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January 23, 2013  3:21 PM

More Benefits of Win8 Refresh



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

In my last blog, "What Gets Lost When Using Win8 Refresh," I recounted my adventures after running the "Refresh...

October 1, 2012  2:04 PM

Closing Store Apps in Win8 Manually



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8, Windows Store

Although Windows 8 does a pretty good job of managing memory, and will close open Store Apps (using TIFKAM, or "The Interface Formerly Known As Metro") when memory starts to get in short supply, there may be time you'll want to close apps yourself directly. Though Windows 8 apps lack a close...


September 28, 2012  8:18 PM

Windows 8 Forums Surveys 50K Users



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

I'm a big fan of the various Windows Forums sites, including those for Vista, Windows 7, and

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September 26, 2012  2:15 PM

Intel CEO sez “Windows 8 being released before it’s fully ready” Huh?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

[caption id="attachment_2596" align="alignleft" width="190"]Otellini tells Intel employees that Windows 8 still needs improvement.

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September 24, 2012  2:48 PM

InformationWeek Windows 8 Business Survey Shows Workplace Plans Still Shaping Up



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

Today InformationWeek began reporting on the results of its latest Windows 8 Survey which,  according to Kurt Marko's blog "

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September 21, 2012  3:31 PM

MS Introduces New “Comfort Sculpt” Keyboard for Win8



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Sculpt Comfort keyboard, Windows 8

[caption id="attachment_2578" align="aligncenter" width="500"]The Sculpt Comfort Keyboard is arched to make hands stay in proper typing position.

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September 12, 2012  3:58 PM

Microsoft Rethinks Timing of Planned Flash Update for Windows 8/IE 10



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Flash Update, Windows 8

Last week, as is my usual wont, I fired up Secunia PSI (Personal Software Inspector) for all of my machines. In a discovery that caused no excitement whatsoever when I first ran the utility, I got a display that looked like this: [caption id="attachment_2537" align="aligncenter" width="500"]


September 10, 2012  2:04 PM

Start8 Comes Back to Match Classic Shell



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Classic Shell, Start8, Windows 8

I'm not one to believe that my blog has any kind of market clout or impact, but I found myself scratching my head to explain why I got a comment on my "

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August 31, 2012  2:53 PM

For Win8 Classic Shell Beats Start8, Hands-Down!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Classic Shell, Start8, Windows 8

Earlier this week, I blogged about how Samsung is restoring a Start menu capability to...


August 28, 2012  7:19 PM

Samsung to Offer Optional Start Button on Windows 8 PCs



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Samsung, Windows 8

Preston Gralla writes a great blog for Computerworld entitled "Seeing through Windows." That title can, of course, be interpreted in more than one way -- and so very often can his blogs -- and those are just some of the things I like about his work. In an 8/28/2012 posting entitled "


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