is an open-source program that fixes two of the biggest problems users perceive with the newly-released Windows 8: it brings back the Start Menu, and it allows users to log-in directly to the Desktop instead of the Start Screen. (8.4 MB WINDOWS DOWNLOAD)
Self-proclaimed "avid, loyal Windows user" and PC World editor Tony Bradley spent 30 days immersing himself in Ubuntu Linux,
and chronicled his experiences as a Linux newbie. His previous project: 30 Days with Google Docs
A video has leaked online showing Microsoft's vision for their next generation gaming platform.
The video comes from the WGX (Windows Gaming eXperience) team, and as ZDNet reports
, the video shows "[the] team’s ambitions for next-generation gaming between Windows, Xbox Live, and mobile platform[s]." [more inside]
announced today, it will open a small number of stores to compete directly against Apple. Some think it's a dubious
idea. "In a statement, Microsoft said the first priority of Mr. Porter, who is also a 25-year veteran of Wal-Mart, will be to define where to place the Microsoft stores and when to open them."
The John Markoff of the New York Times [registration required]
reports that Google plans to roll-out a text and file search tool code-named Puffin
for finding information stored on PCs. The move is seen as a defensive one; Microsoft plans to include PC searching in its new operating system, scheduled to be released in 2006 (at the earliest).
PC users are eeeevil!
Kind of amusing story from Wired about how an observant viewer of 24
noticed that the bad guys use PCs, while the good guys use Macs