Microsoft will release Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro on October 26. The Verge got their hands on a shot of the Windows 8 retail boxes. The new Windows 8 packaging is fairly simple. It's a square box. Windows 8 comes in a white box and Windows 8 Pro in a dark grey one. The illustrations look a bit too retro for my taste.
I actually never bought a boxed Windows 8 OS. I always get the bulk or OEM version. These have always been much cheaper and who needs the printed Windows manual?
The touch screen keyboard available on Windows 8.x tablets -- like Microsoft Surface, for example -- gives you access to a wealth of emoji you can use in chats, emails, comments and so on. As well as the usual smileys, there are hand signs, hearts, cartoon characters, vehicles, weather symbols, and many more to pick from. Just select the character set you want at the bottom of the keyboard.
If you’re not using a touch screen device, but still want to access these characters you can.
All yo ... Source: BetaNews
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2 days ago, 2:06pm CDT
Windows 9 hasn’t been officially announced yet (we don’t even know if that will be its name) but already we’re starting to see screenshots purportedly showing off the feature that is set to get most, if not all of the attention -- the restored Start menu.
Myce.com managed to get hold of two new screenshots -- one showing off the new menu, and the other providing an example of windowed apps. They were taken from build 9795, which was compiled on July 13 (the calendar says both shots were taken ... Source: BetaNews
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Jul 22 2014, 4:05am CDT
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 whether their ... Source: Ars Technica
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Jun 30 2014, 7:45pm CDT
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.There's also talk of being abl ... Source: Tech RadarFull article at: Tech RadarJun 25 2014, 4:45am CDT
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