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Linux Desktop's Missed Opportunities
By Matt Hartley | Article Published November 18, 2013
If Windows users consider migrating, does the Linux desktop offer a clear and easy choice?
Tags: Linux, Windows 8, Windows XP, open source apps
Microsoft Slashes Surface RT Tablet Prices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 15, 2013
You can now buy the devices for just $349.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, tablet, Windows RT, surface RT
Windows Store Tops 100,000 Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 02, 2013
It took just 8 months to reach the milestone.
Tags: Microsoft, apps, Windows 8, windows store
Net Applications: Windows 8 Captures 5.1% Market Share
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 01, 2013
Windows 8 is finally more popular than Vista.
Tags: Microsoft, Net Applications, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, market share, Windows Vista
Report: Rate of Windows 8 Adoption Slows
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 04, 2013
There are still more people using Vista than using Windows 8.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Net Applications, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista
Ubuntu vs. Windows 8: Which Is Better Overall?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 20, 2013
It's much easier to find a system with Windows 8 pre-installed, but Ubuntu offers a better interface and better apps.
Tags: open source, operating system, Cloud, Microsoft, Ubuntu, apps, Windows 8, Office, app store, OS, interface
Android Snags Nearly 60% of Smart Mobile Device Market: Canalys
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published May 10, 2013
Mobile computing belongs to Google's Android OS. And given its affinity for low-cost devices, rivals may have a tough time catching up.
Tags: Android, Windows 8, tablets, Mobile Analytics
Microsoft: Windows Blue Is Coming This Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 07, 2013
The software giant is still tight-lipped about the details of the update for Windows 8.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, tablets, Touchscreens, Windows Blue
Windows 8 Hastens the PC's Death: IDC
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published April 11, 2013
PC shipments are cratering and Windows 8 is doing little to slow the free fall. Actually, Microsoft may have pushed PCs over the edge, argues IDC.
Tags: PC, Windows 8, tablet
Microsoft Offers Deal to Get SMBs to Upgrade Windows XP
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 09, 2013
Support for the aging operating system ends in exactly one year.
Tags: Microsoft, SMB, Windows 8, Windows XP, upgrade, Office 2013
Windows 8 Market Share Grows Very Slowly
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 01, 2013
The new OS now has 3.17 percent of the desktop OS market.
Tags: Linux, Microsoft, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac, operating systems
Microsoft Rule Change Will Allow 7" Windows Tablets
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 29, 2013
Manufacturers are free to design Windows 8 tablets to compete with the iPad Mini.
Tags: Microsoft, Apple, Windows 8, tablet, iPad Mini
Report: Surface Pro Sales Hit 400,000
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 18, 2013
Analysts debate whether the sales figures are good or bad for Microsoft.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, tablet, Surface, Surface Pro
Analyst: Enterprises, Consumers Aren't Embracing Windows 8
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 14, 2013
Rick Sherlund of Nomura says the new OS is "awkward."
Tags: Microsoft, PC, Windows 8, tablets, analyst, enterprises
Microsoft Reverses Course on Office 2013 Licensing
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 06, 2013
The company may also be reducing prices for Windows 8 licenses.
Tags: Microsoft, software, Windows 8, licensing, Office 2013
How to Make Windows 8 a Winner
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published March 04, 2013
Dropping the price, attracting apps and addressing usability issues could help people fall in love with Windows again.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Windows 8, touchscreen
Linux Foundation Releases Secure Boot Loader for Windows 8 PCs
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 12, 2013
The new tool will allow Windows 8 PCs to run Linux.
Tags: PC, Windows 8, Linux Foundation, secure boot, UEFI
Microsoft to Open 5 More Retail Stores
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 05, 2013
The locations will feature the Surface tablet and other Windows 8 devices.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, tablet, retail, Surface
Windows 8 Struggles to Gain Market Share
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 01, 2013
Use of the new Microsoft operating system is growing very, very slowly.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows 8, market share
Acer Says Chromebooks Are Selling, Windows 8 Isn't
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 28, 2013
The PC maker's CEO describes Microsoft's new operating system as "still not successful."
