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
Microsoft is not quick to recognize that other operating systems exist besides Windows 8.1, so its website says that you are running Windows 8.1 no matter what operating system you are using. It will be a cold day in hell when Microsoft is held in high regard by the Linux community, and the main reason for this problem is the arrogance that it displays every chance it gets.
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 is preparing its community for the arrival of Windows 9, probably sometime in 2015, but that will probably be the last operating system that Microsoft will sell. The Linux systems are evolving quickly and the there's no stopping them.If you remember correctly, Apple already took this step, of making their system free (sort of).
plot to lock other operating systems from Windows 8 devices, but now we know Microsoft was not telling the whole truth.
Journalist Glyn Moody dug around Microsoft's Windows Hardware Certification Requirements for Windows 8 client and server systems and found on page 116 that will Windows 8 Secure Boot can be disabled: on Intel systems, "Disabling Secure [Boot] must not be possible on ARM sys
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.