Windows 8 aims to answer some longtime Microsoft OS gripes, from slow startup times to mediocre mobile tools.
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Windows 7's file management skills aren't so hot, particularly when you're tackling a large copy job or dealing with files and folders with the same names. Windows 8 simplifies these tasks by adding a few UI improvements: It presents all pending copy jobs in a single dialog box; lets you pause, resume, and stop copy operations; and displays detailed, real-time views of copy jobs with status graphs. Another plus: When two files have the same name--what Microsoft calls a "file collision"--you'll see more information about each. Hover over a thumbnail image, for instance, and its file path will appear.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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