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Microsoft Defends Windows 8 Gaming Microsoft Defends Windows 8 Gaming
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It says a lot about Windows 8 that Microsoft finds itself in the position of having to defend its newest desktop operating system. Aside from the criticisms leveled against the OS from desktop users who use their PC for work …

Internet Explorer 10 Shows Off Its HTML5 Might With Pulse Internet Explorer 10 Shows Off Its HTML5 Might With Pulse

Microsoft is really pushing Internet Explorer 10 as we near the launch of Windows 8. The newest version of the infamous browser promises to be faster, more secure and just all around more awesome than any of its predecessors. Whether …

Windows Movie Maker Goes Straight To Vimeo Windows Movie Maker Goes Straight To Vimeo

Windows Essentials has never been essential to my experience on Windows. When it comes to photo editing or video creation software, I always go with freeware or third-party software like Adobe. Regardless, lots of people love the simplicity of Windows …

Microsoft Cares About Your Privacy In Windows 8 Microsoft Cares About Your Privacy In Windows 8
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Slowly but surely, Microsoft is becoming one of the good guys in the consumer space. Internet Explorer 10 will be the first browser to have Do Not Track turned on by default. That’s about as good as it gets. In …

Job Posting Points To Microsoft Already Working On Surface Successor Job Posting Points To Microsoft Already Working On Surface Successor

We’re still a few months out from the launch of Windows 8 and Microsoft’s Surface tablet. Microsoft is most likely finalizing details on the tablet, including the elusive price. Some job postings that appeared on Microsoft’s career Web site seem …

Microsoft Really Wants Desktop Users To Hate Windows 8 Microsoft Really Wants Desktop Users To Hate Windows 8
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Windows 8 is coming and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. Microsoft obviously thinks it’s a good idea, but who else excited for it? Some desktop users are pretty pleased with it, but there is one small issue …

Windows 8 Packaging Looks Like A Work Of Modern Art Windows 8 Packaging Looks Like A Work Of Modern Art
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A lot of people, including yours truly, have been vocal about their disdain for Microsoft’s new look. Sure, the simplistic look works, but it just doesn’t feel like Windows anymore. For those who feel like Microsoft is abandoning the classic …

Microsoft Ditches “Metro” Name For Windows 8 UI Microsoft Ditches “Metro” Name For Windows 8 UI
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Ever since Microsoft revealed Windows 8 to the world, we have referred to the new interface as “Metro.” It was assumed that the name would stick since we’re this close to launch and Microsoft haven’t announced a change yet. That …

Windows 8 Leaked Onto Various File Sharing Sites Windows 8 Leaked Onto Various File Sharing Sites
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Windows 8 has gone gold and that means OEMs are starting to get the final version of the operating system. It won’t be going out to consumers until October 26 so manufacturers and developers have a few months to get …

Ultrabooks: Intel Bets On The Future Of The Brand With Windows 8 Ultrabooks: Intel Bets On The Future Of The Brand With Windows 8
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Intel’s Ultrabook line is doing pretty well for them, but the MacBook Air clone could do better. The launch of Windows 8 creates an exciting opportunity for the brand. The PC is back in the spotlight, and Intel aims to …

Windows 8 Has Gone Gold, Developers Get It On August 15 Windows 8 Has Gone Gold, Developers Get It On August 15

All of us lowly consumers must wait until October 26 to get our hands on the newest operating system from Microsoft. If you want to get it early, you will either have to work for an OEM or be a …

Microsoft Surface Launches With Windows 8 On October 26 Microsoft Surface Launches With Windows 8 On October 26
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During the Microsoft Surface event back in June, Microsoft said that the Windows RT version of the device would launch alongside Windows 8. Now that we know Windows 8 will be launching on October 26, does that claim still hold …

Windows 8 Will Be Home To Strange Mouse And Keyboard Designs Windows 8 Will Be Home To Strange Mouse And Keyboard Designs

Windows 8 represents a change in philosophy at Microsoft. As the company attempts to take hold of the post-PC consumer market, they have to design hardware to compliment their software. The first Windows 8 hardware to be revealed was the …

Microsoft Surface’s $1,000 Price Tag Was All A Ruse Microsoft Surface’s $1,000 Price Tag Was All A Ruse

Windows fans were concerned when news came out that a Swedish retailer was listing the Microsoft Surface at $1,000. The price was too steep for what was essentially an iPad in terms of performance and it made us question whether …

Windows XP And Vista Are Not Invited To The Office Party Windows XP And Vista Are Not Invited To The Office Party
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I’m a happy Windows 7 user, but I know some people are sticking with Windows Vista or XP. Did you like the new features that Microsoft has been showing off in Office 2013? If so, you’re going to have to …

Windows 8 Will Take Your PC To The Metro On October 26 Windows 8 Will Take Your PC To The Metro On October 26
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We were told earlier this month that Microsoft had pinned down the launch of Windows 8 to some time in late October. It was nice to finally get some confirmation about the release, but we still didn’t have an exact …

New Microsoft Office Gets Customer Preview Ahead Of Windows 8 Launch New Microsoft Office Gets Customer Preview Ahead Of Windows 8 Launch
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Microsoft may be getting into the hardware business with Surface, but the company still has a tight hold over the enterprise market. The company’s suite of productivity software is used the world over and each new release of Microsoft Office …

Is Putting Windows 8 On The iPhone A Capital Offense? Is Putting Windows 8 On The iPhone A Capital Offense?
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Windows and Mac OS X are two sides of the same coin. Just because they’re both similar in many instances does not mean that they should ever meet though. Some intrepid, and possibly insane, designer has taken it upon himself …

New Windows: Microsoft’s Latest OS Arrives This October New Windows: Microsoft’s Latest OS Arrives This October

New Windows — that’s Microsoft Windows 8 for those who enjoy putting a finer point on things — will be arrive on retail shelves at the end of October, according to the AFP. The announcement came as part of the …

Microsoft Goes Big With Perceptive Pixel Acquisition Microsoft Goes Big With Perceptive Pixel Acquisition
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Windows 8 is obviously built for touch screens. Touch screens are generally small and built for personal use on smartphones and tablets. What about giant multi-touch displays though? Microsoft sees a future in the market with Windows 8 and is …

Expect To See Windows 8 Hit Shelves In October Expect To See Windows 8 Hit Shelves In October

One of the more pressing mysteries surrounding the Windows 8 launch was when it was going to become available. Microsoft said it would be out in the fall, but nobody knew if that meant October or November. Microsoft confirmed today …