Tag Archives: Windows 8

Windows 8 doesn’t detect my sound card!

Or does it? When I recently installed a Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro PCI-e card in a Windows 8-system, nothing appeared to happen. When I looked at the Device Manager, there was no Creative X-Fi card to be found. No … Continue reading

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nVidia stability issues on GeForce 400/500 series

I am still using the trusty old GeForce GTX460 in one of my machines. When I upgraded my drivers to version 320.18, I started having problems. Every now and then, the driver would reset, and in some cases it would … Continue reading

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Just keeping it Metro

Yes, Metro, not Retro. Or actually I should say Windows Store App now. As in, the new interface for Windows 8, mainly aimed at tablets and smartphones. Namely, I got myself a Windows 8 Pro update early on, at a … Continue reading

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First Fedora, now Canonical

Following the move made by Fedora to support UEFI secure boot, Canonical has announced that they are going to support it as well. Canonical is taking a slightly different route however. They are dropping Grub completely (as they explain, Grub’s … Continue reading

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Linux and UEFI secure boot, or: Linus Torvalds as the voice of reason

As you may recall, I wrote a blog about linux and the problems with UEFI secure boot a while ago. Since there have been some changes regarding secure boot in the linux world recently, this calls for an update. My … Continue reading

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Windows 8 and Visual Studio 11 go public beta

If you want to have a look at Windows 8, you can now get the Developer preview here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download (Or go directly to the ISOs here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso) And if you want to try Visual Studio 11, you can get the … Continue reading

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Intel Medfield vs ARM

I did an article on ARM and x86 about a year ago, since multicore ARMs were up and coming, and Windows 8 would allow them to be used in netbooks, notebooks or even desktops, as competing solutions to x86. That … Continue reading

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