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Tuesday, 14 October 2014 03:50

Windows 10 Consumer Preview

Sources had hinted long ago that Microsoft plans on releasing to preview versions of its next OS. Windows 10 Consumer Preview will follow the Technical Preview release next year. And now we have some references to that second build of the operating system. This Technical Preview is primarily aimed at enterprise users (pro users and developers are also invited), but it appears that a lot of consumers have also deployed this first test version in order to see what’s new, and what’s coming. However Microsoft has also bundled in some references to the Consumer Preview release. Apparently it has the same build number as the Technical Preview, the only modification being the watermark text that now reads “Windows Technical Preview for Consumer”. Odd choice of words, but we’ll take it. Obviously, this is nothing major, just a confirmation that Microsoft is indeed working on and preparing a fresh new build of Windows 10 aimed at consumers — chances are that it will be a bit more feature rich too, as a lot of the new options will be at an advanced stage of development...Follow this and other Windows 10 developments on windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
AMD Catalyst 14.9.1 Drivers PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 October 2014 13:12

AMD Catalyst 14.9.1 Drivers

AMD released the Catalyst 14.9.1 drivers a few days ago. While the update was of a minor nature, we received several emails from users that mentioned that AMD has solved some serious crashing problems with Crossfire in this update. However, there are still some unresolved issues with crossfire and Mantle API that persist. When I say crossfire, what I actually mean is Quad Crossfire. One of the reasons this update was termed as minor is because, lets face it, how many of us are actually rocking Quad Crossfire rigs? A pretty slim number I would hazard a guess. Ofcourse, since the problems were pretty severe in nature and included the likes of BSOD upon enabling/disabling crossfire, this update would make the difference between life-and-outdated-drivers for Quad GPU Radeon configs. A general issue that this update has also fixed is ‘crashes related to driver installation’. There are still some kinks that need to be ironed out and one of these is a bug in Mantle which does not allow resolution to be changed (you have to switch over to DirectX if you want to change resolutions, then change back to Mantle API). The important bits of the changelog are given below while the full change log (and the download link! ) can be found over at AMD Official...For more and the download link visit our forum.

 

 
Windows 10 will "run on everything" PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 October 2014 07:00

Windows 10 will

For Microsoft, Windows 10 is a very important step in realizing their next-generation vision for their operating systems. We've already heard how the Windows 10 core will be one and the same across Windows Phone, Windows RT and x86-based Windows (all of which will be branded as Windows 10), and the upcoming revamp of the Xbox OS. Speaking at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has reinforced the company's strategy for the next-generation of Windows, stating that "it can run on everything". Crucially, this includes Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which is shaping up to be a major platform in years to come. Nadella believes that Windows 10 will be a fantastic operating system to run on IoT systems, as it's both manageable and secure. "It's the first step in a new generation of Windows as opposed to just another release after Windows 8." Nadella didn't just talk about Microsoft's strategy for IoT; he hinted that we might see a revised licensing scheme for Windows 10. Microsoft has been looking at simplifying the way Windows is licensed, and will perhaps follow in the footsteps of Office 365, providing several options that focus on the user, not devices. This would allow customers to install Windows on a number of their devices with the one license, depending on the package purchased...Visit windows8newsinfo forum for more.

 

 

 
Windows 10 via Windows Update PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 October 2014 07:01
Windows 10 via Windows Update
Microsoft recently launched the Windows Technical Preview to begin conducting feedback for the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. The first build of Windows 10 to be issued via the Windows Technical Preview was build 9841, which can be clean installed or upgraded with an ISO. There's also another way Microsoft is testing the distribution of Windows 10, and that's natively via Windows Update. We're not entirely sure if this has been openly covered, or if many people know about it, but Microsoft is currently delivering the Windows 10 Technical Preview to Windows 7 users via Windows Update natively for those who have signed up for the Insider Program and are on Windows 7. Much like any normal update, Windows will see it as an update and install it, and depending on whether you've got automatic updates enabled, Windows 10 could just be installed without the user needing to do anything. Microsoft hasn't talked about this update process at all...For more turn to our forum.
 
