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Microsoft continues to struggle with Windows 8

Windows 8 Preview Windows 8 adoption figures from last month, compiled by Net Applications, don’t paint a pretty picture for Microsoft. In fact, adoption slowed again over February – Net Applications pegs Windows 8.. more
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Windows 8 has sold 40 million licenses

Windows 8 Preview We have some proper sales figures for Windows 8 from Microsoft, and the news is that the OS has shifted some 40 million licenses in its first month. Tami Reller, one.. more
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Windows 8 apps hit 20,000 mark

Windows 8 Preview Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system has been out for a month, and the apps on the Windows Store have now reached the 20,000 mark. They hit 10,000 just after launch, so.. more
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Windows 8 off to a slow start

The news isn’t good for Windows 8 apparently, when it comes to early adoption levels, at least according to data from Net Applications. Net Applications first batch of data, for the last week of October which Windows 8 launched into, showed it reached a market.. more
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Mobiles to overtake PCs next year

As the most common devices used to access the web Research firm Gartner has been gazing into its crystal ball recently, and the company reckons that as soon as 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common web access device globally. Gartner reckons.. more
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Microsoft launches Windows 8

Microsoft has pushed its new operating system out of the door, and Windows 8 is now on sale, along with the company’s new Surface tablet (the Windows RT carrying version, that is). There are three versions of Windows 8 – the vanilla Windows 8, Windows.. more
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New Skype app for Windows 8

Skype is pushing out a new app to coincide with the launch of Windows 8 on Friday, and unsurprisingly, it’s built to take advantage of Microsoft’s new touch-centric desktop OS. The whole package has been streamlined, and of course brought into line with Microsoft’s “new-style”.. more
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Minecraft creator blasts Windows 8

The creator of Minecraft has come out and attacked Microsoft over Windows 8, and the fact that it isn’t an open platform. Markus Persson (aka Notch), the mastermind behind the cult hit world-building game Minecraft, was unamused by an email he received from the Redmond-based.. more
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Poll: Windows 7 preferred to Windows 8

A new survey of Windows addicts has found that of those who have been using Microsoft’s up and coming Windows 8, the majority prefer Windows 7, the current-gen OS. Windows 8 might not be out yet – it’s due in late October – but the.. more
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Microsoft confirms Windows 8 upgrade price

Microsoft has confirmed the cost of upgrading to Windows 8 in the UK. After it was announced in the US that an upgrade from any version of Windows, from XP onwards, to Windows 8 would cost $40, pundits had made the gloomy assumption that this.. more
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