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Three reasons the Surface RT might not work for business

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When Microsoft unveiled its Surface tablet earlier this year, it looked impressive, but left us with few details. This week, Microsoft invited a select group of tech writers for a closer look behind the curtain, and began taking pre-orders for the device that will be available as of October...
Three reasons the Surface RT might not work for business
Microsoft to block browser choice in Windows RT, says Mozilla
Why Red October malware is the Swiss Army knife of espionage
Details on Windows 8 for ARM, plus a peek at Office 15
Windows 8 on the desktop—an awkward hybrid

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft Looks To Deepen MSN's Presence In China With Bing (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Down With Tech    The markets are rebounding after the U.S.'s first ever Flash PMI numbers came in above random expectations. Shares of MSFT are off with the NASDAQ. Catalysts for the...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft Looks To Deepen MSN's Presence In China With Bing (MSFT)
Why Windows 8 is terrible for desktops

Permission to Procrastinate: Wait to Get a New Laptop

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If you’re thinking of buying a new laptop this spring, my advice is to think again. Unless your laptop is on its last legs and you have to move quickly, there are compelling reasons to wait until at least the summer, and probably the fall, to buy a new machine,...
Permission to Procrastinate: Wait to Get a New Laptop

Report: Skype to replace Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger

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Microsoft will be phasing out its Windows Live Messenger instant-messaging and video calling software in the coming months and replacing it with Skype, according to a report this morning by Tom Warren in The Verge, citing unnamed sources. No official word yet from Microsoft on this (we’re checking) but it’s...
Report: Skype to replace Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger

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
Windows 8 Release Preview debuts, Microsoft confirms $15 upgrade promotion

How “Metro” will Office 15 for Windows 8 be?

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As Microsoft announced a few days ago that Office 15 has entered technical preview stage, interests (and rumors) are starting to pick up about the next version of the Office productivity suite, particularly around how it will fit in with Windows 8’s new Metro-styled apps model. The Verge reported today...
How “Metro” will Office 15 for Windows 8 be?

Dell exec to Steve Ballmer: Please rename Windows RT

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At least one person wasn’t happy with the way Microsoft was naming its new ARM tablet operating system. Dell vice-chairman Jeffrey Clarke spoke at a conference last week and told a story of how he urged Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer earlier this year to rename Windows RT because it couldn’t...
Dell exec to Steve Ballmer: Please rename Windows RT

Early Reviews Of Microsoft's Windows 8 Are Not Good (MSFT)

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More reviews for Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 8, are rolling out today. And none of them are particularly good for Microsoft. Woody Leonhard at InfoWorld's review is titled, "Windows 8 Review: Yes, it's that bad." Here's Leonhard's killer line: "From the user's standpoint, Windows 8 is a failure --...
Early Reviews Of Microsoft's Windows 8 Are Not Good (MSFT)

Microsoft Surface Pro reviews: Device is good, not great, critics say

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The Surface Windows 8 Pro arrives on store shelves Saturday starting at $900, and the verdict is in for Microsoft's marquee PC-meets-tablet device. Microsoft, like the rest of the stalwarts in the PC industry including Lenovo, Acer and Dell, is attempting to create a Windows 8 device that perfectly...
Microsoft Surface Pro reviews: Device is good, not great, critics say
How to: bring back the Windows 8 Start menu and Start button orb

Office 15 may not be truly Windows 8, touch-native

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Microsoft may be sticking to traditional Windows programming for the upcoming Office edition, which is currently referenced by the monicker Office 15. The overhaul is said to include a revamped interface with a radial menu system designed for touch input, however unnamed sources have told The Verge the utilities will...
Office 15 may not be truly Windows 8, touch-native

IDC: By 2016, Android Devices To Outnumber Traditional Windows PCs

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Nearly 1 billion “smart devices” were shipped in 2011, analysts at IDC are reporting this morning, to the tune of over $489 billion in revenue. It’s an odd category, which IDC defines as “connected” smartphones, tablets, and even PCs. Looking ahead, the firm expects shipments of these devices to grow...
IDC: By 2016, Android Devices To Outnumber Traditional Windows PCs

Microsoft doubles down on Windows 8 developers

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Microsoft is all-in on the biggest gamble in its history. That's the message to developers at Build 2012, the conference at the corporate campus this week where executives outlined what the company has done to make writing new Windows applications faster and simpler. They also demonstrated new features developers...
Microsoft doubles down on Windows 8 developers
How will people learn to use Windows 8? This tutorial is a start

Yoga PC Flips and Bends, but as a Tablet, It's Clumsy

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Windows 8 presents a dilemma for PC makers. It contains two very different user interfaces: a touch-oriented, tablet-like one with clusters of tiles, full-screen apps and an on-screen keyboard; plus the traditional Windows desktop and apps, which are best used with a mouse or a touch pad and physical keyboard....
Yoga PC Flips and Bends, but as a Tablet, It's Clumsy

Stats: Apple's Mac lineup not immune to iPad effect

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Apple will report its quarterly earnings Tuesday afternoon, providing the latest glimpse into the sales of the company’s main iPhone, iPad and Mac product lines. One underlying question: How much will the iPad cut into Mac sales? The shift in consumer spending toward the iPad and other tablets has been...
Stats: Apple's Mac lineup not immune to iPad effect

Windows 8 for $40: Will this convince you to upgrade?

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With the release of Windows 8 expected later this year, Microsoft is making a bid for the attention of existing Windows users by streamlining and lowering the cost of moving to the new Windows version. Computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 will be able to upgrade to...
Windows 8 for $40: Will this convince you to upgrade?
Two screens, four modes, one odd Ultrabook: The Asus Taichi 21 review
Windows Blue screenshots leak, reveal NT kernel change to version 6.3
Here is the first-ever 8-inch Windows 8 tablet -- starting at $380, running on Intel

You'll Be Able To Buy Both Kinds Of Windows 8 Tablets In October (MSFT)

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Microsoft will ship Windows 8 to hardware makers this summer, and the first Windows 8 tablets and PCs should show up around October. That's according to Dina Bass at Bloomberg, and the fall time frame matches what we've heard from numerous sources close to the company. Bloomberg reports that...
You'll Be Able To Buy Both Kinds Of Windows 8 Tablets In October (MSFT)

Acer's leaked Windows 8 tablet aims to rival iPad mini at 8.1 inches, $380

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Acer announced a new lineup of Windows 8 notebooks, tablets and hybrids last week, but one product missing from the unveiling was the company’s rumored 8-inch Windows 8 tablet. No problem: Amazon inadvertently announced the smaller tablet on Acer’s behalf by publishing the product page ahead of schedule. PC World...
Acer's leaked Windows 8 tablet aims to rival iPad mini at 8.1 inches, $380

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?