Showing posts with label Windows. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What's in a name?

harrymccracken I love the fact that Windows Blue’s official name is Windows 8.1. I hope there’s a Windows 8.11, too. But not for workgroups.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Retina Windows 7 PC

Well this answers that.
harrymccracken Tragically, the Retina MacBook Pro isn't letting me install Boot Camp. I so wanted to see if it could be a Retina Windows 7 PC.Tue, Jun 12 02:57:21 from web

Monday, June 11, 2012

MacBook Pro with Retina Display

The new MacBook Pro (full WWDC coverage here including more details) is a powerful and sexy looking machine, but will it run Windows?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Windows 8 Logo

Pogue I love the new logo for Windows 8. Ties in well to the "tiles" concept. ("Your name is Windows. Why are you a flag?"), Feb 17 17:31:22 from TweetDeck

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Windows 8 + Kinect

Some Windows 8 laptops will include the Kinect sensor system (similar to the Xbox, but tweaked to work at shorter distances). I may have to work some magic and get one at the end of this year. I think the Kinect is the "what's next" beyond the now ubiquitous touchscreens.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Win7 on your iPad

"The app—a bare-bones, free version was released last week at CES—lets an iPad run Windows 7 in the cloud. It’s a bizarre, head-turning experience: You touch the app and suddenly Microsoft’s familiar interface is emblazoned on your Apple screen. Then you tap around and everything just works—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, and pretty much anything else that runs on Windows, which is everything—can now run on your iPad."
OnLive Desktop

fmanjoo Why OnLive’s Windows-on-iPad App is Revolutionary. My first @PandoDaily post., Jan 20 13:49:04 from bitly
retweeted by sarahcuda

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Refresh and Reset

The two new big features of Windows 8:

  • Refresh gives users an easy way to reinstall the operating system if they encounter a problem. Data and some settings are kept, while potential trouble spots are wiped clean. Users will also have to reinstall most desktop apps, although apps that use the Metro interface (the bright colored UI that was designed mainly for touchscreens) will stay around.
  • Reset is a little more dramatic: it restores the PC to a clean state, like when you bought it, which will be useful when you want to sell or give away an old PC.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Word of the Day: Panoply

I was trouble-shooting an Active Directory/DNS problem at work today and was using my google-fu to find a resolution. My search lead me to Troubleshooting DNS - which did not help me solve my problem, but did expand my vocabulary:
"Windows supports a whole panoply of naming services: DNS, WINS, HOSTS, LMHOSTS, and more."
And thus, I present "panoply" - a wide-ranging and impressive array or display.

So Microsoft has an impressive array of naming services. Who knew?!?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


One of the accountants at work just recently got his new Windows 7 laptop. Upon hearing that Windows 8 is coming out and will have a new interface, he wondered why they couldn't just release a Windows Classic, so we don't have to keep learning new operating systems.