Taking screenshots is one of the most common things you’ll do with your computer. You may want to record something you can’t easily save, and want it clearer than taking a picture of your monitor would yield. Today’s Basics article is about taking screenshots.
Many users and technology enthusiasts alike have theories as to how the the failure of Windows 8 in 2012, could have succeed if only Microsoft did something different. From creating different versions, to allowing the Start Menu from boot to an alternative patch of Windows Phone 7. The more intriguing question, however, is if Windows 8 would have succeeded if Microsoft branched its “Metro” and “Classic” interfaces into two distinct products.
In a far too tasty article written by the king of Microsoft hyberbole, Paul Thurrott we get an insane rationalization of why Windows 8 sucked over the holidays? Do we blame it on a bad product?
Uh Oh! In the interesting article about Metro, (or whatever you want to call it) Joel Hruska describes the details of Microsoft’s new interface in Windows 8 in an unfortunately paginated article on extremetech.com. The article is a great explanation of many frustrations that will come from users trying to interact with Metro including how Metro apps communicate with Desktop apps […]
As we ramp up to another Windows release – lots of pundits are talking about the good and bad of Windows 8. Ed Bott (of Zdnet) recently published a novel idea that we’re looking at another Windows XP all over again – and how badly that turned out. I encourage you to check it out, if you can read it all. It’s, of course, all very stupid.
Take heed all, I have found the template for the many, many blog posts and articles that you’ll read leading up to, and after, the October 26th launch of Windows 8. This template, found here, simply states that all of the “Windows XP/Vista/7” components have been done better in Windows 8 – and – for that reason, […]
I think it deserves to be mentioned that a huge race is on now to find the cleanest and easiest way to bypass the tiled Metro interface (or whatever Microsoft will call it) and boot to what we know as the Windows 8 Desktop. With the Release to Manufacturing Version (RTM) out now, we have a sense […]
With an event shrouded in lots of mystery and looking like it was haphazardly arranged (the event was apparently announced very last minute) – Microsoft turned out something quite significant today. Much of the lead-up press for this announcement mentioned a tablet that may, or may not have Windows RT and may, or may not be called Xbox Surface. That was all clarified when a tablet simply named “Surface” was announced.
This is great news from Microsoft. In a recent blog post (read it here), Microsoft announced the different versions of Windows that will be released. In essence, they’ve whittled this list down to four different versions. I have, for some time, thought that there were way too many versions of Windows, causing a large amount of confusion in the market (for consumers). In this recent announcement, Microsoft is smart to remove some of the confusion, but is it perfect?