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Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8
Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8
Microsoft has halted the retail sale of some versions of its still-popular Windows 7 operating system, and of its successor Windows 8. Specifically, ...... 06 Nov 2014 - 19 comments
Report: Microsoft Office for iPad coming soon
Report: Microsoft Office for iPad coming soon
According to connected insider Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft will be releasing a full Office for iPad 'sooner than you think." Foley believes ...... 15 Feb 2014 - 2 comments
Mozilla postpones 'Modern' version of Firefox, again
Mozilla postpones 'Modern' version of Firefox, again
Mozilla has confirmed that its Windows 8 'Modern' version of Firefox has been postponed, again, this time until January. The company had ...... 17 Sep 2013 - 2 comments
Windows 8 market share explodes for August
Windows 8 market share explodes for August
According to the latest market share data from NetApplications, Windows 8 saw its share grow significantly for August. While still comparatively ...... 02 Sep 2013 - 16 comments
Firefox to make its first touch-ready Windows 8 appearance
Firefox to make its first touch-ready Windows 8 appearance
Mozilla is planning to launch a touch-ready version of its Firefox browser for Windows 8 by the end of the year, nearly a year after the operating ...... 21 Aug 2013 - 2 comments
Windows 8 now at just 5.4 percent market share
Windows 8 now at just 5.4 percent market share
According to the latest figures from NetApplications, Windows 8 continues its very slow path to relevance, now controlling 5.4 percent of global ...... 01 Aug 2013 - 7 comments
Review: The first 8-inch full Windows 8 tablet, the Acer Iconia W3
Review: The first 8-inch full Windows 8 tablet, the Acer Iconia W3
I've had about a week to review the highly-touted Acer Iconia W3, the first Windows 8 tablet in the new, popular 8-inch form factor. While ...... 09 Jul 2013 - 5 comments
HP, Samsung team up to fight Windows piracy in China
HP, Samsung team up to fight Windows piracy in China
HP and Samsung have teamed up to fight Windows OS piracy in China. The companies will now ensure that all PCs sold in the nation are pre-installed ...... 20 Jun 2013 - 13 comments
All smaller Windows 8 tablets to ship with bundled copy of Office 2013
All smaller Windows 8 tablets to ship with bundled copy of Office 2013
Microsoft has confirmed today that future Windows 8 tablets in the 7 to 8-inch range will ship with free copies of Office 2013. Windows CFO ...... 06 Jun 2013 - 5 comments
Acer Iconia W3 is the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet
Acer Iconia W3 is the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet
Acer has unveiled the world's first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, the Iconia W3. Introduced today at Computex, the device has a 1,280 x 800 display, ...... 04 Jun 2013 - 2 comments
Windows Blue update preview coming next month
Windows Blue update preview coming next month
Microsoft will release a preview version of its anticipated Windows 8 update at Build, the company has confirmed. The Redmond giant is preparing ...... 09 May 2013 - 16 comments
Microsoft sold 100 million Windows 8 licenses so far
Microsoft sold 100 million Windows 8 licenses so far
Microsoft Corp has revealed that it has sold over 100 million licenses for its flagship Windows 8 operating system in the six months since its launch. ...... 07 May 2013 - 1 comment
Microsoft shipped 900,000 Surface tablets last quarter
Microsoft shipped 900,000 Surface tablets last quarter
According to new IDC figures, Microsoft shipped just 900,000 Surface tablets in the Q1. Most of the tablets sold were Surface Pro, which ...... 03 May 2013 - 5 comments
Windows Blue will include boot to desktop option
Windows Blue will include boot to desktop option
According to the Verge, the upcoming Windows Blue update (Windows 8.1) will include the option to boot to desktop, bypassing the current "Modern" UI. ...... 18 Apr 2013 - 31 comments
Nokia expands Nokia+ Music streaming service to Windows 8, RT devices
Nokia expands Nokia+ Music streaming service to Windows 8, RT devices
Nokia has expanded their Nokia+ Music subscription service to Windows 8 and Windows RT devices. The update will give PC and tablet users ...... 07 Apr 2013
Microsoft changes one requirement of Windows 8 tablets, suggesting smaller form factor is coming
Microsoft changes one requirement of Windows 8 tablets, suggesting smaller form factor is coming
Microsoft has made a small change to its Windows 8 tablet minimum hardware requirements. The new change will allow Windows 8 tablet makers ...... 29 Mar 2013 - 1 comment
Windows Store hits 50,000 apps
Windows Store hits 50,000 apps
According to an unofficial tally by MetroStore Scanner, the Windows Store has reached 50,000 total apps. The service also noted that there ...... 23 Mar 2013 - 2 comments
