Tag Archives | desktop

How To Make the Transition from Metro to Classic Desktop Less-Jarring

If the switch between the Metro-style Start screen and the classic desktop seems too jarring for you, you can try this simple trick and see if it helps.

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OnLive Pushes Windows 7 to Your iPad

OnLive seeks to bring their cloud computing experience to enable iPad users a decent way to access the Windows 7 desktop and apps on their tablet device.

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Make Windows 7 Look Like Ice Cream Sandwich

This post will look at how Windows 7 users can use a variety of windows 7 applications, themes, wallpapers, fonts and programs to create an Ice Cream Sandwich based desktop

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Will Metro and Desktop Apps in Windows 8 Divide and Confuse?

Yesterday Robert wrote about what many of use were expecting, that Metro apps in Windows 8 would only be available through the new Windows Store.  Windows 8 will support, as…

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Windows7 Reaches 21% Of Corporate Desktop

According to Forester Research Windows 7 has reached 21 % of the corporate desktop market. However, Windows XP is at 60%, down from 69% a year ago. Overall, Windows has…

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EU Commission Makes Moves to Upgrade To Windows 7

The European Commission looks set to become the latest large scale user of Windows 7. The Commission has put forward a proposal to upgrade more than 36,000 of its desktop…

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Dell Reveals Windows 7 Tablet, New Business PCs

At an event it dubbed “Dell Means Business,” PC maker Dell revealed a complete refresh of its business PC lineup this morning. Included in the refresh are new Latitude laptops,…

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Martin Luther King Windows 7 Theme

We in the UK and Europe aren’t oblivious to the fact that you Americans are having yet another day off, but it’s a very well worthwhile one so we’ll let…

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Change Desktop Wallpaper According To Weather Conditions

The other day I shared with you an application that I found which automatically adjusts your Windows 7 Aero Color scheme to reflect the current weather conditions. While this neat…

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Mac App Store Launches January 6th 2011

Both Microsoft and Apple are putting app stores into their desktop operating systems (at least the Microsoft story is true according to a leak earlier this year from HP) but Apple…

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Rumored Dual-desktop UI Approach Coming to Windows 8?

According to an italian website, window8italia.com, Windows 8 will come with two different desktop UI’s for the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. The 64-bit version is said to be fully 3D and will require a minimum of 170MB of dedicated video memory.

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Rumored Dual-desktop UI Approach Coming to Windows 8?

An italian website window8italia.com, is reporting that Windows 8 will come with two different desktop UI’s for the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.

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From Windows8News : Is it time for Microsoft to Split Windows in Two again?

Before Microsoft moved to the Windows Server / Windows XP platform there were two distinct Windows platforms that, while they shared the same code-base had separate development teams and separate…

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New Desktop Virtualization Tool Eases Transition To Windows 7

Windows 7 has been a major success for Microsoft, mainly in the home and consumer market, but it’s also doing much better in the business sector than its predecessor Windows Vista. However,…

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How To Easily Customize Your Welcome Screen

Personally I don’t really care too much what my welcome screen is when I log onto Windows, the standard Windows 7 one suits me just fine. But I know there…

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How To Restart Explorer.exe When Your Desktop Doesn’t Auto-Refresh

Windows 7 is a great OS, hands down it’s the best I’ve ever used and to date I’ve had no problems with it, until now…… For some reason beyond me,…

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The Ultimate Wallpaper Switcher For Windows 7

I’m sure most of you are familiar with the great wallpaper switcher built right into Windows 7. It automatically switches your wallpapers at certain time intervals, ie. every 10 mins…

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Customize Your Desktop With Rainmeter

I don’t know how I haven’t stumbled across this before, but now that I have I feel I must share it with you. Rainmeter is unlike anything I’ve come across…

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