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50 Windows 8 tips, tricks and secrets


50 Windows 8 tips, tricks and secrets

Here’s a really cool article highlighting some Windows 8 tips and tricks. Enjoy!

50 Windows 8 tips, tricks and secrets

Windows 8 is finally here, and if you’re used to previous versions of Windows then you’re going to notice that quite a bit has changed. In fact, Windows has seen the biggest changes since the jump from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95.

Out goes the Start menu, in comes the new touch-oriented Start screen, new apps, new interface conventions – even experienced PC users may be left feeling a little lost.

Don’t despair, though, help is at hand with the following Windows 8 tutorial. We’ve been investigating every part of Windows 8, uncovering many of its most important tips and tricks, so read our guide and you’ll soon be equipped to get the most out of Microsoft’s latest release.

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Windows 8 vs OS X Mountain Lion: A Battle Of Features


Three years after Windows 7, Microsoft has released the next version of Windows dubbed Windows 8. If you’ve been following any of the pre-launch buzz surrounding this release or have tried your hand at either the consumer or developer preview, you will know that it’s the largest interface overhaul that Microsoft has ever made to its operating system. It’s also something of a hybrid that’s meant for both desktop PCs and tablets, specifically the Surface. Windows 8 is mostly being compared to its predecessor and how easy or difficult it will be to adapt to for users running Windows 7. In what follows, we will take a look at some of the salient features of Windows 8 and Mac OS X Mountain Lion, and see how they are implemented in their respective OS.

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Find Files & Folders Taking The Most Disk Space With WizTree


Since the inception of hard drives, manufactures are pioneering ways to pack in more gigabytes into them than you could imagine. As a result, hard drives boasting 1 terabyte of space have become quite common and should be pretty much enough to store most of your digital content. Windows doesn’t contain a native utility that quickly tells you about the amount of space each file and folder is occupying on the disk. On the flip side of the coin though, you can use a variety of third-party tools that suffice for the job. One such solution that I recently came across is WizTree. What makes WizTree stand apart from similar alternatives is its blazing fast scan speed. The tool uses MFT (Master File Table – the NTFS index about what a drive contains), completing the scanning process within a few seconds.

via Find Files & Folders Taking The Most Disk Space With WizTree.

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