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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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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

A Windows 8.1 Review & How About that Windows 10?

Lo readers! Welcome back, post Thanksgiving holiday and welcome to December! I now give you permission to start listening to Christmas music and watching those Christmas specials you love and enjoy! And with our entry into December, it’s time for punch, pie, and presents! Oh yeah! So last week I mentioned that I got a pretty good deal on a little cheapy laptop during Black Friday; seeing as many of you will either be gifting or getting your freelancer some sort of computer or tablet (fingers crossed!), chances are you’re going to get some sort of equipment that has Windows 8 or 8.1 on it. Seeing as I’m also with a Windows 8.1 laptop, here’s a little bit about that! 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