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Try Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a Mac with VirtualBox

Mar 3, 2012 - 35 Comments

You probably know by now that Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released recently. This is what Microsoft is betting their future on, combining their traditional desktop experience with the all new tiled Metro interface, aimed at tablets and portable computers. Thanks to virtualization, anyone can try Windows 8 easily right on top of their current … Read More

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Available as a Free Download

Feb 29, 2012 - 17 Comments

Microsoft released Windows 8 Consumer Preview today, a pre-release version of their next generation operating system. Windows 8 incorporates the touch-centric Metro interface while still maintaining access to the standard Windows file system and desktop, effectively merging their tablet UI and desktop UI into a single operating system. This is obviously a different approach than … Read More

Run a Windows Phone 7.5 Demo on iPhone

Nov 29, 2011 - 19 Comments

The smartphone discussion is typically focused around iPhone and Android, but Microsoft is still cooking up it’s own unique smartphone OS: Windows Phone 7. Now thanks to an HTML5 demo, the curious can try out a basic Windows Phone 7.5 experience directly on your iPhone. Open up Safari and throw in the following URL: http://aka.ms/wpdemo … Read More

How to Install & Run Windows 8 in VirtualBox

Sep 15, 2011 - 24 Comments

We already covered how to install Windows 8 in VMWare, and now we’re going to show you how to get Windows 8 running inside of VirtualBox. If you’re wondering why, well, VirtualBox is advantageous for several reasons, the two main being that it’s free and it’s available for all major platforms including Windows, Mac OS … Read More

iPad 2 with iOS 5 vs Windows 8 Tablet [Video]

Sep 15, 2011 - 17 Comments

Wondering how iOS 5 on an iPad 2 goes head to head with a Windows 8 Tablet? This video is a thorough look at the two touch interfaces side-by-side. You can see some of the better Windows 8 features and you can also get excited for iOS 5… but remember that Windows 8 won’t be … Read More

Install & Run Windows 8 in a Virtual Machine Using VMWare in Mac OS X

Sep 14, 2011 - 27 Comments

There’s no doubting that the tech world is abuzz about Windows 8, Microsofts upcoming iOS and Mac OS X competitor. If your curiosity is peaked by all the talk, you can easily install Windows 8 and have it running on top of Mac OS X thanks to virtualization. The best part about this particular solution? … Read More

You Can Download Windows 8 Developer Preview for Free

Sep 13, 2011 - 31 Comments

Windows 8 is Microsofts future operating system that is intended to share aspects of Windows 7 while also competing directly with iPad, iOS, and Android thanks to it’s Metro user interface. We’ve praised some of the Windows 8 features before, and also criticized the freakishly cluttered Ribbon UI, but now you can try it out … Read More

Windows 8 vs Mac OS X & iOS – Visions of User Interfaces Collide

Aug 30, 2011 - 141 Comments

I would be convinced this was an April Fools joke out of Redmond were it not August, but no, it’s the new Windows 8 Explorer default interface. While Apple is busy reducing clutter and creating minimalist interfaces, streamlining OS X and iOS, Microsoft is busy moving in the opposite direction. Believe it or not, these … Read More

6 Features that iOS Needs from Windows 8

Jun 2, 2011 - 28 Comments

Putting on my bullet proof vest here, dare I say there’s some features shown in the Windows 8 demo video that iOS and even Mac OS X would greatly benefit from? Regardless of how you feel about Windows, Microsoft, and Apple competition, you have to admit there are some good ideas shown in the first … Read More

Windows 8 Demo Video Shows Impressive Competition for Apple

Jun 2, 2011 - 14 Comments

Competition is heating up as everyone races to catch up to Apple’s runaway success with iOS. Now Microsoft is throwing it’s hat into the touch and tablet ring with their first video demo of Windows 8. Clearly influenced in part by the iPad but still adding a unique twist to touch interfaces, Microsoft’s demo video … Read More

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