Windows 10 is all the rage these days. For those who are excited about Windows 10's aesthetics, a Windows 10 Transformation UX Theme Pack has been released and shall dress your Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1 in all the makeup required to walk the Windows 10 ramp.
It's pretty clear for all to see that Redmond based Microsoft have pumped significant resources into the design, development and marketing strategies of their latest operating system, Windows 8. After going through the process of claiming that the software is the best version of Windows yet, it would seem that a number of hardware partners seem to disagree, with an executive of Samsung Electronics now chiming in with his thoughts on Microsoft's latest operating system.
With Windows 8, Microsoft made some different (if not difficult) choices, especially when it comes to licensing. You would already know that Windows is a closed-source operating system, and hence, when you purchase a copy of Microsoft Windows, you’re basically acquiring a ‘license to use’ for the operating system, and not the OS itself. When the company released Windows 8, one of the approaches that they took to making it even more popular (and combat piracy at the same time) was making it available for lower prices as compared to previous versions. This, at the same time, brought on some tough licensing choices, too. For instance, Microsoft had to do away with native DVD playback capability in Windows 8, because the patent holder for MPEG-2/4 (the video codec required to play said media) charges Microsoft $2 per copy of Windows 7 (the relative figure) sold. They had to cut back on such costs to achieve the pricing point that Windows 8 claims.
If you've not yet gotten around to downloading and installing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, the Windows X guys have compiled an update to its Windows 8 Transformation Pack.
Those who've seen Windows 8 are probably familiar with its new login screen and how a giant digital clock now takes center stage. Ever wished you could port that clock to your desktop? If you have a Windows 7 or Vista computer, you can get W8 Desktop Clock, a Windows customization that does just that.
There is no question about Windows Vista being a PR failure for Microsoft. But so is iPhone 4 turning out to be one for Apple. Speaking at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, the Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft Kevin Turner called iPhone 4 a Windows Vista of Apple. "It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that.”, said Turner in his keynote address on Windows Phone 7 at Microsoft WPC. He further added:
The final version of Silverlight 4 has been released today for Windows and Mac OS X. The RTW (Release to Web) version of Silverlight 4 can be downloaded today for the said mentioned platforms to view and create RIA apps. Also released today are Silverlight 4 Tools RC for Visual Studio 2010, Expression Blend 4 RC and Silverlight 4 Toolkit April 2010 Release.
While Windows 7 is already out, it may take days, weeks, or even months for many of us before we get our hands on the final bits. So if you are among those who are not upgrading to Windows 7 immediately but still don't want to miss out on all the new look and feel that it offers then Seven Transformation Pack is for you! You can give the fresh new look of Windows 7 to your existing Windows XP or Vista based PC by using Seven Transformation Pack 2.0 by WindowsXLive.net.
In the latest version of the ongoing Laptop Hunters Ad series, Matt and Olivia goes on hunting to buy a notebook for under $700. They wander around the store, looking for different notebooks including a Macbook which they needless to say reject, saying ”Mac is just too small”. They finally settled on buying a freaking HP branded notebook (again) for just under $700.