Hardware


Report Sees Challenges for Windows 8 in 2012

Windows 8 may have a somewhat lackluster showing when it is rolled out as a product next year, according to a "Top 10 Predictions" report published by IDC this month.

Making a USB Flash Drive Bootable (Perfect for Running Windows 8)

Brien walks you through the process of creating and running Windows 8 from a bootable USB flash drive.

Confusion Continues on Windows 8 ARM Support for 'Desktop Apps'

Microsoft's ostensible plan to support both "Metro-style" and legacy "Desktop" applications on ARM-based Windows 8 tablets may be getting a rethink.

Windows Tablets: Interest Is Starting To Fade Among Consumers

A report released on Tuesday by Forrester Research found that consumer interest in Windows-based tablets has been declining.

Microsoft Outlines Next-Gen Windows Embedded Roadmap

Microsoft today announced some roadmap changes to come for its next-generation Windows Embedded operating system product line.

Samsung Devices Featuring Windows Phone 7.5 On Sale in US

Microsoft and AT&T announced the immediate availability of Windows Phone 7.5-based Samsung devices at a launch event in New York City.

Getting Around with Windows Phone 7.5

While Microsoft Windows Phone 7 didn't feel like a complete product at release, the new Windows Phone 7.5 update, which includes new search and navigation features, helps to breathe new life into the mobile OS.

ARM Server Technologies Get Multiple Boosts

The low-power ARM server concept recently got several big boosts as ARM Holdings, Calxeda and Hewlett-Packard announced individual and collaborative efforts.

Why 'Windows 8' Isn't What I Thought It Would Be

Mary Jo Foley explains why Microsoft's Windows 8 strategy looks like a faulty one to her -- especially when it comes to tablets.

Linux Community Offers Secure Boot Ideas

The Linux Foundation, along with Red Hat and Canonical, has staked out positions on the secure boot procedure.

Hewlett-Packard Will Retain Its PC Business

Hewlett-Packard Co. will keep its PC business after all, the company's newly appointed executive announced today.

Nokia Reveals Windows Phone 7 Devices

The Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 710, the first two devices running Microsoft's mobile OS, were introduced today.

Microsoft Broadens Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' Release

Microsoft announced today that the "Mango" Windows Phone 7.5 update is now being delivered to most subscribers.

Microsoft Ends Zune Hardware Production

Microsoft indicated this month that it will no longer make standalone Zune hardware devices.

$199 Kindle Fire Tablet Announced by Amazon

Amazon announced today in New York that its Kindle Fire tablet will ship Nov. 15 for $199.

Windows 8 Dual Boot Possible If 'Secure Boot' Disabled

Microsoft addressed a claim that Windows 8 will not allow Linux operating systems to coexist in a dual-boot configuration on PCs.

Windows Phone 7 'Mango' Rollout May Begin Next Week

Carriers and manufacturers may start rolling out the first batch of Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" updates next week, according to Microsoft.

Study Finds Increased Consumer Interest in Windows Phone 7

According to Connected Intelligence, a New York-based analytic group that studies the consumer handheld market, 44 percent of current smartphone users are considering buying a Windows Phone 7 device in the future.

Gartner Projects Third Place for Microsoft's Windows 8 Tablet by 2015

Google's Android and Apple's iOS will be the dominant tablet operating systems in the market through 2015, with Microsoft's Windows 8 OS trailing at a distant third, according to the latest Gartner projections.

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