Microsoft might want to exorcise Windows XP and Vista from the world’s PCs (because if you’re running old software, you’ve not given Microsoft any cash in a while), but the company’s own attitudes to how consumers get their hands on operating systems is a big part of the reason why people are running old operating systems.
Microsoft Windows users running XP, Vista or Windows 7 will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 when the new operating software becomes available, a date that has yet to be officially announced but which most observers and insiders believe will be sometime in October.
Of the two versions of Windows 8 Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) plans to ship, Windows 8 Pro is more feature-rich and eventual
Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 aren't doing well, but Microsoft can still make out with some help from Intel and Windows 8.1 If its great ARM experiment doesn't work out, supporting Microsoft's key applications on Android and iOS won't hurt. This is not your dad's Microsoft.
Microsoft will finally launch a preview of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 in mid-November, the company announced today. With the Windows 8 launch less than two weeks away, Microsoft has obviously been focusing on the release of Internet Explorer 10 for its new operating system lately.
Expect Microsoft (MSFT) to consolidate its Windows 8, Windows Phone and Windows RT operating systems into a single version at some point, according to comments made by Julie Larson-Green, Microsoft’s Devices and Studios executive vice president, at the UBS Global Technology Conference.
Microsoft offers free VMs for web browser testing purposes. This tutorial describes how to install Microsoft Windows as a guest VM on VirtualBox for free. If you wanted to run some native Windows applications on Linux platform, this tutorial should be helpful to you.
Microsoft can only hope that it's re-invention of Windows 8, Windows 8.1 aka Blue, works because Windows 8 continues to fall behind even Vista's dismal desktop operating system market acceptance numbers. As for the mobile operating system space, Microsoft needs a miracle.