Items tagged with Window 8

It seems like ancient history now, but during the first year following the launch of Windows 10, users running a Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 PC could upgrade for free—all they needed was a valid license and the desire to leave their legacy OS behind. In theory, that offer should have expired three years ago. In practice, you can still upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 PC to Windows 10 without forking over a penny (or several pennies). Whether you want to is another topic, and one we are not going to discuss in length. The short version is, some people have clung on to older OSes because of privacy concerns with Windows 10, due to the telemetry that is tied to it. However, if the reason... Read more...
Microsoft is making a big change to the way it delivers updates for its legacy Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. Instead of rolling out individual updates on a regular basis, the company will adopt the Windows 10 model and cram all updates into single, monthly “rollup”. Microsoft said that its past approach allowed customers to be “selective with the updates you deployed”, but it also lead to fragmentation among PCs, which in turn lead to numerous problems; especially for its enterprise customers. Microsoft cites an increase in “sync and dependency errors” and lower overall update quality for customers. Beginning in October, Microsoft will release all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 updates... Read more...
Bill Gates as long since removed himself from the day-to-day workings of Microsoft, but that’s not to say he won’t pinch hit for the software giant from time to time. In an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” this week (in which he sat alongside Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett), Gates took a swipe at Apple’s market-dominating iPad.  Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 with Windows 8 “Microsoft is trying to gain share in what has been dominated by the iPad-type device,” said Gates. “But a lot of those users are frustrated. They can’t type, they can’t create documents, they don’t have [Microsoft] Office there, so... Read more...
Anyone who has tried pre-release versions of Window 8 can tell you that navigating the OS with your mouse is completely doable – but you’re going to find yourself wanting to touch those Live Tiles. To that end, Dell took the veil off a new multi-touch monitor aimed squarely at users who are upgrading their desktops to Windows 8 and want the touch experience.   The Dell S2340T is a 23-inch IPS display at full HD 1920X1080 resolution. It has an LED backlight and offers viewing angles of 178 degrees. The monitor has a high contrast ratio of 1000:1, as well as a mega-dynamic 8 million: 1 contrast ratio. One of the more noteworthy features is the articulating stand,... Read more...