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The Ups and Downs of Windows 10

As of yesterday, it has been one month since Windows 10 became the official new release of the Windows operating systems and I have now spent that month having it on both my laptop and my desktop. You’ll remember the previous entries detailed the good and bad of trying to actually install Windows 10 and now that I have, what exactly do I think? Well, I’ll tell you, but first a disclaimer –

As you are a freelancing crowd, I’m sure you’ve already done your homework about Windows 10. This is totally not a review of Windows 10, but a little opinion piece that can hopefully add to the reviews you’ve been reading. With that said, I will say that I’ll be saying things in contradictory form against some of these reviews, so you know – research before you decide to make the plunge!

Let’s make our favorite Stewie Sandwich on this, shall we?

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Windows 10 is Here and It’s…Well…

Oh readers, how nice to see you again!

Sorry, apologies, and all that stuff, so let’s get down to the nitty gritty.

Windows 10.

By now, you all know that Microsoft’s latest operating system is out and about and if you’re one of the millions who is running either Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, your copy is totally free (as long as you do it in a year). And you all know that I’ve been looking forward to the official release, even throwing my laptop in for the Technical Preview. Well, I can say that I now have it on both computers and the verdict is…

Um…complicated actually.

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Windows 10 Is Coming! Should You Get It?

By now, you must have heard that Windows 10 is official and coming to PCs at the end of next month. It’s a huge undertaking for Microsoft, who not only need to shed off the stigma of Windows 8, but make it so people (read: businesses) will actually want to upgrade from Windows 7 (or XP). The technical preview has been out for a while and Microsoft is getting a ton of feedback from the current users (including me), but all of it amounts to nothing if you can’t use it for your freelancing purposes.

So…will Windows 10 be worth it?

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Taking Notes on the Go

So you’ll remember last year, I traded my little Galaxy Nexus 3 for a Galaxy Note II, with the intention of eliminating the need for a tablet. I’m happy to announce I can actually use said phone for the purpose of…well, said phone. The point of getting a Note II (and one day, mostly likely the Note 4) was to take notes without needing to constantly carry around a notebook or laptop. Read the rest of this entry

Windows 8/8.1/10 Apps for Your Freelancer

Welcome to 2015, fans! If you’ll remember from our last time together, we looked at some gifts to get the freelancer in your life (or yourself if you were good last year) and I talked a little about my super buy of a Windows 8.1 laptop. And in today’s post, I’m combining both of them. Read the rest of this entry

Freelancer RT – A New Surface

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Surface RT – Hero Outside (Photo credit: andyi)

If you don’t know or haven’t heard, Microsoft has been trailing behind in the tablet war, being left in the dust by both Google and Apple and finally, they decided that perhaps this tablet thing was something that seemed to have merit. Their introduction of Windows 8, the new operating system, has also been in development and beta testing for at least a year before the official announcements, allowing users to come in and play around. Read the rest of this entry

How NOT To Be….Microsoft

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The day has finally arrived for Microsoft, early Thursday, a day before the actual listed date. What was the special day? Well, readers, unless you’ve been living in a cave – in which case, where did you get the computer to read this? And how are you getting Internet? – the new Windows 8 operating system and tablet, the Surface, have come into the world.

Last night, I got my promo code for the sweet update from Windows 7 to that of 8 and I have to tell you…I’m a bit apprehensive about it. There have been some big negative reviews about this new, radical notion from M$ on going from radical software to design brilliance on hardware. But how can you, the busy freelancer, learn to not be like Microsoft? Read the rest of this entry