Adding memory and swapping for an SSD was easy. Getting Windows 8.1 Update on the SSD a lot less easy.
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Microsoft is finally allowing users to run Windows 7 and 8 in the cloud, but for development and test purposes only.
There was no excuse for the unusable mess that was the initial Windows 8 when used with a keyboard and mouse. With all the latest updates it's not bad at all, especially with two monitors.
The Mobile World Congress had a lot of shiny goodies, and they triggered a trip down memory lane. Most people don't remember that years ago HTC brought us the first large phone and the first Windows hybrid computer.
The Google Chrome team trumps the value of Desktop-as-a-Service "as the countdown to Windows XP end of life continues."
Among the measures proposed by the data security branch of GCHQ to cut risks after Windows XP support ends is a block on government workers with the OS remotely accessing the network.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 may be headed for a March 2014 release and could include some under-the-hood changes to reduce memory and disk space requirements for cheaper tablets.
Parallels Access lets iPad owners use Mac and Windows apps, with interface tweaks to make the software better on a touchscreen device.
Microsoft is acknowledging Windows 8.1 has been released to manufacturing and that no one other than OEMs will get access to the RTM bits until October 18.
The half-baked communication apps in Windows 8 and RT have been an object of derision since the OS was released nearly six months ago. A new update promises improvements in performance, reliability, and usability. But temper your expectations.
Windows 8 doesn't exactly seem to be setting the world alight. Perhaps the requirement that indifferent users have to sit down and learn their way around something new is causing problems...
Google is no longer blocking access to Google Maps for Windows Phone users.
Jakob Nielsen, perhaps our industry's preeminent web usability expert, investigated Windows 8 and found it lacking. But we developers can mitigate some of the problems...
A leading usability consultant claims Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 8, is "a monster that terrorizes poor office workers and strangles their productivity."
Ghoulish or gratifying? Tasteless or touching? Leaving a message for loved ones after we die is becoming more popular. Your nearest and dearest could now access your memorial by the QR code on your headstone
The claim that the Windows 8 learning curve "is going to be steep" should set off alarm bells in the heads of anyone thinking of deploying Microsoft's new OS in an enterprise environment.
Potential buyers are eyeing the x86-powered Surface running Window 8 Pro over the ARM version running Windows RT for reasons of compatibility. But could this be too much to expect from a tablet?
In 2002, after a series of widespread, high-profile, and highly embarrassing Windows-related security incidents, Bill Gates wrote his now famous "Trustworthy Computing" memo. So what's happened in the intervening 10 years? Plenty. Take a trip with me down bad memory lane...
A new iteration of the Redis on Windows in-memory database technology is now available in GitHub.
If your PC or laptop is running slow, it may be time to try one of these 10 tips: from clearing out the dust to upgrading your memory or even reinstalling Windows
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