Tag: Windows 8

Microsoft wants you to forget Windows 8

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Look to Vista for how Redmond will treat Windows 8 as it moves on to the next bright, shiny OS As talk of the next Windows begins to build and some details of what most are calling for…

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The two outsiders attracting Microsoft’s attention for Steve Ballmer’s job

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Microsoft may be well-served to bring in an outsider to replace departing CEO Steve Ballmer. Here are two strong candidates. As I said in a prior blog post, I feel Microsoft’s problems are too big for an insider…

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PC satisfaction scores dip as customers drift to tablets

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‘Misalignment of expectations’ caused by Windows 8 disconnect with traditional computing devices, says pollster The jarring combination of Microsoft’s radical reinvention of Windows with old-style hardware caused the average satisfaction score of PC makers to slip in the…

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Eight questions about Windows 8 for Microsoft OEM chief Nick Parker

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Nick Parker has one of the more interesting jobs in the PC business right now. As corporate vice president for Microsoft’s OEM division, he manages the company’s relationships with PC manufacturers, including sales and licensing of Windows. It’s…

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Microsoft’s Enterprise Windows 8: A true business OS, for once

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Business users will find actual IT-oriented features, rather than the consumer OS adorned with extras. Microsoft recently introduced a trio of consumer Windows 8 SKUs, two for desktop and the ARM version. Lost in the hoopla was Windows…

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Windows 8 won’t hit critical mass in enterprises, Forrester says

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Windows 8 won’t hit critical mass in enterprises, Forrester says The new OS isn’t expected to ever reach 50 percent adoption in workplace PCs, according to the IT research firmWindows 8, the most significant upgrade to Microsoft’s operating…

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Microsoft’s Windows Blue to be available later this year

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The update to Windows 8 will be delivered across a variety of form factors and display sizes Microsoft’s update of its Windows 8 operating system, code-named Windows Blue, will be available later this year, supporting a variety of…

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Microsoft Surface sales suck

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Or do they? If you listen to some analysts, Surface, and other slates running Windows 8 or RT, started slow out of the gate. Considering how much tablets sapped PC shipments in Q4, slow forebodes trouble ahead. Or…

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Microsoft alum: Windows 8 “a much deadlier assault weapon” than Windows 7

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Former Microsoft senior VP says Windows 8 on ARM tablets is a “scale 9 earthquake” Windows 8 is just what Microsoft needs to take advantage of the ongoing irreversible shift from PCs to handheld devices including iPads, iPhones…

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Windows 8 discounts end in three weeks

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Price of Windows 8 Pro upgrade may quintuple after Jan. 31 Microsoft’s Windows 8 Pro upgrade discount will expire in about three weeks, at which point the company will triple or even quintuple the current price of the…

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