Archives For Windows 8

Due to advancements in our web filter and firewall, all mobile devices now need an SSL certificate to be installed. Without the certificate any secure websites will not be displayed correctly.

Connect  to the college wireless network but do not complete login details. Follow the steps below for the appropriate operating system.

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The latest version of Read & Write Gold 11 is now available to all students and staff and a copy can be obtained from the library.

This version is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.  The software is very useful for those students struggling with their reading and writing.  Apart from the new look and feel the application includes some new items; Nuance Vocalizer text-to-speech voices, support for Chrome and Firefox, support for Google Docs, and two new features – Word Cloud and Voice Note.

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A number of exceptional technology companies are appreciating Windows 8 new features. They say Windows 8 has top 11 features over the older versions of Microsoft Windows operating system, which are:

  1. Speedy boot time & Performance improvement
  2. User-friendly Print and search operations
  3. Metro UI and touch Mode
  4. New task manager
  5. Solution for Cyber security
  6. Internet Explorer  10
  7. Hyper-V client
  8. Sky drive
  9. Unified Extensible firmware interface
  10. Windows to go
  11. Multiple data storage devices
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Surface is Microsoft’s first tablet, and it’s designed around Windows 8. Surface comes in two distinct versions, one model running Windows RT and one running Windows 8 Pro. The Windows 8 Pro model has an Intel processor and runs the full desktop version of the OS. The Windows RT model has an ARM processor, and though it still has the classic desktop, it loses the ability to run legacy apps.

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Children of today grow up surrounded by an online experience, both directly and indirectly. They use computers to do their homework, play games, communicate with friends and access the wealth of information on the web. It is prudent to say that computers give children access to many positive experiences.Nevertheless, parents must be vigilant when facing challenges in monitoring what their children see online, the people they meet, and the information they share.

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By now, most people have had a preview in some shape or form at the upcoming installment of Windows 8 which is due to be released in October this year. There are two big issues which have vexed many peoples minds; Firstly, Microsoft have decided that axing the Start Menu in favour for the ‘Metro’ tile driven menu is a good idea. This steads well with the change in Human Interface Device(HID) transitioning from traditional keyboard and mouse input to a  greater percentage of touch driven devices. Microsoft acknowledged that there was an issue in certain cases trying to accurately press on traditional icons with touch input so the Metro style interface was created. However, has this been done at the expense of a huge percentage of machines which still operate efficiently with a keyboard and mouse?

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Windows 8 (currently known as Windows Developer Preview) is the upcoming installment in Operating Systems produced by the Microsoft Corporation. Many new fundamental changes are hinted along with revisions to the current Windows 7 operating system. The most significant change to the new version of Windows is its primary interface. The log-in screen and the ‘Start’ button have been given a big overhaul and now give users a more integrated, streamline experience (which has been optimised for touchscreen computers). To find out more about the next version of Windows, open the guide (link below) to find out more.

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