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Consumer Reports makes case for Windows 7 PCs

Windows 7 Windows 7 may be the better choice as a PC operating system on new systems than the just-released Windows 8, Consumer Reports magazine said this week. “Windows 7 generally received favorable reviews when it was released,” Consumer Reports’ Donna Tapellini said in a piece Tuesday on the consumer watchdog’s website. “[Three years] after its 2009 launch, there still haven’t …

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Microsoft delivers fixes for Windows 8, Windows RT

Microsoft delivers fixes It’s February 12, yet another Patch Tuesday. Among the security fixes aplenty that Microsoft is rolling out today are a few other non-security-specific updates for Windows RT and Windows 8. Microsoft‘s Windows RT-based Surface tablet. As previously announced, the February cumulative update includes fixes designed to improve Surface Wi-Fi reliability and connectivity, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed. Microsoft …

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Make 2013 the year you switch to Linux

  Linux For many PC users, the prospect of switching away from Mac or Windows and onto Linux can be a nerve-wracking one. After all, Linux holds only a minority share of the desktop market, and not all of us know people who are already using it. The idea of making the switch can often feel like taking a blind leap into …

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Leap Motion comes to Windows OS

Leap Motion comes to Windows OS Leap Motion has announced through a blogpost that it is launching its advanced motion sensing technology onto the Windows OS. In a video released, the company showed users just how the experience would feel like. With Leap Motion collaborating with Asus and Hewlett Packard to embed its technology within their computers, the announcement about …

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Microsoft to open mini-shops inside 600 Best Buy stores across US and Canada

  Microsoft on Thursday announced that it is expanding its real-world retail push with mini-shops inside 600 US and Canadian stores operated by consumer electronics chain Best Buy.Each “store-within-a-store” will feature devices powered by Windows operating systems as well as the US technology titan’s Xbox videogame consoles and packaged software offerings.”The Windows Store offers a large-scale, hands-on customer experience that …

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