Windows 8

Should I Upgrade To Windows 8?

Should I Upgrade To Windows 8?

Windows 8 is due for release at the end of October and with the release a little over a month a way, I’ve been asking myself if I should upgrade my one and only Windows machine to Windows 8. I’ve written numerous articles about Windows 8 here on RefuGeeks, most of which hasn’t exactly been a positive experience. But after a lot of thought I have decided to actually upgrade to Win... »

Not Really Looking Forward to Windows 8

Not Really Looking Forward to Windows 8

October 26. How many of you have that marked on your calendars? If you don’t already know, October 26th is the official release date of Windows 8. Windows 8 is significant in that it is (in my humble opinion) the most significant change to Windows since Windows 95. Looking Back on Windows 95 I don’t even have to look up the date. I was so excited about it for so long. August 24th, 1995... »

A Week With Windows 8: Day Seven – Oh Ubuntu How I’ve Missed Thee

A Week With Windows 8: Day Seven – Oh Ubuntu How I’ve Missed Thee

So my final day with Windows 8 is over and I am writing this post back on my trusty Ubuntu 12.04 hard drive. I have to say that it’s so good to be back, I just feel back at home in Ubuntu. Everything is where I expect it to be, easy to find and quick! So what what have been my up’s and down’s during my week with Windows 8? The good… Well, this part of the article is going t... »

A Week With Windows 8: Day Six – Making 8 Work For Me

A Week With Windows 8: Day Six – Making 8 Work For Me

First off guys, I’d like to apologise for not updating this series sooner. I went out last night with a really good friend of mine for a belated birthday celebration as it was my birthday last week but he was on holiday. Unfortunately we didn’t get home until around 04:30 in the morning, at which point I was in no fit state to even talk, let alone write a post. So I’m really so... »

A Week With Windows 8: Day Five – Personalisation

A Week With Windows 8: Day Five – Personalisation

In Ubuntu the possibilities for personalisation are almost limitless, one persons installation of Ubuntu may look completely different from anothers. You can change icons, fonts, themes, wallpapers, even the whole desktop environment! The options in Windows are usually a lot more restrictive – maybe that’s all changed for Windows 8… Unfortunately not – the options in Window... »

A Week With Windows 8: Day Four – Getting To Know 8

A Week With Windows 8: Day Four – Getting To Know 8

So I’ve been using Windows 8 constantly now for four days and I’m starting to get used to it. That doesn’t mean however that I am starting to like it. I’m finding myself basically staying away from Metro as much as humanly possible, but here is what I’ve found so far…  The Four Corners Each and every corner of Windows 8 has a different feature, which, so far as... »

A Week With Windows 8: Day Three – A Users Perspective

A Week With Windows 8: Day Three – A Users Perspective

So I’m a techie and somewhat of a Windows expert – so I wanted to get a ‘normal users’ point of view about how well Windows 8 works. Last night I gave this laptop to my girlfriend Jenny to work with. Whilst she was playing around, I went out for a run to ensure that she had some time alone with Windows 8. Around 30 minutes later I come back to find a very unhappy Jenny. I a... »

A Week With Windows 8: Day One – Finding My Feet

A Week With Windows 8: Day One – Finding My Feet

Ok, so I’ve been running Windows 8 on my laptop for 24 hours now and so far I am finding it very difficult to use. I would say that my productivity has gone down by at least 50% during the last day. But as the title says – I’m still finding my feet with it, so maybe things will get easier…I hope! So what have I been doing for the last day? Well the main thing I’ve bee... »

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