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REVIEW: Microsoft's New Tablet, The Surface Pro (MSFT)

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Microsoft isn't finished improving the Surface tablet. This week, the company will release an advanced version of its first tablet called the Surface Pro that's essentially a full-fledged Windows 8 computer crammed into a tablet form factor.  There's an important distinction to be made here: The Surface Pro isn't an iPad...
REVIEW: Microsoft's New Tablet, The Surface Pro (MSFT)

Will 'normal' Windows users want a Start button for Win 8?

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SweetLabs joins a handful of other companies offering to bring the more familiar Start menu/Button back to Windows 8. [Read more]...
Will 'normal' Windows users want a Start button for Win 8?

Drunk woman pans her first experience with Windows 8 [video]

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Windows 8 can initially prove tough for consumers to use when sober, so it’s no surprise that getting hammered on tequila doesn’t make it any easier. But the good people at Three Sheets Market Research decided they’d give it a shot (or several shots, more accurately) by feeding tequila to an...
Drunk woman pans her first experience with Windows 8 [video]

Editor's Letter: Windows 8 gets its start back

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In each issue of Distro, Editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. There are times when you need to stay strong, ignore the criticism and do what you know is right. Then, there are some times when the masses are right and listening is the smart...
Editor's Letter: Windows 8 gets its start back

The Real Problem With The Windows 8 User Interface - And It Isn't Touch

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I just finished setting up my second Windows 8 computer. The first one, a Lenovo Yoga ultrabook/tablet, has a touchscreen. The second one, a Lenovo desktop tower, is hooked up to a standard Dell flat-panel LCD monitor that I bought a few years ago. While I installing the last piece...
The Real Problem With The Windows 8 User Interface - And It Isn't Touch
It's Official: Microsoft Brings Back Start Button In Windows 8.1, Adds Boot To Desktop Option, New Personalization Tools & Better Search

Samsung announces Series 5 and Series 7 Windows 8 tablets with S Pen apps, optional keyboards

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Samsung already showed off its Series 5 Hybrid back at Computex, but what we didn't know was that Sammy had yet another tablet / laptop mash-up in the works. The company just formally announced the Series 5 and it turns out it's going to be joined by the next-gen...
Samsung announces Series 5 and Series 7 Windows 8 tablets with S Pen apps, optional keyboards

A Really Handy Trick Every Windows 8 User Must Learn (MSFT)

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The new touch-friendly Start menu on Windows 8 can be a bit jarring at first, but with a little practice, you'll find it can be incredibly useful. One of our favorite features is the ability to "pin" bookmarked websites and your favorite apps to the Start screen. Watch the video...
A Really Handy Trick Every Windows 8 User Must Learn (MSFT)

Why you shouldn't upgrade to Windows 8

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[Part two of a two-part series. Also see, "Why you should upgrade to Windows 8."] I'm writing this in a Microsoft Word 2010 window that fills less than half of my screen. Also visible are two Chrome windows--one containing my inbox, the other some pages relevant to this article--and...
Why you shouldn't upgrade to Windows 8
Microsoft really doesn’t want you using a Windows 8 start button

14 Things You Never Knew You Could Do On Dropbox

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Dropbox is an excellent cloud storage service, despite it losing out to Google Drive in our recent fight. That's in part because Dropbox allows developers to come up with their own apps and services for you to use. That means Dropbox can be used as more than just a file...
14 Things You Never Knew You Could Do On Dropbox

Pokki Attempts To Fix Windows 8 By Adding A Start Menu, Web App Store

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SweetLabs took the wraps off a new and improved version of its Pokki software this morning. It adds a Start menu back into Windows 8 that is loaded with functionality above that found in previous versions of Windows. Like previous builds of Pokki, the software also packs a web app...
Pokki Attempts To Fix Windows 8 By Adding A Start Menu, Web App Store

Review: RetroUI tries to fix Windows 8's usability woes, but only makes them worse

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Windows 8 is doing quite a job of alienating longtime Windows users. No more Start button, but a whole Start screen full of distracting live tiles; a double interface (Desktop and "Modern"); low information density on Modern apps; and the list goes on. For many companies, this isn't a...
Review: RetroUI tries to fix Windows 8's usability woes, but only makes them worse

Win8 StartButton latest in lineup of Start menu replacements

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Win8 StartButton offers Windows 8 users yet another shot at the traditional Start menu. [Read more]...
Win8 StartButton latest in lineup of Start menu replacements

Bringing the start menu back to Windows 8 is bad news

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Ever since the first glimpses of Windows 8 were shown well over a year ago, naysayers have been trumpeting the death of the start menu as the end of the line for Microsoft. There’s nowhere to go from here except down, according to them. Apparently, moving forward with the start...
Bringing the start menu back to Windows 8 is bad news

