In many respects, the Microsoft-Nokia deal rhymes with Google's Motorola purchase. The difference: Nokia controlled so much Windows Phone distribution that Microsoft had to buy it.
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The IronKey Workspace is an encrypted USB flash drive certified by Microsoft to be a Windows To Go drive device.
You've got questions about the Windows 8 upgrade. Can you burn the upgrade files to DVD or a USB flash drive? Is it possible to go from a 32-bit Windows PC to 64-bit? Who qualifies for cheap upgrades? I've got the answers you're looking for.
Overnight, Microsoft revealed the launch date for Windows Phone 8, Intel launched its personal cloud product, the UK government is considering Facebook log-ins for services, and Google warned that Motorola Mobility is still making a loss.
Both Nokia and Motorola promise great things in their respective press events being held today. We will probably hear about Windows Phone and Intel phones today. Follow them live.
Microsoft has rejected an offer from Motorola to settle the patent battle between the two companies.The sprawling conflict has seen Motorola win an as-yet unenforced ban in Germany on Windows 7 and the Xbox 360, and Microsoft win a US import ban on some Motorola Android handsets.
Microsoft has had to come up with a new way for Windows 8 users to boot from USB drives because the operating system's start-up time is too quick for the old method, the company has said.Since Windows 95, users have been able to press a function key such as F8 or F12 during start-up, to access advanced boot menus, debugging options and other features.
Microsoft has said it will appeal the ruling, which a US court has already forbidden Motorola from enforcing
Another day, another patent fight. Motorola won an injunction against Microsoft's Windows 7 and Xbox consoles, but it won't be enforced immediately.
Microsoft has announced a partial list of features of Windows 8 Enterprise, with the majority already available in previous operating systems.One new feature in a list published by Microsoft on Wednesday was 'Windows To Go', a Windows 8 desktop which can be loaded onto USB stick, aimed at businesses keen to let employees bring their own devices to work (BYOD).
The latest decision in Microsoft's patent dispute with Motorola Mobility is in Microsoft's favor.
People can quickly load a secure cloud-based Windows or Linux operating system onto client computers via a USB device, thanks to prototype technology developed by IBM
Faster and more convenient than installing from a DVD.
Bootable USB flash drives are far more convenient than DVD discs.
One of the more interesting features of Windows 8 is Windows To Go, a way of installing Windows on, and running it from, a USB stick. It's something users have been demanding for some time (and was last seen with Windows 3.
Nokia's Stephen Elop discussed at an event in China the possible difficulties for Android that the Motorola-Google deal may bring, while defending Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.
Windows 8 will be ready to handle USB 3.0.
Microsoft officials are promising USB 3.0 support will be part of Windows 8, which will help with battery-life and power-consumption on tablets and desktop PCs.
Chief executive Sanjay Jha has said that if Motorola can get the same treatment as Nokia, it will consider using Windows 8 on its tablets, which are currently based on Android
Motorola has had an all Android smartphone line for a couple years, but is now openly considering Windows Phone as a future platform. Will they join HTC, Samsung, and others with a dual OS strategy?
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