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20 Mar/12

Windows 8 To Go On Sale In Ocober According To Bloomberg

Windows 8 To Go On Sale In Ocober According To Bloomberg

Microsoft is keeping everyone guessing about the release date of both the Windows 8 RTM version and the final version. Bloomberg (via Windows 8 News) is now citing unnamed sources close to Microsoft that Windows 8 will go on sale “around” October 2012. According to the news article posted on the site, the release will include versions for both Intel and ARM devices.System manufacturers working with Microsoft will release more than 40 Intel machines running Windows 8, and five...

20 Mar/12

Windows 8: da Ottobre su PC e tablet

Windows 8: da Ottobre su PC e tablet

All'epoca dell'uscita di scena di XP, avvenuta dopo oltre cinque anni, i vertici di Microsoft affermarono come, da quel momento in avanti, il ciclo di vita dei loro sistemi operativi sarebbero stati più corti e contenuti in 30-36 mesi. Fedele alla consegna che si era data, la casa di Redmond pensionò Vista dopo 34 mesi di poco onorato servizio ed adesso sta pianificando, da un lato l'uscita di scena di Seven e dall'altro l'ingresso del nuovo Windows 8.Continua a leggere Windows 8: da...

17 Mar/12

Windows 8 Codec Pack Available

Windows 8 Codec Pack Available

When you cannot play a media file on your system, it is usually because a codec that is missing to play that file on the operating system. You have got a few options to resolve the situation. You can switch the media player to one that is shipping with its own set of codecs that it uses to play back those media files. An alternative would be to download and install the missing codecs individually, which may take some time depending on the unsupported formats that you want to play on your...


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15 Mar/12

Will Bitlocker’s Security Flaw Remain in Windows 8?

Will Bitlocker’s Security Flaw Remain in Windows 8?

I write a lot about security, and about Microsoft’s Bitlocker drive encryption technology.  Frankly I really like Bitlocker because it is easy to deploy and because its tied to a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip on a computer’s motherboard, it’s very secure.  It does have a flaw however and with Windows 8 now upon us this is beginning to concern me.  First of all let me explain what Bitlocker is in a bit more detail.  This system is a full-disc encryption technology. ...

14 Mar/12

What it’s like giving Windows 8 Talks

What it’s like giving Windows 8 Talks

As I write this I’m sitting in a hotel room in Bradford, West Yorkshire (UK) getting ready to give a talk tonight to a large IT user group about Windows 8.  This isn’t the first Windows 8 talk I’ve given, though it is the first since the Consumer Preview version of the OS was released.  About once a month I’m asked currently to travel somewhere in the UK and talk about Windows 8, the new UI, the new features and what it all actually means for them.In many ways...

13 Mar/12

Do You Love the Windows 8 Consumer Preview or Hate it?

Do You Love the Windows 8 Consumer Preview or Hate it?

Whatever Microsoft may be saying about how great the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is, there can be little doubt that it’s provoking some very strong reactions.  People are either loving or hating the new OS with very few people sitting somewhere in-between.  I thought then I’d share my own thoughts with you and ask the question to you directly.  Do you love or hate Windows 8, how do you feel about it?Personally those people who know me will know that until now I’ve been...

13 Mar/12

Google Developing A Chrome Metro Version For Windows 8

Google Developing A Chrome Metro Version For Windows 8

The two user interfaces that Windows 8 ships with make it more time and development intensive for developers to provide a working version of their software for both interfaces. Microsoft for instance makes available two versions of their Internet Explorer 10 browser when the operating system launches. First the classic Internet Explorer for the desktop that ships with all the bells and whistles included, and then the Metro UI Internet Explorer that is more bare-bones. This particular version...

13 Mar/12

[Appeal] Send me Your Windows 8 Troubleshooting Issues and Problems

[Appeal] Send me Your Windows 8 Troubleshooting Issues and Problems

As the author of the Microsoft Press book, Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out you might expect with a new version of Windows now upon us I’d be thinking about the next edition of the book.  Well I couldn’t possibly comment on that but I do have an appeal to make.  Please can you send me all your Windows 8 issues and problems.  ;)  I was very lucky with the first Troubleshooting book as there was very little, if any at all, competition in the market.  This time around...

12 Mar/12

Microsoft Release Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts List

Microsoft Release Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts List

It’s long been known that Windows 8 would come with a great many more keyboard shortcuts than its predecessors.  These are necessary in no small part to help non-touchscreen users use and access features that would ordinarily be opened with a swipe or other gesture.  While some people may see the need for extra keyboard shortcuts to be a retrograde step in operating system development, nobody can deny that they’re certainly needed in Windows 8.Now Microsoft have released the...

12 Mar/12

Windows 8 Is Not Intuitive To Use, At Least For Now

Windows 8 Is Not Intuitive To Use, At Least For Now

Have you ever watched someone with little computing experience use a computer? If you ever worked tech support or are the go-to guy when tech issues come up, you probably know what I’m talking about. Their way of using a computer is often fundamentally different from ours.Most use a limited number of apps and techniques to get the things done that they need to do. Most ignore the keyboard when they do not have to enter text into an email, Word or Excel, and rely on the start menu...

