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Windows Blue

Acer execs dial back the Windows 8 hate as Microsoft preps ‘Blue’

May 9th, 2013

Acer president Jim Wong has been highly critical of Microsoft and the Windows 8 operating system over the past year. The executive previously bashed the company for its Surface tablet and failed marketing of Windows 8 devices. Microsoft recently confirmed that it is working on Windows 8.1, codenamed Windows Blue, which will be an update …

Microsoft: Windows 8.1 preview release date

Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 preview to be available by the end of June

May 7th, 2013

Windows chief Julie Larson-Green announced at the Wired Business Conference on Tuesday that Microsoft will release a preview of Windows 8.1 — also known as Windows Blue — at the end of June, ZDNet reported. The executive said that the company will release the preview at its Build developers conference that is scheduled to take place on June 26th in …

Windows Blue Merge Windows 8 Windows Phone

Windows Blue rumored to merge Windows Phone and Windows 8 into one product

April 8th, 2013

Microsoft’s (MSFT) next version of the Windows operating system, codenamed Windows Blue, will reportedly help merge its PC and mobile platforms, according to Digitimes. Windows Blue is said to currently be in development separate from the Windows 8 and Windows Phone units. Microsoft’s overall goal is said to have the operating system compete with Google’s (GOOG) Android and Chrome platforms.

Microsoft Windows Blue 8.1

Windows Blue may be released this summer as Windows 8.1

April 2nd, 2013

The next version of the Windows operating system may not be known as Windows 9, as had previously been reported. According to ZDNet, the operating system, which is currently known internally as Windows Blue, will come to market as Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 later this summer. The latest rumors suggest that Microsoft’s (MSFT) …

Windows Blue Details Windows RT

Microsoft may merge Windows RT into Windows Blue

March 28th, 2013

Microsoft (MSFT) and its manufacturing partners have aggressively pushed the ARM-based Windows RT platform to consumers, however sales have remained flat. According to a report from Digitimes, the company may no longer offer devices under the Windows RT line and will instead merge the operating system into the next version of Windows, code-named Windows Blue. …

Microsoft Windows Blue Release Date

Microsoft to debut Windows Blue preview this summer

March 27th, 2013

Microsoft (MSFT) is expected to announce the next generation of the Windows operating system later this year. According to The Verge, the company began working on a “milestone preview” version of Windows Blue earlier this month, and plan to make it available to developers and enthusiasts at its Build developer conference in June. Microsoft earlier this …

Windows Blue Desktop Mode

Leaked Windows Blue build points to desktop mode being ‘eased out’

March 26th, 2013

One comfort for Windows 8 users has been the ability to switch out from the tiled interface to the standard desktop mode, but the recently leaked build of Windows Blue shows that Microsoft (MSFT) may be phasing out that security blanket in the future as well. Paul Thurrott’s Windows Super Site has found that the …

Windows Blue Leaked Screenshots

Leaked Windows Blue screenshots show smaller icons but still no Start button

March 25th, 2013

Microsoft’s (MSFT) next major Windows update will be crucial for the company because it will show how well it has listened to feedback provided by Windows 8 users who may have found the touch-centric operating system difficult to use at first. The Verge this week got the opportunity to do a hands-on preview with an …