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A Winning Combination – Win Key + X and Classic Shell

While there are many useful keystroke combinations for Windows 8, perhaps the Win key + X combination is one of the most useful. It opens up access to Windows managerial…

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Start8 for those still hankering for the Start Menu

Well the sound of fury about the demise of the Start menu in all versions of Windows 8 so far released certainly has not abated. Microsoft are resolute in their…

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Microsoft’s Answer the Metro Criticism: Well, We’ll just see about that

Well, We’ll just see about that. What? When Steve Jobs came back to Apple in the late 90’s, Apple was in dire straits. So he decided to do things his…

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A New Microsoft Anti-Trust Suit in the Making?

The Europeans have had fun with Microsoft. An anti-trust suit filed in Europe in the late 90′s forced Microsoft to open it’s Operating system to other browsers besides the Internet…

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5 Things that will be Different in Windows 8

Introduced last year as Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Microsoft Window’s new OS already boasted 300 new innovative features and gave users a taste of what to expect from the full…

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Microsoft Wants Your Feedback For Windows 8 – Promises Free Stuff In Return

Microsoft are looking for your feedback on Windows 8, and are promising some free software and games in return! Head over to their sign up page if you’re interested

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Windows 8 Is Ready For Retina Displays

While the iPad may have the best display on the market at the moment, Microsoft have worked hard optimising Windows 8 so it can support displays of even higher quality

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What Will Windows 8 Mean for Windows Phone

Microsoft gave us more of a glimpse of its next version of Windows and a consumer preview is already available for people to download and try out.
But what does Windows 8 tell us about the future direction of Windows Phone? After a minor update to Tango this year, Windows Phone will become Windows Phone 8 Apollo towards the end of 2012.

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Why Windows 8 Aims to Provide Simplicity to Its Users

You won’t be surprised to learn that Microsoft is claiming its latest output, Windows 8, will aim for greater simplicity. Every Microsoft launch apparently aims for greater simplicity – though…

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Why Windows 8? When you’re on a good thing, stick to it!

As an oldie, I get a bit fed up with the constant need to update and change computer hardware and software. Will it ever end?

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Looking forward to Windows 8, what Microsoft missed in Windows 7, Part 5

It’s been a long time since I’ve written one of these articles and in the interim Windows 7 has been launched a much applauded by the press and public.  I…

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Looking forward to Windows 8, what Microsoft missed in Windows 7, Part 4

As I write this I’m sat in the office with a colleague’s PC running the ‘system file checker’ in a corner of the room.  He owns a laptop, it’s getting…

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Looking forward to Windows 8, what Microsoft missed in Windows 7, Part 3

In this article I would like to discuss a much requested feature in Windows… “Gaming Mode”. Simply put, Windows as you all no doubt know, is bloated.  Previous versions have…

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Looking forward to Windows 8, what Microsoft missed in Windows 7, Part 2

In the first part of this article series I wrote about what I consider failings in explorer and problems that date back to Windows 98.  Explorer is a bit of…

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Looking forward to Windows 8, what Microsoft missed in Windows 7, Part 1

Already talk about Windows 7 has moved forward to Windows 8, as Microsoft last month began hiring for posts within that division.  With this in mind I thought that, from…

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