A new report suggests that many Windows 8 users aren't using the new operating system's many touch-friendly applications. That finding suggests Microsoft's big gamble with Windows 8 -- building an operating system with touch screen devices in mind -- simply isn't paying off right now.
If there's one thing that sets Windows 8 apart from its predecessors -- including Windows 7, Vista, and Windows XP -- it's the focus on touch-friendly applications.
Fragmentation is up to the destination drive
If you have a highly fragmented file and you’re copying it to another drive that is not fragmented then it’s very likely that the file will also not be fragmented. Fragmentation happens when the file is written, and is thus dependent on the characteristics of the destination drive.
As the file is being written it’s broken into “chunks”, and those chunks are then placed wherever there’s room on the destination drive. The operating
A new report from Forrester Research says Windows 8 will not become an enterprise standard. In fact, the report says that by the time another version of Windows becomes available, Windows 7 will remain the enterprise crowd's chosen operating system.
Forrester analyst David Johnson says that means Windows 8 can be considered nothing less than a major letdown for Microsoft.
"I have to believe Microsoft expected better enterprise
Getting your PC online can be a challenge when there's no Wi-Fi, cable, or other standard network available.
With cell service and a compatible phone, free or low-cost tethering software can connect Windows to the Web — with no added charges to your phone's data plan.
Sooner or later, this happens to everyone: You need to get your Windows PC online, but the network is down. Maybe the local Wi-Fi is out due to a power failure; or possibly a storm has taken down your cable, DSL,
Aero peek is one of the ‘Aero’ features that are in Windows. If you don’t use Aero Peek or have no plans to use it, here is how to turn it off. Click to enlarge
For those who don’t know where the Aero Peek button is, it’s at the end of your taskbar just right of the clock, slide your mouse over it to see the effect. It switches to the desktop until you move your mouse away. Click to enlarge