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  • Windows 8: One OS to rule them all?

    Posted December 8, 2011 - 10:47 am

    Windows 8 is on the horizon. Microsoft has designed the next-generation flagship operating system with a split personality that straddles the line between the familiar Windows 7 desktop, and the flashy Metro interface used with Windows Phone 7. Can Microsoft successfully tackle desktop and mobile with one OS?
  • Microsoft slates Windows 8 beta for late February 2012

    Posted December 7, 2011 - 8:04 am

    Microsoft yesterday confirmed that it will release a public beta of Windows 8 -- and open its Windows Store to the public -- in late February.
  • 8 reasons why CIOs shouldn't race to Windows 8

    Posted December 6, 2011 - 9:38 pm

    Windows 8 touts many new features, but there are a number of things such as cost, testing, compatibility, and training that CIOs need to consider before racing to migrate.
  • Microsoft to deliver Windows 8 upgrades online

    Posted November 27, 2011 - 9:08 am

    Microsoft wants to make upgrading to Windows 8 from older Windows versions easier and faster through online delivery, no product key entry for at least one installation method and a process that involves 82 percent fewer screen clicks.
  • Microsoft slashes upgrade times for Windows 8

    Posted November 22, 2011 - 10:07 pm

    Microsoft claimed yesterday that users will be able to complete a Windows 8 upgrade much faster, in some cases in one-tenth the time it took similar-configured PCs to upgrade to Windows 7.
  • Microsoft to include antivirus in Windows 8: Good idea or monopoly?

    Posted November 21, 2011 - 1:27 pm

    Rather quietly, Microsoft announced they will build antivirus protection into Windows 8, rather than ask users to download Security Essentials as they do in Windows 7. Will that help consumers, or hurt AV companies?
  • Windows 8 updates are missing one crucial improvement

    Posted November 17, 2011 - 9:37 pm

    Microsoft says Windows 8 will make its OS updates less annoying, limiting restarts to once a month. But system reboots are still often necessary--namely when a file that needs updating is open at the time.
  • Windows 8's Metro interface could slow down business users

    Posted November 16, 2011 - 10:07 pm

    Microsoft certainly made a big splash Tuesday with its demonstrations of Windows 8 at the BUILD conference in Anaheim, and it's easy to see why. The new platform is a surprisingly radical departure from the traditional Windows paradigm.
  • Windows 8: The 10 biggest problems so far

    Posted November 16, 2011 - 9:49 am

    For two months now, early adopters, IT pros, and developers have been working extensively with the Windows 8 Developer Preview. Here are the 10 of the biggest pain points they've found, Microsoft's reaction and some easy fixes!
  • Microsoft: We won't update others' Windows apps

    Posted November 16, 2011 - 7:57 am

    Microsoft on Tuesday slammed the door on updating third-party software via Windows Update in the upcoming Windows 8.
  • Goodbye BIOS, hello UEFI

    Posted November 10, 2011 - 4:42 pm

    Your computer's basic input/output system (BIOS) is about to become history and be replaced by Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) -- and that brings both advantages and problems.
  • How to put Windows 8 on a Flash Drive

    Posted October 31, 2011 - 2:38 pm

    Installing the preview version of the new OS is much easier when you do it from a bootable USB drive.
  • Linux Foundation: Secure boot need not be a problem

    Posted October 31, 2011 - 2:03 pm

    There's been considerable concern in recent weeks over the secure boot mechanism planned for Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8, primarily among Linux users and others worried that the technology will make it impossible to run alternative operating systems on Windows 8 certified PCs.
  • Windows 8 deep dive report

    Posted October 31, 2011 - 10:57 am

    Find out what Microsoft's new OS means for developers, admins, network security, mobile usage, and more
  • Mount ISO files in Windows 8

    Posted October 24, 2011 - 12:11 pm

    Windows 8 now lets you host an ISO file on a virtual drive. Here's how to do it.
  • HP and Dell ready Windows 8 tablets for 2012

    Posted October 17, 2011 - 12:38 pm

    PC makers Hewlett-Packard and Dell are turning to Windows 8 as their next tablet operating system, thanks to fierce competition in the Android tablet market spurred most recently by Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
  • Running Windows on a Mac, part 3: The complete how-to

    Posted October 17, 2011 - 11:07 am

    Need or want to run Windows on a Mac? We walk you through the entire Windows 7 setup experience, driver hacks, troubleshooting tips, and how to get Windows 8 running smoothly.
  • Microsoft's Metro is on the wrong track for many Windows users

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 4:12 pm

    Twenty-five years of user-interface development and this is what we get? Scary.
  • Enterprises are unlikely to jump on Microsoft's Metro

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    Enterprises are going to be especially hard-pressed to see improvements in Windows 8. In fact, they might skip the upgrade entirely. Here's why.
  • Bring back Windows 7 start menu in Windows 8

    Posted October 4, 2011 - 8:10 pm

    Sometimes change is hard. If you're one of the folks that doesn't like Windows 8 start menu, here's how you can bring back the start menu style from Windows 7.
  • Disable Windows 8 Metro and other features

    Posted September 23, 2011 - 6:47 pm

    Windows 8 Metro isn't everybody's cup of tea. Here's how to turn it off.
  • Microsoft, Red Hat spar over secure boot-loading tech

    Posted September 23, 2011 - 12:59 pm

    Is Microsoft using a next-generation computing boot-loading technology to lock out the use of Linux and other OSEs on certain computers? While Microsoft has denied malicious intent, one Red Hat developer maintains that this may be the case.
  • Windows 8 boot screens get a classy new look

    Posted September 22, 2011 - 8:09 pm

    One of the many notable new features in Windows 8 is how quickly it boots--it can start up in under 7 seconds, in fact. With such a short booting time, what will you get instead of a ton of speeding BIOS text?
  • Windows XP to Windows 8: Don't go there

    Posted September 21, 2011 - 5:17 pm

    Both Microsoft and industry analysts discourage businesses using Windows XP from skipping Windows 7. The key reason: XP support is likely to expire before Windows 8 is ready for deployment. Research firm Gartner provides guidance for XP holdouts.
  • Create a picture password in Windows 8

    Posted September 20, 2011 - 6:05 pm

    Windows 8 comes with many new features including the ability to create a picture password. Here's how you can create one.

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