So, you accessed the download section on Microsoft.com. You downloaded Windows 8 and you are ready to install it any moment. Wait a second! Should you use Windows 8 as your main operating system? What applications do you need to run on your computer? Will Windows 8 be able to run all applications? Will you be...

On the Building Windows 8 blog, Steve Sinofsky posted that Windows 8 uses less memory than Windows 7. He said that from the beginning, Microsoft has had a goal to make Windows 8 have the same system requirements as Windows 7. This is taking it a step further. To test the memory usage in each operating system,...

Symantec’s Norton used to be the most popular computer security software until about five years ago when its popularity started decreasing. Over the past five years its consumer antivirus market share has dropped from 56% to 45%. This is mostly due to how many resources it takes up and competition from other...

So imagine you have this thriving website with thousands of daily visitors and you got to sleep on Saturday night thinking about new posts for the week that you have to edit, new writers you’ve hired etc. Then you wake up and head to the site (like you’ve done a million times before) with your cup of coffee and...

Microsoft recently announced at the BUILD conference that Internet Explorer 10 in the Metro interface will not support plugins. This means that Internet Explorer won’t support Flash. Gasp!But does this come as a big surprise to you? I mean, Flash has never been supported on any iOS devices, it isn’t shipped on...

Microsoft has submitted a patent claim for its Windows 8 sketch-based password authentication feature. The patent, numbered 8,024,775, was originally filed on 20 February, 2008, but was only approved yesterday, giving Microsoft legal protection for its novel approach to device security. The patent covers a...

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]...

At Microsoft’s BUILD conference last week, Microsoft showed off a lot about Windows 8’s new security features, one being the all-new Windows Defender. As you may already know, Windows Defender has been used just to remove spyware. Nothing else. Windows Security Essentials was for removing any kind of malware....

During Microsoft’s BUILD conference last week, they announced that the Windows App Store will be the only source for Metro-style apps. Personally I think that this is not the best angle for Microsoft. Yes it could be useful to have Windows apps in a centralized location and it would be a good way to prevent...

So, you should all have had a chance to download the Windows 8 Developer Preview. You’ve read the articles and you’ve heard the analysts. I’m wondering what you guys out there think about Windows 8 so far. This has been a huge gamble for Microsoft and they are showing what the Metro interface is going to look...