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
ARM has been a leading technology in the mobile phone market. And as every kingdom loves to expand and grow, they were planning to enter the subnetbook world with ARM-powered Smartbooks, running Linux. But according to Ian Drew, ARM's marketing vice president, due to some recent events they have decided to delay its launch.
Two weeks ago, Microsoft launched its Windows 8 Quickstart kits for web developers who want to test their web apps on Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8 on their Macs. That offer sold out very quickly, but today, Microsoft announced that it is making another 1,000 of these kits available on Swish, with 10,000 more coming throughout the rest of the year.
The offer will go live at 2:30 p.m.
An ARM-based netbook running Ubuntu could be in your future with the newest version of Ubuntu Netbook Edition. Much like Windows, the popular Linux distro did not previously have support for ARM processors. This meant you’d only see Ubuntu on Atom-based netbooks, a category dominated by Windows.
Nokia is getting closer to the world of Windows, with plans to offer a range of Microsoft apps that will run on the latest version of Symbian (Belle), including the first native non-Windows versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.