12 Mar/12

xpPhone 2: Windows 7 dal PC allo smartphone

xpPhone 2: Windows 7 dal PC allo smartphone

L'universo smartphone è al momento principalmente un feudo di Android e iOS, con i restanti competitor a dividersi le residue quote di mercato; tra questi Microsoft che, con le varie versioni di Windows Phone, non è mai riuscita a fare breccia nel cuore e nella mente dell'utenza. Le cose, nei piani della casa di Redmond, sono destinate a cambiare con l'arrivo di Eight, che però non farà il suo esordio sul mercato prima della fine dell'anno. Il nuovo sistema operativo dell'azienda fondata...

10 Mar/12

Mozilla Begins Work on Firefox Metro Version

Mozilla Begins Work on Firefox Metro Version

If you have followed the development progress of Microsoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 8 closely, you may know that it ships with two different versions of the Internet Explorer browser. First a standard desktop version of Internet Explorer 10, and then a second version for the new Metro user interface part of the operating system.This opens up a new predicament for other browser developers as their browsers suddenly only work in one part of the operating system, and not the...

6 Mar/12

What’s Good and What’s Bad About the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

What’s Good and What’s Bad About the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

I’ve had a good few days now to delve deep into Windows 8 and I’ve decided what I think is good, great, bad and awful about the OS.  I thought I’d share my thoughts with you.  Now I want to start by saying that I’m going to steer away from Metro, I’ve got another article about that planned for tomorrow and frankly this one things has been getting far too much attention and drawing the discussion away from other very important things within the OS.  So here...

6 Mar/12

Stardock’s Start8 Brings Back The Windows 8 Start Menu

Stardock’s Start8 Brings Back The Windows 8 Start Menu

With Microsoft’s decision to pull the classic start menu from the upcoming Windows 8 operating system, came a rise of third party solutions to bring back the start menu. We already mentioned that ViStart can add the start menu back to the operating system.The latest company to announce a free start menu program for Windows 8 is Stardock. Start8, which will be available later this week, adds a start menu back to the Windows 8 desktop. The program has just been announced on the official...

6 Mar/12

Stardock’s Start8 Brings Back The Windows 8 Start Menu

Stardock’s Start8 Brings Back The Windows 8 Start Menu

With Microsoft’s decision to pull the classic start menu from the upcoming Windows 8 operating system, came a rise of third party solutions to bring back the start menu. We already mentioned that ViStart can add the start menu back to the operating system.The latest company to announce a free start menu program for Windows 8 is Stardock. Start8, which will be available later this week, adds a start menu back to the Windows 8 desktop. The program has just been announced on the official...

6 Mar/12

What do you want to see in “The Windows 8 Power Users Guide”?

What do you want to see in “The Windows 8 Power Users Guide”?

I have now begun to write “The Windows 8 Power Users Guide” in anger, having spent a few days having a deep dig into the Consumer Preview of the operating system.  This book, to be published by APress later in the year, is the first commercial version of my own “Power Users Guide” series which began with Windows Vista.  The 170 page Windows 7 Power Users Guide is now free and can be downloaded here.This new book will be for enthusiasts, IT Pros and business users...

4 Mar/12

Windows 8 for Business

Windows 8 for Business

When I came to review the Windows 8 Consumer Preview I decided that the best way to do it was to split it into separate reviews for the different types of people who would use it, so between gHacks and our sister site Windows8News I’ve already written about Consumers, where the operating system got a resounding win and IT Pros where, frankly, it’s still all to play for.  Keep an eye out on Windows8News for my review for Enthusiasts too but here I want to talk about businesses.Business...

3 Mar/12

Check if Your Devices Are Compatible With Windows 8

Check if Your Devices Are Compatible With Windows 8

Before you consider installing a version of Windows 8, you should make sure that all of your third party devices work fine with the operating system. Third party devices include video cards, mp3 players, smartphones, displays or networking equipment.You might end up with a system that is incompatible with some of the devices that you connect to the PC regularly or at least from time to time. The Compatibility Center for Windows 8 has been created to aid users in finding out if their hardware...

3 Mar/12

Windows 8 Still Offers Quick Admin Tools Access

Windows 8 Still Offers Quick Admin Tools Access

One of the biggest concerns IT Pros and businesses had about Windows 8 was the hiding of the administrative and computer management features in the OS.  With the new Metro interface being brought to the foreground, and the options available within it strictly limited people were concerned that the removal of the Start Menu, where traditionally a right-click on the Computer link would bring up the administrative options or where there was single-click access to the full Control Panel, would...

3 Mar/12

Windows 8 svela Windows 8: nove le versioni del sistema operativo Microsoft

Windows 8 svela Windows 8: nove le versioni del sistema operativo Microsoft

Pur se in dirittura di arrivo e già fonte di notevole interesse, oltre ad aver consentito un primo assaggio grazie alla Consumer Preview rilasciata alcuni giorni fa, Windows 8 resta per molti versi un oggetto misterioso, a cominciare da quante e quali saranno le sue versioni. La strada della verità però è spesso meno difficoltosa di quanto possa sembrare e, conoscendo la struttura degli OS Microsoft, è sufficiente mettere mano al registry di Eight per avere l'agognata risposta alla...