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64 Bit Version of Windows RT in Development, But Not by Microsoft

64 Bit Version of Windows RT in Development, But Not by Microsoft

Windows RT is locked at 32-bit operating speed. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it does limit the operating system in a number of different ways. The problem is: there isn’t a really good reason why Windows RT is locked at a 32-bit processor speed. In fact, a standards organization decided to create a 64-bit operating environment that could run a more full-featured version of Window

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Window Blue Preview Will Be Released in Late June

Window Blue Preview Will Be Released in Late June

Windows Blue has progressed from the rumor stage to the confirmed project stage. And now, we know when we will get access to the Windows Blue preview. The Verge recently announced that Windows Blue, also known as Windows 8.1, would be arriving in late June, sometime around Microsoft’s annual BUILD Developer’s conference. Windows Blue/Windows 8.1 will fundamentally change Windows 8 – at

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Apple Torturing Microsoft By Not Releasing iTunes for Windows 8

Apple Torturing Microsoft By Not Releasing iTunes for Windows 8

Windows 8 is oh-so-close to being considered a failure – if it hasn’t been labeled a failure already. However, a recent press release by Apple drove another nail into Windows 8’s coffin, as Apple confirmed that they would not be releasing a version of iTunes for Windows 8. This is a serious problem, since it basically prevents Windows RT users – who are forced to rely on apps in order t

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How to Monitor Internet Usage in Windows 8 and Avoid Overuse Fees

How to Monitor Internet Usage in Windows 8 and Avoid Overuse Fees

I don’t know about you, but my ISP is very strict about overuse fees – if I go over a certain limit, the price per gigabyte jumps from a few pennies to a few dollars, which is certainly not good for my ISP bill. That’s why I pay close attention to my network usage. But Windows 8 users may not realize how to monitor network usage on their systems, which is why I’m going to show you how i

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It Took Windows 8 Five Months to Beat Linux’s Market Share

It Took Windows 8 Five Months to Beat Linux’s Market Share

Linux is the most popular open source operating system in the world. But having said that, Linux remains a fringe operating system compared to major players like Windows and Mac OS X. But there’s nothing wrong with third place. Well, there is some good news for Linux fans: it managed to fight off Microsoft’s latest operating system for the last five months. That’s right: teams of open-sou

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Windows RT Is Falling Fast – Or Why You Should Buy a Windows 8 Tablet

Windows RT Is Falling Fast – Or Why You Should Buy a Windows 8 Tablet

Microsoft has spent well over a billion dollars advertising its newest operating system – Windows 8. But included in the Windows 8 marketing hype is a smaller kernel operating system called Windows RT. And if you’re like most consumers, you have no idea what the difference is between Windows RT and Windows 8. Before we get to the difference between RT and 8, let’s tell you some funny s

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How to download Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7

How to download Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7

Microsoft is investing a lot of marketing dollars into Internet Explorer 10. If you’ve seen the flashy new commercials on TV, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. But does Internet Explorer 10 live up to the hype? Now, Windows 7 users can answer that question themselves thanks to a new free trial. That’s right: Microsoft recently released a free trial version of Internet Explo

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DirectX 11.1 Will Be Windows 8 Exclusive

DirectX 11.1 Will Be Windows 8 Exclusive

Up until now, performance PC users have had little reason to upgrade to Windows 8. After all, Windows 7 is a fantastic operating system for both gamers and average PC users alike, and why fix what isn’t broken? Well, it looks like Microsoft wants to make Windows 8 a little more appealing to performance PC users like gamers. DirectX 11.1 – the next version of the popular suite of multimedia

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Unfortunately, Windows 8 is not immune to crapware and bloatware

Unfortunately, Windows 8 is not immune to crapware and bloatware

At the Speed Up My PC Free blog, we wage war against useless software. As many new computer owners know, new PCs often come packed with dozens of useless programs. From free game trials to 30-day antivirus software tryouts, these programs are rarely ever used. Unfortunately, they still take up crucial processing power and memory on your PC. That means they slow down your computer’s performanc

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Could the Microsoft Surface cost just $199?

Could the Microsoft Surface cost just $199?

he tech world is abuzz this morning with news that the Microsoft Surface could cost just $199. The rumors were fuelled by an Engadget report, in which an “inside source” confirmed that the Surface for Windows RT tablet will launch on October 26 at just $199. According to Engadget, the price point was unveiled during the recent TechReady15 conference, along with a number of other Surface lau

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