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Windows 8, Acer, Chromebook
Microsoft Surface Pro to Launch February 9
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 22, 2013
The new tablet will cost $890 to $999, plus $120 for the magnetic keyboard cover.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, tablet, Surface Pro
Panasonic Unveils Tough Windows and Android Tablets at CES
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published January 09, 2013
Panasonic bets that there's a market for Windows and Android tablets in workplaces that are a little more rough and tumble than the average office.
Tags: Android, Windows 8, CES, tablets
The Biggest Security Threats of 2013
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 28, 2012
McAfee predicts that mobile threats will become more prevalent, but that Anonymous will decline in importance.
Tags: Windows 8, McAfee, Security Advisory, cyberattack, Anonymous, ransomware, mobile malware
Solving the Mobile BI Puzzle: Which Environment?
By Larry Marion | Article Published December 19, 2012
Microsoft's new tablet and smartphone OS may gain some traction in IT shops responsible for business intelligence infrastructure for mobile units.
Tags: mobile, Windows 8, business intelligence, BI, tablets
Patch Tuesday Updates to Fix Vulnerabilities in Word, Windows 8, Exchange
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 07, 2012
Next week's security release from Microsoft will patch 11 vulnerabilities.
Tags: Microsoft, security vulnerabilities, Windows 8, Patch Tuesday, Word, Exchange, IE 10, Windows RT
The Case for Early Windows 8 Adoption
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published December 06, 2012
Transitioning to the new OS sooner gives companies more time to take advantage of the benefits it offers.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Windows 8
NPD: Windows 8 Release Did Not Boost PC Sales
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 29, 2012
Researchers say the new OS is not having the anticipated impact on the PC market.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Windows 8, PC sales, NPD, Surface tablet
Microsoft Boasts 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses Sold
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 28, 2012
Sales are roughly on par with the Windows 7 rollout.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, licenses
Forrester: Enterprise IT Isn't Interested in Windows 8, But Enterprise Workers Are
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 19, 2012
BYOD trends could drive enterprise adoption of Microsoft's newest operating system.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows 8, Enterprise IT
Patch Tuesday Release Fixes Flaws in Windows 8, RT
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 14, 2012
Windows Server 2012 got its first bug fix as well.
Tags: Microsoft, security vulnerabilities, Internet Explorer, Windows 8, Patch Tuesday, Windows Server 2012, Windows RT
Early Windows 8 Adoption 5X Slower than Windows 7
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 02, 2012
Meanwhile, Windows 7 continues to grow at XP's expense.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP
Microsoft Faces Patent Lawsuit over Live Tiles
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 31, 2012
A small company called SurfCast says it has a patent on tiled interfaces.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Windows 8, Windows Phone, lawsuit, patent infringement, Live Tiles
Will XP Users Shun Windows 8 in Favor of Ubuntu?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published October 30, 2012
While Ubuntu use is growing, a flood of new users is unlikely unless the open source community does a better job of getting the word out.
Tags: open source, Linux, operating system, Ubuntu, Windows 8, Windows XP, desktop
The Ripple Effect of Windows 8
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published October 30, 2012
When our firm's employees found Windows 8 too unwieldy, we transitioned to Linux Mint instead and soon found that we didn't need any Microsoft products at all.
Tags: open source, Linux, Microsoft, Windows 8, applications, Office, Linux Mint, desktop, LibreOffice
Survey Finds Little Interest in Windows 8
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 29, 2012
Many consumers hadn't ever heard about Microsoft's new operating system.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, tablet, survey, Surface
Will Windows 8 Jumpstart the PC industry?
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published October 29, 2012
There’s excitement about Windows 8, yet the new OS enters a field crowded with a slew of mobile devices.
