Tag Archives: Windows 8

Windows 8 launching soon – should your organization upgrade

October 4, 2012

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Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 8 is set to release to the public on October 26th – maybe. Microsoft has consistently push the release date on virtually all of its software releases, so it remains to be seen if Microsoft can lock in this date. Windows 8 is a radical change in previous operating systems and […]

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Microsoft Recommends Users to Shut Down Windows Gadgets

July 12, 2012

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In an unusual move by the software giant Microsoft, rather than fix vulnerabilities with sidebar and Gadgets, Microsoft is advising users in a Microsoft security advisory to disable the features altogether. Windows Sidebar is a long, vertical bar that is displayed on the side of your desktop. It contains mini-programs called gadgets, which offer information at […]

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Microsoft Dumps Default DVD Playback in Windows 8

May 31, 2012

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Yesterday while discussing Windows 8 with a colleague of mine, she mentioned she heard a rumor that Microsoft was dumping DVD’s in its latest version of their operating system, Windows 8. After some research – I found that this fact is indeed true. Microsoft announced on Thursday May 3 that DVD playback will no longer be […]

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Windows 8 – Does it belong in your workplace?

April 23, 2012

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Last Friday during a client conference call I was asked if Windows 8 should be considered for their workplace.  There is a lot of discussion about Microsoft’s newest OS. Currently nobody has a definitive answer regarding it’s validity in the workplace . If someone tells you they do, then they obviously do not know what […]

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10 Reasons to Ditch Windows XP

March 5, 2012

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When Microsoft launched Windows XP, it was first released to computer manufacturers on August 24, 2001, no one was sure what to expect. Would the operating system become a mega-hit like Windows 98 or would it disappoint customers the way other systems did? Now over a decade since its launch, Windows XP is widely considered […]

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