All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows’

Microsoft Encourages Windows Phone Development With New Web Site

On top of Windows 8, Microsoft is betting a lot on the success of Windows Phone 8. It’s their chance to break into the consumer market in a big way. Tablets are nice, but everybody has a phone. That’s why Microsoft has been doing everything they can to make Windows Phone development as simple as possible. That simplicity just got …

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Microsoft Really Wants Desktop Users To Hate Windows 8

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 – Microsoft’s insistence on forcing users to go through the Metro Windows 8 UI upon start up. Now that Windows …

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Windows 8 Packaging Looks Like A Work Of Modern Art

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 Windows design, the packaging isn’t going to change your mind. The Verge got an exclusive sneak peek at the packaging …

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Microsoft Ditches “Metro” Name For Windows 8 UI

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 assumption has turned out wrong. The Verge got a hold of an internal memo that said the Metro name would …

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Windows 8 Leaked Onto Various File Sharing Sites

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 everything in order and up to speed with the launch version. If you don’t feel like waiting though, a new …

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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 developer. The Windows 8 team announced today that they have hit the first major milestone in pushing Windows 8 to …

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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 or not Microsoft was out of touch. Fortunately, it turns out that those prices were all fake. The fine folks …

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Microsoft Surface Will Start At $1,000 [Rumor]

Tablets are a hard thing to price. You want every device to be sold at a profit, unless you’re Google, but you want it to be reasonable. Apple’s iPad and certain Android tablets are on the high end of the pricing spectrum, but they’re still reasonable to some extent. The rumored price of Microsoft’s Surface is just ridiculous. Online Swedish …

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Windows XP And Vista Are Not Invited To The Office Party

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 upgrade to at least Windows 7 to enjoy it. On the official Microsoft Office 2013 required specs page, the company …

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Windows 8 Will Take Your PC To The Metro On October 26

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 date – now we do. Steven Sinofsky, President of the Windows Division at Microsoft, just announced during the company’s annual …

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New Microsoft Office Gets Customer Preview Ahead Of Windows 8 Launch

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 something to look forward to. Well, wait no more, Office fans, you can get your hands on the customer …

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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 that the operating system will launch to consumers in October. Speaking today at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, Corporate VP and …

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