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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, open source apps, Windows XP, Windows 8
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, surface RT, Windows RT, tablet
Windows Store Tops 100,000 Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 02, 2013
It took just 8 months to reach the milestone.
Tags: windows store, apps, Microsoft, Windows 8
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: Windows Vista, market share, Windows XP, Net Applications, Windows 7, Microsoft, Windows 8
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: Windows 8, Windows 7, Net Applications, Microsoft, Windows Vista, operating system
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: interface, OS, app store, Office, Windows 8, open source, Ubuntu, apps, operating system, Cloud, Microsoft
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: Mobile Analytics, Windows 8, Android, tablets
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: Touchscreens, Microsoft, tablets, Windows 8, 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: tablet, Windows 8, PC
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, upgrade, Windows XP, 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: operating systems, Mac, Windows 7, Vista, Microsoft, Linux, Windows 8
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: Apple, iPad Mini, tablet, Microsoft, Windows 8
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: Surface, Surface Pro, Windows 8, Microsoft, tablet
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: enterprises, Microsoft, analyst, tablets, Windows 8, PC
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: licensing, Office 2013, software, Microsoft, Windows 8
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, touchscreen, Windows 8, Microsoft
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, secure boot, UEFI, Linux Foundation
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: retail, tablet, Surface, Microsoft, Windows 8
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: market share, Windows 7, Microsoft, Windows 8, operating system
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, Chromebook, Acer, Windows 8
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, Surface Pro, tablet, Windows 8
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, tablets, CES, Windows 8
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, Anonymous, mobile malware, ransomware, cyberattack
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, tablets, BI, business intelligence
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: security vulnerabilities, Windows 8, Windows RT, Patch Tuesday, Word, Exchange, IE 10, Microsoft
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, Windows 8, Microsoft
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, Surface tablet, PC sales, NPD, Windows 8
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, licenses, Windows 8
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: Enterprise IT, Windows 8, Microsoft, operating system, Windows 7
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: Windows Server 2012, Patch Tuesday, security vulnerabilities, Windows 8, Internet Explorer, Windows RT, Microsoft
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: Windows XP, Windows 7, Microsoft, operating system, Windows 8
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: patent infringement, lawsuit, Windows Phone, Microsoft, operating system, Live Tiles, Windows 8
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, desktop, Windows 8, Windows XP, Ubuntu
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: Surface, tablet, survey, Microsoft, Windows 8
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, tablets, Windows 8
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: Windows 8, OS, operating system, Microsoft
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: Windows 8, interface, Microsoft, operating system
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: earnings, report, Windows 8, quarterly financials, Microsoft, software
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, quarterly financials, chip, Windows 8
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, iSuppli, Gartner, IDC, Windows 8, PC sales
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: Windows 8 app, Windows 8, Microsoft, apps
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, Paul Allen, OS, Windows 8
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: Enterprise, HP, Windows 8, tablet
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: tablets, Windows 8, Intel, 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, Gartner, Enterprise, Windows 8
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, Surface, steve ballmer, Windows 8
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: APIs, antitrust, European Commission, Windows 8, Internet Explorer, browser, Microsoft
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, Windows Server 2012, virtualization, Hyper-V, networking, Windows 8, Storage, Microsoft
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: Windows 8, Microsoft
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: Windows 8, PC shipments, research, IDC
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: Intel, Windows 8, Windows RT, AMD, ARM, Lenovo, tablets, Microsoft
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: Windows 8, Microsoft
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: Windows 8, Microsoft
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: Windows 8, tablets, Microsoft, Dell, Windows RT, Samsung, Lenovo, asus
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, Lenovo, tablet
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: Metro, interface, Windows 8, Microsoft
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, apps, Release to Manufacturing, Windows 8, developers, Microsoft
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: Surface, Windows 8, Microsoft, tablet
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: mouse, peripherals, keyboard, Windows 8, Microsoft
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: Windows 8, Microsoft, operating system
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: Windows 8, Intel
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: PC, Windows 8, tablet, Microsoft, operating system
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: Microsoft, Windows 8, operating system
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: desktop, Microsoft, Windows 8, Gartner, Windows, applications
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: tablets, analyst, PC sales, Windows 8, Dell, Microsoft, HP
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: Windows Phone 8, mobile operating system, Windows 8, Microsoft
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, HTC, tablet, Windows 8
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: tablets, Apple iPad, Acer, Toshiba, Asustek, Windows 8
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: Windows 8, Microsoft
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: Windows 8, Microsoft