Although many features included in early OS builds never make the final cut, this is one I hope will stay. Picture this: you log on to your PC at home and get it just the way you want. Now, when you go to a different PC, you can use these same settings just by logging in. I think this is a great feature and, although it’s something I’ve wanted for years, it’s not a simple feature to implement. If this one makes it to Windows 8, I hope it works and it works very well.
Archive for April, 2011
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows 7
- Application Reviews
- Windows 8
- Windows 10
Three videos of Windows 8’s most prominent new features in recent builds is available online. This video shows a user working with the touch screen interface of the latest build of Windows 8. Will your next PC be a tablet?
Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3
In Windows there is a function that most users (experienced and “n00bs”) should use with the out most care: Compressing disk space to save space.
The idea is to let windows compress files much like ZIP or RAR to give you more storage. While it may seem like a good idea, doing so on your main drive (Where Windows is installed) will render your computer unbootable (if done wrong).
For some reason Windows – which will not allow you to accidentally format your main drive – does allow you to compress your boot manager and system-files. Causing an unbootable computer. Luckily there’s an easy fix, well as long as you have created a system Repair disk, that is. But sometimes even that fail – then what?
Want to write code at phenomenal speed but can’t code and can’t type fast? Hacker Typer is a sure-fire tool with which to impress your friends. Hacker Typer is an online tool that lets you customize your hacking environment and then, as you press random keys, types out code—making you look like an underground genius:
Screenshots of the “metro” styled system settings in Windows 8 build 7955 are on windows 8 beta. To get the new system settings, you’ll need to use the RedPill patch. After patching, press CTRL+SHIFT+F9 to disable Aero. Now, when you open the system settings (type systemsettings in the Start Menu search box.)
Under the Wireless settings is a GPS option, which shows Microsoft is gearing up the system for more mobile use and the settings are definitely geared towards a touch, tablet interface.
Windows 8 Metro styled System Settings revealed | windows 8 beta
A spreadsheet is available online, which R27, Canouna, Zukona, and Razziatore (see the Credits tab) are maintaining to keep us updated with the current builds of Windows 8. The spreadsheet is accurate so I can only assume the information is coming from a chain that leads all the way back to Redmond. It would be nice to see a date/time column to track the progress of the builds against time.
Windows 8 – Build List | R27 on Google Docs