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Windows 8 won’t kill the desktop, but don’t worry — we’re still screwed

First leaked Windows 8.1 screenshot clearly shows new Start button

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Start button fans, rejoice: Microsoft really seems to have heard your pleas. In addition to the new information we learned today about how Microsoft might implement the Start button in its upcoming Windows 8.1 release, we now have a leaked screenshot of the new operating system that clearly shows the...
First leaked Windows 8.1 screenshot clearly shows new Start button

Code hints Windows 8.1 could allow ëboot to desktop'

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Code uncovered in Windows 8.1 hints that Microsoft may allow users to boot directly into the desktop mode. Currently, when users boot into Windows 8, users are taken to Microsoft's controversial, but touch friendly, Modern UI Startscreen. Users who traditionally work in the desktop mode must view this screen first...
Code hints Windows 8.1 could allow ëboot to desktop'

REVIEW: Microsoft's New Tablet, The Surface Pro (MSFT)

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Microsoft isn't finished improving the Surface tablet. This week, the company will release an advanced version of its first tablet called the Surface Pro that's essentially a full-fledged Windows 8 computer crammed into a tablet form factor.  There's an important distinction to be made here: The Surface Pro isn't an iPad...
REVIEW: Microsoft's New Tablet, The Surface Pro (MSFT)
At First Blush, I'm Pretty Impressed With Google's New Chromebook Pixel Laptop (GOOG)

There's Some Hope For Windows 8 After All (MSFT)

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Microsoft is getting ready to launch a new version of its Windows 8 operating system, codenamed Windows Blue, this summer that will reportedly fix many gripes people have with the current version. Microsoft's hardware partners are getting ready for the transition too. We've already seen some reports that smaller and...
There's Some Hope For Windows 8 After All (MSFT)

Microsoft's Windows 8 Plan B(lue)

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Microsoft's Windows 8 Plan B(lue): Mary Jo Foley for ZDNet: Reports from a couple of different forums from this past weekend raised the possibility that Microsoft might be moving toward allowing users to skip booting into the Metro-Style Start menu and instead start their PCs in desktop mode. (Winbeta.org noted...
Microsoft's Windows 8 Plan B(lue)
13 Things Microsoft Needs To Fix In Windows 8 (MSFT)

Google And Mozilla Should Quit Crying About Windows Tablets (GOOG, MSFT)

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There's a ridiculous dust-up going on today over Microsoft's plans for Internet Explorer and other Web browsers on Windows tablets. Mozilla started it this morning. The complaint: on ARM-based tablets running the next version of Windows, only Internet Explorer will be allowed to run in the classic desktop mode that...
Google And Mozilla Should Quit Crying About Windows Tablets (GOOG, MSFT)
Microsoft, The Web Is No Longer Good Enough; Windows RT Needs Apps And Fast

Farewell to the Start button? Windows 8 leak points to another big change

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Windows 8, the next version of Microsoft’s PC operating system, will be a radical change for people who pick it up for the first time, with a primary screen based on tiles similar to the Windows Phone interface — relegating the old-fashioned yet familiar Windows desktop to a secondary status....
Farewell to the Start button? Windows 8 leak points to another big change
Asus' $1,299 Transformer all-in-one dual-wields Windows 8 and Android

A Mac-user's take on transitioning to Windows 8

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Yesterday the FedEx Santa Claus dropped off a new Toshiba laptop at my door. It’s a capable machine, with a Core i5 processor and 6 GB of RAM. It’s on loan to me for testing purposes, and I thought I’d see how it will do with Windows 8, as anyone...
A Mac-user's take on transitioning to Windows 8
It's Official: Microsoft Brings Back Start Button In Windows 8.1, Adds Boot To Desktop Option, New Personalization Tools & Better Search

Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro: Microsoft's Lessons Learned

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The announcement from Microsoft late yesterday touts the three versions of Windows, and if you read it through to the end, you'll count four. And you may think, once again, there's something being pulled over your eyes that looks like wool and smells like wool. The surprise here, at...
Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro: Microsoft's Lessons Learned
Windows RT and Office 2013 RT video demo

