Now you can try Windows 10 by updating Windows 7 or Windows 8 from Windows Update

As a test of things to come with the release of the final version of Windows 10, Microsoft has released a software package of almost 3 GB that updates computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8 systems to the latest test version of the Insider program, especifically Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview (build 9926, January 2015)

The best thing about it is that the version is available on Windows Update, so it makes it easy for users who have so far stayed away from the trial versions. However, you have to remember that this is a version intended for testing and not for production environments, that’s why we recommend testing it on a second computer that you don’t really use much. Or install it on a virtual machine, as we did with the first Windows 10 Technical Preview, as it’s something that we will do again, so we can post an analysis throughout the week. Let’s go step by step:

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Windows 8 Convertibles laptop: netbooks reborn

A few years ago netbooks were the king among portable. Everybody had one, it was a smaller device we could carry everywhere. Small enough capable of perform the most basic functions. However, over time they became obsolete, and disappeared at the end.

Windows 8 Convertibles

Then Tablets arrived, we were able to do a lot. However, they just couldn’t get into the heart of those who seek same productivity as a desktop PC. Time passed by and with the Windows 8 boom came the reborn of a category, adapted to these times; Convertibles.

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Microsoft may release Windows 8.1 for free, with Bing

Microsoft has an urgent problem in regards to Windows they need to solve as soon as possible. Well, actually two problems…Three.

On the one hand, the support for Windows XP will expire on April 8. But Windows XP is installed on 30% of all PCs, and users do not seem to be in a hurry to change it.

Furthermore, the acceptance of Windows 8 has not been as fast as expected, despite the improvements offered in Windows 8.1.

The obvious solution to both of these problems would be transferring users from Windows XP to Windows 8.1. Microsoft has even suggested the Windows 8.1 users to encourage their relatives and friends to use it.

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DirectX 11.2 will be exclusive of Xbox One and Windows 8.1

The new version of the API Microsoft graphic includes several improvements and new features that only Windows 8.1 users and the new console of the company will enjoy.

Xbox One will be one of the main innovations of Windows 8.1, support for DirectX 11.2. The latest version of the Microsoft graphics will support only at the level of hardware with the latest version of Windows 8.1, leaving aside the its own Windows “8.0” if it is not updated to current and previous operating systems such as Windows 7.

Among the novelties that will include this new version of DirectX the Tiled Resources stand out, a new system for textures that allows you to divide them into different sections or modules to allow the use of much larger textures, so you use fewer of them and allowing, for example in games, to not necessarily load all the textures of large size to the memory if a portion of this a single one is seen in the scene, optimizing the performance of your application or game in general.

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They also highlight the Multisampling Anti-Aliasing (MSAA), which can now reach 16x, or High Level Shader Language (HLSL) to generate shadows more complex and higher quality, that combined with FLC (Graph Linking Function) will be done automatically without having to manually deploy it the developer.

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The official ISO of Windows 8.1 Preview is now available

The first great update of Windows 8 is now available for free (for a limited time) as an independent operative system.

Yesterday, Microsoft released to the public the preview version of Windows 8.1, the first update with significant changes to the operative system, such as the return of the Start button, an improved search engine, an app store, more options to configure the ModernUI interface and the possibility of real-time multitasking between this interface and the desktop mode.

Windows 8.1

It was available yesterday as an update to Windows 8 from the operative system’s app store, and today it has been released as an independent OS, which means we can install Windows 8.1 Preview as a complete, free operative system, at least until the preview phase ends.

We can download the ISO and then burn it to a DVD or create a bootable USB and try it for free from the following links:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/preview

Talking about the Start Menu and Start Screen of Windows 8.1

Few days ago, Microsoft released it’s new OS – Windows 8.1 Preview version, it has many improvement, the following, I’ll tell you my opinion about Start Menu and Start Screen of Windows 8.1.

Windows 8.1

Gestures:

Gestures is totally other problem from the start menu.

The basic rule in GUI is that every possible action what user can do, is visually pointed to user in manner what user knows “I can do that” just by looking at the graphical user interface.

Gestures problem is that they don’t give any kind information what are user possibilities and user is forced to try and search around, meaning the graphical user interface design has FAILED.

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