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Windows 8 Upgrade Prices Going Up Tomorrow Windows 8 Upgrade Prices Going Up Tomorrow

Windows 8 isn’t being adopted by PC users in the numbers Microsoft had hoped. Though the company has sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses, the new OS still holds a marginal share of the desktop OS market, while Windows 7 …

Microsoft Office 15 and Office 365 Now Available For Windows 8 Microsoft Office 15 and Office 365 Now Available For Windows 8
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Microsoft has often touted Windows 8 as an operating system for consumers. It has been arguably successful thus far, but Microsoft hasn’t forgotten its bread and butter – the enterprise and productivity markets. For those consumers, Microsoft is finally launching …

Windows 8 Adoption Is Slow Going, Windows Phone Cracks 1 Percent Windows 8 Adoption Is Slow Going, Windows Phone Cracks 1 Percent
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According to Microsoft, the company has officially sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses. The number accounts for upgrades, individual purchase and the bulk purchases made by OEMs. It seems many of the latter licenses haven’t been put in use yet …

Microsoft Blames PC Makers For Slow Windows 8 Sales [Report] Microsoft Blames PC Makers For Slow Windows 8 Sales [Report]
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Microsoft released its quarterly earnings report yesterday, and there was a bit of good news for the company’s Windows business. The company announced that it had sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses and that it was making more money off …

Microsoft Announces Record $21.5 Billion In Revenue For Q2 Microsoft Announces Record $21.5 Billion In Revenue For Q2
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The promise day has arrived – Microsoft’s Q2 earnings report. After launching a number of high profile devices, including Windows Phone 8 and Surface, many people were wondering how Microsoft’s financials were going to look. In short, Microsoft had a …

Surface Pro Goes On Sale February 9, Available Online And In Stores Surface Pro Goes On Sale February 9, Available Online And In Stores

Despite Microsoft’s best attempts at spin, all reports point to the Surface RT being kind of a failure as far as tablets are concerned. Fans will still defend the device, however, and tell us to wait until the Surface Pro …

Samsung Won’t Bring Its Windows RT Tablet To The U.S. Samsung Won’t Bring Its Windows RT Tablet To The U.S.

Windows RT is strange. It’s Windows 8, but not really. It lacks many of the features that consumers have come to expect from Windows over the years, and that translates to confusion among consumers. That confusion just killed one Windows …

Microsoft Has Now Sold 60 Million Windows 8 Licenses Microsoft Has Now Sold 60 Million Windows 8 Licenses
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It was announced back in November that Microsoft had sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in one month. It was a pretty impressive figure at the time, and Microsoft was plenty proud of its early success. Now it’s been a …

CES 2013: ASUS Announces Hybrid Windows 8 PC/Android Tablet CES 2013: ASUS Announces Hybrid Windows 8 PC/Android Tablet

Along with its Google TV-playing cube-shaped “QUBE“, Asus today announced a hybrid all-in-one/tablet Windows 8 PC as part of its Consumer Electronics Show (CES) lineup. The device is called the Asus Transformer AiO, and the manufacturer is calling a “world …

CES 2013: Vizio’s First Windows 8 Tablet Is Powered By AMD CES 2013: Vizio’s First Windows 8 Tablet Is Powered By AMD

Let’s be honest with ourselves: Windows 8 tablets, including Microsoft’s own Surface, aren’t doing that well. The biggest offender is the overall price of these tablets with the anticipated Surface Pro, priced at $899, not helping. So, what happens when …

Windows 8 Will Soon Be Powering PCs At The Defense Department Windows 8 Will Soon Be Powering PCs At The Defense Department
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There’s some talk that Windows 8 may not be doing so well in the consumer market. Heck, there’s even talk that it’s not doing so well in the Enterprise market. Even so, Microsoft just snagged a potentially lucrative contract with …

Surface Pro Will Reportedly Launch In Late January Surface Pro Will Reportedly Launch In Late January
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In late November, Microsoft announced that the Surface Pro would cost $899 for the base model at launch. When exactly would the device launch? The company wouldn’t say, but reports from its retail outlets this week indicate that the device …

Samsung Unveils New Notebook PCs Ahead Of CES Samsung Unveils New Notebook PCs Ahead Of CES

The Windows PC market isn’t exactly doing that well anymore, but that doesn’t mean OEMs are going to give up on Windows 8 just yet. One of the bigger OEMs, Samsung, is even announcing some new Notebook models before CES …

Windows 8 Adoption Falls Behind Vista Windows 8 Adoption Falls Behind Vista
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Microsoft needs Windows 8 to be a hit. Steve Ballmer’s job may even depend on it. That’s why the company is going all out to get consumers on board with buying a PC, or a Windows 8 equipped tablet. Adoption …

Former Windows Boss Steven Sinofsky Will Be An “Executive In Residence” At Harvard Former Windows Boss Steven Sinofsky Will Be An “Executive In Residence” At Harvard

Last month, Microsoft and Windows boss Steven Sinofsky parted ways. The split appeared amicable on the surface, but other reports suggested otherwise. That’s all behind us though and Sinofsky is focusing on the next chapter in his life. Sinofsky announced …

Ballmer Could Be Out Of A Job If Windows 8 Fails Ballmer Could Be Out Of A Job If Windows 8 Fails
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Is Windows 8 a bust? It’s far too early to tell, but some analysts are already predicting some pretty major changes at Microsoft if the company can’t turn its latest operating system into a hit. In fact, the company’s CEO …

Windows 8 Store Will Carry PEGI 18 Games: Microsoft Backs Down Windows 8 Store Will Carry PEGI 18 Games: Microsoft Backs Down

This week Microsoft announced that its Windows Store in the new Windows 8 operating system will begin accepting games with a PEGI 18 rating. The move was prompted by a large outcry from gamers, who saw the ban on “mature” …

Microsoft Is Finally Expanding Surface RT Availability To Retailers Microsoft Is Finally Expanding Surface RT Availability To Retailers
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An analyst with Detwiler Fenton said last week that Microsoft’s Surface wasn’t doing so well. The analyst attributed the lack of success to two causes – limited distribution and a high price. Microsoft hasn’t fixed the price yet, but it …

NORAD Releases Santa Tracker App For Windows 8 NORAD Releases Santa Tracker App For Windows 8

NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, plays a pretty big role during the holidays. The organization tracks Santa on Christmas Eve and delivers live updates to children around the world on where Santa is and where he’s heading next. …

Microsoft’s Surface Might Not Be Doing So Well Microsoft’s Surface Might Not Be Doing So Well
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Microsoft’s Surface tablet started out pretty strong. The base model sold out in the first day of pre-orders. After that, Steve Ballmer said sales were off to a “modest” start. Modest apparently means abysmal according to a report from one …

Windows 7 Still Most Popular OS, Windows 8 Use Slowly Increasing Windows 7 Still Most Popular OS, Windows 8 Use Slowly Increasing
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Back in September, Windows 7 finally overtook Windows XP as the most popular operating system on the planet. It marked the end to an era that was dominated by the PC. Now its Windows 8 turn to capture the desktop …