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February, 2013


February 25, 2013  5:54 PM

Dell Latitude 10: Viable Healthcare Tablet Option?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

I just read a fascinating article in the Healthcare section of InformationWeek by Ken Terry entitled "Dell...

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February 25, 2013  5:20 PM

MS Office 2013 Licensing Follies



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

One of my go-to guys for Windows-related news and analysis is Ed Bott, whose "Ed Bott Report" over at ZDNet is usually a goldmine of interesting and useful Windows information, particularly for IT professionals who work in enterprises and large organizations on Windows platforms. He's been...


February 25, 2013  4:53 PM

Teeny-Tiny USB Drives Offer Neat, Compact Storage Options for Laptops and Tablets



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Whoa! Talk about major miniaturization: I stumbled across some reviews of the new SANDisk Cruzer Fit USB drives last week, and was immediately struck by their amazing utility for extending storage on notebooks, laptops, and especially tablet PCs (at least, those equipped with accessible USB ports)....


February 18, 2013  5:06 PM

ISOtoUSB tool makes it dead simple to built UEFI bootable installers



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

I've been working my way deeper and deeper into UEFI based Windows 8 installation and operation over the past few weeks. This weekend, I stumbled across a fab and free little utility called ISO to USB that...


February 15, 2013  5:37 PM

USB Image Tool Makes It Easy to Bounce Around Amidst Bootable Tools, Installers, …



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

I've got over half a dozen different USB flash drives (UFDs, in Microsoft-speak) sitting on my desk right now, but that's still not enough for me to keep resident all of the different bootable installers, UEFI shells, and diagnostic tools I also have on hand. I had been using Acronis True Image to...


February 13, 2013  4:12 PM

UEFI Only Boot Works Fine, But No UEFI Advanced Boot Option!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

In working through the various tutorials and information I've found on making UEFI boot work with Windows 8, I've gotten to the point where I'm comfortable with setting up and installing a UEFI-based version of the OS. The secret is to build a FAT32 formatted install UFD using the Windows 8 ISO...


February 11, 2013  4:52 PM

What Does Desktop Marketshare Tell Us Anymore?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

A quick peek at the latest desktop operating system market share pie graph from NetMarketShare.com shows that Windows continues to dominate, with a least a 86 percent overall share. In that mix, Windows 7 rules at 44.48%, XP follows next at a still-high 39.51%, and Windows 8 trails far behind at...


February 8, 2013  4:23 PM

Another new Flash Player version released to counter zero-day exploits



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

With documented exploits for both Mac OS and Windows reported in the field, Adobe released another Flash version last night, moving up from version 11.5.502.146 to 11.5.502.149 in the process (see both numbers in my Flash Player Settings Manager window, after updating IE with the ActiveX version,...


February 6, 2013  4:19 PM

The Pundits Weigh in on Surface Pro



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

The real-PC version of Microsoft's Surface tablet, the Surface Pro, becomes publicly available this Friday, February 9. So far, I've seen stories on the new tablet from Paul Thurrott (SuperSite for Windows), Ed Bott (The Bott Report, ZDNet),  David Pogue (NYT), Jon Phillips (PCWorld), and...


February 5, 2013  3:36 PM

Michael Dell’s internal letter to employees on going private



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Desktops

Dell has officially gone private. The company has been in a transformation phase for some time as cloud computing, tablets, and mobile devices

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