Tags: PC, Windows 8, tablets
Microsoft Kicks Off Windows 8 Launch in NYC
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published October 25, 2012
Top Microsoft executives descend on Manhattan on the eve of the Windows 8 launch. "For the first time ever, Windows has first-rate tablets," said Steve Ballmer.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, tablets
Microsoft Releases Windows 8
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 25, 2012
CEO Steve Ballmer hailed the OS as "simply the best."
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Windows 8, OS
Critics Take Aim at the Windows 8 Interface
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 22, 2012
Usability expert says traditional Windows users are "being thrown under the bus."
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Windows 8, interface
Microsoft's Quarterly Earnings Decline Ahead of Windows 8 Launch
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 19, 2012
The software maker's financial report offers a mix of good news and bad.
Tags: Microsoft, software, earnings, Windows 8, report, quarterly financials
Intel's Revenue, Net Income Drop
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 17, 2012
The company needs strong sales of Windows 8 PCs in order to turn things around.
Tags: PC, Intel, Windows 8, chip, quarterly financials
PC Sales Poised for First Annual Decline in 11 Years
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 11, 2012
Will Windows 8 give the industry to boost it needs?
Tags: research, Windows 8, PC sales, IDC, Gartner, iSuppli
Microsoft Kicks the Tires on Windows 8 App Updates
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published October 08, 2012
In a test of the Windows Store update functionality, Microsoft overhauls several Windows 8 native apps before the operating system launches.
Tags: Microsoft, apps, Windows 8, Windows 8 app
Paul Allen Calls Windows 8 Puzzling and Confusing
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 03, 2012
The Microsoft co-founder posted a mostly positive review of the new operating system.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Windows 8, OS, Paul Allen
HP Unveils ElitePad 900 Tablet
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 01, 2012
The company gets back into the business tablet game with a Windows 8 device designed for business users.
Tags: Windows 8, tablet, HP, Enterprise
Intel Shows Off Windows 8 Tablets Running Its Clover Trail Chips
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 28, 2012
The new chips will run many devices targeted at business users.
Tags: Intel, Windows 8, tablets, hybrid
Gartner Predicts Enterprises Won't Embrace Windows 8
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 27, 2012
The research firm calls Microsoft's new operating system a "big gamble."
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Windows 8, Enterprise, Gartner
Ballmer Trumpets Microsoft's 'Epic Year'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 17, 2012
The Microsoft CEO discusses Windows 8, Surface pricing, Google and more.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Windows 8, steve ballmer, Surface
EU Says Microsoft Pledged to Meet Antitrust Requests on Browsers
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 10, 2012
Microsoft has assured the European Commission that Windows 8 will offer users a choice of browsers.
Tags: Microsoft, browser, Internet Explorer, Windows 8, European Commission, antitrust, APIs
First look: Windows Server 2012 Brings the Cloud Down to Earth
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 05, 2012
The new OS shares a lot with Windows 8.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, networking, virtualization, Windows 8, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, Storage
Getting Ready for Windows 8
By Rob Enderle | Article Published August 24, 2012
The tablet-friendly Windows 8 has potential to significantly alter the tech industry.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8
IDC: PC Growth to Slow to 0.9% This Year
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 24, 2012
The research firm expects a big improvement in the PC market next year.
Tags: research, Windows 8, IDC, PC shipments
Lenovo Says RT Tablets up to $300 Cheaper Than Win 8
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 17, 2012
Windows 8 tablets will be for corporations; Windows RT tablets will be priced for consumers.
Tags: Microsoft, Intel, Windows 8, AMD, ARM, Lenovo, tablets, Windows RT
Tech Comics: "Windows 8"
By Oliver Widder | Article Published August 17, 2012
The Windows 8 emphasis on mobility may present a challenge to some users.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8
Microsoft: Come and Get Your Windows 8 RTM Downloads
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published August 16, 2012
OEMs aren't the only ones tinkering with Windows 8 RTM. The general public can now download a time-limited trial version.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8
Microsoft Confirms Windows RT Partners
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 14, 2012
Dell, Lenovo, Asus and Samsung will offer Windows RT tablets.
