Windows 8

A Week With Windows 8

A Week With Windows 8

Windows 8 hasn’t exactly got the best rep at the moment. The general consensus amongst most IT professionals and users alike is that Windows 8 is a disaster waiting to happen. A while back I wrote a review on Windows 8, but when writing a review they tend to be more based on first impressions rather than how a system actually grows on you. So, in the interest of fairness I have decided to gi... »

Windows 8 Secure Boot Isn’t a problem for Suse

Windows 8 Secure Boot Isn’t a problem for Suse

Windows 8 will be released on the 26th October of this year and the frustrating thing for open source lovers like me is that Windows 8 makes it very difficult or if can say, impossible to run my Ubuntu OS alongside Microsoft Operating System.   Windows Secure Boot if you don’t know, is controversial UEFI based feature developed by Microsoft to prevent unauthorized firmware, operatin... »

Microsoft Forced To Drop The Name “Metro”

Microsoft Forced To Drop The Name “Metro”

Today it was confirmed that Microsoft have had to stop using the ‘Metro’ name for their new Windows 8 overlay. It’s been reported that Microsoft have had to start telling developers that they should refrain from using the word ‘Metro’ throughout their applications. Rather than using ‘Metro’, staff and devlopers are to (for the time being at least) refer to... »

Will Windows 8 Cause a Linux Revolution?

Will Windows 8 Cause a Linux Revolution?

I was recently discussing this subject on Google+ with a couple of fellow geeks. So I thought I would elaborate on my thoughts here on RefuGeeks. I must stress that this is just my opinion on what I think will happen when Windows 8 is released. So, will the failure of Windows 8 cause a linux revolution? The general consensus amongst most people within the IT world is that Windows 8 is destined to... »

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