So there has been a lot of hoopla about 128 bit processing for Windows 8. There has also been speculation that it’s all BS and isnt going to happen. Just what is 128 bit processing anyway? Wikipedia defines it as the following: In computer architecture, 128-bit integers, memory addresses, or other data units are those...

Well, Windows 7 has come and gone so we are starting to look forward to Windows 8. At Windows8update.com, every month until Windows 8 is released, we will be giving out $250 a month to the best Windows 8 artwork that we receive as an entry on the site. The rules are simple: It must be graphic artwork The work must be...

Great article by CTOedge about the upcoming Google chrome OS Google is now open-sourcing the development of the system in a project known as Chromium OS. The Chrome OS code base, user interface experiments and initial design are now free and accessible to the public. Although Google does not expect to have a version...

Deviant Art is a good source for all custom extra plugins and wallpapers. One Deviant Art user “mufflerexoz” has created a Windows 8 theme for Windows 7. The Windows 8 theme provides lots of new features along with a newly designed interface. It looks very similar to Windows Vista and Windows 7(Great combination) but...

Microsoft has released two roadmaps at this years Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC 2009) which both seem to suggest a Windows 8 release in 2012. Credit Steven Chapman The roadmaps that Microsoft showcased at the conference show the Microsoft server releases over the years. The first of the two roadmaps does...

Interesting article about the NSA and Windows 7. You can read it here. To excerpt.. The National Security Agency (NSA) worked with Microsoft on the development of Windows 7, an agency official acknowledged yesterday during testimony before Congress. “Working in partnership with Microsoft and elements of the Department...

The following job descriptions were captured from the Microsoft careers site and basically are the very beginning of trying to glean what Windows 8 technology will hold. Credit to ArsTechnica Senior Program Manager The Internet Information Services (IIS) team is redefining how the web technology stack is delivered to...

Interesting little snippet I saw on the internets today. I was reading through the  WinInfo Short Takes: Week of November 16 and I saw something very interesting. It was this quote.. Microsoft confirmed this week that it is already well into the planning and preparation stages for Windows 8, but that was a given....

According to a job posting on Microsoft’s career site, Windows 8 planning and preparation is currently taking place. The job posting, spotted by enthusiast site CodenameWindows, hints at third-party application updating, updating virtual machines while they’re turned off and delivering full applications, among...

October 22nd, 2009 was the launch date for Windows 7. Based on the amount of new technology available for the marketplace to digest and the integration between Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7, I believe that 5 years would be an appropriate window (no pun) of time to let Windows 7 digest. That doesn’t mean I believe...