Blogs: windows 8

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For this July Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released six updates with two rated as critical, three as important and the final patch rated as moderate. Normally, this would represent an average update from Microsoft for this time of year. We also have seen the release of three advisories from Microsoft, which may relate to more important security vulnerabilities and patching processes than our standard monthly updates.

July 09, 2014 3:34 PM EDT

Think things are bad for Windows 8? They're worse than you think -- the struggling operating system lost market share last month, something almost unheard of for the latest version of a Microsoft operating system.

July 02, 2014 9:48 AM EDT

Reports say that Microsoft will abandon the Windows 8 Start screen interface for traditional computers in the next version of Windows, code-named Threshold. That's a pretty drastic step. Does it mean that Microsoft recognizes that Windows 8 was the biggest operating system bust in its history?

July 01, 2014 12:04 PM EDT

Want to get more out of Windows 8 and 8.1? I've got help. Check out five of my favorite tips.

June 26, 2014 2:00 PM EDT

Microsoft is so serious about pushing the Surface Pro 3 as a laptop replacment that it has launched a campaign to get people to trade in their Macbook Airs and use the credit towards buying a Surface. Nice try, Microsoft, but this campaign is a non-starter.

June 24, 2014 11:11 AM EDT

Microsoft built Windows 8 mainly for tablets, but so far, tablet buyers have stayed away in droves. Microsoft's new strategy has prices dropping to $100 and $200. Can that solve Microsoft's Windows 8 mobile woes?

June 05, 2014 3:05 PM EDT

Microsoft is pitching its Surface Pro 3 not just as a tablet, but as a laptop replacement, and has the Macbook Air in its cross-hairs. Which of the two is better as a laptop?

June 04, 2014 10:45 AM EDT

Apple CEO Tim zinged Windows 8 multiple times at his WWDC speech, much to the delight of the Apple faithful. But if you take a closer look at his claims, you'll find that they're astonishingly misleading. In fact, Windows 8 is cleaning Mavericks' clock.

June 03, 2014 12:27 PM EDT

Last week's introduction of the Surface Pro 3 was noticeably lacking an RT version of the device -- the first time a Surface Windows tablet was announced without a Windows RT companion. But Panos Panay, in charge of the Surface, today insisted that Microsoft is committed to Windows RT for the long haul.

May 27, 2014 2:18 PM EDT

Tomorrow Microsoft will likely introduce a 7- or 8-inch Surface Mini running Windows RT. Some rumors also point to a Surface Mini Pro as well, running full-blown Windows 8. Does the world really need a full-bore small Windows 8 tablet?

May 19, 2014 9:40 AM EDT
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