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August, 2013


August 30, 2013  12:17 PM

Woody Takes “A First, Jaundiced Look at Windows 8.1 RTM”

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

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 chosen field of endeavor. In his latest InfoWorld story -- entitled "

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August 28, 2013  3:14 PM

“RTM” doesn’t mean “finished” any more…

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That's the substance of a comment posted to a story that appeared yesterday on The Verge, entitled "

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August 27, 2013  4:19 PM

Microsoft Windows 8.1 RTM available to PC manufacturers

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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...


August 26, 2013  11:40 AM

Windows 8.1 RTMs to OEMs on August 23

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

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 Microsoft sent off the bits for the release to manufacturing (RTM) as well. Numerous sources,...


August 23, 2013  12:04 PM

More on Windows 8.1 Backup (or Lack Thereof)

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My last blog post was entitled "Windows 7 File Recovery Absent from Windows 8.1," and disclosed my...


August 21, 2013  11:50 AM

Windows 7 File Recovery Absent from Win8.1

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As I'm getting to learn the latest Windows 8.1 release from the current Pro Preview version that's available, I've been finding my way into some of its more obscure or random wrinkles. In responding to a reader inquiry about my recent post about the WinDirStat utility (

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August 19, 2013  1:54 PM

“Run as Administrator” Adds to WinDirStat File Visibility

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I've written repeatedly about a great, free SourceForge utility called WinDirStat for this blog over the years. But just this morning, I learned something about the program I didn't...


August 14, 2013  5:37 PM

Lawsuit against Microsoft adds insult to Surface RT injury

Diana Hwang Diana Hwang Profile: Diana Hwang

If I owned Microsoft stock I would be none too pleased right now. Microsoft was slapped with a class action suit this week by New York-based law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP on behalf of those who bought Microsoft stock between April 18, 2013 and July 18, 2013. The 30-page complaint...


August 14, 2013  12:29 PM

Win8.1 GA Set for October 17/18, 2013

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Score one for the Russian rumornets: Ed Bott has just reported that Windows 8.1 will go into general availability (GA, open to the...


August 12, 2013  1:49 PM

New tile-based MS web page acts like “event ticker”

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Microsoft's brand-new "...by the Numbers" page presents a Modern UI tile-based interface to visitors and tracks counts of all kinds of interesting facts and trivia about the...


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