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Review: Windows 8 core apps OK for tablets, disappointing on desktops
Windows
Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 30 October 2012 15:00

From ArsTechnica:

Messaging, people, and calendar apps filled with promise, bugs, and limitations.

In Windows 8 and Windows RT, Microsoft is aiming for a pleasant out-of-the-box experience. There's an app store for filling in gaps and adding functionality that isn't provided up front, but the core apps to power your communications with friends and colleagues come bundled with the operating system. There is Mail, Messaging, Calendar, and an innovative “People” app that brings all your contacts from various sources together into one central, interactive hub.

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Windows 8 primer: how to navigate Microsoft's new operating system
Windows
Written by Danrok   
Monday, 29 October 2012 15:06
From The Verge:

Congratulations, you've installed Windows 8. Now what? Now, you have to figure out how to actually use Microsoft's new operating system before your boss, friends, or family expect you to do something productive. That's just what this guide is for. We'll show you how to find your desktop again, how to change Windows settings, and what those fancy new touchscreen gestures are all about. We'll explain how to do the same things with a mouse and keyboard, in the rather likely event that you aren't using touchscreen hardware.
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Windows 8 and the Surface tablets: The experts weigh in
Windows
Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 25 October 2012 20:46

From the BBC:

Windows 8 marks what is arguably the most radical tech launch of the year.

Microsoft aims to leapfrog the competition by offering a touch-based, dynamic, futuristic-looking interface which can run on processors designed for both high-spec computers, and chips more commonly associated with smartphones.

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PC Makers: Windows 8 May Not Be All It's Cracked Up to Be
Windows
Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 21 August 2012 17:24

From DailyTech:

Acer and other PC makers lower forecasts for second half 2012 PC shipments

While many PC makers saw the coming of Windows 8 as an opportunity for growth and increased competition against Apple, those feelings are slowly fading.

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First look at Chrome in the Windows 8 Metro environment
Windows
Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:04

From ArsTechnica:

Google has rolled out experimental support for running Chrome in the Windows 8 Metro environment. The feature landed yesterday in the Chrome developer channel and is available for testing on the Windows 8 Release Preview.

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Microsoft reveals Windows 8 editions
Windows
Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 17:03

From Bit-tech.net:

Microsoft has officially announced the naming convention for its next-generation of Windows, which - you may be amazed to hear - is definitely going to be called Windows 8.

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