It goes without saying that Windows 8 is very different from previous versions of the Windows Operating System. A lot of small businesses liked Windows XP, skipped Windows Vista and now love Windows 7. With Windows 8 being released in October 26th, a lot of businesses will be curious about some of the new...

So I had spoken earlier about Microsoft including instructional cues on the screen during the Windows 8 RTM setup. Well, Paul Thurrott was kind enough to make a brief video showing exactly what those cues are. Also interesting – two things: This video seems to be very brief so surely that...

Now the updates are coming fast and furious with the Windows 8 development blog. A new post is out called “Designing for PC’s that boot faster than ever before”. In it, Microsoft talk about the challenges of the new improved boot up times that Windows 8 has on new hardware. Ironically, now the boot up times are...

pokki logo So this is something a little (lot) different. Even though this blog is focused like a laser on Windows 8, I came across a company and a product that you might just want to check out. The company name is Sweetlabs and they were founded in 2008 to “empower developers to reach new users and monetize...

I have an ExoPC slate device which seems a little slow when running Windows 8. That ironically has turned out to be a blessing. You see, when your hardware is slow, you sometimes get to see the way an Operating System operates in slow motion. As a writer, this makes for very interesting observations. For...

Not too long ago we laid to rest the whole conspiracy idea that Microsoft was locking out PCs with Windows 8. What this meant was that alternative OS options like Linux couldn’t install thanks to new technology and would give Microsoft a full monopoly over PC hardware. Microsoft adamantly denied any claims...

Remember back in the days of Windows Classic (95, 98, ME, 2000) when the simple idea of installing updates to your computer foreshadowed hours spent using a slow computer while the software installed, shutting down, restarting, over and over again? And do you remember how the whole update process gradually...

Windows 8, along with all its new interesting features has managed to redesign and provide a completely new boot screen. The computer manufacturer logo will be displayed first followed by the new Windows 8 boot screen instead of the old scrolling black and white text patterns. What does the new boot screen...

You won’t be able to install Linux on a Windows 8 Machine If you have ever tried dual (or triple) booting your Windows system, you probably know that the current Windows boot manager is completely text-based. Well that has all changed with Windows 8. Microsoft decided to use a Unified Extensible Firmware...

The need for speed is highly important for all of us, especially when it comes to our computers, cellular devices and most recently, tablets such as the iPad. After all, no one wants to sit and wait for applications or games to load – who has time for that? Well, luckily Microsoft has mentioned [a few times]...