Imagine one day, in a training center, one professor told her students that they were acting unduly proud for their meager development skills. To make it a case, that professor gave her students an assignment: Develop a Windows program that does nothing!
Easy, right? Well, that was how it looked… at first.
Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed that Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is finally available. I immediately downloaded the package and inspected it: Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 (x64) is digitally-signed on 15 October 2013, meaning that the package could have not possibly changed ever since.
What was the IE team doing during this time?
The preview version of Internet Explorer 11 also exhibited a similar delay: It was released on 19 September while it was digitally-signed on 23 August 2013.
As an interesting side note, Windows 8.1 was released 17 October 2013, so the reason for the delay can’t be the languages.
Windows 8.1, advertised as a free update, has arrived. But it is neither free nor an update.
OneNote 2013 should have a jumplist/task list like this when you right-click on its pinned icon in Windows 7 or later:
If it did not appear, make sure you have the correct (official) OneNote icon pinned. After that, open Run… dialog box (press Windows + R key combination), type the following and press Enter key:
It works in Command Prompt too, only you have to prefix “start ” (without quotation marks and with the trailing space character) to it.
Today, I am going to use my right of uninstalling Metro-style apps in Windows 8.1 Pro and uninstall them all. I have selected all installed apps and I am poised to press the Uninstall button. What do you think is going to happen?