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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 and XP make up over 84% of the market. Normally when software (or hardware, for that matter) isn’t selling is …

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Microsoft Office 15 and Office 365 Now Available For Windows 8

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 the newest version of Office today. Compared to past launches of Office, this one is a little different. Microsoft will …

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Windows 8 Adoption Is Slow Going, Windows Phone Cracks 1 Percent

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 as Windows 8 has yet to hit a growth explosion. Net Applications recently updated its desktop OS market share numbers …

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Microsoft Blames PC Makers For Slow Windows 8 Sales [Report]

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 of the operating system than last year. Windows 8 is performing worse than Windows 7 and Vista, however, and Microsoft …

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Microsoft Announces Record $21.5 Billion In Revenue For Q2

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 pretty good quarter with only a few divisions posting losses. Microsoft announced today quarterly revenue of $21.46 billion in the …

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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 launches. The mythical Windows 8 device will show ’em all they say. Well, it will have its chance to show …

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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 RT product chances in the U.S. Samsung’s SVP, Mike Abary, told CNET that the comapny won’t be bringing its Windows …

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Microsoft Has Now Sold 60 Million Windows 8 Licenses

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 little over two months since the launch of Microsoft’s touch-friendly OS. Is Windows 8 still doing well? Microsoft announced at …

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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 first.” It features an 18.4-inch multi-touch screen and Nvidia GT graphics. The catch is that the screen can be detached …

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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 the king of cheap televisions takes a crack at it? Vizio, known more for its cheap televisions than computers, announced …

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Windows 8 Will Soon Be Powering PCs At The Defense Department

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 the Department of Defense that ensures its employees get acquainted with Windows 8. Three organizations within the Department of Defense …

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Surface Pro Will Reportedly Launch In Late January

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 is launching by the end of the month. CNET reports that Microsoft Store salespeople have pegged the Surface Pro for …

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