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win8logoredesignedSomeone accidentally let information slip about the next release of Microsoft’s cloud pushing operating system, Windows 8. According to many sources popping up today we should have already seen the links go live to the new preview. The problem is that none of this has happened. Originally when we heard the timing for the next consumer preview release it was around 4th-6th of June. This would put it in the first full week of June.

UPDATE 05/31/2012 16:39 EST
The links are live now

Published in News

win8logoredesignedSo after our look at the installation of Windows 8 on our Asus EEE Slate EP 121 we have gotten through the mess of installing drivers that are not meant for our device and getting some basic applications installed. We are now ready to take a look at the Metro UI and some of the features built into the Windows 8 platform. Let’s kick off with how fast this new OS starts up from a cold boot.

Published in Mobile Computing
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 08:24

Is the new Windows Logo Change Really That Bad?

win8logoredesignedWhen I first started working in technical journalism I wrote a short article about the psychology behind the need to hate Microsoft and other big companies. I talked about the need to assign personalities to them and to identify them with certain character traits. It actually was fun to write, but as you can imagine was not well received by many readers. Still it has become almost an ingrained part of the global psyche that Microsoft is bad and incompetent to boot. So much so that after months of Windows 8 blog entries the big news is not what Microsoft is screwing up technically, but the new Windows Logo… really guys, Is that all you have?

Published in Editorials