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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 …

Use Internet Explorer 8? You’ll Want This Zero-Day Exploit Fix Use Internet Explorer 8? You’ll Want This Zero-Day Exploit Fix

Microsoft would love it if you used Internet Explorer 9, or IE10 on Windows 8. That’s not going to happen, however, as many users are still on Windows XP where Internet Explorer 8 reigns supreme. Those users are now under …

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” …

Bing Desktop Expands To More Windows Versions, Languages Bing Desktop Expands To More Windows Versions, Languages

Bing has launched an update to Bing Desktop, expanding support to all versions of Windows, XP and higher, and adding four languages. Bing Desktop v1.1 lets you go back through 9 days worth of Bing homepage images and set them …

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 …

Microsoft Details Its Plans For The Future Of ASP.NET Microsoft Details Its Plans For The Future Of ASP.NET
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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 …

Windows Blue Is Microsoft’s Next OS, Will Move To Annual Release Cycle [Report] Windows Blue Is Microsoft’s Next OS, Will Move To Annual Release Cycle [Report]
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Windows has always been on its own extended release cycle. Microsoft releases a new version of the OS, and then develops the next version over the next couple of years. For instance, Windows 7 released three years ago in 2009, …

Microsoft Sold 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses In A Month Microsoft Sold 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses In A Month
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It’s been a month since the launch of Windows 8 on October 26. The reaction has been mixed, even in our own comments, with some users praising the new UI, while others think it’s the worst thing to ever happen …

Play Windows 98 Solitaire IRL with Limited Edition Deck Play Windows 98 Solitaire IRL with Limited Edition Deck

Here’s a hit of nostalgia for your Monday afternoon: Fans of card games, computing history, and modern art will find a reason to love this set of limited edition playing cards. Based on the classic game of the same name, …

Internet Explorer 10 Is Now Available On Windows 7 Internet Explorer 10 Is Now Available On Windows 7
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Internet Explorer 10 is an interesting beast. It was built with Windows 8, and touch, in mind. It launched with Microsoft’s new operating system last month, but now it’s available on the decidedly less-touch friendly Windows 7. Microsoft announced today …

Windows Boss Steven Sinofsky Leaves Microsoft Windows Boss Steven Sinofsky Leaves Microsoft

2012 will be remembered as the year of major product launches and corporate shakeups. After Apple had launched the iPhone 5, the company let go of iOS boss Scott Forstall and a recently hired Head of Retail John Browett. Now …

Vietnam Has The Highest Windows 8 Adoption Rate Vietnam Has The Highest Windows 8 Adoption Rate
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Windows 8 launched on October 26, and four million people upgraded to the new OS during the opening weekend. Since then, Microsoft has been mum on how well Windows 8 has been spreading through the market. Soluto, a PC optimization …

The Most Honest Windows 8 Criticism Comes From A Drunk The Most Honest Windows 8 Criticism Comes From A Drunk
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Windows 8 has been controversial to say the least. Prominent PC developers have criticized the operating system and regular users have expressed confusion over the design choices Microsoft made. Now it’s time to put Windows 8 up to the ultimate …

Chrome Update Saves Windows Users Battery Life, Privacy Chrome Update Saves Windows Users Battery Life, Privacy

Google pushed anew Chrome stable release today, potentially saving Windows users battery life. “We recently enabled GPU-accelerated video decoding for Chrome on Windows,” the company said in a blog post. “Dedicated graphics chips draw far less power than a computer’s …

Windows RT Takes Up Quite A Bit Of Space On The 32GB Surface Windows RT Takes Up Quite A Bit Of Space On The 32GB Surface

Microsoft’s Surface is apparently popular. The company’s first foray into the tablet market resulted in the 32GB tablet selling out in less than a day. Consumers were stuck with the 64GB model, but that might not be such a bad …

Windows 8 Is Already Bringing Out The Patent Trolls Windows 8 Is Already Bringing Out The Patent Trolls
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Every new technology brings with it the risk of patent litigation. It’s an unfortunate reality that we must face. Windows 8 may have a broken a record, however, as its already on the receiving end of patent litigation after being …

Twitter Is Building Its Own Official Windows 8 App Twitter Is Building Its Own Official Windows 8 App

Over the past week, Microsoft has made it clear that Windows 8 is built around the individual. The sentiment was even stronger during its Windows Phone 8 event. Part of appealing to the individual is a strong connection with social …

Can Bing Now Lure More Searches Away From Google? Can Bing Now Lure More Searches Away From Google?
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October has been a huge month for Microsoft, and it’s going to be interesting to see how the company’s new products and implementations inspire Bing use. Is Bing poised to make a bigger dent in Google’s share of the search …

Microsoft Launches Windows Phone 8 Developer Platform Microsoft Launches Windows Phone 8 Developer Platform

Since early September, Microsoft has opened the Windows Phone 8 SDK to a small number of developers. Some indie developers, who had already signed up for MSDN, felt they were being snubbed when the SDK wasn’t made available to them. …

Four Million People Upgraded To Windows 8 Over The Weekend Four Million People Upgraded To Windows 8 Over The Weekend

Windows 8 launched last Friday, and there was some concern that it wouldn’t immediately sell. Some were content with Windows 7 while others didn’t even know Windows 8 existed. It seems that those fears may have been unfounded as Microsoft …