Microsoft steams ahead with Windows 10 development PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 October 2014 05:07

Microsoft steams ahead with Windows 10 development

It's only been four days since the Windows 10 Technical Preview was released to the public, however that doesn't mean the build that was issued with the Technical Preview is new. Windows 10 build 9841 was compiled on September 12, which was around three weeks ago. That's ancient in development time, so it's no surprise that build 9855 was recently compiled. Thanks to the "preview builds" ability (which doesn't currently work) in the Windows 10 Technical Preview, users who are using the Technical Preview have managed to see some more recent builds of Windows 10. According to logs that appear when the operating system is attempting to connect to the update server, the operating system is seeing builds as new as a few days ago. Build 9855 was compiled on October 2nd, just two days ago. The logs also reveal older builds too, spanning all the way back to June 2014 with build 9778. These builds would differ dramatically to that of the Windows 10 Technical Preview available today...Follow Windows 10 development on our forum.

 

 

 
NASCAR keeps its drivers safe PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 12 October 2014 04:31

NASCAR keeps its drivers safe

NASCAR races may take place on a track with only left turns, but that doesn’t make the sport any less dangerous. To ensure the safety of all racers in addition to leveling the playing field, NASCAR puts all vehicles involved in the race under rigorous inspections. What was previously a paper-based multi-step inspection process has now gone paperless thanks to Windows 8.1-powered devices including the Surface Pro 3 that will be deployed this weekend at the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. NASCAR worked in collaboration with Microsoft to develop the Windows 8.1 Mobile Inspection Application to aid in direct data entry as well as viewing historical data of previous vehicle inspections to identify trends. The software giant has also highlighted how the Snap feature in Windows 8.1 is utilized to simultaneously view different documents that were once large paper notebooks. The app also allows for real-time information to be displayed on the status of all 43 cars prior to a race. Documenting these inspections was previously relatively inefficient as the process could take about 5 hours to complete. Now that the process is digital, information can be easily and quickly shared to supervisors and race control, and takes half the time to get the job done...Turn to windows8newsinfo forum for more and a video.

 

 
Microsoft Releases A Statement PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 October 2014 04:48

Microsoft Releases A Statement

The web was a chirpy place yesterday with news that Windows 10 tracks usage habits and collects all manner of data on how people that installed the preview. And now Microsoft has responded with an official statement on this. According to the company, it does monitor these habits, and the Technical Preview does come with tracking technologies built in, but this was a stated fact according to the company. Sure enough, Microsoft is not providing exact details of what is being tracked and how the data is collected. And while the Terms of Use of this new program does state that personally identifiable information is gathered, all of that is for the purpose of improving the operating system. For example, typed characters are logged for the purpose of enhancing autocomplete and spellcheck features. Standard stuff, some may say. But then again, some also say that the Windows 10 Preview should not be installed as the main operating system on your main computer or primary device. Microsoft has been very clear on this from the beginning...Want to know what Microsoft said visit us at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Windows 10 Feedback PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 October 2014 04:30

windows 10 feedback

Windows 10 Technical Preview was made available to the public last week. For those of you who have the operating system installed, you should be providing feedback to Microsoft. After all, by joining the Windows Insider Program in order to download Windows 10, the idea is to submit feedback directly to Microsoft from the Windows Technical Preview and gain access to pre-release builds of the operating system. With the Insider Program, you have an opportunity to shape the future of Windows with your feedback. Providing feedback is not difficult at all and don't worry, you don't need to send any lengthy and detailed emails or documents, all you have to do is launch the Windows Feedback app and type a few words. In this guide, we are going to explore the Windows Feedback app and show you how to use it to provide feedback to Microsoft. First of all, launch the app from the Start menu. Once you have the app open, you will notice the main feedback screen...There are instructions along with images posted at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Mock-Up of How Xbox One’s UI Could Look PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 04 October 2014 05:27

windows 10

There has been a lot going on over at Microsoft about the upcoming new installment in the series of personal computer operating system. Recently, in an event in San Francisco, the American-based multinational corporation finally went forward and unveiled its new operating system, which is named what many people didn’t expect; Windows 10. Optimized for portable devices and desktop PCs, we currently know very little about gaming implications of Windows 10, but it looks like it has something in store for Xbox One users too. Besides working to improve and increase the efficiency of its latest Xbox One video game console, Microsoft has been very busy on the other side developing what has been described as the “most comprehensive Windows platform ever.” After much speculation that arose in recent months, the company recently took the wraps off the next operating system in its well-known Windows operating environment. Officially naming it Windows 10, Microsoft completely skipped Windows 9 altogether...This story continues at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
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