Windows 8 is Microsoft's next generation operating system. As we've seen, it's promising to change the look and feel of PCs, with its elegant Metro stylings and stunning new Start menu. Even though it won't be out until next year, you can play with it right now.» Read Article
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There are times when you need a copy of Windows on hand to accomplish something. You might need to install a new Windows component, or boot to the OS disc to fix something gone haywire. Perhaps you've got a new computer and need to reinstall the operating system, or your sister broke hers - regardless, there is some good news. You can download a new ISO of the OS for free.
Remember all of those computers and motherboards shipped with some variant of an "instant-on OS"? The concept was developed because a lot of people felt that Microsoft's Windows OS took too long to boot, so an optional quick-booting Linux distro was pre-installed. The problem, however, is that they're all terrible.
Over the years, processor speed isn't the only thing that's risen as transistors have shrunk. So, too, has the average amount of memory in mainstream computers. We've come a long way from the days when gamers struggled to run Doom in DOS with 4 megs of RAM - but how much do you really need?
When consumers purchase a new computer, they go to the store or online, read a couple of reviews, pick some options, whip out their credit card and wait for it to arrive at their house. Rarely does any thought go into how the machines were designed. Lenovo decided to give everyone a video look at the creation of the ThinkCentre M90z.
One of the most attractive parts of AMD's newest Athlon II and Phenom II processors (including the hot new six-core Phenom II X6 1090T) is that they're backwards compatible with AM2+ and AM3 sockets. If you've bought or built an AMD-computer within the past two or three years, that means you might be able to use the new chips.
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