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Topic: Windows

Microsoft faces iPad, iWorks without articulated plan for Windows 8 Office

09/19/2011, 06:09 pm

While eager to demonstrate next year's Windows 8, Microsoft has been reticent to make any promises about a tablet friendly new version of Office sporting the new Metro look, a clear departure from Apple's strategy of presenting the original iPad with a suite of new iWork apps, but only after both were finished and ready to sell.


Microsoft jettisons Flash with 'plug-in free' Windows 8 Metro IE10

09/15/2011, 12:09 am

The tablet-optimized Metro version of Internet Explorer 10 in Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 will be a "plug-in free experience," as the company follows Apple's lead in abandoning Adobe Flash in favor of HTML5 on tablets.


Microsoft unveils Windows 8 tablet effort with Samsung prototype

09/14/2011, 12:09 am

Microsoft offered an extended preview of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system at a conference on Tuesday, providing developers with a prototype Samsung tablet running a "pre-beta" version of the OS.


Parallels Desktop 7 upgrade available now, with Mac OS X Lion hosting, integration

09/01/2011, 05:09 pm

A new Parallels Desktop 7 adds faster performance and new support for Mac OS X Lion, including Windows integration of apps in Launchpad and windows in Mission Control and the ability to run an instance of Lion within Lion itself.


Microsoft reveals team working on Windows 8 'App Store'

08/17/2011, 11:08 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday revealed that it will follow in Apple's footsteps by building an "App Store" for the next generation of its flagship OS, codenamed Windows 8.


Apple issues Quicktime 7.7 for Windows, Leopard and updates printer drivers

08/03/2011, 09:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued QuickTime 7.7 for Windows and Mac OS X Leopard, as well as a batch of driver updates for printers and scanners from Samsung, HP and Brother.


Microsoft's Windows revenues disappoint with 2% decline in fiscal 2011

07/21/2011, 10:07 pm

After Microsoft on Thursday announced record revenue of $17.37 billion, analysts quickly voiced concerns over the news that revenue from the company's Windows division declined 2 percent in fiscal 2011.


Microsoft shoots down Windows Phone 7 tablet hopes, says tablets are PCs

07/12/2011, 07:07 pm

Claiming that tablets should be considered personal computers rather than new age mobile devices, Microsoft on Tuesday again dashed hopes of tablets running the company's new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7 OS.


Gartner cuts 2011 PC forecast; Microsoft considering own-brand Windows 8 tablet

06/08/2011, 11:06 pm

Gartner lowered its forecast Wednesday for global PC growth in 2011 as demand for netbooks continues to slump and Apple's iPad causes disruption, while Microsoft is reportedly considering launching its own brand of Windows 8 tablet PCs next year.


Pranksters affix Windows logo to upcoming Hamburg Apple Store

06/04/2011, 09:06 pm

A group of pranksters disguised themselves as construction workers on Saturday in order to post a Windows logo onto the facade of a future Apple Store in Hamburg, Germany.


Microsoft demonstrates Windows 8 with HTML5 apps

06/01/2011, 09:06 pm

Microsoft has provided a look at how it plans to bring Windows to more mobile devices in the future, leveraging ARM processors and using HTML5 as the basis of a new app platform.


Microsoft retracts Ballmer's Windows 8 in 2012 comments

05/25/2011, 02:05 am

After Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer appeared to confirm earlier this week that the next generation of Windows will arrive next year, a spokesperson has clarified the comments as "a misstatement."


Microsoft says next-gen Windows systems coming next year

05/23/2011, 09:05 pm

Speaking at a developer forum in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed plans for a 2012 launch of the "next generation of Windows systems," which will include Windows 8 slates and tablets.


Apple's Mac OS X, iOS now fueling 3.5 times the profits of Microsoft Windows

05/04/2011, 05:05 pm

Apple's dramatic growth in hardware sales has reversed the longstanding notion that software licensing is the best way to make money in the tech industry.


Fears of iPad cannibalization drive PC estimates downward

04/28/2011, 11:04 pm

Slowing shipments of PCs have prompted some analysts to revise their 2011 PC shipment estimates downward over concerns that Apple's iPad is eating into sales of PCs.


Palm, Facebook investor changes tune on Apple over iPad, apps

04/14/2011, 09:04 pm

In a marked shift from his former belief that sales of the iPhone would dry up after two years, Roger McNamee, a prominent venture capitalist who has invested heavily in Palm and Facebook, said in an interview that Apple will likely lead a 10-year technology growth cycle with the continued success of the iPad and its App Store ecosystem.


Early build of Windows 8 suggests cross-platform OS to compete with Apple's iOS

04/11/2011, 02:04 am

An early build of Windows 8 suggests that Microsoft may transition the next version of Windows to a cross-platform OS scalable across a variety of devices in hopes of competing with Apple's iOS platform, according to new reports.


Acer to "overhaul operations" in the wake of Apple's iPad

03/30/2011, 04:03 pm

The founder of Acer, the second largest PC maker globally, has acknowledged that the company must overhaul its operations to focus on profit margins rather than market share in reaction to the success of Apple.


HP announces plans to add webOS to its Windows PCs

02/09/2011, 07:02 pm

Almost lost at the end of its more than two hour long webOS event was the news that HP plans to apply its webOS experience on new PCs it sells, initially augmenting rather than replacing Windows in a bid to greatly expand the new environment's installed base.


Dell previews conceptual tablet running Windows 7

02/08/2011, 09:02 pm

Without providing a price or release date, Dell has begun showing a non-working prototype representing a 10 inch tablet running Windows 7.