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Windows 8

Why Did Windows 8 Fail

This might be the perfect obituary for Windows 8

August 18th, 2014

We know from well-connected Microsoft reporters and even directly from Microsoft employees that Microsoft knows it stumbled badly with Windows 8. Indeed, the Windows 8 brand has become so toxic that the company’s employees have reportedly dubbed it “the new Vista.” 

Microsoft Windows 8 China

Microsoft’s Windows 8 headaches just got bigger

June 5th, 2014

Think that you’re anxious for Windows 9 to come out? You’re probably clamoring for it nearly as much as Microsoft executives. The Wall Street Journal reports that China’s state-run television station has declared war on Windows 8 over security concerns similar to those flagged by German IT officials last year.

Windows 8.1 Market Share

Microsoft finally has some good news for Windows 8.1

June 3rd, 2014

When Tim Cook took the stage yesterday, he was out for blood. One of his most vicious attacks came in the form of an OS market share comparison, in which he noted that while Mavericks had already been installed on more than half of OS X computers, Windows 8 was still struggling to top 15%. There’s …

Windows 9 and Windows 365 Launch

New leak offers surprising details about Windows’ future

May 13th, 2014

Microsoft may already be working on quite a few different Windows-related products and some of them are pretty surprising. Myce rdirects our attention to a leaked image posted by a well-known Chinese leaker on Neowin showing that Microsoft is already working on several Windows 9 builds including a mobile Windows Phone 9 version, and could soon launch a cloud-based …

Microsoft Windows 8 Start Menu Release

Microsoft is finally bringing the Start menu back to Windows in August

April 23rd, 2014

One of the most surprising announcements at the Microsoft Build Developers Conference earlier this month was the impending return of the Start menu. Although Microsoft attempted to eliminate the Start menu altogether in Windows 8, users never stopped clamoring for it, so the company finally caved and began development on a Live Tile upgrade for the feature. …

Microsoft Windows 8 Start Menu

Microsoft heralds the triumphant return of the Start menu

April 2nd, 2014

The most baffling omission from Windows 8 is undoubtedly the Start menu. Microsoft went all-in with its Metro interface, leaving Start behind, but the company has heard the pleas of developers and users alike, and announced on Wednesday that the Start menu will be returning to Windows 8 in a future update. From the short …