Posts Tagged ‘preview’

Prepare your PC to Upgrade to Windows 10 through Windows Update

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Here’s an interesting tool for those planning to install the Windows 10 preview build that’s due later this month …

Microsoft will release a new Windows 10 Preview build in January to the public. Most expect it to be the consumer-focused build company representatives were talking about earlier this year but no one outside of the company knows for sure right now what it will ship with.


How to Test a New Firefox Version Before Your Browser is Upgraded

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Do you need to take a sneak peek at the upcoming Firefox upgrade before actually installing it? Here’s how …

Whenever you upgrade your version of Firefox, there is a chance that things will break or work in a different way. This can be small things, like the change from a download window to a download panel, but also something bigger like the upcoming Australis interface or the switch from Firefox 2 to 3, and 3 to 4. In the worst case, you may notice that add-ons that you have used for years break, or that a theme or interface modification is not displayed correctly or at all anymore.


How to Install Windows 8.1 RTM on a Windows 8.1 Preview System

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Here’s a useful trick for those upgrading from Windows 8.1 Preview to 8.1 RTM …

Back when Microsoft announced the public release of the Windows 8.1 Preview operating system, a beta test version of the upcoming update for its Windows 8 system, the company made it clear that users who installed the preview as an update on a Windows 8 system would not be able to update the system from the preview to the final RTM version.


The Internet Explorer 11 Preview for Windows 7 is Now Available

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Here’s a sneak peak at the next, yet-to-be-released version of Internet Explorer …

That was fast, at least if you consider that it took Microsoft a lot longer to make available Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7. Internet Explorer 11 shipped with the Windows 8.1 Preview the company released last month to the public.


Windows 8 Release Preview Available – Download Links Live

Friday, June 1st, 2012

I think I’ll stick with Windows 7 for a while; from what I’ve read about Windows 8 (AKA “Vista 2”) so far, I’m not really all that anxious to update.

If you are dying to test a new snapshot of Microsoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 8 your chance has come to do just that. Microsoft has just enabled the downloads of the Windows 8 Release Preview, which could be the last public preview version of the operating system before release.


Better Office Doc Preview appears in GMail

Monday, June 28th, 2010

My only question is, “Why didn’t somebody do this a long time ago?”

The war of the webmail is raging on with the continued roll out of Microsoft’s new Hotmail service.  Now Google is coming back with new features to it’s own GMail service, the first of which was quietly announced over the weekend.

The company has added a one-click preview for the world’s most common file format, Microsoft Word documents.  In a statement on the GMail blog they said…