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Microsoft Considering Smaller Windows 8 Tablets

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Microsoft lowering the minimum resolution for Windows 8 tablets could open the door to 7-inch devices. continue…

Here’s Why IT Shouldn’t Write Off Windows 8

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Back in October I speculated that the enterprise will have to support Windows 8 whether it wants to or not. If anything, the plain old consumerization of IT will force technology departments to integrate it into employee preferences with corporate solutions. At the time, there wasn’t a clear consensus on the what value Windows 8 would add to the enterprise and no one had yet seen the Microsoft Surface Pro, but now things are a lot different. Many of us… continue…

Is Windows 8 Failing?

Microsoft might insist the OS is selling well, but there are troubling signs. continue…

Multilanguage Windows 8 Doesn’t Equal OS X

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Windows 8′s multilanguage support may not be a big deal to many people, but if you live in a country whose language isn’t your own, or you have a multilingual family, it has enormous potential. If you can get through the installation. Microsoft’s history with multiple-language versions of Windows is brief. Actually, it’s close to non-existent. Before Windows 7, the company all but said that it couldn’t be done. Each country’s Windows was too dissimilar from others’ to allow for… continue…

About Windows 8: It’s the Interface, Stupid.

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Microsoft has plenty of reasons to worry about Windows 8. Despite the hundreds of millions of dollars the company is spending on marketing, initial surveys of IT buyers suggest a reception that’s cool at best. Last quarter, about 24 percent of more than 1,200 North American and European hardware purchasers said they had no plans to migrate to Windows 8, though they expect they will at some point. David Johnson of Forrester Research, which conducted the survey, said only 4… continue…

Windows 8 Sales Sluggish: NPD Group

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Despite Windows 8′s high-profile launch, The NPD Group claims the new OS isn’t helping actual Windows device sales. continue…

Windows 8 is Schizophrenic for a Reason

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All of Microsoft’s ruckus about its brand spanking new Windows 8 hides a basic truth: This is really two distinct operating systems sharing the same computer, and it’s most obvious during boot. A month ago, I upgraded an Asus Eee PC running Windows 7 Starter to Windows 8. When it boots I see the new Windows Logo, the login screen and then, for a split second, my old Windows 7 desktop and background before the Windows 8 background lays on… continue…

Windows 8 Sold 40 Million Licenses So Far: Microsoft

Microsoft claims that some 40 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold so far. continue…

Windows 8 Earns Thumbs Down From Usability Expert

Windows 8 is attracting flak from a prominent usability expert. Will consumers and businesses accept the radical new interface? continue…

SAP Issues Windows 8 Business Apps, But Will Others Follow?

SAP has issued a set of business apps for Windows 8. Will other companies follow suit? continue…