Microsoft Brags about the Number of Windows 8 Licenses Sold since Launch
Microsoft launched the latest version of its Windows operating system on October 26. The new version of the operating system is called Windows 8. Microsoft has recently announced that it has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses since the operating system launched at the end of October.
The announcement came from Tami Reller, the chief marketing and financial officer for Windows, this week. This is the first time Microsoft has talked specific numbers for Windows 8 since it announced previously it had sold 4 million upgrade licenses since launch.
Microsoft is also noted that it took two months to sell 60 million licenses for Windows 7 in 2009. Selling 40 million Windows 8 licenses in one month puts the new operating system on path to be bigger than its predecessor. Windows 7 users can currently upgrade to the new operating system for $39.99.
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 wan ... Source: BetaNews
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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 wa ... 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 k ... 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 Micros ... Source: Tech RadarFull article at: Tech RadarJun 25 2014, 4:45am CDT
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 ... Source: TechmemeFull article at: TechmemeJun 2 2014, 10:45am CDT
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