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Windows 9 Could Erase Windows 8′s Biggest Mistake

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Microsoft apparently wants to put Windows 8.x in its rearview mirror. Or, to choose a more extreme analogy, bury it completely. “Regardless of how usable or functional it is or isn’t, [Windows 8] has become Microsoft’s Vista 2.0—something from which Microsoft needs to distance itself, perception-wise,” ZDNet’s absurdly well-connected Mary Jo Foley wrote in a new article about the development of Windows “Threshold,” the codename for the next version of Windows. “At this point, Microsoft is going full steam-ahead toward… continue…

Chinese Government Bans Windows 8

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The Chinese government has banned use of Windows 8, according to Reuters. Reuters reported that the official Xinhua news agency banned the operating system in the name of security and energy savings, although the latter’s bulletin didn’t explain how the ban would accomplish either of those aims. Microsoft declined to comment. Click here to find a Windows administration job. China is a heavy user of Windows XP, an aging operating system that Microsoft desperately wants its customer base to replace… continue…

Why You Might Want to Hold Off Developing Apps for Windows 8

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Microsoft executives have spent the past year and a half promoting Windows 8’s app store, in the hope that third-party developers would create a thriving ecosystem of games and productivity software. What’s the result of all that time and energy? As InfoWorld relates in a new posting, some 150,000 apps currently reside in the Windows Store—not a very impressive number, when you consider the number of Windows devices currently on the market, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of… continue…

Microsoft Designer Comments on Windows 8 UX Decisions

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The latest version of the operating system is a way of separating casual and power users in a way that benefits both, he claimed in a Reddit posting. continue…

Windows 8 Still Lagging Windows 7 in Sales

Microsoft has sold 200 million copies of Windows 8 in 15 months. That’s not enough to overtake Windows 7’s adoption rate. continue…

Windows 8.1 Update Leaks

The updates seem designed to make the operating system friendlier to desktop users. continue…

Windows 8 Continues to Struggle for Adoption

The operating system clearly isn’t the breakout hit that Microsoft needed. continue…

OS X Mavericks vs. Windows 8.1: Turtle and Hare

Windows 8.1 shows Microsoft continuing to scramble for the mobile market; the new Mac OS X “Mavericks” isn’t even racing. continue…

Microsoft Takes Another Swing with Windows 8.1

But all the new features in the world can’t solve some of Microsoft’s core challenges. continue…

How to Build a Windows 8 App – Part I

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By Jeff Cogswell Over the past couple of years, Microsoft has been building up its own app store, just as Apple and Google have done. It supports both Windows Phone as well as the desktop operating system, Windows 8. As a programmer, you can create apps for Windows 8, upload them to the Windows store and (hopefully!) start making money. If you’re willing to create apps that make use of the new Windows 8 interface, you can make the apps… continue…