Tag Archives: Windows 8 Consumer Preview

No more Windows 8.1 Preview

Happy New Year! The beta and preview versions of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have now all expired. You can still run them but only for a short period of time as the “welcome” banner tells you. It is almost … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview – Metro and Desktop compared

The word “metro” brings to mind terms like urbane, sophisticated, stylish, refined, while “desktop” says plain, modest, functional. Windows users, of course, know that this is not the way to describe the Windows Desktop. In the Windows 8 Consumer Preview … Continue reading

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Windows 8 tips and discoveries from around the Internet

With the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview the interest and exploration has really gotten underway. Be aware that this release is a “preview” or “beta” version and most of the Metro style apps provide just hints of what is … Continue reading

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Drag and drop files from Windows 8 Explorer to SkyDrive

With Windows 8 the integration of SkyDrive will offer seamless file handling. In the Windows 8 Consumer Preview some of the features are already working. Others, notably  “folder drag and drop”, will become available with the “Wave 5” release of … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview – First Impressions

Early reports about Windows 8 Consumer Preview called it “feature complete”. That, hopefully, was just a stretch. Many of the applications are marked “APP PREVIEW”. These programs are, to be generous, little more than placeholders, but they do present some … Continue reading

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Windows 8 on VMware Player

UPDATE: 25 August 2012 – VMware just released a new version of VMware Player and now fully supports Windows 8. See more: VMware Player 5 for Windows 8 With more than a million downloads of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview … Continue reading

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