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Microsoft Windows To Go bootable OS option on flash drive

09/22/2011, We did check out the re-engineered Windows 8 boot experience that had a much nicer way of accessing your BIOS instead of using boring old text, and it is nice to know that Microsoft too, might be pushing for a wider adoption of Windows 8 by introducing a...

Windows 8 will have a reengineered boot experience

09/20/2011, In addition to the 8-second boot up time that we previously mentioned before, Windows 8 is going to have a completely new boot experience. The days of staring at the POST/BIOS screen, watching the numbers move and cursors blinking, and watching the...

Microsoft App Store Approach for Windows 8 Metro Apps

09/16/2011, It’s hard to deny that the (Apple) App Store is not a huge success, and it looks like Microsoft is taking a page from Apple’s book, as it announced at the BUILD conference this week that Windows 8 will have an app store that users will have to...

No X86 Apps On ARM+Windows 8 (Duh)

09/15/2011, For some reason, part of the media world has awakened to the fact that Windows applications compiled for Intel’s X86 architecture, won’t work on ARM-based Windows 8 machines. First, I’m not sure where the idea that those apps would work...

Windows 8 Developer Preview: downloaded over 500,000 times

09/15/2011, Yesterday, Microsoft released the developer preview of Windows 8, and it looks like the public has responded extremely well to it. At the BUILD 2011 event in California, Steve Ballmer announced that there have been over 500,000 downloads for the Windows 8...

Windows 8 Blue Screen of Death gets a sad smiley

09/14/2011, The Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) was always full of text as well as some code numbers, and it is never a happy thing to see it – especially when you’ve just spent the better part of the day doing your work, only to realize that you forgot to...

Windows 8 Developer Preview available for download

09/14/2011, If you’re keen on checking out how Windows 8 works and you’re not too keen about watching yet another video – you’re in luck. Microsoft has released the official Windows 8 Developer Preview to the public. Now anybody can install...

Xbox LIVE on Windows 8 confirmed

09/13/2011, It is confirmed: Xbox LIVE will be arriving on the PC platform, thanks to Xbox LIVE on Windows 8. Basically, this means Xbox LIVE will deliver your games, music, movies, and TV shows over to a slew of Microsoft Windows-powered devices., and not only on...

Windows 8 app store set to open doors

09/13/2011, Microsoft knows that it does not hurt to follow a business model of another company if it proved to be successful, and certainly no one would want to dispute the effectiveness of the App Store or iTunes from Apple. Well, the software giant has decided to...

Windows 8 will support NFC

09/13/2011, NFC still isn’t too common in the US, but it looks like it’s going to be a standard feature for all future mobile devices. Manufacturers have been slowly implementing NFC functionality into their phones and tablets recently, so it’s no...

ReactOS Windows clone needs more funding

09/13/2011, What happens when you want to clone one of the most successful computer operating systems of all time? Why, apart from talent, you will also need plenty of money – and even that is no guarantee of success in any way. When it comes to money, however,...

Microsoft launches Signature program

09/09/2011, While both Mac and Windows computers have pros and cons (I’m not going to get into a debate about which one is better) there’s one thing that Macs have consistently been beating Windows in, and that is the “out of box experience”...

Bing updates homepage

09/07/2011, Microsoft has started rolling an updated version of its Bing search engine to the public, which features some changes in the page’s layout. Text links to sections such as images, videos, and shopping have been moved to the top navigation bar, and...

Windows ransomware poses as Microsoft

09/06/2011, Heads up Microsoft Windows users, it appears that a new ransomware was spotted by Panda Labs. For those unfamiliar, ransomwares are basically a form of malware that, as the name suggests, holds the user hostage, demanding a ransom before restoring the...