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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows 8’

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 next week. Samsung announced today that two new models in its Series 7 Notebook lines would be officially unveiled at …

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Windows 8 Adoption Falls Behind Vista

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 is still growing, but it’s looking like it might not be growing fast enough. Kitguru compared launch data from Net …

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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 on Twitter this afternoon that he will be heading to Harvard Business School in the spring semester to teach. He’s …

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Ballmer Could Be Out Of A Job If Windows 8 Fails

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 may be in trouble. The success of Windows 8, at least according to analysts, is being pegged on its adoption …

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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” titles as censorship. The Windows 8 app certification requirements have been updated to reflect this announcement: Apps with a rating …

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Microsoft Is Finally Expanding Surface RT Availability To Retailers

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 is fixing its distribution issues as soon as next week. Microsoft announced today that it plans to make its Surface …

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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. To this day, I still love watching the live updates just as much as I did when I was a …

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Microsoft’s Surface Might Not Be Doing So Well

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 analyst. Forbes reports that Detwiler Fenton, a Boston-based brokerage firm, published a note this morning that said Microsoft’s Surface tablet …

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Windows 7 Still Most Popular OS, Windows 8 Use Slowly Increasing

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 and mobile markets, and early results show it’s slowly improving in marketshare. Net Applications’ latest numbers for November show that …

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Surface With Windows 8 Pro Starts At $899

The Microsoft Surface RT is a “modest” success. That’s the official line from Microsoft, but it doesn’t seem like many people are talking about the company’s first foray into tablet hardware. That may be because most are waiting for the souped up Windows 8 Pro Surface coming out in January, but the price may just convince people to look elsewhere …

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Still Hate Internet Explorer? You’re Just A Troll

One of the better ad campaigns of the past year has been Microsoft’s “The Browser You Loved To Hate” campaign for Internet Explorer. It was a rare kind of self-deprecatory humor that’s not often seen in a tech industry that’s focused more on glamourous reviews instead of pointing out its own flaws. Now the ad campaign is back as Microsoft …

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Microsoft Details Its Plans For The Future Of ASP.NET

With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft has been updating all of its development tools to help developers get the most out of the new OS. The company has shipped a number of products including Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5, but there’s still much to be done, especially with ASP.NET. In late October, Microsoft finally unveiled its roadmap for …

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