Tags: Microsoft, Dell, Windows 8, Samsung, Lenovo, asus, tablets, Windows RT
Lenovo Brings Windows 8 Tablet Competition to the Surface
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published August 09, 2012
Lenovo aims at the enterprise with its own Intel Atom-powered Windows 8 tablet.
Tags: Windows 8, tablet, Lenovo
Microsoft Looks to Drop Metro Brand
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 03, 2012
The tile-driven user interface will be known as "Windows 8 style UI."
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, interface, Metro
Microsoft Calls Windows 8 Complete, But Concerns Remain, Say Analysts
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 02, 2012
The new operating system needs plenty of apps if its going to attract users.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, developers, apps, Windows 8, Release to Manufacturing
Microsoft to Release Surface Tablet October 26
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 31, 2012
The new device will launch the same day as Windows 8.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, tablet, Surface
Microsoft Unveils New Mice, Keyboards for Windows 8
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 30, 2012
The company also updated its touch mouse to support Windows 8 gestures.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, keyboard, peripherals, mouse
Windows 8 Launches October 26
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 19, 2012
The late October release could determine how well Microsoft weathers the post-PC transition.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8
Windows 8's Delivery Date: October 26
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 19, 2012
Consumers will be able to buy PCs with Microsoft's latest operating system pre-installed on the last Friday in October.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Windows 8
Intel Earnings Rise as Windows 8 Release Nears
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 18, 2012
Intel CEO remains optimistic that ultrabooks and Microsoft's new operating system will boost business.
Tags: Intel, Windows 8
Windows 8 PCs, Tablets to Arrive in October
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 09, 2012
Enterprises will be able to download the new operating system before the end of the summer.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, PC, Windows 8, tablet
Microsoft Adopts Apple-like Pricing for Windows 8 Launch
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 03, 2012
Microsoft hopes to attract early adopters -- and a lot of them – by offering Windows 8 Pro upgrades for $40.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8
Microsoft Offers Cheap Upgrades for Windows 8 Pro
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 03, 2012
Most current Windows users will pay just $39.99 to upgrade to the next version.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Windows 8
Windows Desktop Destined for Long Slide to Oblivion, Says Gartner
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 28, 2012
The analyst firm believes Windows 8 will usher in a major "technology shift."
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Windows 8, applications, desktop, Gartner
PC Unit Sales Could See 10 Percent Drop in Q3: Analyst
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 26, 2012
Peter Misek doesn't believe Windows 8 will improve PC sales in the fourth quarter either.
Tags: Microsoft, Dell, Windows 8, HP, PC sales, tablets, analyst
Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8 Details
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 21, 2012
The update to the mobile OS will share a core kernel with Windows 8.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8
HTC Said to Be Shut Out of Next Version of Windows
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 08, 2012
Microsoft allegedly believes the device manufacturer doesn't have enough experience making tablets.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, tablet, HTC
Acer, Toshiba to Take on iPads With Windows 8 Tablets
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 04, 2012
Several manufacturers will unveil new tablets at the Computex show.
Tags: Apple iPad, Windows 8, Acer, Toshiba, Asustek, tablets
Windows 8 Inches Closer to Launch with Release Preview
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published June 04, 2012
Microsoft makes the last Windows 8 pre-release version available for download amid whispers that Toshiba and Asus are readying tablets for Computex.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8
Windows 8 Will Drive Massive Hardware Shift. Who Wins?
By Rob Enderle | Article Published June 04, 2012
It’s not yet clear what hardware configuration, touch or otherwise, will benefit most from Windows 8 adoption.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8
Microsoft to Ship Windows 8 Release Preview Today
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 31, 2012
The preview comes a few days earlier than expected.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8