My initial attempt to install Windows 10 S on a desktop PC failed, but it's been bugging me ever since. And I came up with two possible solutions.
Much of the emphasis on Windows 10 S from a hardware perspective has been on laptops and 2-in-1s. But what about desktop PCs?
Here's a list of what I consider to be the top four alternatives to Windows 10 S.
Windows 10 S is half-baked. It's not ready for me. It's not ready for you. And it's not ready for anyone. Not yet.
Those curious about making their own Windows 10 S experiment can now do so. Sort of. Maybe.
While hardcore gamers will never be satisfied with Windows 10 S, this system should be fine for more casual gamers.
The issue of Store app quality and selection will be a problem for all Windows 10 S users, just as it was with Windows phone.
When it comes to Windows 10 and hardware peripherals, there are successes and there are defeats.
Reality diverges wildly from theory when you actually try to use Windows 10 S. And here are a few basics to consider ahead of time.
For my second go-round with Windows 10 S, I'm going to document what it's really like living with this strange new Windows version.
With the end of Windows 7 support last week, I’ve returned somewhat begrudgingly to Windows 10. And you know what? It ain’t all bad.
Those who stick with Windows 7 may not face any immediate security issues. But you need to worry about the long-term.
With Windows 7’s support end-of-life just days away, I find myself thinking about Windows 10, not Windows 7.
This series isn’t about installing and configuring Windows 7 here in 2020. It’s about using it, as 500 million other people are doing.
I finally got Windows 7 successfully installed on my old NUC, so I’m able to move to this aging OS fulltime now. I think.
With several hundred Windows Updates finally complete, my nostalgic trip back in time with Windows 7 can continue. Up next: Applications.
With just two weeks left on the meter, I decided to return to Windows 7 so that I could ride it out into its final sweet sleep.
Most Chromebook users will probably embrace Google products and services, and there are advantages to doing so.
While Chromebooks are compatible with USB-based docks, the experience is a bit limited and less than ideal in my experience.
Android app support completes the Chrome OS application story in many ways. But it also introduces some complexities with which you'll need to deal.
Too much of the media and fan attention for last week’s Microsoft hardware event is focused on the future.
Today, I discover that Chrome OS is incompatible with Thunderbolt 3. But in the good news department, even a low-end Chromebook works pretty well.
Heading into the late 1990s, Microsoft sought to consolidate its developer languages and tools into a single, cohesive environment.
On day two of Living with Chromebook, I’m thinking about workflow and how moving to a new platform can screw with habit and tradition.
A recent Wirecutter comparison of sub-$500 laptops highlights a big problem for Microsoft: There are no great Windows options.
Visual Basic was the right tool at the right time, and it was everything that Windows API development was not: Easy, visual, and fun.
The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 is a superb business-class convertible PC. It’s nearly perfect for my needs, and for those of many mobile professionals.