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The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."
The fall of the PC continues, as tablets triumph.
Microsoft is seeking user-experience feedback from those who've bought Surface RT tablet/PCs.
Embarcadero Technologies today announced the availability of a new version of the AppWave business platform and PC app store designed to help ISVs improve their customer experience.
VDI helps companies provide orderly, cost-efficient method of deploying PCs to employees that improves user experience, but managing expectations during migration needed, industry players urge.
Not only cleaning up junk files, temporary files, malware, and invalid registry entries, but by giving your computer a boost to optimize...
Intel's Ivy Bridge announcement will have to wait. Instead Intel executives devoted its CES press conference to the user experience they hope to deliver with Ultrabooks, which they said are more than just thin-and-light PCs.
The Microsoft Signature program aims to eliminate the frustrating out-of-box experience common with new Windows PCs.
All computers tend to become glitchy at some point in time, some sooner than others. Applications may stop responding, error messages...
I've posted a few articles on why using proprietary software can hurt or damage customers. Today, I ran into an experience with a software vendor who called regarding a software package that runs on Windows, that is used on about 40 Windows PCs, and explained that it will be out of upgrade support in 5 days.
Experience with a bad eSATA driver got me thinking: why do eSATA cards need drivers? PCs already have SATA drivers. Thanks to the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) it is now possible to buy driverless eSATA cards. How well do they work?
Some owners of home theater PCs (HTPCs) want as much of the same experience as a typical cable user as possible, which means they need to install CableCards into their systems to access scrambled digital channels and the like. For those whose TV needs are less demanding, a PC with a TV tuner can get you unscrambled cable channels and over-the-air HD stations.
NVIDIA, responding to user demands for a better visual experience when using notebook PCs, announces the GeForce 9M Series of graphics processors, and a new graphics innovation, Hybrid SLI technology.
One of the barriers to Linux adoption is the fact that many people find the idea of wiping their Windows installation a daunting thing. Sure, the widespread adoption of the Live CD with allows users to boot into a working Linux environment has made taking a Linux distro for a test drive easier, but a Live CD experience falls far short of what you can expect from an installed Linux experience. Ubuntu 8.04 beta "Hardy Heron" has made Linux adoption much easier by making it easy for Windows users to install Ubuntu onto their PCs without affecting their Windows installation.
The Aleutia E1 is a creditable effort at creating a compact, low-power desktop computer. However, the current hardware platform seems a little underpowered for anything other than the most basic tasks.
At the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) last year, Microsoft officials shared their vision for what users might expect from hardware vendors via their next-generation ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs). At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Microsoft showed its planned advances for some of its own next-gen UMPC technologies via the 2.0 release of the Origami Experience Pack.
What's the Windows Experience Index of the new quad-core PCs I'm building?
I began My Linux Experience back at the end of February and over the past five months I've managed to spend a fair bit of time dabbling and experimenting with a variety of Linux distros. Over these months I've learned a lot - a lot about Linux, a lot about the Linux community and a lot about myself and how I look at and interact with PCs.
Next week on Wednesday, June 27th, Pepcom is holding their ultra-cool Digital Experience event for the press to come get a gander at a lot of cool gadgetry. Everything from notebooks and PCs to digital imaging gear and smartphones.
Computer Aid International, the IT charity which takes old PCs from UK companies and refurbishes them for the developing world is organising a charity cycle ride in Cuba next year.I took part in a similar event in Kenya this year and it was a brilliant experience - not just the amazing countryside but meeting the children and teachers who would benefit from the computers we were helping to donate.
Rob Bushway at GottaBeMobile.com wrote a thoughtful piece the other day pondering where the "wow" has gone in the Tablet PC segment. It's a well-balanced look at what he sees as a mature product segment lacking in significant new innovations that are likely to drive large numbers of new adopters to the platform. I've been using Tablet PCs for about as long as Rob – I first got my hands on the original Toshiba entry into the space (the Portege 3500) back in 2003 and I remember the "wow" experience it delivered.
Just looked at the latest issue of the Mobile PC Newsletter from Microsoft and saw the long-awaited news that the Microsoft Experience Pack for Windows Vista has been released for Tabelt PC owners. If you use a Tablet and have upgraded to Vista, go forth and add to the experience.
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