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Showing posts with label Windows 8. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows 8. Show all posts

October 18, 2017

Was Windows 8 Really That Bad?

Windows 8 Start Screen
Windows 8 Start Screen
(Photo credit: Wikipedidia) 
An American YouTuber who goes by the sobriquet, Bingocat, gives us the history of Windows 8.

February 8, 2017

I Am Keeping It Linux All The Way!

Tux; the Linux Mascot
Tux; the Linux Mascot
(Photo credit: Pixabay) 
I remembered the days when I used the Windows operating system on my computer; it was fun to use at first, but it became a bit buggy as time went along.

March 22, 2016

Remove Windows 10 Spyware From Windows 7/8/8.1

Windows UI
Windows UI
(Photo credit: iComputer Denver via / CC BY-NC-SA)
Windows can be a pain in the butt; especially if Microsoft is sending you updates that is intended to help you to make the so-called, easy transition into Windows 10.

March 8, 2016

I Am Finally On The Linux Bandwagon

The Linux Mascot
The Linux Mascot
(Photo credit: doctorserone via Visualhunt / CC BY)
Back in 2015, I contemplated the installation of an entirely new operating system on my laptop (I mentioned it in my article, I Have Been Dreaming About Linux); although Windows treated me well, there was that strong desire to jump on the Linux bandwagon.

November 13, 2014

Have We Underestimated Internet Explorer?

Internet Explorer 7
Internet Explorer Icon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In regards to the Windows 8 Operating System, Internet Explorer loads the fastest on it (So, two thumbs up to the guys over at Microsoft for doing a great job).

Today, very few people that I know would want to utilize the Internet Explorer browser.

In regards to browsers, Mozilla Firefox is my favourite and I would prefer to use it instead of the Internet Explorer browser.

When we first started using a computer with a Windows OS installed on it, Internet Explorer was what most of us used; because it was readily available; it was pre-installed; part of the Windows OS.

As time went along, we furthered our technological knowledge and we became aware of other browsers; we learned about them and then decided which ones we wanted to download on our computer. 

If my memory serves me correctly, I believe that the first browser that I ever downloaded was the Mozilla Firefox browser; I saw it being used by my friends and by my relatives and I also had the experience of using it myself on other computers (So, it was a natural thing for me to think about downloading that particular browser).

I can tell you (and a lot of people can tell you too) that the earlier versions of Internet Explorer was rubbish and were filled with many security flaws; which is why a lot of people opted for the more secure Mozilla Firefox browser.

Today, the Internet Explorer browser has beefed-up security protection and it moves with lightening speed; however, a lot of people are staying away from it, because of the bad reputation that it acquired in the past.

I am in love with my Mozilla Firefox browser; I have been using it for years and I would not even dream of leaving it out for the Internet Explorer browser (Even though the Internet Explorer browser loads faster than my Mozilla Firefox browser).

The truth is, there is really no need to install any other browser on a computer that runs on Windows 8, because Internet Explorer is most proficient.

Moreover, you and I would continue to use our favourite browsers, despite the fact that the Internet Explorer browser works superbly.

October 4, 2014

Huh? Windows 10?

Windows Logo
Hmm. What are the guys over at Microsoft really up to? Recently, I heard that they that they were going to skip Windows 9 and go directly to Windows 10; at first, I thought that it was a rumour; but it is official; I read about it on The Escapist Magazine.

After eagerly awaiting the arrival of Windows 9 for so long, Microsoft decides to re-brand their new and upcoming OS and call it, Windows 10.

It is alleged that there were concerns pertaining to the contradictory code in third party products; something to do with legacy programming conflicts; to put it simply:

Some of those programs would have problems interacting with Windows 9, because they would have been under the false impression that they were dealing with Windows 95 or 98 (Hmm. Is anyone else confused about this? Because, I know that I am).

As far as I am concerned, all of the operating systems that Microsoft launched after Windows XP were filled with technical glitches.

As I have said in a past post, I am not one of those people who are eager to install a new operating system on my computer, whenever it it is launched on the market; because there are always technical issues in the incipient stages (It's as though Microsoft willingly launches their operating system knowing that there are faults within it and they send their users patches to their problematic operating system as time goes along; that is a lot of trouble to endure).

Microsoft is claiming that Windows 10 is going to be the best version of Windows (I guess that we will have to wait and see).

For the record, I have nothing against Microsoft; it's just that I am a bit sceptical about their claims; I have been using Windows since in the days of Windows XP and I have had many issues with Windows Vista and a small handful of issues (which I have rectified) with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1; therefore, it is a bit hard for me to believe that their new and upcoming OS is going to be the best ever from Microsoft).

September 13, 2014

Does Anyone Know The Official Release Date Of Windows 9?

Although I am quite curious to know when Microsoft is going to launch Windows 9, I have no intentions of installing it on my computer.

Like my good friend and DJ, Nigel "Sicky" Kinsale, I don't rush to install new operating systems on my computer; I wait a while before Microsoft works out the figurative bugs (And, besides, I don't think that I should be the first batch of people to be stressed out with Windows 9).

On a positive note, I genuinely hope that Microsoft irons out all the technical issues with their new Windows 9 before they launch it for usage (I pray that it is not as problematic as Windows 8, or Windows 8.1).

It was rumoured that it was going to be launched sometime in September (Apparently, it has been put off for a future date).

Do you know when Windows 9 is going to be officially launched for laptops and desktops? And, would you be willing to give Windows 9 a try when it comes out?

In the meantime, I am going to play it safe with Windows 8.

June 1, 2014

Windows Madness

English: The free logo of Microsoft Windows of...
English: The free logo of Microsoft Windows of simple shapes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A lot of people have been complaining about the Windows 8.1 upgrade; they mentioned to me that the Microsoft advertisement said that they can make the transition from Windows 8  to Windows 8.1 for free; when they did that, they were prompted by Microsoft to purchase a key in order for them to have the full features of the new OS (Which I think is kind of crazy).

Is it that the download is free and the OS is not?

Before I do any upgrades, I would like this Windows 8.1 issue clarified. Is this a glitch on Microsoft's behalf, or a misunderstanding made by those people who downloaded Windows 8.1? I will admit that I am somewhat bewildered by all of this.

What are your views about this Windows 8.1 upgrade?

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