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Windows 8.1 Availability For Business

September 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has clarified the availability situation of Windows 8.1 in businesses. Beginning today, TechNet and MSDN subscribers will now have access to Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM. This also includes access for Volume License (VL) customers with an active Software Assurance (SA) agreement, as you [...]

First Impressions – Windows 8.1 RTM

September 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

I rebuilt the PC at work yesterday, replacing Windows 8 with Windows 8.1.  I prefer rebuilds instead of upgrades just because you get a cleaner build.  I took an indirect route because it allowed me to experience something I had never done before (that I can remember): Installed Windows [...]

Windows 8.1 To RTM In “Late August”

July 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

As tweeted yesterday, Microsoft’s Tami Reller revealed in the WPC 2013 keynote that Windows 8.1 will RTM in late August.  All along I’ve theorized that the schedule would be similar to Windows 8, which was similar to Windows 7.  That would mean that GA would be in October.  In fact, Reller [...]

6 Months Of Owning Samsung ATIV SmartPC Windows 8 Tablet

May 20, 2013 // 1 Comment

It is just over 6 months since I got my Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T.  This is an Intel Atom powered device with 64 GB onboard storage (added 64 GB via MicroSD) running Windows 8 (not Windows RT). It cost me roughly $1100 pre-tax in Ireland.  You can get it for roughly $600 pre-tax in the [...]
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