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August, 2012


August 31, 2012  2:53 PM

For Win8 Classic Shell Beats Start8, Hands-Down!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Classic Shell, Start8, Windows 8

Earlier this week, I blogged about how Samsung is restoring a Start menu capability to...

August 29, 2012  6:01 PM

Possible Java Exploits Can Expose PCs to Attack



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Java, Security

Quick: visit http://www.isjavaexploitable.com/ on any PC close at hand. There are a number of Java exploits rampant in the wild at the moment, so you'll want to see a resulting screen that looks like this if you do have...


August 28, 2012  7:19 PM

Samsung to Offer Optional Start Button on Windows 8 PCs



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Samsung, Windows 8

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 those are just some of the things I like about his work. In an 8/28/2012 posting entitled "


August 27, 2012  5:51 PM

More on Windows 8 RTM: Driver Issues All Solved, Flash Weirdness Presents



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8 RTM

As is so often the case, after I upgraded from Windows 8 RP to RTM, I had a few drivers to clean up on each of my test machines (right now, they include a Lenovo X220 Tablet and a home-built desktop with an Asus P8Z68-V Pro Gen3 mobo, i7-2600K CPU, 32 GB RAM, and so on). On the RP version,...


August 24, 2012  6:26 PM

New Corporate Logo for Microsoft Takes the Stage



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Microsoft logo

As this snippet from Peter Bright's Ars Technica story from yesterday illustrates, Microsoft's replacing the corporate logo it's...


August 22, 2012  7:47 PM

Windows 8 Pro RTM Experiences



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8 RTM

Here's my first report on experiences with Windows 8 Pro RTM, in the wake of two successful upgrade installs: one on my Lenovo X220 Tablet, the other on my i7-2700K. [caption id="attachment_2447" align="aligncenter" width="500"]


August 20, 2012  5:42 PM

How to “Upgrade” from Windows 8 Preview Release to Windows 8 RTM



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8 RP, Windows 8 RTM

Thanks to SQL Server blogger Mr. Denny right here on ITKE, I have a great trick to share with readers who want to upgrade their Windows 8 Release Preview installs to the latest RTM version now available through MSDN, TechNet, and other sources. This blog post of his is entitled "

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August 10, 2012  4:23 PM

Substitution string: “Windows 8″ for “Metro”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Metro, Windows 8

The ongoing Metro flap continues....


August 6, 2012  9:55 PM

Metro Madness, Mayhem, and Murder in Windows 8?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Metro, Windows 8

There's been enough hoopla and unhappiness about the Windows 8 tile-oriented user interface known until now as Metro, that MS has apparently decided to kill the name and call this GUI something else entirely. Too bad I haven't yet laid hands on the RTM code for Windows 8, because I'd love to find...


August 3, 2012  3:25 PM

Windows 7 is trending to surpass Windows X Desktop Share in August, 2012



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7, Windows XP

Though other market followers have already intoned the inflection point between Windows XP and Windows 7 -- namely, the point at which the old (XP) finally dips below the new (Win7) -- tracking firm NetMarketShare has not yet seen its sampling of millions of PC users indicate that Windows 7 has...


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