OPERATING SYSTEMS NEWS

October 23rd, 2012, 7:38 PM

Analysts Worry about App Store on Eve of Windows 8 Launch

With the launch of Windows 8 only days away, some analysts are not confident in Microsoft’s Windows Store strategy. Patrick Moorhead, Principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, has been a long time skeptic of the potential success of the Windows Store. Mr. Moorhead believes that there aren’t simply enough apps available to provide the [...]

August 23rd, 2012, 10:59 AM

Microsoft Unveils New Logo

For the first time in a quarter-century, Microsoft has a new logo. With Windows 8 launching in just over two months, Microsoft has decided to rework its logo to remove the wavy edges in favour of straight lines and add a simple 4-colour tile that channels the look of the user interface formerly known as [...]

August 21st, 2012, 10:48 AM

Kingston Digital to Create Certified USB Flash Drive for Windows To Go

A developing trend of late in business has been the “bring your own device” movement, where employees use their own smartphones or tablets for work instead of relying on company issued equipment. Now Kingston wants to step this up a notch with the announcement that it is planning on offering the entire Windows 8 experience [...]

August 8th, 2012, 10:42 AM

Windows 8 Packaging Revealed

Microsoft has been unable to ‘plug the leaks’ recently at its Windows division: recently the release to manufacturing version of Windows 8 emerged online, and now samples of the new OS’ box art have hit the blogosphere. The Verge was first to report on this leaked box art. Prominent to the box art’s design, is [...]

August 1st, 2012, 4:00 PM

Windows 8 Has Been Released to Manufacturers

Microsoft released Windows 8 to manufacturers today, a symbolic milestone that shows the operating system is complete. “Today marks an important milestone in the Windows 8 project. The Windows 8 team is proud to share with you that a short while ago we started releasing Windows 8 to PC OEM and manufacturing partners,” wrote Steven [...]

July 26th, 2012, 5:30 PM

Windows 8 Has its First High-Level Defectors

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system – more specifically its Metro interface – has been lauded by some as the perfect embrace of hardware agnostic computing. Jen Hsun Huang, the smooth talking silicon scion that presides over NVIDIA, is an outspoken proponent of Windows 8, telling the crowd at the Emerging Companies Summit at May’s GPU [...]

July 20th, 2012, 11:33 AM

Microsoft Reports First Quarterly Loss

For the first time in its history as a public company, Microsoft has posted a quarterly loss. Microsoft posted a net loss of $492 million, or a loss of $0.06 per share, this quarter compared to the net income of $5.87 billion it had in the same quarter of last year. The company’s loss mostly [...]

July 18th, 2012, 5:04 PM

Microsoft Sets Windows 8 Release Date

Microsoft announced Wednesday afternoon that Windows 8 will be released on October 26. “Mark your calendar: Windows 8 will be available on October 26th, 2012,” Microsoft’s Windows account tweeted. Microsoft seems to have a preference of launching operating systems in October, as Windows 7 was launched in October of 2009. The official announcement was made [...]

July 13th, 2012, 1:48 PM

Microsoft: It’s a “PC-Plus” Era, Not a “Post-PC” Era

For Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner, reports of the death of the PC era have been greatly exaggerated. Earlier this week at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, the Microsoft COO took some time during his keynote to bash Apple’s claims that we are now computing in a “post-PC” era. “They’ve talked about it [...]

July 9th, 2012, 11:27 PM

Microsoft Confirms October Release Date for Windows 8

Microsoft’s Tami Reller, corporate vice president of Windows, kicked off Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference with an announcement that was widely expected: Windows 8 will be available in late October. Ms. Reller said that the OS would be released to manufacturing partners in early August. “Windows 8 is simply the biggest deal from our company in [...]