February 19, 2013, 11:49 AM — Windows 8 Features, Challenges and Competition
From invoking 'God Mode' to hacking the lock screen, make Windows 8 act the way you want.
Windows 8 faces skeptical IT customers and a hardware landscape dotted with iOS and Android mobile devices. The good news for Microsoft is that Windows 8 will gain market traction by 2014 and be a true tablet player by 2016, according to research firm Forrester.
Windows 1.0 came out in 1985. Now, 27 years later, Windows 8.0 is set to come out. For the first time the operating system acts as a window, one that comes in many sizes and offers a view of Microsoft's back-end services. And, despite all the iPhone 5 talk, it pushes Microsoft ahead of Apple.
Some useful Windows 8 apps highlighted here can cover all your travel needs, from deals to wheels to digital photography reels -- no baggage check-in required.
This tutorial for Windows 8 covers both desktop and touchscreen users.
Microsoft is counting on strong sales of Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT tablets--and, to a lesser extent, Windows phones--to help drive its new Windows 8 desktop operating system in the enterprise. But what if the plan doesn't work?
Windows 8 fell further behind the pace of Windows Vista's uptake last month, a metric company said today, even as usage share of the new operating system continued to slowly climb.
After three months, the world has had plenty of time to live with the Windows 8, and now we can more comfortably score whether it's a success or failure.