The challenges facing Microsoft Windows are many, but none so big as the casual PC user's changing habits.
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Microsoft has put a lot of dollars and effort into Windows Phone, even going as far as to buy Finnish handset firm Nokia in order to gain traction in the smartphone space. But despite this investment Windows Phone's usage share has grown from about one percent to around two percent over the past 12 months.
When running Dropbox, Mac OS X and Windows together, one wrong setting can quickly fill up all available disk space. Not a good thing.
Microsoft's Windows Embedded partnership with Ford seems to be unraveling. So what's next for the Softies in the connected car space?
Lenovo has a big line of tablets crossing the consumer space and the enterprise. This 8-inch tablet is a solid performer running full Windows 8.1 and packing Office.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 may be headed for a March 2014 release and could include some under-the-hood changes to reduce memory and disk space requirements for cheaper tablets.
Microsoft may want to take the highly-coveted third-place space with Windows Phone in the market share rankings. And it's not far off, thanks to BlackBerry's decline. But it all boils down to money. And Android makes Microsoft plenty of dough.
Microsoft Space in Madrid will demonstrate Surface tablets and Xbox consoles, but products won't be available to buy.
A new Disk Cleanup wizard plug-in, available as a hotfix for Windows 7 SP1, promises to free up disk space.
Despite rolling out five security updates, Microsoft missed out a patch for a zero-day flaw in Windows. And it just so happened it was discovered by its main rival in the business space.
The anticipated 8-inch Windows 8 tablet has been announced and it's a slate that finally brings Windows into the true tablet space.
The International Space Station's laptops are moving from Windows to Linux, and R2, the first Linux-powered humanoid robot in space, is now under-going in-flight testing.
Bring your own device to work? According to Forrester research, that's mixing up the browser market space, despite Internet Explorer keeping its top-dog status. Meanwhile, Windows XP still ranks highly at work despite one year left until support gets cut off.
By holding off on Office for iOS until next year, Microsoft is giving Windows 8 and its Surface hardware a fighting chance
Panasonic hopes that its two new tablets -- one running Windows 8 and the other Android -- will help it grab 50 percent of the ruggedized tablet space by 2015.
The tablet space is about to be flooded with new devices running Windows 8 and many plan on picking one up for work and leisure purposes. The sizes and forms of these Windows 8 tablets will vary widely, and it is important to pick one that will work as desired.
Windows Phone 8 looks to be the most innovative version of the OS to date. It is uniquely poised to make a dent in both the consumer space and the enterprise. What it needs is lots of apps.
The Microsoft Surface RT tablet is an exciting entrant to the mobile space, with so much riding on how well Windows RT meshes with the tablet hardware. The public reaction to Surface RT will ride on the implementation of the OS and the apps.
There are a number of releases coming this year and early next that will crank up the already hot mobile space. One of those releases may find the BYOD movement will help propel it in the marketplace.
Samsung is said to be planning a Windows RT tablet, according to reports, but is the move a bid to 'hands in all pots' to take on its arch-rival in the table space?
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