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  1. Windows Computing
    I am building a couple of new PCs and I am wondering whether there are any benefits in using Win8.1 vs Win7. I am leaning towards Win7 as I really don't like the Metro UI and I am very familiar with Win7. But can't Win8.1 run kind of like Win7 with a start button? One of these PCs will be...
  2. Industry News
    The Acer Aspire Z3-605 all-in-one desktop PC is now available in Canada. The Windows 8-powered system has a 23-inch Full HD IPS display with 10-point capacitive touch technology, which on some configurations offer hand recognition software that enables gestures to execute common commands. The...
  3. Windows Computing
    This thread is specifically for the discussion of Windows 8.1. Please use Windows 8 General Discussion for other Windows 8 commentary. Windows 8.1 Preview is scheduled to be released at the Microsoft Build developer conference today.
  4. Industry News
    Microsoft opened its first retail store in Canada on November 16th. Located at Toronto's Yorkdale Mall, the 6,800 square foot venue will contain huge touchscreens to display laptops, tablets, smartphones and an array of Microsoft software and gaming products. The Microsoft store will also be...
  5. Industry News
    The launch of Windows Server 2012, otherwise known as the only server built from the cloud up, attracted more than 600 eager IT professionals at Microsoft's road show in downtown Toronto on Sept. 5th. The cloud-centric, mobile-friendly, data-focused operating system is one of the core product...
  6. Home Theatre Personal Computer & Media Extenders
    I would be very curious if any windows 8 adopters have set it up as a htpc. If so any problems, and more importantly could anyone check if the metro netflix app, or especially the mce netflix app in windows 8 works in canada, since windows 7 one does not. It would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Windows Computing
    Windows 8 has generated a lot of discussion - particularly regarding the Metro interface. Feel free to discuss anything related to Windows 8 - pros and cons. Comparison with Windows 7, Vista or XP are fair game. Which features do you love or hate? Will you upgrade right away or avoid Windows 8...
  8. Windows Computing
    Windows 8 upgrade offer for PCs purchased after June 2, 2012 Now that the Windows 8 Release Preview is available, Microsoft has announced the Windows 8 upgrade offer for qualified Windows 7 PCs purchased between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013. The last day to register and order your Windows...
  9. Windows Computing
    Microsoft released the software a little earlier than promised. This should be the final release before Windows 8 goes on sale. Microsoft announcement of Windows 8 Release Preview. Here is the download link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download If you want to download the...
  10. Windows Computing
    Well I like Windows 8 this time. DP was meh but this seems more polished. I think I'm going to upgrade my main computer at home that the family uses and all use our live IDs to connect to it! One issue I just discovered that the LIVE ID stuff like with Xbox does not work in Canada as of yet...
  11. Home Theatre Personal Computer & Media Extenders
    Anyone planning on checking out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview? I have a laptop prepped and ready to go. I am under the impression that Media Center will be included in this build, although it remains to be seen how much it has actually been improved if any at all! (rumored to be a direct port...
  12. Industry News
    Global tablet computer sales are predicted to reach nearly 330 million units by 2017, up from less than 60 million units in 2011 according to a recent report by DisplaySearch. By comparison, worldwide sales of personal computers (which includes desktops, laptops and netbooks) in 2010 were 350...
  13. Windows Computing
    It's not finished yet, and Microsoft still has plenty of work ahead of it, but one thing is clear: Windows 8 is a genuine, uncompromised tablet operating system. Interesting look at Windows 8 from Ars.
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