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  • Mozilla begins Windows 8 Firefox development

    Posted March 17, 2012 - 7:48 am

    A Mozilla engineer says development of a touch-centric version of Firefox for Windows 8 has begun in earnest and also highlighted a few interesting details about Web browsing in Windows 8.
  • Microsoft: Don't hate on IE 10

    Posted March 17, 2012 - 7:27 am

    Microsoft says its latest version of Internet Explorer clears out a lot of clutter and creates a more immersive browser experience when paired with Windows 8's touch environment, and that it can be navigated by mouse and keyboard as well, although from the sounds of it not as elegantly.
  • Mozilla, Google commit to Metro browsers for Windows 8

    Posted March 17, 2012 - 7:18 am

    Mozilla has kick-started development of a Metro-style version of Firefox for Windows 8, Google has committed to doing the same and Opera Software said yesterday that it's looking into the matter.
  • Ex-Microsoft employee launches 'fixing Windows 8' campaign

    Posted March 17, 2012 - 7:14 am

    Not everyone is happy with Windows 8's sweeping design changes, including one former Microsoft employee who thinks the company can do better.
  • 15 best Windows 8 apps to get you started

    Posted March 17, 2012 - 6:56 am

    ITworld's Sandro Villinger tried ALL of the Windows 8 apps. Here's the best of the bunch.
  • Windows 8 fails the parent test

    Posted March 13, 2012 - 10:34 am

    Chris Pirillo films his dad trying to navigate Windows 8. At the end, his dad asks, "Are they trying to drive me to Mac?"
  • Review

    Keeping Windows 8 in sync with SkyDrive

    Posted March 12, 2012 - 2:39 pm

    Hands-on with SkyDrive. What works, what's missing, and what you can expect.
  • Jailbreak cage match: Windows 8 tablets vs. the Library of Congress

    Posted March 11, 2012 - 9:11 am

    A battle could be brewing between Microsoft and the Library of Congress over the right to jailbreak tablets that support the new Windows on ARM (WOA) architecture.
  • Windows 8 refresh feature makes it easy to start with a clean slate

    Posted March 11, 2012 - 8:40 am

    One of the coolest features of Windows 8 is Refresh. Regardless of why you might want to start over, Refresh gives you a quick and easy way to start with a clean slate while also maintaining your apps, data, Windows settings, and user profile.
  • Free tool restores Start button to Windows 8

    Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:20 am

    StarDock, a company known for software that customizes Windows has released a free tool that restores the Start button to Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
  • Apple iPad 3 din won't drown out business' Windows 8 interest

    Posted March 7, 2012 - 8:14 am

    Just the thought of a Windows 8 tablet is enough to keep some IT pros from buying into iPad 3's before they have the chance to test drive the Microsoft-based devices, experts say.
  • Windows 8 mobiles may top iPad 3 for business deployment

    Posted March 7, 2012 - 7:18 am

    Even with overwhelming popularity of iPads and the anticipation of iPad 3, Windows 8 offers something businesses may find worth waiting for: support for ultrabook devices that behave as both tablets and keyboard devices, according to a Forrester study.
  • Review

    A deep dive into Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 8:19 am

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview offers a new look at Microsoft's upcoming interface for both computers and tablets. Is one device being shortchanged in favor of the other?
  • Windows 8 has what it takes for 3G/4G mobile broadband

    Posted March 4, 2012 - 8:57 am

    Microsoft has built a ton of new features and capabilities into Windows 8 that make it a prime OS for mobile devices like ultrabooks and tablets. Aside from the Metro UI that is designed to be tapped and swiped on a touchscreen display, Windows 8 also includes new features for connecting to and managing mobile broadband connections.
  • Window shopping: A look at the Windows Store

    Posted March 4, 2012 - 8:48 am

    With the launch of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Microsoft has embraced the age of the app and opened its own app store--the Windows Store.
  • Windows 8: Training required

    Posted March 4, 2012 - 8:34 am

    Every new version of Windows has included interface changes. Most of these have been minor--an icon moved here, a toolbar added there. Windows 8 will be different, using a completely new Metro interface as the primary environment, and removing important elements like the Start menu from the older but still accessible "desktop" interface. Even IT pros may need to do some web searching to figure out some features. What questions will your workers have, and will you have the answers?
  • Five Windows 8 features businesses should watch

    Posted March 4, 2012 - 8:34 am

    The Windows 8 Consumer Preview isn't the only new Microsoft download of interest to businesses. Also recently released was its Product Guide for Business, a 15-page PDF file that explores the most relevant Windows 8 features and technologies for businesses. Though littered with typos, the guide provides a well-organized overview of many previously introduced features, as well as details that weren't previously disclosed.
  • What Windows 8 means for tablets

    Posted March 4, 2012 - 8:07 am

    Amid the introduction of so many tablets recently, one thing has been clear: There's room for a viable competitor to Apple. Android tablets are still not crashing Apple's iPad party, as evidenced by Apple's runaway sales.
  • Windows 8 Consumer Preview keyboard shortcuts

    Posted March 3, 2012 - 8:35 am

    The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available for public download, and it offers a very different experience from what Windows users are accustomed to. However, while the operating system is optimized for touchscreen input, that doesn't mean Microsoft forgot about users who are confined to traditional keyboards and mice.
  • Two hours to Windows 8: An upgrade diary

    Posted March 3, 2012 - 8:33 am

    Whenever a new version of Windows comes out, I'm always ambivalent. The idea of a new OS with cool, new features sounds great. Going through the long, sometimes mystifying upgrade process doesn't. But the Windows 8 Consumer Preview seemed so compelling that I threw caution to the wind and put it on an older Dell desktop I use at work.
  • Mind-controlled skateboard runs on a Windows 8 tablet

    Posted March 3, 2012 - 8:24 am

    The guys at Chaotic Moon Labs decided that using a Kinect-controlled skateboard just isn't bleeding edge enough. Instead, the company built a mind-reading skateboard that takes commands directly from your brain.
  • Microsoft launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview software with free apps

    Posted March 3, 2012 - 8:09 am

    Microsoft used the backdrop of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Wednesday to launch its long-awaited Windows 8 Consumer Preview. In doing so, Microsoft makes a big statement about where it sees Windows' future role on mobile devices -- tablets and laptops, but no mention of phones, yet.
  • Windows 8 offers no management help for ARM devices

    Posted March 3, 2012 - 7:56 am

    Organizations looking to deploy Windows 8 on ARM-based (WOA) devices will have to do so without being able to manage them, according to a Microsoft advisory outlining the business benefits of the new operating system.
  • The truth about Xbox 360 & Windows 8 revealed

    Posted March 1, 2012 - 9:30 am

    It seemed too good to be true and it was. You won't be playing Xbox 360 games on your Windows 8 device. There is some integration, though!
  • Video

    Microsoft shows off Windows 8 preview: Are you excited yet?

    Posted February 29, 2012 - 6:14 pm

    Microsoft releases three videos to try and build excitement for Windows 8.

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