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June 28, 2013  10:53 AM

Methods for Installing Windows 8.1 Preview



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

OK, so I've gotten far enough into the Windows 8.1 Preview that I've learned about two different ways to get hold of the software and run it on a test (or other) PC. On the one hand, you can find an online source (such as MSDN or the

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June 26, 2013  10:41 AM

Windows 8.1 Preview Countdown Underway



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

11:30 Preview is available!!! msdn-1130

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June 24, 2013  11:06 AM

Windows 8.1 Preview Due Out Wednesday



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

The Microsoft Build conference for software developers kicks off at the Moscone Center in San Francisco this Wednesday and by no coincidence whatsoever that's the same day MS will fire off a preview beta version of its


June 22, 2013  3:52 PM

Soluto Brings Remote Monitoring to iPhone, iPad



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

If you've been following this blog for any length of time, you've seen me write repeatedly about Israeli software company Soluto and their Soluto PC management and tracking software. These days, it's hard to find another solution that beats Soluto for managing a small to middling sized number of...


June 21, 2013  8:47 AM

Hmmm…Gartner Gets Behind Windows 8.1 For Business Use



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

The analysts have never been terribly kind to Windows 8, with the majority of firms maintaining what can only be described as a "safe distance" from Microsoft's latest desktop offering launched in October 2012. But a new Gartner blog post from in-house analysts Michael A. Silver and Stephen...


June 19, 2013  9:11 AM

USB 3.0 Makes a Big Difference



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

When I bought two Lenovo notebooks last year -- a T520 and an X220 Tablet -- one of my regrets was that I had to buy immediately and couldn't wait for the USB 3.0 versions of those models to become available. Last week I learned that my regrets were well-founded. Thanks to the Mushkin


June 8, 2013  11:19 PM

Mysteries of Remote Desktop Connection in Windows



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

I have half-a-dozen different notebook PCs in my office, and three desktops total, all of which I like to manage remotely from my primary production desktop, because it's got two great big honkin' 27" monitors hooked up to it. I can devote one whole screen to a remote desktop and still get plenty...


June 7, 2013  2:13 PM

Why hundreds of techies stood in line for hours to buy a Surface Pro



Posted by: Diana Hwang
Desktops

[caption id="attachment_3429" align="alignleft" width="300"]Long lines to buy Surface devices

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June 6, 2013  9:42 PM

Rufus Beats Windows 7 USB Download Tool, Hands Down



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

These days ultrabooks and tablets make DVDs passé for Windows installs. UFDs (USB Flash Drives, that is) are the way to go. I'd discovered the free Microsoft

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June 6, 2013  9:12 PM

Cisco Press Launches Annual Geeks-only Sweepstakes



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

OK, come on: you may balk at the "Geeks-only" term in my blog headline, but who else could possibly care about the Cisco Press Facebook Sweepstakes now underway? Here's the deal: register to win, and you might qualify for a free Cisco Marketplace Store shopping spree or $1,000 in Cisco equipment...


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