Well the new Windows 10 OS Consumer Preview will be available January 21 2015. Anyone interested in it should check it out.

There are great articles regarding Windows 10 at Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite

Windows 10 will be what Windows 8 should have been. People got pushed into Windows 8 new “Metro Interface” that no one likes. I use Windows 8.1 at home and I use Classic Shell to bring back the menu. Anyone who is on Windows 8 I recommend this if you don’t like how 8/8.1 looks right out of the box. What does Windows 10 do? It brings back the old style menu along with Windows 8 apps in the menu. Makes it much more friendly for people who are familiar with how Windows has been over the last 15 years.

When will Windows 10 be available? MS has not announced it yet but I suspect late summer or the normal October release of MS OS.

 

Here is an article by Paul Thurrott that describes the trouble MS has had with Windows 8 and hopefully Windows 9 gets it right.

Microsoft has added BIOS-based Product Keys with brand name computers. What does this mean? Well if you purchase a brand name PC that has Windows 8 installed then you don’t need to enter a key or activate it. BUT say your motherboard dies and you need to replace it out of warranty. You will then need to purchase a new Windows License. This is MS way of extra copy protection. Here is an article that describes it more in detail.

 

Office 2013 just came out along with Office 365. What is the difference? Office 365 gives you the Office suite and you can run the office in the cloud. With the 365 you have to pay per month or year compared to the standard Office 2013 but you can get a great deal if you have multiple PC’s to run from.

Check out the Pricing here.

Good article explaining why Microsoft took out the support to play DVD’s natively in Windows 8 and how to play the DVD’s and Blue-Rays in Windows 8

Play DVD’s in Windows 8

Great article from Paul Thurrott on Shut Down Metro-Style Apps

Welcome to the new website. I hope you like it.

Decided to change from the static web design to WordPress. Why? Well its much easier to setup, maintain and is very powerful.

 

 

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