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July 19, 2012  6:12 PM

Windows 8 Gets a GA Date: 10/26/2012



Posted by: Ed Tittel
General Availability, Windows 8

OK, so now it's official. Tons of sources (see this Google search) confirm the General Availability (GA) date...

July 11, 2012  4:31 PM

A Tale of Two Windows: 7 and 8



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7, Windows 8

Apparently, there's been a worldwide conference for Microsoft partners in Toronto recently, because ZDNet Windows maven Mary Jo Foley

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July 9, 2012  2:38 PM

Is Windows 8 Poised for Success or Failure?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

Regular ComputerWorld Windows Guy and market observer Preston Gralla got me thinking this morning with his article entitled "

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June 25, 2012  9:21 PM

On Becoming an mSATA Believer



Posted by: Ed Tittel
mSATA, SSD, Windows 8

Last February, in getting ready to work on a Windows 8 book -- now abandoned, alas, in favor of other work -- I purchased a couple of Lenovo notebook PCs. My X220 Tablet has become my go-to touchscreen Windows 8 test PC, and my T520 notebook has proved itself to be a solid and dependable traveling...


June 25, 2012  2:06 PM

Interesting Windows 8 malaises surface



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Paul Thurrot, Windows 8

Windows guru Paul Thurrot has posted an interesting and disturbing story about some problems he's encountered recently with Windows 8 Release Preview. It's entitled "

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June 9, 2012  8:45 PM

Microsoft Sells Over 600M Copies of Windows 7



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows 8

Earlier this week (June 6) at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, Microsoft Corporate VP Steven Guggenheimer announced that Microsoft has sold over 600...


June 4, 2012  3:42 PM

After the Weekend, More on Windows 8 Preview Release



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8, Windows 8 Preview

OK, so now I've got a few more hours with the latest Windows 8 release under my belt, and so far, so good. My biggest initial beef with the latest release is that it seems not to have absorbed too many new drivers in the time between the Customer Preview and the Preview Release. Now that I reflect...


June 1, 2012  10:46 AM

Windows 8 Release Preview Hits the Street



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8, Windows 8 Release

Just after lunch yesterday, I got the word that the Windows 8 Release Preview was out (you can download your own copy from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download whenever you like, but be warned: there's enough...


May 27, 2012  7:10 PM

Dealing with the “Bezel Issue” and Windows 8



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

Almost any of the touchscreens you might buy today (especially those offered at more reasonable prices) will have bezels around the edge. By definition, a bezel forms a raised edge around the boundaries of monitor. When you try to slide from beyond the edge of the monitor onto the display surface,...


May 25, 2012  8:04 PM

Missed F8 to Provoke Boot Options Gets Added Wrinkles in Win8



Posted by: Ed Tittel
UEFI, Windows 8, Windows 8 Boot

Anybody who's worked on Windows PCs regularly knows the drill to obtain an alternate "Safe Boot" screen instead of allowing the normal boot sequence to grind to its normal conclusion: wait for the POST/BIOS bootstrap phase to end, then start banging the F8 key (or whatever your platform or...


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