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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…

Windows 8 Due for First Patch Tuesday Updates

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Windows 8 and Windows RT have been out for two weeks. That means it’s security-patch time. continue…

IT Should Take Its Time with Windows 8

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Dice News’s Dino Londis has made a strong case for why “IT Will Adopt Windows 8, Like It or Not.” The lingering question to ponder now is when. In the coming months, you and your IT team will have to make some decisions about software and hardware upgrades, and if your 2013 budget is getting locked down right now, you may feel pressure to figure out what you want to do about Windows 8 for your organization right away. But… continue…

Web Developers are Naturals for Windows 8

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“If you’re a Web developer, you’re already a Windows 8 developer,” says Jeremy Foster, a leading Developer Evangelist on Windows 8 for Microsoft. All your classic Web development skills, such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript that you use to make an application can be used in the Windows 8 environment. There’s a native component to it as well. You’ll still need to interact with elements of the device, that’s where native programming comes in but it’s all within your Web… continue…

Windows 8 Security: What You Need to Know

Windows 8 security is hardened, but unfamiliarity with its new “Metro-style” interface could trick unsophisticated users into running malware. continue…