Windows 8/RT


Can Microsoft Surface RT Beat the iPad in Display Clarity?

A researcher at display technology firm DisplayMate has found that preliminary results are mixed when comparing Surface RT's resolution to its Apple competitor.

Windows 8 Impressions: Some Minor Bugs in a Solid OS

Brien throws caution to the wind and fully installs Windows 8 on a hard drive to see if Microsoft's latest OS can stand up to the day-to-day tasks for a techie.

Report: Microsoft's OS Market Lead Slipping, Even as Windows 8 Arrives

Microsoft will roll out its new Windows 8 operating system on Friday, but a new report from Forrester Research suggests it won't arrive in time to thwart a diminishing market share.

Microsoft Surface Team Dives Deep on Design Questions

The Microsoft Surface team fielded some questions in a Tuesday Reddit session about the company's new tablet device, which is available today for preordering.

IE 10 'Preview' for Windows 7 Arriving Mid-November

Microsoft announced today that it plans to support Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 and will release a "preview" next month.

UPDATE: Microsoft Surface Windows RT Preordering Starts Today

Microsoft today announced it is taking advance orders for its Windows RT-based Surface "tablet PC."

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Cumulative Update Available

Microsoft this week released a cumulative update to Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Preorders Available

Upgrade copies of Windows 8 Pro for x86/x64 systems can now be preordered from various retail outlets.

Ballmer: Microsoft Is a 'Devices and Services Company'

Microsoft now sees itself as a "devices and services company," according to CEO Steve Ballmer.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Released to Manufacturers

Microsoft released Windows Server 2012 Essentials to its hardware manufacturing partners today.

Windows 8 's Rookie Security Mistake

Microsoft's choice to store passwords in plain text format may give attackers easy access to your system.

Paul Allen's Review of Windows 8: 'Elegant' and 'Puzzling'

Microsoft Cofounder Paul Allen has published a favorable, but critical, review of Windows 8.

TechNet and Windows Server 2012 Licensing Changes

Brien runs through some of the issues he's run into with Redmond's updated licensing policies.

F5 To Deliver Microsoft Network Virtualization Gateway

F5 Networks today announced a forthcoming network virtualization product in collaboration with Microsoft.

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