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Microsoft Expected to Finish Windows 8 This Summer

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Microsoft Expected to Finish Windows 8 This Summer

Microsoft has huge expectations for Windows 8 and according to sources, the operating system is said to be complete this summer. The same sources claim that Microsoft is eyeing an a launch in October and you can bet there'll be hoards of tablets, computers, and other gadgets at the same time.

If for some reason Microsoft misses that October launch, things may not go well. October would get the operating system and machines on the market in time for the crucial holiday buying season.

 

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Windows 9 rumors: Microsoft backing away from the Metro world

Source: Ars Technica

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Microsoft will remove the desktop from mobile-oriented versions of Windows 9, codename "Threshold," writes Mary Jo Foley. The mobile operating system, available for both ARM phones and tablets, and x86 tablets, won't include a desktop environment at all. Laptop and desktop systems will have the desktop, and will default to it. Hybrid systems are described as offering both a Metro-style mode and a regular desktop mode, governed by ...
Source: Ars Technica   Full article at: Ars Technica Jun 30 2014, 7:45pm CDT
 


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Microsoft may 'do a Mavericks' and make Windows 9 free for some

Source: Tech Radar

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Rumour has it that Microsoft will not only release a second update to Windows 8.1 later this year, but will also offer the next iteration, Windows 9, for free (or at a substantial discount).That's according to a blog post by Russian hacker group WZOR, which reckons that those who have already purchased Windows 8.2 (or Windows 8.1 Update 2) could be in for a treat, but the decision hasn't yet been finalised at Microsoft HQ ...
Source: Tech Radar  Full article at: Tech Radar Jun 25 2014, 4:45am CDT
 

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No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)

Source: Techmeme

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources  —  Summary: It's looking like Microsoft's new ‘mini’ Start Menu for Windows 8.x won't be part of Windows 8.1 Update 2 as rumored.  Instead, it's sounding like a 2015 deliverable now.  —  Microsoft won't be delivering a new Start Menu … ...
Source: Techmeme  Full article at: Techmeme Jun 2 2014, 10:45am CDT
 

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Microsoft updates Bing Maps and Bing Maps Preview apps for Windows 8.1

Source: Neowin

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Microsoft has released new updates for its Bing Maps and the Bing Maps Preview apps for Windows 8.1, adding in new features such as integrated reviews from Yelp ...
Source: Neowin   Full article at: Neowin May 28 2014, 9:24am CDT
 

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Microsoft and Insteon team up for connected home and business apps and devices

Source: Neowin

Microsoft Unveils Windows 8
Insteon has announced a new partnership with Microsoft that will bring Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone apps as well as Microsoft-branded devices for connected home and busi ...
Source: Neowin   Full article at: Neowin May 15 2014, 2:26pm CDT
 

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Simply Text for Windows 8.1 1.6.0.20 (Trial)

Source: Softpedia

Microsoft Unveils Windows 8
An efficient and straightforward text editor for Windows 8.1, that you can use to revise and adjust various elements in your progra ...
Source: Softpedia   Full article at: Softpedia May 13 2014, 11:03am CDT
 

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