Windows 8

Why So Angry?

September 14, 2011 // 1 Comment

I was reading some tweets and Facebook posts, and then I saw this tweet by Paul Thurrott: Haters come crawling out of the woodwork when they feel threatened. I find it both funny and sad. There are a lot of Apple fans out there who really want Windows 8 to fail.  They are taking every [...]

Download the Windows 8 Developer Preview

September 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Steven Sinofsky posted that Windows 8 will be available for download tonight at 8pm (PST) or 4am Dublin/London time.  This will be for x86 and x64.  The ARM release won’t be for some time.  Be aware that a lot of people are going to want to download this developer preview; the [...]

Build Windows 2011: Keynote

September 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

Live from Anaheim … it’s Build Windows!  Ok, not so live, but I reckon reading this might be easier than getting a migraine from reading a #bldwin feed on Tweetdeck.  There’s 14 minutes to go (as I write this introduction) and my laptop is having a seizure trying to keep up with the [...]

Blogging For IT Pros Here at Build Windows #bldwin

September 9, 2011 // 3 Comments

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock over the past 2 years, Windows 8 is on the way.  There’s been no end of speculation as we get closer to the feature announcements and revelations at the Build Windows Conference in Anaheim (LA), USA, next week.  The hype has truly started, and the [...]

It’s Official: Hyper-V on Windows 8 Desktop

September 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

Steven Sinofsky just posted this: “… we will support virtualization on the Windows client OS” Now we’re cookin’ with diesel … as some rednecks say around here. There is the first mention of .VHDX files (an alternative to VHD) and “Live Storage Move”.  On the latter he says: “With [...]

Do the HP & RIM Tablet Failures Impact on Windows 8?

August 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

Considering the failure of HP’s WebOS powered TouchPad, and RIM’s Blackberry tablet, one could consider that there is no space for other contenders behind Apple’s iPad and Google’s Android OS.  I’m not sure that I agree. The executives of HP and RIM were naive at best, and plain stupid [...]
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