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Here's what Windows 9 could look like: pictures
With Windows 8.1 just out the door, Windows 9 is slated for a late 2014 release. With little to go on except sheer creativity and a bevy of ideas, designers and enthusiasts have published what they think the next-generation desktop, notebook, and tablet software should look like.
Qualcomm: We're betting on Windows for third-place in mobile
When Android first launched, it was widely panned by critics and consumers alike. Five years later, it’s installed on more than half of all U.S. devices. Despite its initial struggles, Windows RT could still strike it lucky, according to two of the chipmaker's product executives.
German government refutes Windows 'backdoor' claims
The German government says Windows 8 and TPM 2.0 chips, used in conjunction, can increase security but have the potential to reduce a user's control over software and hardware. The common-sense advice for government IT experts has been distorted by some observers into wild claims of "backdoors" or spying by the U.S. National Security Agency, or the Chinese.
Microsoft's mea culpa? Five things that Windows Blue should do
The tech media, and unlikely mainstream outlets, have given Microsoft a beating over the past year. But in recognizing the difficulties with Windows 8 (and Windows RT), the software giant is eating humble pie. Here are the next steps Microsoft should take with the Windows Blue update.
Windows 8 hits 100M milestone, but usage remains low: Where's the disconnect?
Microsoft sold about the same number of Windows 8 licenses in six months after release as it did with Windows 7. But its usage share stands at one third of what Windows 7 had in the same time. There's a disconnect between what's being sold and what's being used. Here's why.