechNet and MSDN ...

  • September 09, 2013 09 Sep'13

    It's Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere!!! MSDN/TechNet Get Win8.1 RTM Bits

    MS performed  an abrupt about face today, and posted the bits for the Windows 8.1 RTM to both TechNet and MSDN this morning. Here's what I see as the top 3 Windows 8.1 downloads in the MSDN ...

  • September 09, 2013 09 Sep'13

    Paul Thurrott Offers In-Depth Overview/Review of Windows 8.1

    Just yesterday (September 8, 2013), Paul Thurrott posted a thorough in-depth tour and review of the RTM version of Windows 8.1 to his SuperSite for Windows Website. Entitled "Windows 8.1 Review: ...

  • September 07, 2013 07 Sep'13

    Sony Shows Off Super-Thin Next-Gen Tap 11 Tablet at IFA

    For over 50 years, Germans (and folks from elsewhere on the continent) have been heading to Berlin in the fall for the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung, which translates roughly as ...

  • September 05, 2013 05 Sep'13

    Office for the iPad could have changed Microsoft’s mobile fortunes

    Microsoft's decision to purchase Nokia this week is another example of the company buying its way into a market because it couldn't develop a competitive technology on its own. Unfortunately, ...

  • September 04, 2013 04 Sep'13

    For the Best Win8.1 deal, Buy a Windows 8 Upgrade NOW!!!

    On October 17 or 18, depending on your location (the Far East goes up, and the rest of the world pretty much goes down, date-wise) Windows 8.1 goes into General Availability status. On and after ...

  • September 02, 2013 02 Sep'13

    Great Workaround for "Illegal" Windows Upgrade Maneuvers

    Kudos to Martin Brinkmann at ghacks.net. His September 2, 2013, article "How to install Windows 8.1 RTM on a Windows 8.1 Preview system" explains how to get around the MS-imposed restriction on ...

  • August 30, 2013 30 Aug'13

    Woody Takes "A First, Jaundiced Look at Windows 8.1 RTM"

    I've said it in this blog before, I'm saying it now, and I'll no doubt say it again: Woody Leonhard is a genuine Windows guru, and always has something interesting and informative to say about his ...

  • August 28, 2013 28 Aug'13

    "RTM" doesn't mean "finished" any more...

    That's the substance of a comment posted to a story that appeared yesterday on The Verge, entitled "Windows 8.1 leaks on the web ahead of its October release," which reports that "a localized ...

  • August 27, 2013 27 Aug'13

    Microsoft Windows 8.1 RTM available to PC manufacturers

    Microsoft is right on time. The software giant released its Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT RTM version to PC hardware vendors this week. In a post by Microsoft's Antoine Leblond, the company said ...

  • August 26, 2013 26 Aug'13

    Windows 8.1 RTMs to OEMs on August 23

    OK, so now we not only know that the official release date for Windows 8.1 will be October 17/18, 2013 (4 AM on 10/18 in New Zealand, 10 AM 10/17 in Redmond), but now we also know that last Friday ...

  • August 23, 2013 23 Aug'13

    More on Windows 8.1 Backup (or Lack Thereof)

    My last blog post was entitled "Windows 7 File Recovery Absent from Windows 8.1," and disclosed my discovery that image backup facilities are no longer built into the upcoming Windows 8.1 release ...

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