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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Thursday launched Windows 8, its new OS, in a glossy press event in New York City. Company officials discussed Windows 8’s touchable interface on new PCs and mentioned, but didn't go into depth, on Win 8 apps and the Microsoft Store.
On the same day Microsoft loudly proclaims Windows 8 in New York, the aging-but-still-going Windows XP today quietly celebrated its 11th birthday.
Microsoft plans to webcast Thursday's Windows 8 celebration for the whole world to see. Here's what to look for as Ballmer and company attempt to validate Windows 8 and their new Surface tablet.
Microsoft will not sell Windows 8 as a physical boxed product in China and instead will only distribute the OS through downloads and pre-installs on devices, in a move that could help the company drive consumers away from pirated copies of its products.
The most talked-about issue in the lead-up to Microsoft's launch of Windows 8 is the new Start screen, featuring the Modern UI. But Windows 8 has so much more than just a revamped interface.
The Windows division's share of Microsoft's revenue last quarter dropped to a four-year low as Windows 7 sales stalled before the launch of Windows 8.
Windows 8 devices suddenly make Android tablets look quite unnecessary. But just how bad will the carnage really be?
Navigating Windows 8 involves a steeper learning curve, but you can't dispute the features that Microsoft has absolutely nailed.
The waiting game is over. Surface RT makes the leap from hardware cipher to hardware reality. We answer all the open questions swirling around Microsoft's daring new tablet.
Some notebooks and peripherals are Windows 8-challenged. Here's the 411 on what plays nice with the new OS.
The Windows 8 user interface has received significant criticism for being unintuitive and difficult to navigate. Are the barbs legit, or do long-time Windows users just hate change? We asked usability experts for answers.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen publishes his view of the new operating system.
Stardock yesterday started selling the $5 Start8, a tool that restores a Start button to the desktop of Windows 8.
Intel CEO tells employees Windows 8 will ship with bugs, but the OS can be fixed after it ships.
Microsoft is reportedly giving all employees new Windows 8 PCs, Windows Phone 8 smartphones, and Microsoft Surface RT tablets.