As we race right into 2012, I’m starting to get excited about the prospect of testing the Windows 8 Beta. I’m looking for very specific things in this latest release of Microsoft’s new Operating system. First, I got myself an ExoPC tablet from the Microsoft store which arrived and looks pretty sweet. I’m not even...

While there have been mixed opinions regarding Windows Developer Preview, I honestly can say that I’ve found it a relatively stable (if not a little boring) test build. While Metro isn’t really worth a lot of time yet, I fully expect this to change once the Beta arrives and we get to play with the App Market. The most...

Some new Windows 8 screenshots have emerged from Win8China. These screenshots allegedly show changes to the installation process of Windows 8 that have been made in the Windows 8 beta builds. Microsoft also appear to have streamlined the installation choices: you now have the option of either Keep Windows settings… or...

When it comes to Windows 8, one of the largest focuses is clearly around the Metro interface. Metro receives a lot of attention for a few key reasons, first of all because it’s a dramatic change from what we’ve seen since Windows 95 (the traditional start bar), but second of all because it is a large part of the...

Microsoft have in effect confirmed the Windows 8 Beta release date. Today in San Francisco, they confirmed that the Windows 8 Beta will indeed be released in February of 2012. To put this in context, it was revealed as the time when the Windows Store will also make its debut. For more information about the Microsoft...

For those of us that have actively used Windows Developer Preview, we’ve come to find some features of Windows 8 (such as speed of startup) refreshing and worth messing around with the pre-BETA. Other features like Metro aren’t bad but certainly could use some improvement. Luckily, Microsoft has told us numerous times...

So one of the most interesting things about the upcoming Windows 8 Beta that we’re expecting this January (hopefully at or close to the time of CES 2012) is the fact that Windows 8 is also a tablet Operating System. It will run on both traditional PC’s, notebooks and tablets. This begs the obvious question – how...

So this falls under the “alleged” category. This weekend, screen shots from an “alleged” copy of Windows 8 pre-beta leaked all over the interwebs. The pictures come from the website winunleaked and they appear to show advanced customization features. It appears that Microsoft will allow users to pick a custom background...

Windows 8 feedback So I had asked you guys and girls for your comments regarding Windows 8 and what you wanted to see and a lot of the comments are in already. You can see them here. A lot of the comments were repetitive but the theme for the top 4 requests was pretty clear. People want to see Microsoft separate the...