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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...

November 19, 2012  3:43 PM

Jakob Nielsen slams Win8



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

Before I cover what Mr. Nielsen has to say about Windows 8,  let me explain a little about who Jakob Nielsen is. A former Sun Distinguished Engineer (back in the days when that really...


November 16, 2012  6:24 PM

The Enterprise Path to Win8 Adoption



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise desktop, Windows 8

Over at Forbes, David K. Johnson has just released a very interesting article entitled "

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November 14, 2012  6:08 PM

Wish List: Windows 8 Tablet Requirements for Business Use



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Tablet, Windows 8

I've been working with Windows 8 for nearly one year now, and am slowly but surely moving into the mindset needed for the new OS's take on desktop and tablet computing. I've been lucky enough to work with a Lenovo X220 Tablet with Windows 8 since last March (or just over 8 months now) and have...


November 9, 2012  5:02 PM

Heads-up! First Win8 Critical Security Updates A’Comin!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Security, Windows 8

Next Tuesday, November 13, will be the first Patch Tuesday since the official Windows 8 release occurred on October 26. Thus, it's entirely fitting that Windows 8 will receive its first-ever "Critical" updates on that day. I puzzled over an article from Lance Whitney at CNET a few minutes ago...


November 6, 2012  1:54 AM

The Windows 8 Upgrade Experience



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

OK, so now I've been through it, too. On my brand-new Dell XPS-13, I've exercised the $14.99 upgrade to Windows 8 (followed by a $40 Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro) to catch the machine's OS up Microsoft's latest and greatest offering. I followed up the Dell "

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November 2, 2012  3:25 PM

TIFKAM (Metro) Apps Become “Windows Store” Apps Instead



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Metro, Windows 8, Windows App Store

[caption id="attachment_2724" align="alignleft" width="262"]Metro remains popular outside MS, even as official nomenclature gets revised.

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October 31, 2012  3:21 PM

What Does It Take to Use Win8 on a Business PC?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8

Today, I'm doing a recap and shout-out to Tony Bradley's excellent PCWorld blog entitled "10 Essential...

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October 26, 2012  4:44 PM

OK, Here’s a Windows 8 Upgrade deal…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Lenovo, Windows 8

When I jumped up onto the Lenovo site this morning, I saw that their Support page how features this snazzy new graphical element at its mid-upper right side: [caption id="attachment_2696" align="aligncenter"...


October 19, 2012  5:02 PM

As GA Grows Ever Closer, More Signs of OS Completion Pop Up



Posted by: Ed Tittel
General Availability, Windows 8

In the past couple of weeks, I've noticed an increasing number of signs that Windows 8 really is gearing up for full-scale commercial launch. For one thing, last week Lenovo posted a Windows 8 version of its System Update Facility, which has now been happily downloading updates to my X220 Tablet...


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