Making a list: Counting virtues of Windows 8

Kathleen Atkins

If Windows 8 were a kid, it might feel picked on ever since first setting foot on the playground.

But based on discussion begun by Lounge member Prescott in the Windows 8 forum, you might gather that the playground is growing a little friendlier (Windows 8 runs fast, people admit), however grudgingly. Others allow that Windows 8 has grown more attractive in other respects, too. You can tune in to the review of Windows 8 qualities and express your own view on Microsoft’s most controversial OS.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Office 2013 apps not showing up in Win7 submenu
Word Processing MS Word 2010: Files won’t open due to problems with contents
*
Spreadsheets Need Excel button (macro) to consolidate information
Databases Designing database
Presentation Apps Convert PowerPoint 2013 document into Word 2013 editable document
Visual Basic for Apps Outlook: Make visible
Microsoft Outlook Outlook 2013 messages sent, but copy remains in draft folder
Non-Outlook E-mail Windows Live email picture problem
Other MS Apps MS Project single task split into several, in resource-usage view
Windows
General Windows Connecting to MS OneDrive with Raspberry Pi
Windows 8 Advantages of Windows 8?
*
Windows 7 Wrong date on computer
Windows Vista Blue screen crash reboot
Windows XP Black market for patches?
Windows Servers Must be in domain to connect to server?
Internet/Connectivity
Internet Explorer IE 11 doesn’t work
Third-Party Browsers Firefox ads
*
Networking Networking Win7 with Android tablet and iPad
Software Development
Windows Programming PowerShell 4.0 quick reference guide
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Back up Ubuntu image and Firefox settings to external HD or cloud?
Security & Scams Flash exploit targeting Internet Explorer, Versions 9 through 11
*
Maintenance Question about Vista system reserved (boot) partition
Hardware Epson printer refuses third-party ink
*
Other Applications Opinions please: Auslogics BoostSpeed
*

*
starred posts: particularly useful

If you’re not already a Lounge member, use the quick registration form to sign up for free. The ability to post comments and take advantage of other Lounge features is available only to registered members.

If you’re already registered, you can jump right into today’s discussions in the Lounge.



Subscribe to our Windows Secrets Newsletter - It's Free!

Get our unique weekly Newsletter with tips and techniques, how to's and critical updates on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google, etc. Join our 480,000 subscribers!

PC Drive Maintenance (Excerpt)

Subscribe and get our monthly bonuses - free!

Your hard drives store photos, books, music and film libraries, letters, financial documents and so on. This ebook is aimed at helping you understand your hard drives, expand their capacities and length of life, and recover what you can from them when they fail. We're offering you a FREE Excerpt! Get this excerpt and other 4 bonuses if you subscribe FREE now!

= Paid content

All Windows Secrets articles posted on 2014-05-01:

Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.