Samsung: 'Windows 8 is no better than Vista'
Samsung: 'Windows 8 is no better than Vista'
According to Jun Dong-soo, Samsung memory chip division president, Windows 8 will not lead to the revival of the struggling global PC market. ...... 10 Mar 2013 - 22 comments
Nokia unveils Music app for Windows 8 and RT
Nokia unveils Music app for Windows 8 and RT
Nokia Music will soon be available for Windows 8 and Windows RT, after a few months of availability solely on Windows Phones. The new app ...... 27 Feb 2013
Best Buy now offering $100 discount on all Windows 8 touchscreen PCs
Best Buy now offering $100 discount on all Windows 8 touchscreen PCs
Best Buy has confirmed that all Windows 8 touchscreen computers will have a discount, at least for the next two weeks. Beginning tomorrow, ...... 24 Feb 2013 - 3 comments
Windows 8 now at 2.26 percent OS market share
Windows 8 now at 2.26 percent OS market share
According to NetApplications, Windows 8 continues to see modest growth, now accounting for 2.26 percent market share in the operating system world. ...... 02 Feb 2013
Microsoft announces it has sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses
Microsoft announces it has sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses
Microsoft has announced this week that their latest, Windows 8, has reached 60 million licenses sold. Windows Chief Marketing Officer and ...... 14 Jan 2013 - 16 comments
Fujitsu: Windows 8 demand sucks
Fujitsu: Windows 8 demand sucks
Fujitsu has joined in the group of companies claiming Windows 8 demand frankly, sucks. President Masami Yamamoto said consumer demand for ...... 30 Dec 2012 - 32 comments
Windows 8 surpasses 35,000 apps
Windows 8 surpasses 35,000 apps
According to MetroStore Scanner, the Windows 8 Store has surpassed a new milestone. Launched in late October, the operating system now has ...... 29 Dec 2012
Opening Windows 8: 5 Security tips for using Microsoft accounts
Opening Windows 8: 5 Security tips for using Microsoft accounts
A major focus of Windows 8 is convincing users to login using a Microsoft account (formerly Live ID) rather than a traditional local account. ...... 12 Dec 2012 - 5 comments
Microsoft to expand Surface RT sales to other retailers?
Microsoft to expand Surface RT sales to other retailers?
Microsoft is allegedly preparing to offer their Surface RT tablet in stores other than their own. If true, the company will offer the tablet ...... 08 Dec 2012
Native Windows 8 'Dropbox' app coming soon
Native Windows 8 'Dropbox' app coming soon
This week, Dropbox has announced that their official Windows 8 application is coming soon. The app has been submitted for certification in ...... 08 Dec 2012 - 3 comments
Microsoft: 40 million Windows 8 licenses already sold
Microsoft: 40 million Windows 8 licenses already sold
Since October 26th, Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses. The word comes via CFO Tam Reller who was discussing the operating ...... 28 Nov 2012 - 8 comments
Windows 8 Store hits 20,000 apps
Windows 8 Store hits 20,000 apps
According to Win App Update, the Windows 8 Store has reached 20,000 apps, with most being free. The company says about 18,000 of the apps ...... 23 Nov 2012 - 1 comment
Microsoft will give Windows 7 users some DirectX 11.1 features
Microsoft will give Windows 7 users some DirectX 11.1 features
Just a week ago, Microsoft announced that DirectX 11.1 will be a Windows 8 exclusive. The company said there were no plans to make it available ...... 19 Nov 2012 - 10 comments
Report: Windows 8 PC sales well below projections
Report: Windows 8 PC sales well below projections
According to Paul Thurrott, sales of Windows 8 PCs are well below the company's internal projections. Perhaps more notably, the well-known ...... 18 Nov 2012 - 23 comments
Consumers still hesitant to upgrade to Windows 8
Consumers still hesitant to upgrade to Windows 8
According to a survey from anti-virus company Avast, most Windows users in the U.S. know what Windows 8 is, but only a few are looking to upgrade to it. ...... 16 Nov 2012 - 51 comments
DirectX 11.1 will be exclusive to Windows 8
DirectX 11.1 will be exclusive to Windows 8
Microsoft has announced that DirectX 11.1 will be a Windows 8 exclusive. The company says there are no plans to make it available for Windows ...... 12 Nov 2012 - 10 comments
Opening Windows 8: A Tale of 2 Start menus
Opening Windows 8: A Tale of 2 Start menus
So you've decided to use Windows 8. Maybe you wanted to take advantage of the unusually low upgrade price, maybe you just bought a new computer, ...... 10 Nov 2012 - 16 comments
Vupen selling Windows 8 zero-day bug to highest bidder
Vupen selling Windows 8 zero-day bug to highest bidder
French security firm has announced they are selling a Windows 8 zero-day exploit to the highest bidder. Vupen writes: "Our first 0day for ...... 04 Nov 2012 - 5 comments
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