Posts Tagged ‘windows 8’
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 7, 2013 under Operating Systems
Remember Windows ME? Windows Vista? Windows 8? Microsoft would rather you didn't and to help brush your memory of the last one further under the mat, it's already planning the release of the sequel.... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 24, 2013 under Tablet PC
Microsoft has released an update on the intended release date for its Surface Pro tablet, letting eager UK buyers know that it'll be here before the end of the May and by the close of June, there won'... more.
11 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on April 11, 2013 under Highlights, Tablet PC
Want a tablet but struggling to justify the laptop-like price tag? Want a laptop but thinking that the larger size could be an inconvenience? Asus aims to make those problems a thing of the past w... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Colin Beatty on February 22, 2013 under Channel, Operating Systems
It would be fair to say that Windows 8 hasn't received the warmest of welcomes among the enthusiast users who visit tech sites like Kitguru. Over the last three months we have ran several polls on Fac... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Carl on November 30, 2012 under Channel, Tablet PC
Yes, I am currently the very happy owner of the new Microsoft Surface. I decided to buy the 64gb version last week and have really warmed to it in the last 5 days of testing and experimentation. Windo... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 27, 2012 under Gaming
We've posted a lot of hate here for Microsoft's latest Windows operating system in the past few weeks, about sales numbers, how some people think its misguided, that it's not that fast for gaming - an... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 22, 2012 under Channel, Gaming, Operating Systems
While Windows 8 might not be selling well, some might call it a misguided product and we know it isn't all that fast for gaming, not everyone is quite so negative. The new VP of Microsoft Game Studios... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 12, 2012 under Development, Gaming
A Microsoft spokesperson has made it very clear, that while we might have seen backwards compatibility for DirectX 11 - allowing for Vista support - DirectX 11.1 would be exclusive to Windows 8 only. ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 6, 2012 under Gaming, Operating Systems
In the form of a competition, Microsoft is offering incentives to developers that submit their Windows 8 supporting game for judging. If selected, the titles will receive a professional trailer, devel... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 30, 2012 under Operating Systems
Current CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, has announced that over four million Windows 8 upgrades have been sold already. His follow up statement said that the interest in the new operating system had ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Blair McClelland on October 30, 2012 under Mobile, Tablet PC
Steve Jobs is well known for completely disregarding the 7 inch tablet form factor in the past. Jobs was quote as saying that "7-inch tablets are tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone and ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 25, 2012 under Operating Systems
While I'm sure many of you will immediately jump to the smart ass answer of "not enough," the actual figure for the man hours put into testing Windows 8 is quite staggering. The one that came out of M... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Harrison on October 25, 2012 under Operating Systems, PC
While PC users across the globe will be complaining bitterly about the Windows 8 interface change, there's no doubt that it will work wonders for tablet and other touch screen users. Asus already has ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 12, 2012 under Operating Systems
With the official launch of Windows 8 just a couple of weeks away (26th October), Microsoft is understandably gearing up for a giant advertising campaign to get the upgrade juices flowing. However thi... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Harrison on September 8, 2012 under Apple, Operating Systems
Although there might be some division in the KitGuru camp, there is a definite feeling among some of us that Windows 8 is going to completely miss the mark for desktop/laptop users. News from our ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Harrison on September 7, 2012 under Channel, Operating Systems
One of the most important cornerstones of the UK economy is the concept that, no matter how dramatic and outrageous an advert is, the claims made must be decent, legal, honest and true. Paraphrasing E... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Harrison on September 4, 2012 under General Tech
Without doubt, Google maps has played its part in the revolution of the world through technology. We think it's perfectly normal to check out a route to a destination in another city - from the comfor... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Harrison on August 29, 2012 under Channel, Operating Systems
Whenever a new operating system launches from Microsoft, the company gives those who bought close to the launch date a chance to upgrade to the new operating system for cheap/free. With Windows 8, it ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jules on August 24, 2012 under Operating Systems, Software
If we're lucky, then each new operating system makes the world a little better for everyone. Microsoft's approach is more of a 2 steps forward, then 3 steps back. One very specific feature in Windows ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Slyvia on August 22, 2012 under Channel
Many PC oriented companies are reporting poor sales in their last fiscal reports, with Dell among the list. Part of the problem is that Windows 7 is now firmly established and people have felt no need... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Benjamin on July 20, 2012 under Channel
Microsoft have officially reported their first quarterly loss in its history. As we reported a short while ago, they were forced to write off some of the value of their online advertising business. ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Benjamin on July 19, 2012 under Channel, Operating Systems
Microsoft are launching Windows 8 on October 26th this year. Steve Sinofsky, the Windows OS chief unveiled the date at the Microsoft annual sales meeting. To add weight, Microsoft updated a blog post ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Blair McClelland on June 22, 2012 under Mobile, Smartphone
If you missed our Windows Phone coverage from yesterday we highly suggest you read up on those before venturing onwards - articles are found here, here and here. We also warned you that we were bound ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Carl on June 4, 2012 under Channel, Operating Systems
With Windows 8 retail just around the corner, it would appear that the general feeling from the press is that the operating system might be a step backwards from the excellent, current Windows 7. O... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jules on June 3, 2012 under Interviews, Operating Systems
As the gates of Computex 2012 are about to open up, Microsoft unloaded the public preview of Windows 8. A quick check in electronics super stores will reveal that many products like printers etc are a... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Blair McClelland on May 18, 2012 under Operating Systems, Software
Typically, when a new Windows operating system is launching soon, Microsoft tempts consumers to buy that new desktop or laptop sooner rather than later. How it did this in the past was by offering a f... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jules on April 18, 2012 under Operating Systems
If Microsoft could go back in time and fix mistakes, then alongside the late move to creating a decent browser, no doubt it would also want to reduce how many versions of Windows Vista it put onto the... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Taps on March 21, 2012 under Channel
The Worldwide PC market is set to experience growth in the latter part of the year, thanks in part to the release of the Windows 8 Operating System. The new Microsoft operating system always fuels PC ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Blair McClelland on March 13, 2012 under Channel, Software
I've been running Chrome since its market share was in single digits and am constantly updating it to the latest beta version every three days, so why would I want to use anything different if I wer... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Stephen Dougherty on March 12, 2012 under Channel, Tablet PC
Rumour has surfaced that Finnish phone maker Nokia is planning to hit up the tablet PC market later this year with a Windows 8 + ARM entrant. Very little was said / known by the source about the ta... more.
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