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SteamOS vs. Windows 8.1 NVIDIA Performanceview story

http://phoronix.com – Phoronix: SteamOS vs. (HowTos)

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Office 2013 Licensingview story

http://hardforum.com – Does Microsoft sell a standard Retail version of Office 2013 that does not require creating a Microsoft account? The reason I ask is that the method of creating an account, attaching the product key, and downloading the product onto the PC works OK for a home user, but, when you are a business it's a pain. (Hardware)

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LXer: SteamOS vs. Windows 8.1 NVIDIA Performanceview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: For those NVIDIA gaming customers running Microsoft Windows 8.1 that have been thinking about giving Valve's SteamOS Linux-based gaming platform a try, here are some early benchmarks of the SteamOS 1.0 beta that compare the performance to Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on multiple NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. Read More... (HowTos)

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Group Policy error 1006 with and error code 52view story

http://serverfault.com – I have a hyper-v cluster operating on win2k8 R2 in a 2003 forest. These servers are at our NOC with a DC that connects to our PDC at HQ via a persistent VPN. The cluster boxes are reporting a error event ID 1006 shown below. The DC is also reporting an error 5805 also shown below. I have found numorus posts regarding 1006 errors, but none for error ID 52's. (HowTos)

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Microsoft’s Satya Nadella On Outgoing CEO Ballmer’s Legacy, Management Style, And Visionview story

http://techcrunch.com – ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley today published an interview with Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, one of its key executives and a candidate to be its next CEO. The discussion as written focuses on the legacy and style of the company’s outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, with whom Nadella has worked closely. Given the CEO buzz about Nadella, his views, and criticisms of Ballmer matter. (IT news)

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Windows Phone 8.1 Brings Popular Android And iOS Features To The Emerging Third Mobile Platformview story

http://techcrunch.com – For all its polish, Windows Phone still lags the competition in certain features that seem obvious to include. (IT news)

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Hi Everyone! I took the plunge! Bye bye WINDOWS!view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I finally took the plunge and switched over to a all Linux systems. With the steady decline in support for windows and the mess Microsoft has created with there new OS. I just couldn't go with 8. I been messing around with Ubuntu for nearly 2 years in VM only instances. So finally today I took the plunge and installed 13.10 x64 flawlessly! (Hardware)

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RAM not usable?view story

http://superuser.com – I just upgraded my RAM today by adding 2 x 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 sticks on top of my 2 x 2GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM, making a total of 12GB of RAM. For some reason before the 4GB was all usable, but when I added these two it shows up that only 1.95GB of RAM is usable, and my actual computer rating by Microsoft dropped 2 points because of it O.o Any idea what's wrong? This is how it's set up in my system (HowTos)

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Sync Pithos between two computersview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all, I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop and on my laptop. My desktop is connected to a small set of desk speakers, and my laptop is hooked up to my sound system (professional quality, with turntable and reciever). I'd like to stream Pithos from my desktop to my laptop (or vice versa, I really don't care) so that I can get a stereo effect in my house. I have a small place, 700 sq. ft. (Hardware)

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Building A Gaming PC With Ubuntu In Mindview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello Ubuntu Forums, I have been an Ubuntu user since the Feisty Fawn days of old. I have enjoyed my time with Ubuntu. I have also been a gamer but I had been exclusively console so I never needed to worry about games on Ubuntu/wine. However, that all changes this generation. I'm looking to build a gaming PC that matches or surpasses the XB1 and PS4. (Hardware)