A look back at the trends we’ve seen in hardware sales here at Puget Systems over the last year.
If you talk to any of my friends, they will tell you to not get me started talking about virtualization. I have done everything I can to virtualize every computer function in my home. Everything from my home automation, web server, media server, to the game servers I host for myself and friends.
How can we meet the news of a customer who has legacy software needs? Recently Jared faced this issue where a customer wanted to run an older version of Windows but also wanted a new system with older port options.
To the folks that know me, it’s no secret that I’m not a fan of Windows 10. Microsoft has made a number of decisions leading towards gathering more data and controlling the overall user experience. So what happens when I decide to install Linux and Steam for gaming?
I spend a good portion of my time speaking with customers. Many times, they just recently took delivery of their new computer, and they are getting acquainted with it. For some, this is their first experience with Windows 10 because they came from the Mac or an older version of Windows.
One question I get asked often is: Where can I find good training on Windows 10?
Everyone knows that solid state drives are much faster than magnetic hard drives, but just how much of a difference does it make when using typical applications in Windows? We made a video to demonstrate!
As many of you have noticed, Microsoft has been pushing really hard to get people to upgrade to it’s latest operating system. This is a blog post I wrote to present my take on why they are trying so hard.
Microsoft may not offer Media Center on any versions of Windows 10, but that doesn’t mean there is no way to get it working…
There has been a lot of talk about privacy concerns in Windows 10 lately, and several good articles have been published covering what settings are available to restrict the amount of information being sent back to Microsoft. I don’t presume to be able to do a better job than any of those authors, but having now had a few customers ask me about this stuff I thought it might be nice to share what settings I personally change on my Windows 10 computers.
Nearly every day a customer asks me how Windows 10 is doing in terms of sales. It’s usually wise to wait a few months to gauge how a new operating system is performing. As much as Microsoft wants everyone to move to Windows 10, it can take time for the hardware makers to test their products and release updated drivers for a new operating system.
Microsoft released Windows 8 to the public just under three years ago. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that we didn’t see a lot of pent up demand from our customers. We had a few customers who were curious and decided to make the jump, but the vast majority of our customer hit the snooze button on 8 and stuck with 7.