All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows’

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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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 attack as a zero-day exploit has been found. The security researchers at FireEye discovered a zero-day exploit in Internet Explorer …

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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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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 as your Windows Desktop background. “Bing Desktop also provides a fast and simple route to get search results,” says Bing …

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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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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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Windows Blue Is Microsoft’s Next OS, Will Move To Annual Release Cycle [Report]

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, and we’re only now just seeing the release of Windows 8. That strategy might just change next year. The Verge …

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Microsoft Sold 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses In A Month

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 to personal computing. Despite all of that, Windows 8 seems to be doing pretty well for itself. Tami Reller, CFO …

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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, Solitaire.exe recreates that wonderful pixelated look of the over-a-decade-old default Windows game on a deck of real-life cards. Created by …

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Internet Explorer 10 Is Now Available On Windows 7

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 that the release preview of Internet Explorer 10 is now available on Windows 7. It features a number of HTML5 …

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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 Microsoft is following suit, but the situation appears to be far more amicable. Microsoft announced yesterday evening that Windows boss …

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