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  • Microsoft mute on Nook app's bundling with Windows 8

    Posted May 1, 2012 - 2:47 pm

    Microsoft on Monday declined to say whether Barnes and Noble's Nook app for Metro will be embedded into Windows 8 or Windows RT.
  • HP 'Slate 8' Windows tablet details surface

    Posted April 30, 2012 - 4:15 pm

    If you're hoping for a slim Windows 8 tablet that can run existing desktop software, HP might have you covered with the "Slate 8."
  • Slow uptake of Windows 8 preview hints at lack of interest

    Posted April 30, 2012 - 3:54 pm

    Windows users appear half as interested in trying out the new Windows 8 as they did three years ago when they jumped at the chance to test drive Windows 7, data shows.
  • Windows 8 preview popularity kicking Windows 7's butt

    Posted April 29, 2012 - 7:53 am

    Microsoft says that so far the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is twice as popular at this point than its predecessor Windows 7 was based on the number of downloads. The company didn't say how many downloads that is, but claimed it is used by millions of people per day.
  • Why Windows 8 Enterprise is the right version for business

    Posted April 21, 2012 - 7:36 am

    Windows 8 Enterprise was only mentioned as a sort of footnote when Microsoft shared what versions of Windows 8 will be available, but for business customers Windows 8 Enterprise is far superior to Windows 8 Pro.
  • Why sub-$300 Windows 8 tablets don't make much sense

    Posted April 21, 2012 - 7:04 am

    The first Windows 8 tablets may not be exclusively for big spenders, at least according to Taiwanese trade publication Digitimes.
  • Microsoft remains mum on Windows 8 upgrades from Vista, XP

    Posted April 19, 2012 - 8:35 pm

    Microsoft today declined to confirm whether users of Windows XP and Vista will be able to upgrade their PCs to Windows 8 when the latter launches later this year.
  • Will Windows 8 survive in the post-PC world?

    Posted April 4, 2012 - 7:14 am

    A new IDC research report offers little faith in Windows 8's success on connected mobile devices, concluding that in the next four years the Windows OS in general will lose share to iOS and get overtaken by Android.
  • Five things Microsoft should fix in Windows 8 to prevent another 'Vista'

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 9:01 pm

    Windows 8 marches on toward its inevitable release--not yet confirmed, but expected sometime in early fall. Judging by the Windows 8 Consumer Preview release, though, the latest version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system has some fatal flaws that could turn it into another “Windows Vista” scenario, and cause users to cling to Windows 7 as they’ve clung to Windows XP.
  • Windows 8: The thrill is gone

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 12:42 pm

    With each new version of Windows, from Windows 95 on, I wanted to be the first to try out every new feature. But my fascination with Windows seems to have taken the same tack as my interest in what's under the hood in my wife's Subaru. I've been there, done that.
  • Google Drive, Google Voice partners, and the HTC One X in pictures

    Posted March 28, 2012 - 8:59 am

    It’s tough when rumors are actually vetted, confirmed, and realistic, because then they’re not very exciting rumors. We see that paradox this week in a few different ways, with Google drives, Google Voice partnerships, Windows 8 release candidates, and HTC’s hotly anticipated One X.
  • Streamlined Windows Server 8 offers key benefits

    Posted March 26, 2012 - 3:30 pm

    Windows Server has always been a bit different. It looks like your desktop computer, and includes dozens of features that you have no interest in using.
  • Late May claim for Windows 8 RC jibes with expected timetable

    Posted March 26, 2012 - 2:49 pm

    Microsoft will launch the "release candidate" of Windows 8 in late May or early June, according to a Saturday report by a Dutch blog.
  • Review

    Windows 8 preview beats Windows 7 in most performance tests

    Posted March 26, 2012 - 2:34 pm

    Windows 8‘s Metro interface may be controversial, but it looks like few PC users will complain about the new operating system’s performance. Our PCWorld Lab put the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 through a battery of tests and found it generally faster -- sometimes a lot faster -- than Windows 7.
  • Windows 8 update: Dell thinks it can sell Windows 8 tablets

    Posted March 26, 2012 - 2:17 pm

    Dell thinks it can make a buck off Windows 8 tablets, despite the fact that it pretty much abandoned its Android tablets last year.
  • Yes, Microsoft wants Windows 8 to compete with iPads

    Posted March 24, 2012 - 7:33 am

    If there was any doubt that Microsoft wants to grab some of the iPad market, there's none any more: Now Microsoft has a web page that shows developers how to translate iPad apps into Windows 8 ones with a Metro style look and feel.
  • Three ways Windows 8 will fit your screen

    Posted March 24, 2012 - 7:13 am

    Here are the three ways to measure a screen, and how Microsoft is addressing them in Windows 8.
  • Microsoft to launch Windows 8 in October, report says

    Posted March 20, 2012 - 10:10 am

    Microsoft will wrap up Windows 8 this summer, according to a report by Bloomberg on Monday.
  • Windows 8 tablets: A recipe for confusion?

    Posted March 20, 2012 - 7:51 am

    Is Microsoft headed for disaster later this year when Windows 8 debuts on tablet devices some of which will not be able to run Windows 7 desktop apps, despite supporting an optional desktop interface? That's what some critics are wondering after looking at another reportedly successful launch of Apple's latest iPad and the comparatively lackluster popularity of competing slates such as the BlackBerry PlayBook, and a host of Android-based devices.
  • Dell and HP are key to success of Windows 8 tablets

    Posted March 20, 2012 - 7:00 am

    Dell is committed to joining the tablet fray once again--this time with Windows 8 tablets aimed at going head-to-head with the Apple iPad. That is good news for Microsoft because Windows 8 tablets will essentially be dead on arrival without strong support from Dell and HP.
  • Windows 8 tablets: What we think we know

    Posted March 18, 2012 - 7:23 am

    With the launch of Apple's new iPad out of the way, it's time to look ahead to the next big tablet launch on the horizon.
  • Windows 8 roundup: Apps for beer and remote cop cars

    Posted March 18, 2012 - 7:22 am

    Developers have come up with a Windows 8 CRM app called Ultimate Beer Ranger to automate the sales team at New Belgium Brewing, which has already decided it will adopt Windows 8 on mobile devices.
  • IT execs still awaiting Windows 8 on tablets

    Posted March 18, 2012 - 7:11 am

    IT managers say they are eagerly awaiting Windows 8-based tablets due out this fall, though some do wonder whether it's too late for Microsoft to successfully take on Apple iPads and various Android tablets.
  • Windows 8 wants developers to fall into Metro lockstep

    Posted March 17, 2012 - 8:38 pm

    Microsoft's message to apps developers: Fit into the Metro style of Windows 8 to make things easier on end users, according to two developers.
  • Nokia Windows 8 tablet chatter resurfaces

    Posted March 17, 2012 - 7:56 am

    A new report claims to have details on a Nokia Windows 8 tablet, including some specs and release timing.

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