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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Wanna be startin' somethin': a history of the Windows Start menu

    Microsoft’s Start menu is a big deal. It’s the first thing many people think of when they think of Windows, or even Microsoft. The simple Start menu has existed for more than 20 years now. It started off as a way to make Windows easier to use, and now it’s the center of how we interact with...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    5 Windows 10 tricks you need to know

    Windows 10 is now installed on more than 200 million gadgets worldwide. That's quite a feat in the tech world, since its official release was only six months ago. If your computer is one of those gadgets, you've probably found Windows 10 has its share of sheer winning features and...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    6 quirky features of Windows 10

    Here are 6 issues with some of its new features. Issues with new features By most measures, Windows 10 is a huge improvement over Windows 8 and 8.1, and it’s a very worthwhile upgrade from Windows 7. But, of course, no new OS is perfect upon launch. Here are 6 issues with some of its new...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Start10 - A Windows 10 Start Menu Replacement from Stardock

    I have always been a purist when it comes to my operating systems. Very rarely have I ever used any type of overlay or integrated software to modify how Windows performs out of the box as I prefer to just learn to work with the system as it is. It also helps to prevent any confusion as I am...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How to Tweak Windows 10 and Fix Its Minor Annoyances

    Windows 10 resolves a lot of the annoyances left over from Windows 8, but it also comes with a few of its own—little as most of them may be. Here’s how to tweak a few of the OS’s new features and fix its little quirks. Personally, I’m really enjoying Windows 10. I upgraded my desktop from...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 Build 10114 Shows Off Modified Start Menu/Screen

    This past weekend the folks over at WinBeta posted a video of an unreleased build of Windows 10 that shows off some interesting changes to the Start Menu and Start Screen. I have embedded the video below but I wanted to specifically cover the changes that are being shown in the Start Menu and...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Why Microsoft is calling Windows 10 'the last version of Windows'

    "Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10." That was the message from Microsoft employee Jerry Nixon, a developer evangelist speaking at the company's Ignite conference this week. Nixon was explaining how...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Leaked Windows 10 Screenshots Show New UI And 3D Live Tiles

    Microsoft stripped out Aero Glass — a transparent and blurry glass effect — from Windows 8, but it looks like it’s making a slight return in Windows 10. Leaked screenshots from Chinese site IT Home reveal that the latest internal builds of Windows 10 include a new blurred transparency effect on...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Is your PC strong enough to run Windows 10? Here’s how to find out

    Based on everything that Microsoft has shown us so far, Windows 10 looks like a dream come true for PC owners. The UI has been greatly improved, the additions are much more than bloatware, and we’re finally getting our Start menu back. But before you start sketching desktop orientations for...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 Tip: Customize the Start Menu (Part 2)

    In a previous article, I discussed some of the ways in which you can customize the new Windows 10 Start menu. But as it turns out, there are a few things I missed. So here's a second look at customizing this crucial new user interface. If you haven't be sure to check out Windows 10 Tip...
  11. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 10 Tip: Swap Between Start Menu and Start Screen

    As I currently understand it, which Start experience you receive in Windows 10 will depend on a number of factors. Those with traditional PCs or 2-in-1s will get the Start menu by default. Those with tablets will get the Start screen by default. And those who upgrade should receive whichever...
  12. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 9 Technical Preview Spotted Before Official Release

    Charms bar is still present in Windows 9 Technical Preview, but you can use it only on touch-friendly devices. Ahead of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s September 30 event in San Francisco, noted Microsoft veteran Paul Thurrott of WinSuperSite has managed to get hold of the ‘current’...
  13. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    A First Look at the Windows Technical Preview

    In less than two weeks, Microsoft will begin revealing information about the Windows Technical Preview, the first pre-release look at the next version of Windows. The actual Preview won't be out until October, I'm told. But there's no reason to wait: Here's what you're going to see. Obviously...
  14. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 9's New Start Menu Demonstrated On Video

    Microsoft may have demonstrated its new Start menu earlier this year, but thanks to a recent “Windows 9” leak we’re now seeing every single part of the company’s plans for bringing back this popular feature. German site WinFuture has posted a two-minute video that demonstrates how the Start menu...
  15. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 9 Is Coming In September: What Can You Expect From The Upgrade?

    Next month will probably see the unveiling of the newest version of Microsoft’s operating system, Windows 9, and the software giant is hoping the changes it’s made will be enough to jump-start a flagging computer industry. But just when can you get your hands on the newest version of Windows...
  16. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 9 (Threshold) Beta Expected By The End Of This Year

    Windows 9 is going to establish a balance between the mobile capability and desktop muscle Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is working to bring Windows 9, code-named Threshold, to users by spring 2015. Not surprisingly, the company has officially announced the end of support date for...
  17. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 9: Start Menu To Return, Rumored To Be Free

    Microsoft's reboot of its operating system is expected to be released at some point next year. The Microsoft Windows operating system is possibly the most successful piece of software in the history of computing. It is certainly the iconic package on which Microsoft Corporation has built its...