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Aug 22 2012 02:40 PM | xper in Software
All new operating systems have a learning curve, but due to its unique blend of new and old interfaces, Windows 8′s is particularly steep. Whether it’s a menu system that forces you change screens to launch an app or a pair of dueling control pan...
Aug 23 2012 07:30 PM | xper in Software
Staying ahead of Microsoft itself, VMware has updated its Workstation desktop computer hypervisor so it can run Microsoft's soon-to-be-released Windows 8. VMware Workstation 9, available now, also includes the ability for users to access their desk...
Aug 24 2012 08:20 AM | xper in Software
When Microsoft launches Windows 8 on October 26, it also will unveil Windows RT, a new version of Microsoft's operating system designed specifically for ARM-based devices. Windows 8 and Windows RT have much in common, particularly the Modern UI Style (formerly Metro) design, However, they have dramatic differences as well, most notably Windows RT's inability to run legacy (Intel X86-based) Wind...
Aug 16 2012 11:55 PM | xper in Software
Starting yesterday, Microsoft began releasing the final code of Windows 8 to developers, IT professionals and businesses that license the company's products in volume. That's all well and good for them, but how can you get your hands on the new operating system before it officially launches Oct. 26?
Jan 09 2010 04:19 AM | xper in Software
Enhanced tools and features help you run your business, connect with customers and organize your household more efficiently. Office Home and Business 2010 features new photo, video and text effects for creating stand-out documents and presentations....
Dec 16 2011 07:28 AM | xper in Software
Microsoft has made it possible for others' instant-messaging software to tap into its Windows Live Messenger, in a move that would have been shocking a decade ago. Instant-messaging networks — the big ones are run by Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL — were...
Mar 04 2011 04:05 AM | BogenDorpher in Software
There is an update to Windows XP and Windows Vista that was probably installed on your machine without you even knowing about it. This update, KB971029, disables the AutoRun feature and provides the user with no file-installation prompts when inserting...
Aug 23 2012 07:01 PM | Tripredacus in Software
As we saw the wavy "flag" of Windows past replaced with something more flat, Microsoft has changed its own company logo. The new logo looks to use the same Segoe font, and the old Windows logo has been flattened out. Read more over @ Technet
Jun 13 2012 10:51 AM | xper in Software
Want to see what a Windows 8 Metro-style app can do when it isn't constrained by the usual Metro conventions? The latest developer build of Google's Chrome browser brings a fascinating view of what the future could hold if app developers aren...
Aug 02 2011 05:42 AM | xper in Software
There’s still a lot of work to be done with Windows 7, and one major new initiative that might attract some interesting take-up is the availability of the Release Candidate of Windows Thin PC, a name that’s a bit of a mouthful even when abbreviated to...
Jun 13 2012 09:32 AM | xper in Software
Windows XP was one of Microsoft's greatest successes and greatest failures: A success because it was so rock-solid, a failure because it was so good that many people didn't want to upgrade to Windows Vista. Based on initial looks at Windows 8,...
Dec 15 2011 09:51 AM | xper in Software
In January 2012, Microsoft will begin installing the latest version of Internet Explorer on Windows PCs automatically, via Windows Update. Automatic browser updates will begin rolling out worldwide in Australia and Brazil and will gradually scale up t...
Jun 14 2012 11:16 AM | xper in Software
Skype is software for calling other people on their computers or phones. Download Skype and start calling for free all over the world. The calls have excellent sound quality and are highly secure with end-to-end encryption. You don't even need to...
Oct 26 2011 10:01 AM | xper in Software
Windows XP users, your favorite operating system is a decade old, and if you're still using it, you're not cool anymore, at least according to Microsoft. That’s the software giant’s recent take on its aging OS, which is still more popular than...
Sep 05 2011 07:54 AM | xper in Software
All the codecs you need for Windows 7 to play AVIs, DVDs and more! It does not contain a media player and it does not associate file-types. With the Windows 7 codec package installed you will be able to use any media player, limited only by the pla...
Nov 09 2011 12:07 AM | xper in Software
The latest iteration of everyone’s favorite furry is now available to download. As with the other rapidly-released iterations, Firefox 8 is mostly just a faster, cleaner version of the previous version — except for a couple of cool features: third-part...
Aug 02 2011 12:52 AM | xper in Software
A couple of weeks ago at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, we announced that the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2011 R2 would be released in August. Today, I am excited to tell you that MDOP 2011 R2 is now available for download f...
Aug 23 2009 03:18 AM | DigeratiPrime in Software
VMware Workstation is a virtual machine software suite for x86 and x86-64 computers from VMware, a division of EMC Corporation. This software suite allows users to set up multiple x86 and x86-64 virtual computers and to use one or more of these virtual...
Dec 14 2011 03:10 PM | xper in Software
You will need to request a product activation key from here to install the product. This download includes an add-in for Visual Studio 2008. Windows Embedded Compact 7 supports both Visual Studio 2008 Professional and Team Edition. You will need to hav...
Dec 14 2011 01:31 PM | xper in Software
Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage service debuted for iPhones this week, after it had been available to Windows users for several years and on Windows Phone 7 devices more recently. Microsoft understands that a lot of Windows users are carrying iPhone...
Jun 15 2012 12:39 PM | xper in Software
As Microsoft Corp prepares to show the world what its new Windows 8 can do on the next generation of high-powered tablets, initial reviews of the new operating system on existing hardware underscore the challenges the company faces with the radical red...