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June 2, 2014  10:54 AM

Thin Tablets and the “Gunslinger Syndrome”

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops

I'm reading some reports from CompuTex 2014 right now with a degree of bemusement. Among the slew of new product announcements typical of this event, there's news from Asus about a new convertible tablet named the Transformer Book T300 Chi that's billed as "the world's thinnest 12.5-inch detachable...

May 24, 2014  12:34 PM

SSD Breakthrough Speeds Writes, Saves Energy

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, SSD, Windows 8

When I saw the headline at pocket-lint.com this morning, my first thought was "marketing/advertising spam!" But when I dug a bit more deeply into "

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May 23, 2014  11:09 AM

Ponder This: The Pursuit of Perfection Is an Expensive Proposition

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, windows 8 tablet, Windows 8.1

In the wake of Microsoft's announcement of the new Surface Pro 3 earlier this week, and the blizzard of articles that have followed in its wake, I'm both amused and bemused to understand that things at the upper end of the laptop and tablet marketplace are becoming increasingly blurred. But it's...


May 21, 2014  9:54 AM

Chinese Government Bans Windows 8 from Its PCs

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

There's been quite a bit of coverage over the past few days about a recent announcement from the Chinese government that it will "ban the use of Microsoft's Windows 8 on its computers" (this quotation comes from Paul Thurrott's May 20 story from WindowsITPro entitled "

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May 16, 2014  10:50 AM

TechEd 2014 disappoints IT pros

Diana Hwang Diana Hwang Profile: Diana Hwang
Desktops

By Diana Hwang Microsoft was all about the cloud at this year's TechEd North America 2014 but IT pros wanted something more down to earth: news and previews about the on-premises System Center Configuration Manager. This was the first time Microsoft consolidated its annual Microsoft...


February 17, 2014  12:56 PM

Windows 9 Rumors Heating Up: RC this September?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops

With Windows 8.1 Update 1 now confidently predicted for March/April of this year, the rumor mill is grinding ahead into the next major planned release for Windows. Usually called Windows 9, this next release is said to provide remedies for many of the beefs that old-line mouse-and-keyboard Windows...


September 18, 2013  1:51 PM

Microsoft ships Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM

Diana Hwang Diana Hwang Profile: Diana Hwang
Desktops

Microsoft is finally giving its bread and butter enterprise customers the ability to download Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM through its TechNet and MSDN subscriptions. Volume licensing customers also will be able to download the new RTM if they have an active Software Assurance (SA)...


August 19, 2013  1:54 PM

“Run as Administrator” Adds to WinDirStat File Visibility

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops

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...


July 26, 2013  12:02 PM

Tweak Win8.1 UI, or Switch to Start Replacement?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops

I am a big fan of Ed Bott's ZDNet blog posts, which often deal with Windows topics, under the general heading of The Ed Bott Report. Earlier this week (July 23) he posted a little gem entitled "

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February 25, 2013  5:20 PM

MS Office 2013 Licensing Follies

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: 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...


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