Leaked Windows Blue build points to desktop mode being 'eased out'

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Leaked Windows Blue build points to desktop mode being 'eased out'

How to prepare for Windows 8

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Windows 8, released to the wild last October, seems stuck in a no-win situation. On the one hand, it is not catching on with Android- and iOS-loving consumers turned off by the Windows 8 tile-based interface and the Windows App Store, which by Android and Apple standards, is anemic...
How to prepare for Windows 8

9 Reasons Why Companies Will Ignore Windows 8 (MSFT)

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Windows 8 goes on sale to the public tomorrow. But a good many of Microsoft's most important customers will greet the news with a yawn. Businesses won't buy Windows 8 right away. Maybe never. Market research firm Gartner says that 90% of companies globally have no plans to deploy Windows...
9 Reasons Why Companies Will Ignore Windows 8 (MSFT)
Mozilla shows off Firefox Metro for Windows 8, invites community to test early preview
Windows RT tablets do not need a desktop mode

Microsoft: Only We Get To Use Desktop Mode In Apps For Windows 8 On ARM

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Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) has cleared up some of the confusion regarding its plans for Windows 8 computers that will use ARM processors, the first time the storied company has built a version of Windows for the chip standard that dominates the mobile world. Windows 8 devices on ARM chips...
Microsoft: Only We Get To Use Desktop Mode In Apps For Windows 8 On ARM

How Best Buy Is Training Employees On Microsoft's Radically Different Windows 8 (MSFT, BBY)

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Microsoft is set to release four different versions of its Windows operating system this week and it's likely to cause some customer confusion. We reached out to Jason Bonfig, Merchant VP for Computing and MP3 at Best Buy, to see how the retailer will train its employees to be ready...
How Best Buy Is Training Employees On Microsoft's Radically Different Windows 8 (MSFT, BBY)

Windows Chief: Windows 8 Wasn't Designed 'To Spite You' (MSFT)

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Six months after the release of Windows 8, Microsoft's top Windows executives Julie Larson-Green and Tami Reller have been forced to explain some of the design decisions that went into it. For instance, why did Microsoft kill the Start button from the "desktop mode," when so many people were upset...
Windows Chief: Windows 8 Wasn't Designed 'To Spite You' (MSFT)
ModernMix lets you resize Windows 8 apps to use them in desktop mode

Microsoft bans third-party browsers from Windows on ARM

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In a twist that’s very reminiscent of Microsoft’s naughty nineties, Mozilla has revealed that Windows RT — aka Windows 8 on ARM — will only support one web browser: Internet Explorer. While Firefox will technically be able to run in Metro mode on Windows RT, it will be so crippled...
Microsoft bans third-party browsers from Windows on ARM

ASUS Transformer AiO launching Q2 for $1,299 and up, marries Windows 8 desktop with monster Android tablet

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We were beginning to think the ASUS Transformer AiO was just a figment of a summer daydream after hearing nothing of it since our chance look many months ago. As it turns out, we were right about the furtive FCC filing last December, and with all that paperwork in...
ASUS Transformer AiO launching Q2 for $1,299 and up, marries Windows 8 desktop with monster Android tablet
Windows Phone app for PCs updated with sync improvements and iTunes podcasts support

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Reviews Windows 8: Elegant, Innovative And Puzzling

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A few days ago, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen quietly published an extensive review of Windows 8. In it, Allen – who resigned from the Microsoft board in 2000 but still consults for the company – calls Windows 8 “a significant evolutionary milestone in Windows development,” but his praise mostly focuses...
Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Reviews Windows 8: Elegant, Innovative And Puzzling

A New View on Windows

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Q: In Windows 8, what is the relationship between desktop mode and the start-screen mode with the new user interface? I find it confusing that, when opening a picture, it goes to the picture app in the start screen instead of opening in the regular Windows photo viewer. The same...
A New View on Windows
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?