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Q & A: User Questions, Tech Answers! Windows 10 Edition

In our ongoing mission to help make your technology easier, we like to provide you with tools and knowledge to make your computer interaction more “user friendly”. This special edition of our Q & A Series focuses on Windows 10 and what’s new and/or different from Windows 7 in basic operation. We’ll delve into more advanced topics in a later post.

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The Death of Windows XP

You’ve seen it in the news.  Geek Easy Computers has posted about it.  April 8, 2014.  But what does it truly mean for you, the consumer?  The “Death” of Windows XP: Demystified!

Death of XP

 

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Death of the Desktop Operating System: A Glimpse into The Future

The Death of the Desktop Operating System is something you might hear geeks whispering about in corners, arguing frantically over the benefits of a streamlined, cloud-based, iPhonesque system versus the power and capabilities of the clunky-yet-hearty desktop. It’s chatter on forums and other social media. It’s even been the subject of a whole lot of blog posts in the past year (Meta much?). With Apple’s Mountain Lion merging another step closer to iOS and Microsoft’s Windows 8 launching tomorrow looking like a squarer version of Milton Bradley’s Simon, what does the future look like for the desktop OS and computing in general?
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Windows 8.. Are you ready for it?

Windows 8 Logo[image via windows8news.com]

Everybody seems to be buzzing about Windows 8 (those that arent talking about Google+ that is).  Microsoft seems to be pretty confident and agressive about this upgrade.  They arent hiding behind code names or playing the usual mis-information games.  The feature list so far is impressive.

What a lot of users are wondering is if this will be the consolidating upgrade.  Meaning  the one that finally kills off  XP, Vista, and even Windows 7.  The boys at Redmond have promised that Windows 8 will be hardware backward compatible.  Most likely if your PC can run Windows Vista or 7, you should be fine with 8.

Minimum requirements are likey be:

  • 1GHz CPU
  • 1GB RAM (for 32-bit systems) or 2GB RAM (for 64-bit systems)
  • 16 GB hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

The rumored appearance date is sometime 3rd – 4th quarter 2012.  Manufacturers should get it sometime around April 2012.  So look for retail PCs to come pre-loaded with Windows 8 this Christmas.

So what do you think?  Is it too soon for Windows 8?  Have you even upgraded to 7 yet?  We know there are still many XP users out there.  Will you upgrade to Windows 8?  We want to hear your feedback!

 

 

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