Microsoft has just announced the pricing for Windows 8 starting February 1, 2013. When Windows 8 was 1st released Microsoft stated they would offer a promotional price but only for a limited time, and that time ends on January 31.
Archive for Windows 8
With the upcoming release of the Windows 8 operating system from Microsoft, I figured it was time to remind every one of the Black Viper configuration site (http://www NULL.blackviper NULL.com/service-configurations/). Dealing with Technology isn’t always about knowing every part of technology. Technology changes almost daily, if you truly try to keep up with all the changes, you would never have a “real” life. May times, technology is about knowing where to look to get the information you need. Today’s post is about just that situation.
All flavors (versions) of Windows have “services” that run in the background and basically control what the pc does. Knowing what each service does and what each service is dependent on, is a valuable asset to any tech. Additionally, many of the services that run probably don’t need to be, for most users, and the fewer services that you have running on your PC means the more “resources” your computer will have for those things you are using.
I could go thru and list all these services and take weeks to put the entire package together, however, there is someone who has already done just that. If you visit Black Viper’s site (His real name is Charles) you will find (what I think is) one of the most complete listings of services which “Includes complete explanations of each service and advice on which services you can safely disable”.
According an announcement by Steven Sinofsky (who is the head of the Windows Division at Microsoft), Windows 8 will be available on October 26th, 2012. This information is according to Brandon LeBlanc at the Microsoft Windows Blog (http://windowsteamblog NULL.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2012/07/18/windows-8-will-be-available-on NULL.aspx).