Start menu resurfaces on Samsung's Windows 8 PCs

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A Quick Starter feature available for Samsung's Windows 8 computers and tablets offers both a Start button and a toolbar. [Read more]...
Start menu resurfaces on Samsung's Windows 8 PCs

Microsoft: Here's why businesses will want Windows 8.1

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Microsoft said Monday that it will tie Windows more closely to the cloud, a strategy designed to convince its core business customers to adopt the newest version of its operating system. Specifically, Microsoft demonstrated the ability to add an employee's own devices, such as an iPad, Windows tablet, or...
Microsoft: Here's why businesses will want Windows 8.1

Microsoft gets crazy with its first Windows 8 TV ad

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Microsoft aired its first Windows 8 commercial on Sunday, and boy, is it caffeinated. I caught the Windows 8 ad during late afternoon football on Fox, and now it's on YouTube as well. Instead of calmly and carefully explaining the operating system, which is drastically different from its promos...
Microsoft gets crazy with its first Windows 8 TV ad

Windows 8.1 Desktop review: It's finally safe to upgrade from Windows 7, folks

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Yesterday, Microsoft released the preview version of Windows 8.1. I've now been using it for almost 24 hours on my main desktop PC with two monitors (neither of them touchscreens), and I can safely say that Windows 8.1 drastically improves the experience for mouse-and-keyboard users, and users who do most...
Windows 8.1 Desktop review: It's finally safe to upgrade from Windows 7, folks

Review: Classic Shell brings the Start menu to Windows 8 for free

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Windows 8 doesn't have a Start button. If you don't think that's something that needs fixing, you're probably in the minority, at least for now. Maybe in time, Windows 8's Modern-style Start Screen will grow on users and it'll turn out Microsoft was right all along. Until that happens,...
Review: Classic Shell brings the Start menu to Windows 8 for free

Windows 8 Update Won't Use Aging 'Start' Menu

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It's official: The venerable Windows "Start" menu is really dead, but there is a new kind of button....
Windows 8 Update Won't Use Aging 'Start' Menu

How to get the classic Start menu back in Windows 8 RTM

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Three free utilities can replicate the classic Start button and menu in the RTM (release-to-manufacturing) version of Windows 8. [Read more]...
How to get the classic Start menu back in Windows 8 RTM

Windows 8: You’ll Absolutely Hate It At First (But Give It A Chance Anyway)

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Windows 8 is, without doubt, Microsoft’s most ambitious release in recent memory. It does away with a lot of what users have come to expect from Windows over the years. The iconic Start button is gone, for example. Instead, we now get an operating system that has a bit of...
Windows 8: You’ll Absolutely Hate It At First (But Give It A Chance Anyway)

Windows 8 Won't Be The Disaster This Video Makes It Out To Be (MSFT)

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Microsoft's new operating system for PCs and tablets, Windows 8, will have a drastic new look.  The Start menu you're used to is gone, replaced by a touch-friendly menu of tiles that houses all your apps and settings.  It's going to be incredibly jarring for people to use at first. ...
Windows 8 Won't Be The Disaster This Video Makes It Out To Be (MSFT)

Windows Pushes Into the Tablet Age

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Microsoft is giving Windows its most radical overhaul since 1995 and even its most devoted users won’t recognize the venerable computer operating system in this new incarnation, called Windows 8, when it appears Oct. 26. [ See post to watch video ] The minute you turn it on, the difference...
Windows Pushes Into the Tablet Age
Latest Pokki beta includes a Windows 8 Start menu replacement and options to avoid Metro

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Reviews Windows 8: Elegant, Innovative And Puzzling

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A few days ago, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen quietly published an extensive review of Windows 8. In it, Allen – who resigned from the Microsoft board in 2000 but still consults for the company – calls Windows 8 “a significant evolutionary milestone in Windows development,” but his praise mostly focuses...
Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Reviews Windows 8: Elegant, Innovative And Puzzling

Review: Krento is a productivity-boosting launcher and Start-menu replacement

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For most of us, it's no big deal launching programs and websites, nor opening files and directories. Click a shortcut here, a bookmark there, and you're on your way. For some, however, this feels terribly clunky. Well-known solutions such as Launchy, ObjectDock, and RocketDock try to solve this problem...
Review: Krento is a productivity-boosting launcher and Start-menu replacement

Here's Microsoft's First Commercial For Windows 8 (MSFT)

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Microsoft's first TV spot for Windows 8 started running this weekend. The new operating system, which features a brand new touch-friendly interface instead of the traditional Start menu, will launch on October 26.  We first spotted the ad on Neowin. Take a look: Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join...
Here's Microsoft's First Commercial For Windows 8 (MSFT)
Windows Blue could restore the Start button, boot straight to the desktop
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