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Running The AMD Radeon R9 Fury With AMD's New Open-Source Linux
     Mon, Aug 31 2015 | 12:13P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Now that Linux 4.2 is set to be released today, out on the horizon we have to look forward to Linux 4.3 kernel. Set to be merged into Linux 4.3 will be in the initial open-source AMD driver code for supporting the Radeon R9 Fury graphics cards. This open-source Fury support is the focus of our testing today with it being the first time powering up this Fiji GPU outside of Catalyst."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Top 10 Hidden Windows 10 Features
     Sun, Aug 30 2015 | 9:02A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many of Windows 10’s key features have been talked about at length, but the operating system actually comes with a lot of great features that aren’t as immediately obvious to everyday users and even enthusiasts. These features don’t get the attention that they should, so without further ado, let’s get on with the top 10 hidden features of Windows 10.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Preparing System Image for Windows 10 Upgrade
     Mon, Aug 24 2015 | 4:01P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Microsoft has generously offered Windows 10 as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, and so far the response has been very positive. In this article Benchmark Reviews details the steps needed to successfully complete a full backup of Windows 7 or Windows 8 to a System Image, prior to upgrading to Windows 10. This process preserves everything on the drive, and may be used to restore back to your previous installation without losing any data or applications. This guide may also be used to create a Windows 10 backup System Image, or for creating a hard disk image that can be restored onto an SSD.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

A Linux User's Review Of Microsoft Windows 10
     Sat, Aug 22 2015 | 9:02A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When I first started to talk to Michael about working with him this summer, one of the things we agreed on is that I would do a review of Windows 10. While I vastly prefer Linux as my day-to-day operating system, I do use Windows for gaming, and I also support Windows clients as part of my job at my University."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Windows 10 Vs Windows 8 Game Performance Review
     Tue, Aug 18 2015 | 3:16P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows 10 is finally here. The new OS has been spit-shined and primed for an official release. As advertised, Windows 8/8.1 users can upgrade to the new operating system, provided that current Win8 installs have been properly activated. Make sure you check our comprehensive Migration Guide for details on upgrades and clean installs. MSFT's new operating system ushers in a host of new features and functions for media lovers and productivity. Part of the kit and caboodle is a brand new browser, embedded Microsoft Office, Cortana search assistant inclusion and most importantly for us gamers--the introduction of the anxiously-awaited DirectX 12. However, not many (like almost none) of today’s applications and games support the new API just yet.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Title: Khronos Debuts OpenGL ES 3.2 & New GL Extensions
     Mon, Aug 17 2015 | 12:01P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It's SIGGRAPH week! Our embargo was just lifted by The Khronos Group for talking about their exciting specification updates and more that they'll be sharing with the attendees at this annual, leading graphics conference in Los Angeles. In this article are the details on the new OpenGL ES 3.2 specification, new desktop OpenGL extensions, the Safety Critical Working Group, and some talk about SPIR-V/Vulkan but the new graphics API specification itself isn't being released from SIGGRAPH."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Windows 10 vs. Windows 8.1 vs. Windows 7 Performance
     Sat, Aug 15 2015 | 12:03P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows 10 is put to the test to find out how it fares compared to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in various aspects of the operating system including boot up and shutdown times, file copying, encoding, browsing, gaming and some synthetic benchmarks.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 
LUXA2 Smart Clip & Tab Clip
     Sat, Aug 01 2015 | 9:00A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LUXA2’s Smart Clip and Tab Clip perform similar functions but for different devices. Smart Clip holds 3.5” – 6” mobile phones, while Tab Clip holds tablets 6” – 10”. Each feature a powerful suction cup, full 360 degree swivel and rotation, and non-slip rubber grip for extra stability. Let’s see what the Smart Clip and Tab Clip are all about!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Making The Jump To Windows 10, A Migration Guide
     Fri, Jul 31 2015 | 3:05P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The upgrade cycle begins, with Microsoft’s latest operating system--the highly anticipated Windows 10--rolling out over Windows Update for free, for users of 7, 8 and 8.1. For those that are ready to take the plunge over the weekend, there are some things to note. While this guide is by no means exhaustive, there are some useful reminders here as well as some potential pitfalls that may rear their ugly head during the upgrade process.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Windows 10 launch seems like the start of something exciting
     Fri, Jul 31 2015 | 2:37P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the release of Windows 10 yesterday – July 29th, 2015 – Microsoft had launch events in 13 cities across the world. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend one such event in Old Billingsgate, London.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Windows 10 Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:20A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows 10 is the best Windows you can run today. This alone should make it a big win, not to mention the fact that it's "free." However I don't think Windows 10 is there yet. Can Windows 10 bring seamless updates that one or two years from now will make it the best, most polished desktop OS available, and still be called Windows 10? Microsoft must prove itself under this new direction.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Are You Ready For Windows 10?
     Wed, Jul 22 2015 | 12:47P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows 10 is coming next week! Are you ready to upgrade for the FREE upgrade?
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Windows 10 Hands-On Review – Microsoft Makes Big Steps Forward
     Tue, Jun 16 2015 | 12:02P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently Microsoft unveiled the next version of its massively popular Windows operating-system: Windows 10. The oddly named successor to Windows 8 aims to bring back the familiarity of Windows 7, while still bringing something new and fresh to the table. After the lukewarm reception of Windows 8, Microsoft is obviously attempting to distance the next version of their OS by skipping version 9 all-together. No doubt this is an attempt by their marketing team to make Windows 10 seem like a much larger step-way from Windows 8; telling users that all the problems that came with it are now fixed. But are they? Is Windows 10 really everything Microsoft claims? Today we’ll find out as much as we can about the future of the Windows platform as we go hands-on with the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

Windows 8.1 - still a dead duck or worth the move for 4K?
     Mon, May 11 2015 | 1:21P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows 10 retail is almost upon us and today we wanted to take another look at Windows 8.1 – as it stands this year. Based on our polls a substantial percentage of KitGuru readers didn’t move to Microsoft’s latest operating system … but is it time for a look now if you just bought a 4K screen? It is worth bearing in mind that Microsoft will offer a FREE UPGRADE to Windows 10 for qualified new or existing Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year. So the question remains, should you install Windows 8.1 now and get the free upgrade to 10 when it becomes more stable later this year?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Windows 10 Technical Preview
     Mon, Apr 13 2015 | 3:48P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
TR's Cyril Kowaliski has spent some time with the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and he's jotted down his thoughts about each of the major new features and changes. His conclusion? This has the potential to be the best Windows release since Windows 7.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials Overview
     Tue, Apr 07 2015 | 12:00P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just when I thought I had it all figured out, Microsoft drops another one on my lap. I had already covered what I thought was Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 and its functions and flavors when I learned about Essentials. Essentials is still built for a NAS device, but it adds some fantastic functionality to the platform. Some of these include Active Directory Services, Computer Backups, and IIS.
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

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