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ReactOS, the Windows XP Alternative

While we wait for the Windows 8 beta to be released at the end of the month questions are looming over what will happen with legacy software support and how we'll run our […]

Will we Anti-Trust Microsoft in the Future?

It's not that long ago, really not a distant memory, when Microsoft were hauled before regulators in the US and Europe for several years over the anti-competitive practices of bundling Internet Explorer […]

Can Windows 8 Be All Things to All People? The Case for Splitting It Up!

Yesterday Microsoft finally announced their plans for Windows 8 running on ARM-designed processors.  The news came with two very interesting pieces of information... "WOA (Windows on ARM) includes desktop versions of the […]

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Coming February 29th

The beta "Consumer Preview" version of Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system could be released on Wednesday 29th February.  Microsoft have announced a "Windows 8 Consumer Preview event" in the city, that […]

Why Have Microsoft Been So Quiet About Windows 8

In case you missed it, we've had a great Windows 8 discussion going on here at gHacks in the last couple of days, one that is no doubt set to continue for […]

On Keeping An Open Mind When It Comes To Windows 8 - A Response

Yesterday Martin wrote up his thoughts and concerns about the forthcoming Windows 8 operating system from Microsoft.  I've spent much more time with Windows 8 so far, have given talks about and […]

Blackberry Playbook Tablet Review

Last year I picked up an HP Touchpad in the fire sale that resulted in the model, and all of HP's tablet plans, being discontinued.  Now RIM appear to be doing similiar with […]

Which is the Best Tablet Form-Factor - Review

In the last year I've reviewed and owned a fair number of tablets covering just about every aspect of the market.  These have included the monster 12 inch ASUS EP121 complete with […]

How RIM Spoiled my first day with a Playbook

I received a new Blackberry Playbook 16Gb tablet today, actually it's not completely new as it's two weeks old and was owned by a family member who bought it because prices had […]

We Need Joined-Up, Multi-Platform Thinking for Office 15

News reached the world-wide-web last week that Microsoft Office 15 had reached the Technical Preview stage, and that a beta would be available this summer.  That's all we know about the company's […]

Which Should I Keep, an HP TouchPad or a RIM Playbook?

As a tech author, blogger and reviewer I get technology sent to me periodically or I pick up bits and pieces myself.  This does mean that I can occasionally find something being […]

Microsoft Slam New Google Privacy Policy in Newspaper Advert

Last week Google announced changes to its privacy policy that, on the face of it seem perfectly reasonable.  In essence they want to treat all the different Google services you use as […]

Using Virtualization in Windows 7 Free Webcast

As we all use computers over more and more years we become comfortable with software that "just works" and we want to continue using it for as long as possible.  This causes […]

What Technology Will We Expect with Next Year's PCs and How Will it Affect Prices?

Smartphones and tablets have a lot to answer for, at least when it comes to making technology affordable for the public.  Since the launch of the first iPhone it's become not only […]

The Windows 8 "Consumer Preview", What's in a Name?

It is widely expected that when Microsoft launch the Windows 8 beta in a few weeks that it will be labelled the "Windows 8 Consumer Preview".  This has alarmed and concerned many […]

Windows XP Now Has Less Than 800 Days of Support Left

It seems like just a short while ago that I was writing about how Windows XP had just 1,000 days of support left but now that number is down to under 800!  […]

Diagnosing a Blue Screen of Death Error in Windows

For many years now the famous Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) has been the ultimate indication that something disastrous has happened to make your computer die, but how useful is the information […]

FBI Seeks Disasters Social App and Twitter Announces Censorship

The FBI is looking to develop an emergencies early warning system that works by "scraping" information in real time from social networks.  The US policing and intelligence bureau has asked contractors to […]